As of today, June 26, it has officially been 225 days since Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, has hit the Android Open Source Project repository. Manufacturers have been tweaking the update for their various devices, carriers have been hard at work adding apps and testing reliability for consumer handsets, and custom alternative software developers have ... Read More »
Android developer Koush has been working on a touch enabled version of his popular ClockworkMod Recovery for quite some time now. He posted a teaser video on Friday, January 27, and already there’s a beta version available to download for the Galaxy Nexus and GSM Nexus S.
Announced on Google+, both versions (Verizon CDMA, international ... Read More »
Could you imagine being throw in jail or fined thousands of dollars just for rooting or jailbreaking your own device? If the US Copyright Office doesn’t renew rooting and jailbreaking’s status as exempt from the laws of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), it could happen.
Back in 2010, the US Copyright Office ruled that ... Read More »
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Just yesterday, when we told you the developers behind CyanogenMod were thinking about releasing a root-only app store for Android, we mentioned that CyanogenMod has a unique user install base of around one million. Last night, that number became official.
If you’re on the hunt for root only apps, or looking for something that was taken down from the Android Market due to carrier or company complaints, you’re pretty much on your own. You could always check forums and other file sharing sites, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was some sort of go-to ... Read More »
Shortly after Samsung announced they wouldn’t be updating their Galaxy S line of handsets to Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich, word got out that the company was working on some sort of enhancement package for the device known as a “value pack,” or ICS-lite. Unfortunately, a Samsung spokesperson speaking with The ... Read More »
While hackers and modders from all over the world are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for CyanogenMod 9 to make a mass release appearance, anyone lucky enough to own an Android 4.0.3 device can get a taste of the ROM now. Trebuchet Launcher, the launcher that will come preloaded in CyanogenMod 9, ... Read More »
Development of CyanogenMod for the HP TouchPad has been going strong for quite some time now, but other Android alternatives for the discontinued tablet haven’t been easy to come by. Thankfully, that’s about to change.
There’s no doubt that many Android fans already have their Ice Cream Sandwich-filled Galaxy Nexus. Many of us (especially Americans) are still waiting for this device to hit our local stores, but we’re more than eager to play around with Android 4.0. What happens with those users who don’t feel like they ... Read More »
It’s been said many times before that Nexus series devices are the bee’s knees, thanks to just how fast they receive updates and the latest features directly from Google. But for some buyers, they could care less what software updates Google provides for their device; it’s all about the Android community. Nexus phones are notoriously ... Read More »