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...
HTC Droid Eris Receives Jelly Bean
A few days ago, we reported on the HTC Hero receiving both Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean ROMs. As if this wasn’t enough proof that Jelly Bean can run on practically anything, the Hero’s rebranded sibling, the HTC Droid Eris has now also received the same treatment.
Though the device has only a measly 528MHz processor and 288MB RAM, yet again, the talented developers on XDA prove that there are no boundaries when it comes to ROM development on older devices.
The Droid Eris, a Verizon branded HTC Hero with minor variations, has been given a taste of Jelly Bean by XDA Senior Member MongooseHelix. The ROM is of course a work in progress, and does have a number of issues:
- camcorder & panorama
- headphone jack
- other things no doubt as this is a preview build
There will also be some inherent lag due to the hardware limitations of the device, but the ROM is functional and gives Droid Eris owners a taste of Google’s latest Android revision without having to splash out on a new device.
If you want to give the ROM a try, head over to the ROM 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....