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My history in gadgets - update 2014

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An update on the “My history in gadgets” post from a while back, as things have progressed a bit meanwhile ;)

LG Nexus 5

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I’ve always been a fan of the “stock Google” look of android, also often referred to as AOSP (Android Open Source Project) - a clean look, no bells and whistles added by the vendor of the device in question. The ‘vendor’ looks usually change the look of the Android OS, add (unneeded?) applications, and add their own launcher. There are several vendor skins, like Samsung’s TouchWiz (pictures), H...

Android Backup & Restore

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You’ve just gotten your shiny new Android Phone, and you want to migrate to it. There are several options, including Titanium Backup to move stuff, but Google also has you covered (party): Android Backup & Restore. You can find this setting on your phone, under “Settings” and “Backup & Restore”. This thing backups several things, but far from all: