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.
XDA TV at CES: Hands on with Nokia Lumia 800 and 900
Just about a year ago, Nokia announced that it would be going with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS as its operating-system-of-choice going forward. The resulting devices have been quite impressive, with the first being the Lumia 800, now shipping in Europe, and now the Lumia 900, available as the first Windows Phone Mango device with LTE in the coming months on AT&T. XDA TV spent some time with both of these new devices at CES 2012 and found build quality to be top-notch and performance to be impressive thanks to the single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz CPU with 512MB of RAM. Click on for the video!
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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...
There already are many solutions on the Google Play store if you want to send a link to one of your devices -- but what if you wanted to do it quickly without having to install any software or logging in to a website on the recipient end? Most apps require you to do either or both, which can be a hassle (or even a security risk) in some cases. Luckily, XDA Forum Member wyemun has developed CaastMe. Inspired by...