April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Boot to Gecko Now Booting on the Motorola Defy
For those unfamiliar, Boot to Gecko (B2G for short) is a mobile operating system currently being developed by Mozilla. According to Mozilla, the purpose of the OS is as follows:
We believe that the next frontier for Web applications is full device integration, so that Web developers have the same capabilities as those building for OS-specific stacks. Boot To Gecko is intended to identify those missing device capabilities and other application needs, and design standardized solutions for app developers to use.
What that translates to is more options for mobile users in terms of what kind of operating system they choose to run. There may come a time when there are devices capable of running Boot 2 Gecko, Android, and the newly open sourced webOS. The winners in all this are the end users and developers, who will have more stuff to play with than ever before.
Earlier this year, we brought you news of B2G being ported to the Samsung Galaxy S II. Afterward, it kind of disappeared for awhile. It’s back again, this time on the Motorola Defy. Posted by XDA Recognized Contributor m11kkaa, the ROM is still pretty rough. It is booting, and the touchscreen and sound work. Unfortunately, those are the only things that work.
This ROM isn’t usable as a daily driver, and likely won’t be for quite some time. However, the bugs are being worked out, as development continues and more developers get interested in the project. It may only be a matter of time before Defy users have fully functioning B2G on their devices. For more info, check out the original thread.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....