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 Xposed Tuesday – GravityBox, Get Your Pie Controls! – XDA Developer TV
Most of us love pie. I’m not talking about apple, cherry, or lemon meringue. I’m talking about Pie Controls. It used to be that you had to install a custom ROM to get the Pie Controls that we originally saw in Paranoid Android. But more and more, you can get this functionality without a custom ROMs. One way is with today’s featured Xposed Module that does more than “just” give you pie.
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- Updated! XDA Xposed Tuesday: Wanam Module – XDA Developer TV
- Android Basics 101: Understanding Xposed Framework – XDA Developer TV
- App Development: Xposed Framework for Android – XDA Developer TV
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