Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Gingerbread CRT On/Off Animation for Froyo!
Gingerbread — A thing of beauty. Wait, what? You use Gingerbread because of what? The on and off animation? Well… actually, so do I.
The same goes for XDA member doixanh, who loves the Gingerbread animations, and is looking for a way to let all of you Froyo users get a piece of the action! Several videos have been provided of the animations in action, progressively getting better and better. The current status of the animations is:
- Screen on : Good.
– Screen off : Good.
– Animation when screen timed out : Partially.
This hasn’t been released yet, due to the developer wanting to make sure it works perfectly, and he has kindly asked that you do not ask when it will be released. However, if you are a developer and you would like to help finish off this port so that it is ready for the wide-world to get their mits onto, head on over to the original thread and lend a hand!
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...