Most of us have acquired a new phone within the past year or two and I’m sure that you’ve been unhappy, to say the least, about the quality of the contact photos inside of Android. Android wouldn’t quite be the same if we didn’t have a way to fix nearly every complaint about the system we have: alas, we have the just the fix you need. [Read more...]
If there’s one thing that the Android community can’t get enough of, it’s Twitter applications. A new Twitter application launches about once per month, each one bringing more features and faster updates than the previous, driving competition to an all time high. Recognized studio OneLouder brings us their new look into Twitter, and how they want discovery, live feeds, and the breakdown into categories to be the new norm. [Read more...]
If you’ve ever flashed a custom ROM chances are you’ve heard of CyanogenMod (and probably flashed it), either way you should be excited for the upcoming release of CM9 for not only the SGSII, but for nearly every other phone on the market.
(The device pictured above is running the ICSrewD ROM off of the XDA Forums)
Codeworkx has been providing status updates about CM9 on the device and keeping all of the faithful followers up to date, even providing some projected ETAs which is damn near unheard of from a developer. [Read more...]
Not even an hour later razorbladex401 works his miracle of compiling the AOSP bits and has developed a near perfect build. And when we say Near Perfect, we mean it. Besides the non-functioning camera, this version of ICS for the Motorola Xoom Wifi is crazy fast. Multitasking through the applications and browsing the internet felt like we were using a whole new device, perhaps a device running a quad core. Seriously folks, ICS is no joke when it comes to updating all of our old devices and making them new again. Everything works as advertised including the resizable widgets, market and other google apps (via a flashable .zip), and many games. The green flashing screen has already been addressed and fixed and is looking to be a more stable build by the minute.
We tested a few of the various applications included as well as installing Apparatus and they all ran even smoother than expected. Google has really outdone themselves this time around. [Read more...]
As you all may have heard the Android 4.0.3 sources were uploaded to the AOSP servers today which most took as being the update for the Nexus S; however, it also included sources for the Motorola Xoom Wifi and Motorola Xoom 3G devices. Thanks to XDA user razorbladex401 we have a introductory look at Ice Cream Sandwhich on the device! You can check out our video here to see a quick preview. [Read more...]
The Samsung GT-I9250 should be the Nexus Prime, and everyone’s basically going along with the idea that is. Everything is still pretty unofficial, but all signs point in the Samsung direction for the Prime.
Going with the idea that it is, the Prime has been Wifi certified as of today:
It’s believed that the screen will be a 4.5-inch HD 1280×720 touch screen, and that it wil be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The most exciting part though is its Android
version; the Nexus Prime is anticipated to be the first device to run the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
The phone should be gracing us with its presence this fall, rumors circulating the idea of an October release date.
Craving an Ice Cream Sandwich? We all are.
It would seem yet again that Google has paired up with Samsung to release another Nexus phone. This time including the first device running Android’s newest baby: “Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich.”
The “Google Nexus Prime” (unconfirmed name) will be boasting some next-generation specifications, as expected. Included with the new device is a beautiful 1280×720 resolution Super AMOLED HD screen (normal AMOLED as of now is only 420×800), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, dual core 1.5Ghz processor, 1Gig of RAM, and the ability to record in 1080p with a 5MP camera. At first glance the camera seems “a little behind” but is no ordinary camera on a phone. The advanced lens includes superior low light performance and enhanced image quality.
The Prime also plans on removing hardware buttons altogether and running with a system similar to what Honeycomb uses. The on-screen buttons will be good for lowlight situations but will hinder many people’s ability to wake the device using the Home button or similar function; although unable to wake it, it will preserve the device more because overuse of the hardware buttons will not be an issue.
BGR believes that the device will be issued to multiple companies and will have no carrier preloads or OEM customizations on it (Thank heavens! I’m getting tired of that TWLauncher, Samsung). They also believe that the device will have carrier specific models, similar to the Galaxy S series. All of the devices may be launched around the same time, but we have no confirmed or theoretical date as of yet.