One of the best features of Android is its open ecosystem. Any manufacturer can come around and use this amazing OS or even tinker around to improve it (or mess things up). Sadly, manufacturers are not always great at what they do, and depending on your preferences, you might want to get rid of those ... Read More »
EVO 3D and Sensation owners, rejoice! CyanogenMod 7, the leading name in Android Open Source Project ROMs, has finally been made available for your devices.
Released just yesterday, Alpha versions of the stock Android Gingerbread-based ROM can be downloaded from either XDA or RootzWiki. Both ROMs are in the same stage of development, and both ... Read More »
If you haven’t been following the team TouchDroid saga lately, here’s the “too long; didn’t read” version. Some code used in a recent demo video or two wasn’t properly credited (to CyanogenMod). On purpose. Names were exchanged. Accounts were banned. Feelings were hurt. The team has called it quits. ... Read More »
If you were one of the lucky few who managed to snag an HP Touchpad for $99-$149 a week ago in hopes that someone would find a way to get the Android operating system on there, it seems your short wait may soon be over. This weekend brought a few big steps towards making this ... Read More »
When Google (a mostly software-based company) acquired Motorola (a mostly hardware-based company), the former was quick to put up a page dedicated to hosting quotes from other Android manufacturers who approve of the deal. For the most part, the quotes were eerily similar. They were so robotic, an Android press release ... Read More »
“I’m so tired of waiting for my smartphone to get the latest update of Android. The CyanogenMod team releases updates days after the source code is available. Why doesn’t [insert handset maker] just hire Cyanogen?”
It is a common conversation that you might read in the comments of any Android blog, so this ... Read More »
The next version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, is the company’s “most ambitious release to date,” according to Google’s Mike Cleron. We know that the Android team is “targeting a Q4 launch”, but there is little else we have learned about this major update to Google’s mobile OS. Here at Read More »
Largely regarded as the world’s most popular series of ROMs, CyanogenMod 7 has reached the testing stage of pre-release for the Motorola Atrix.
Since the Atrix was first released, the device has been hindered by Motorola’s custom software. Soon enough, Atrix owners will be able to enjoy the speed and customization thousands of users enjoy ... Read More »
Our favorite ROM developers have just released CyanogenMod 7.1, an upgrade to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. It must be clarified that this is only a Release Candidate (RC), so it’s for testing purposes and will not work perfectly.
Locked bootloaders are a hot topic nowadays. Most Android fans prefer to play around freely with their devices. And Motorola hasn’t been so good about letting us do that, since they insist on locking them.
If you’re like us, I bet you thought the Droid X and Defy were about to become old, obsolete devices. ... Read More »