There are two things Android could not live without – development and the Android Market (among other things). There are those few manufacturers that chose not to get approved by Google, and their devices end up being released without the Android Market (or Google Apps, in general). Once developers get ... Read More »
As soon as Ice Cream Sandwich is ready to roll out, the Nexus S will undoubtedly be the first device to be updated. (The Galaxy Nexus will be coming out within the next couple weeks, so Android 4.0 should be hitting the Nexus S right around then as well). While two to three weeks doesn’t ... Read More »
Have you ever held a 10-inch Android tablet and wished for a bigger display? You know, something just a little wider to watch movies on? Android modder Martin Drashkov must have had that dream, because he built an Android device with a 23″ touchscreen.
He calls his creation the MegaPad, and it only ... Read More »
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The guys at AndroidPolice have come across a quite serious vulnerability in the Skype for Android app. The hack allows any other application to access a whole lot of personal information like “account balance, full name, date of birth, city/state/country, home phone, office phone, cell phone, email addresses, your webpage, your bio, and more.” That’s a ... Read More »
Just like the Motorola Milestone, it appears the upcoming Droid X and Droid 2 will have a digitally signed bootloader that will prevent users from flashing custom ROMs.
The original Motorola Droid had an unlocked bootloader and that device became one of the most popular among the Android open source community, but it comes as ... Read More »
Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup has yet to arrive in U.S. stores, but it looks like all their devices will be easily rooted thanks to a hack discovered on the international version. Russian developer LeshaK of Samdroid was the first to gain root access on the Galaxy S (i9000) and the community over at ... Read More »
To what lengths would you go to extend the battery life of your Android phone? Would you switch your display to night-vision mode if it could reduce the power consumption in half?
Less than a week ago, we brought you news that the Verizon DROID Incredible had finally been rooted. Now, the myTouch 3G Slide is joining the list of rooted HTC handsets. T-Mobile’s soft launch of the myTouch 3G Slide kicked off about a week and a half ago. The handset can’t even be ... Read More »
HTC is our favorite handset maker because their devices have traditionally been the most hackable. As Motorola put it, if you want an Android phone for experimenting with Android system development and re-flashing custom ROMs, then buy HTC.
Just a few weeks ago iPhone Dev Team member David Wang (a.k.a. Planetbeing) demonstrated Android running on the original iPhone. Well he’s back and this time he has managed to port Android onto the iPhone 3G while also making some significant strides toward actual usability, although as you will see in the video ... Read More »