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 Premium HD for Tablets Released
In February of last year, we released a premium version of our mobile application for Android phones. A few months later, we offered an update to support the Thanks function and a few other added features. Later, you asked for a tablet-optimized XDA version. I am happy to report that we’ve listened.
Today, we are announcing the public release of the XDA Premium HD application for Android tablets running Android 3.x Honeycomb or later. The tablet-optimized app offers intuitive tab-based navigation to quickly switch between PMs and your favorite forums. And because the application is one of our premium apps, there are no ads to be found. Currently, not much other than the navigation has changed compared to our previous mobile apps. However, we will update the app in the Spring to share the look and feel of Ice Cream Sandwich.
To get started with the app, and support your favorite mobile hacking forums in the process, head over to the Android Market listing. Feel free to check out our other apps while you’re at it. Regardless of whether you choose to partake in our mobile app, we look forward to seeing you on our forums!
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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...