POSTS TAGGED: Android 1.6 (Donut)

Party Time–The HTC Dream G1 is Six Years Old!

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A few interesting events took place six years ago. In the USA, the biggest chart-topping song was “Whatever You Like” by T.I., while in the UK people were enjoying Kings of Leon’s “Sex On Fire”. The weather was nice as well in September, but probably the most exciting event took place in the city of New York where HTC announced their first smartphone running Android OS. The HTC Dream on T-Mobile was officially presented to public. Today, the G1 is six years old and we would like to wish it a happy sixth birthday!

It all began back in 2005 when Andy Rubin, the CEO of Android Inc., got an astonishing offer from Google, which at the time was most well known for its search engine. Our dear friends from Mountain . . . READ ON »

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Porting Android To The Good Ol’ HTC Universal

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Perhaps the young ones won´t remember the great HTC Universal, the first 3G device worldwide, released back in 2005 with an unique form factor similar to a micro laptop. Well, the Universal still has a very active community and from it we´ve found that Android is on the process to being ported to it. XDA members notime2d8 and orzech2111 are leading this project that started almost one year ago.
I have spoken with one of the developers involved and this is what is happening now:

What is working so far:
– Lcd
– Keyboard
– SD card slot
– Max1587a voltage regulator
– Asic3 Buttons
– Automatic screen rotation
– Touchscreen
– Bluetooth
– Usb host
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Sync Your Files Via Dropbox With ScheduledSync for Android

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We all remember the good old Activesync for Windows Mobile. A simple and very effective sync program to keep your device, data, and files synced with your computer. Nowadays, things have evolved a bit as most syncing of our important data is done via web, particularly for Android devices. This new sync app, XDA member kovalevfm will allow you to sync files and folders by using Dropbox as your storage. You can utilize your Dropbox account to sync between multiple devices and best of all, it will do all the syncing by itself. The app has a built in scheduler, which is fully configurable and will allow you to set the time at which you would like to sync your files. This is particularly useful for people with slow mobile c. . . READ ON »

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Do You Need Stock On Your X10? Read On…

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Lets say that you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that you need to take in for warranty repair. Maybe, you miss Donut. Whatever the reason may be, due to the large span of countries and carriers that have the Xperia X10, it is complicated to find a stock rom for your carrier, particularly because these tend to either not be posted in the carrier’s site, or are simply taken down after a while. XDA member oalf170892 has posted a very comprehensive guide with links to all the stock original roms for several different versions of the device. In this thread, you will find carrier roms for Claro, Vodaphone, Movistar, T-Mobile UK, and many more. the best part is that they are divided by country. Instructions on how to pe. . . READ ON »

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MPlayer Ported for Android

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The search for the perfect player will never end. Now, XDA member ajeet17181 told us about the successfully ported MPlayer to Android devices running 1.6 and above. This powerful player features support for all subtitle format, proper audio video sync, uses libfaad2 and libmad for aac and mp3 decoding, and stream URL support.
The developer requested for users to leave feedback with bugs found and if it is working on your device, so it can be updated on future versions.

Originally posted by ajeet17181
[APP] MPlayer for Android

Hi Friends,

I have successfully ported MPlayer for android.
It should work on Android 1.6-2.3.

Try and post your device detail and feedback here. Once it gets confirmed that it is working

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New Android Market 2.2.6

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XDA member phoezies let us know about the newest version of Android Market 2.2.6, which is ready for download. The new version comes with an updated UI (as described by ElCondor in this article), so you can access all the information about an application on a single page without the need to navigate across different tabs. The app detail page also includes related apps to make it easier to find more stuff of interest to you. Several new categories were also added like Widgets and Live Wallpapers.
Developers are now able to upload applications up to 50 MB. The old limit was only 25 MB, which had caused issues for some apps (especially games). Lastly, the refund window has also been reduced from 24 hours down to 15 minute. . . READ ON »

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Save your Battery with SuperPower

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Looking to save battery life on your Android phone? XDA Senior Moderator Chainfire has developed SuperPower. SuperPower is a battery saving utility that allows you to set certain variables so when a certain threshold is reached the app will perform a certain feature.

Main features that the app has control over are:

  • Cellular data
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • CPU speed * ROOT *
  • Bands (2G/3G) * ROOT *

It can change the above features based on the following variables:

  • Screen state
  • Wi-Fi network connection state
  • Lock screen visibility state
  • Download speed
  • Foreground application
  • Tethering state
  • Low battery state
  • Charging state

The app is feature packed and has some additional features that we did not list, go check out . . . READ ON »

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Deluxe Moon for Android Updated

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XDA member LifewareSolutions had great success on the original application for Windows Mobile, now ported to Android, Deluxe Moon gets an update. Full moon, new moon and moon phase widgets are added to Full/Lite versions and can be configured with blue or gray colors.
You can find it as either free or paid versions with small variations between each other.
The developer shows a video of how this nice app looks on Android.

Originally posted by LifewareSolutions
[APP] Deluxe Moon / Deluxe Moon Lite [Updated: 2010.10.18]

Deluxe Moon
The most beautiful tool to discover more about the influence of the Moon, your mobile assistant which is always at your service wherever you are.
Deluxe Moon v1.28 release notes

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Change Your Android LCD Density With This App

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Having the ability to change the density (which is more like your resolution) to something different is a feature that’s hard to get with Android, but not anymore. This simple application was released just this weekend and allows you to change the pixel density of your device to something that you might like more. Created by XDA member ex87, this application is still not 100% complete, but so far its safe and looks good from the provided video.

Here is a little information that the dev has provided for us:

Here video from app I’m developing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxD65fDYSGw
Idea is simple – change LCD density
without modifying build.prop and almost on the fly.
Application will ch

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