Posts From Ian Stacy

Untethered webOS Port Arrives on the Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is Google's flagship 7 inch tablet. It represents both the ideals behind the Android Open Source Project and the commitment to quality hardware we have come to expect from Google's Nexus line of devices. Being on the forefront of the open source realm, it comes as no surprise that the device has...

Android 4.2 Camera and Gallery Now Available

We all knew it was just a matter of time before bits of software from Android 4.2 showed up on other devices.  It has become customary for devs and power users to immediately swarm to port all the latest and greatest apps from leaked versions of the newest OS, and 4.2 is no exception. After seeing the...

Paranoid Android with S-Pen Gestures for Galaxy Note i717

When the Samsung Galaxy Note arrived on AT&T, the extra-large capacitive screen and S Pen were its biggest selling points. For many users, the S Pen and its button are integral to the functionality and productivity of the Note. Those who were unwilling to give up that functionality have been forced to stick with stock...

Android 4.2 Incoming? Key Lime Pie Rumors, Specualtion and More

Update: It appears as if these rumors were in fact false. We apologize for getting your hopes up. That said, we can't wait to hear what's actually coming up for Key Lime Pie. For your amusement, you can view the Hoaxer's admission here.Android, as a mobile platform, is more successful than ever before. The combination of...

Right-Click Android Tools for Ubuntu

It's no secret that Android is a Linux-based operating system. It stands to reason that ADB and the other Android SDK tools just feel more at home running on Linux. Many developers, ROM cooks and power users choose Ubuntu to run these tools because of its ease of use and low learning curve.If you are...

SimplyTapp NFC Payment System Debuts with CyanogenMod 9.1

While CyanogenMod 10 becomes the norm for many cutting-edge device, it appears that CyanogenMod 9.1 still has a trick up its sleeve when it debuts. In an industry first, CyanogenMod (a community-maintained Android ROM that isn't directly affiliated with the AOSP) has partnered with NFC cloud-based payment company SimplyTapp to produce a new method of...

Three HTCs and a Samsung Walk into a (CM10) Bar…

The CyanogenMod crew has added four new devices to their officially supported lineup. This is exciting news, considering the popularity of the devices in question. These four flagship-status devices are some of the most widely-used phones on the market today. The list of devices and maintainers is as follows:HTC One XL (evita) maintained by XDA...

Fresh Jelly Bean Ports Arrive on the HTC EVO 3D

Users of the HTC EVO 3D have been rather lucky lately. Despite HTC withholding the Ice Cream Sandwich update and kernel source code until the very last second (and indeed until the next iteration of Android, 4.1 'Jelly Bean', began landing on other devices) clever developers and a dedicated community of ROM cooks have managed...

Sony Xperia S Added to AOSP as Experimental Device

Some very exciting news has arrived from the Technical Lead of the Android Open Source Project at Google, Jean-Baptiste Queru. In a Google Groups announcement earlier this week, he revealed that the first-ever experimental device has been added to the AOSP tree---the Sony Xperia S.This could mean great things for Android as an open source...

All-in-One Toolkit for the Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is quickly becoming the most popular Android tablet. Unsurprisingly, it has amassed a large community of developers who have produced some great tools and utilities for the device. A common utility for popular devices is the 'one-click' root tool. XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip has created such a tool for...

Stand-Alone Root, Unlock, and Restore Boot Disc for the Galaxy Nexus

Google's current flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, has seen a lot of love from a wide-spread community of developers since its release in November of last year. By now, many Galaxy Nexus users have already unlocked their bootloaders, gained root access, and flashed more than a few ROMs. That doesn't mean that development for...

Modify Carrier Name on Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean ROMs

The newest iteration of Android has been all over the news lately, with the release of source and as ports of the OS show up on all kinds of devices. While developers cook up better and more complete custom ROMs, those looking to change things on the standard 4.1 builds will surely see many tweaks...