January 27, 2012 By: Former Writer
Tools kits that are installed on computers can be a little screwy. While some are better than others, almost all come with some form of set back, be it the computer operating system restriction or the kitchen not being compatible with all phones.
That’s the problem XDA Senior Member DieHappy is trying to fix. Knives and Forks Android Tools For Everyone is a tool kit that is compatible across Windows, OSX and Linux and is slowly becoming compatible with more and more phones with the goal of supporting all of them.
The project is far from complete, but it is an active work in progress. DieHappy says:
This first release is rather limited in features. All you can use it for right now is installing ADB and drivers for your device.
The next step for this project will be rooting, then rom customizing, but I am open to your feedback and suggestions.
So there is far more support coming for this spunky application and some changes being added can be considered pretty exciting for people who like to tinker and develop.
If you’d like to check out this application to give it a try or just keep tabs on its development, you can find installation instructions for all 3 major operating systems, download links, and a complete change log in the original thread.
Android is diverse. From Themes to Launchers, the strength of Android is (in part) measured by its ability to be customized. While custom launchers are quite common, Skydroid takes differentiation a step further.
Built by a team of 5 developers, and publicly voiced by XDA Senior Member TheRedDrake, Skydroid is an advanced user interface inspired by Windows 8′s Metro UI. Unlike other systems that are only launchers, Skydroid will have around 20 apps involved. Thus far it includes:
5)People with IM and social
12)Stock + Currency converter
The interface is currently under development with more apps being created, and a release scheduled for March/April. If you would like to make a suggestion or an offer of assistance, send an email to Andreev Yanko here or TheRedDrake here.
So head on down to the thread and take a look around. You might be surprised by what you find.
We all know that one of the main objectives of CES events is to show off their early development and see the reactions, based on that the new products are launched.
Lenovo has been the biggest surprise during the CES 2012, showing their entertainment center all in one, televisions, computers, but this time also announced that they will bet on the cell phone business too.
They claim to be the first to introduce the phone “Intel” and will also be responsible for fully exploit their ultrabooks with Windows 8. The comments and criticisms have arisen and it is said that it is not a phone or a tablet, perhaps the new term “Tabletphone” will start being used?
The company is leading when presenting TV´s with Android 4.0, remote control all in one with the IdeaCentre, Ultrabooks and now mobiles with Intel as well.
What are your thoughts on this? Please leave your comments below.
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December 26, 2011 By: Jase Glenn
For those of you who don’t remember CommMgrPro, allow me to refresh you memory: it’s a Windows Mobile app (no not Windows Phone, Windows Mobile as in that ancient operating system that floats around here on XDA from time to time) that allowed its users to setup complex, detailed scheduling of their device. The user would set up predefined rules: such as from 4pm-6pm on a Monday, turn wifi on, and the device would follow suit.
The app was very popular back in the heyday of Windows Mobile, and a developer by the name of danielherrero has decided to restore it to its former glory!
Based on the design of the original CommMgrPro, this new version is updated for Android! Of course it’s still in the beta stages right now, but development is progressing rapidly. So for those of you who are feeling nostalgic, or are looking for an amazing app to fine tune your device with go and get it here.
December 20, 2011 By: Former Writer
A few days ago, XDA Senior Moderator imfloflo updated what looks like the coolest program the Windows Mobile side of XDA-Developers (get it, this side of the Mississippi…heh). It’s called Windows Phone Device Manager and you can check it out by following this link right here .
The changelog for version 184.108.40.206 consists of:
Full access to apps isolated storage
Show toast notification when an action requires to launch TouchXperience
As well as being a Public Release. Now, this may not look very impressive, but I dare ya to read the changelogs from versions 220.127.116.11 up to the most recent shown update, 18.104.22.168. I’ve seen shorter novels. Also, sadly, this isn’t the fully updated changelog. The only place to find that would be to follow the links to the Touch Xperience website and check out their updated changelogs there. That’s also where you’ll find the download links. The 22.214.171.124 release is public for anyone to try, but the fully updated 126.96.36.199 is still for donors only (sadface). If you want to check out some screenshot goodness and even a few review videos, check out the 2nd post. It’s all there.
The list of phones supported can be found on the thread as well and it seems to be most of the Windows Phones available right now. I have an Android phone so I can’t test this personally (another sadface) but if you happened to be one of the people who have a Windows Phone and felt bold enough to experiment, we’d love to hear your comments on what it’s like. If you’re one of the generous donors who get to test the fully updated 188.8.131.52 private beta, we’d love to hear from you as well.