Thursday, October 27, 2011

Droid Razr out for Pre-Order!

The Droid Razr is out for pre-order today, for Verizon. Both the Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr will be released on November 10th!

Second custom rom for the Bionic: LIBERTY!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HP Releases 3.04 For Touchpad

HP has release webOS 3.04 for the touchpad. This update includes several new features including a camera app. If you installed Cyanogenmod on your touchpad, after updating :

  • Connect your TouchPad to a PC and tap the icon to enter USB Drive mode.
  • Create a directory on the TouchPad called “cminstall” (without quotes).
  • Copy the file to the cminstall directory.
  • Exit USB drive mode.
  • Restart your TouchPad from the Device Info app in the Settings panel.
  • Hold the Volume Up button as your device reboots.
  • Once you see a big USB icon on the TouchPad, you’re ready for the next step.
  • Open a terminal and navigate to the folder on your computer where you’ve already installed Palm Novacom (and make sure the ACMEInstaller file is in the same directory).
  • Type the following (without quotes) and hit enter: “novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller”
To get the Cyanogenmod dual boot option back.

Droid RAZR and ICS event

First off, the Ice Cream Sandwich event, which is being held at Hong Kong, will start at 7 PM today. It can be seen live here:

Also today, Motorola unveiled the Droid RAZR, which has a 1.2 GHZ dual core chip, is ultra slim, LTE, possibly, GSM, and has a better screen resolution. Sadly, it has a locked bootloader, probably due to Verizon.

Update: Just saw ICS and the new Nexus. Both are great! ICS just blew me away. I think it is amazing and finally has all the features that have been missing on Android.
Source: Droid-Life

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Google and Samsung Event for October 19th in Hong Kong

Few days ago, I wrote about how the ICS event by Google and Samsung had been postponed due to Steve Jobs death. Now that event is set to take place in Hong Kong on October 19. It's official.

When the event takes place it can be watch here:

So this event will be live TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 AT 10PM EASTERN (7PM PACIFIC).

Here is a pic of the ICS statue at Google: 

Source: Droid-Life

Cyanogenmod Team Releases CM7 Alpha 1 for the Touchpad!

After a month of waiting, the CyanogenMod Team has finally released CM7 Alpha 1 for the Touchpad. Flash at you own risk!

More info here:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

iOS 5 Finally Released

The wait is over! Apple finally released the final OS 5 version today for end-users. iOS 5 has several new features including a new notification system. (More info here:

iOS 5 is compatible with the iPhone 3Gs and iPod 3rd generation and above.

As for jailbreak, yes there is a jailbreak available. The bad new is its tethered for now (which means you need to plug your iDevice in your PC each time you want to boot it up, which can be a pain). The untethered jailbreak will probably be released soon. So jailbreakers may want to hold off on upgrading for now.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cyanogenmod 7.1 Stable Finally Released!!!

CM 7.1 is stable is finally out! It brings a whole lot of new features and Android 2.3.7. In addition, a handful of devices have gotten support!
These include the:
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Incredible 2
  • LG Optimus 2X and T-Mobile G2x
  • Motorola Backflip (Motus)
  • Motorola Cliq / Cliq XT
  • Motorola Defy
  • Motorola Droid 2
  • Motorola Droid X
  • Samsung Captivate
  • Samsung Fascinate
  • Samsung Mesmerize
  • Samsung Showcase
  • Samsung Vibrant
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 (multiple carriers)
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  • ZTE V9

I currently run Cyanogenmod 7.1 stable on my OG Droid.


Cyanogenmod 7.1 Stable Finally Released!!!

CM 7.1 is stable is finally out! It brings a whole lot of new features and Android 2.3.7. In addition, a handful of devices have gotten support!

I currently run Cyanogenmod 7.1 nightly and am look forward to try the stable version out!

Friday, October 7, 2011


First news of the day, Minecraft Pocket Addition has finally made it to the Android Marketplace. The demo is free, but the full version costs $6.99.

In other news, Samsung and Google have postponed the Galaxy Nexus/Ice Cream Sandwich event, out of respect for late Steve Jobs, who passed away on Wednesday. The event was supposed to take place on October 11th, but now will probably take place on October 27th according to rumors.

Last news, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, running Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.0, has been leaked!
Here is a picture:

A video and more pictures are available here

Source: Droid-Life

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

This is pretty tough to write about, but the man that started it all is dead. It's really sad but its true. It's a really shocking thing that Steve Jobs has died. He was 56 and is survived by his wife and children. Steve Jobs will be missed.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

iPhone 4S and the iPods

So as you may know, Apple release the iPhone 4s today. It has the same design as the iPhone 4, but comes with the Apple A5 dual core chip and a 8MP camera and 1080p recording. In addition, Apple also released a 64 GB iPhone 4S model, which is $399 with a two year contract. The iPhone 4 is available for $99 with a two year contract and the 3Gs is available for $0 with a two year contact. Sadly the iPhone 4S is missing features such as 4G, a bigger display, and a new design.

As for the iPod shuffle and Classic, despite rumors, they will continue to be on sale.

The iPod Touch and Nano seem to have no hardware changes. The only change is that the iPod Touch is now available in white and the 8GB model costs $199. The Nano has a watch strap accessory.

Oh yes...iOS 5 is coming out on October 12th. The GM version was released today.

Update: iPhone 4S has only 512 MB ram, same as the iPhone 4. So the only difference between the two models seems to be the camera and the dual core processor. Of course, there is also Siri, but that could potentially be ported to the iPhone 4. Oh yes, there will be no unlocked version of the iPhone 4S available till November.