Ben Elliott · Feb 20, 2011 at 08:05 pm

Android Honeycomb Ported to the Nexus One!

It’s only been weeks since the official announcement of Honeycomb, the latest edition of Android, and we’ve already seen developers here at XDA manage to run it on existing devices. However, its recent port to Google’s Nexus One is probably the most interesting of all, as this is arguably the most popular device that the tablet-oriented operating system has been shown to work on.
With the help of other developer, XDA member bypass23 has used the Honeycomb SDK to compile a booting ROM for his phone. Of course, with development at such an early stage, you should not expect much (if anything) to be working if you do choose to flash his work. Nonetheless, it is very interesting to see how quickly Honeycomb has been ported for such a mainstream device, and it can only mean good things for the future.
To see more screenshots of the ROM or to download it for yourself, visit the development thread.

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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Pulser_G2 · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · 1 comment

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

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