It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
XDA Noteworthy New Threads (23-Feb-2010)
Some active and (broadly) interesting new threads started in the forums today:
- Nexus One Themes and Apps: Google Earth for Android now Available
- Nexus One General: The Nexus One’s Dirty Display Secret
- Hero CDMA: Looking to Learn
- G1 Android Development: [HACK] JIT enabled Dalvik VM on Android 1.6 (Dusted Donuts) [Hack]
- Touch CDMA Android Development: Offline GPS Solution for Android? (no data plan needed, just like Windows Mobile GPS)
- HD2 Themes and Apps: Some New Icons for your LEO
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More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...