Mechanical and mechatronics engineers may want a handy app to calculate data for drilling, milling and turning. If you're part of those, you might have searched the Play store only to give up after not finding anything useful. Fortunately, XDA Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf found himself in that same situation, but decided to fix it by making an app to calculate what he needed. CutCalc is a simple calculator that makes tasks mechanical engineers need on a daily basis much easier,...
Highly Functional ICS for the Motorola Defy and Defy+
Many may be unfamiliar with the Motorola Defy and its slightly upgraded sibling, the Defy+. Unfortunately, their state of development has somewhat reflected this, as Motorola’s dust- and water-resistant smartphone has mainly seen development work in the form of Android 2.2 and 2.3 releases.
However, the Defy has finally received a nearly fully functional dose of Ice Cream Sandwich thanks to Senior Member Epsylon3 who has made significant progress and does not have far to go before it is completely functional. According to Epsylon3, the list of things that are broken on the Defy include:
- Camera Panorama
- Face Detection
- By-App Network Usage Stats
Those on the Defy+ will also suffer from a buggy hardware accelerated UI. However, these aren’t that big of a deal considering phone, text messaging, themes, regular camera, and pretty much everything else works. One thing worth noting is that the Android 4.0.4 ROM uses an Android 2.2 kernel.
Want to keep up with the latest progress? Head over to the original thread or check the XDA Wiki page dedicated to the ICS status of the Motorola Defy. But if you have been waiting for a stable ICS rom to put on your Defy, now is defiantly a good time to do it.
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