Android 2.3.3 Makes Screen Shots Root-Free

This is somewhat bittersweet news.

Android 2.3.3 Makes Screen Shots a Root-Free Affair | Android Phone Fans

Yes, Android should have an easier way to capture images of its screen, but the amount of traffic driven here by my how-to post on that very topic will be a loss.

Not that we’re selling ads or anything, just a kick in the ego.

It is a bit odd that Android will go into its sixth major smartphone release (Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb) without this feature as part of the OS.

Even after 2.3.3, screen capture will still require a third-party app, just no more root permissions or SDK access.

I guess the real question is when will the majority of people get to see 2.3 on their phones. Cyanogen has reach RC for their port of Gingerbread, so I’m hoping it’s days away for me and my EVO.




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