POSTS TAGGED: Android 3.x (Honeycomb)

Enjoy your Favorite Anti-Root Apps Without Losing Root Completely

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Normal development efforts around these parts tend to include hours upon hours of people trying to bypass securities added to our devices. The exploits found are normally turned into either temp or permanent roots for Android devices, and this happens to grant people with added functionality on their devices, the ability to run several apps that require root access, and much more.

However, as everything in life, there are trade-offs. For instance, there are some apps and services that will detect the root status of your device and deny your access to them based on it, like the blockbuster app or Google Video.If you feel that you simply cannot live without these but yet want to be able to keep using your device roo. . . READ ON »

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Show Off Your Pictures with Fotolio

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Did our previous story on ML Controller only serve to whet your appetite for photography-related Android apps? If so, we have another app aimed at delivering you Android-powered photography fix.

XDA forum member Apachi2k brings us an innovative and lightweight portfolio and gallery application, aptly titled Fotolio. What sets this tablet-optimized application apart from the standard gallery app is that it makes excellent use of the larger screen real estate that a 7- or 10-inch tablet can afford. It accomplishes this with excellent navigation and recently added multi-touch features.

In the words of the developer:

I am a photographer and know a little bit of programming from high school days. I lo

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Lumberjack Brings Us Tablet-Optimized System Logging

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Comparisons aside, we’ve all experienced the occasional application or system crash on our Android devices. In fact, it seems as if the more we tinker, the more these things occur. In order to help our developers more efficiently find a solution, we often provide them with system-generated log files.

Previously, we covered a way of generating log files without connecting to a computer. This made things easier by allowing us to take system logs anywhere. Now thanks to work by XDA Recognized Developer solarnz (of Xoom fame), we have a tablet-optimized way to do so.

Designed from the ground-up to be optimized for Android 3.0 or greater, Lumberjack cuts the pain out of generating logs. (Yes, I knowR. . . READ ON »

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Iconia Tab A200 Gets Previously Promised 4.0.3 OTA Update; A500 Next?

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Acer Iconia Tab A200 owners have been reporting OTA updates this week bringing the device up to date with Android 4.0.3. The Iconia A500‘s younger brother shipped with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and an impressive spec list, including a 10.1 inch screen, a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, full size USB 2.0 port and a 2mp front-facing camera. The latest software version (Acer_AV041_A200_1.037.00_PA_CUS1) is noted to be different than the 1.019.00 leaked Ice Cream Sandwich update some users have already installed. The differences remain unknown while A200 users try out the build.
This could be exciting news for Iconia Tab A500 owners as well. In October an Acer customer service rep was reported confirmin. . . READ ON »
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Looking for a New Way to Take Notes on Android?

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Aside from contributing to the ubiquity of social networking, one of the main functions of the modern PDA-type device is to help us remember things that we would otherwise forget. That’s why note taking apps are both incredibly important and remarkably abundant on every mobile OS.

With apps like Color Note and Evernote, you would think that Android has already reached market saturation in the note-taking realm. Despite this, two free member-created apps released today hope to forge their place on our Android phone or tablet.

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The first entry is HoloNotes by XDA forum member JR. As its name implies, this app makes excellent use of the new Holo UI paradigm first seen in Android 3.0 Honey. . . READ ON »

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EOS Brings 4G to the Xoom and So Much More

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Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about how CyanogenMod 9 had triumphantly been kanged for the Motorola Xoom tablet. However in writing this, we largely (and unintentionally) ignored some of the most important developers and releases for Google’s reference tablet.

Anyone following the Xoom development timeline has surely noticed that the Team EOS, the evolution of TiamatXOOM, has racked up more than a few “firsts.” From the first true custom ROM to the first the first 4G-enabled release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, EOS is a staple of the Xoom development community. In fact, although the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the WiFi-only Wingray has already started making its way to sele. . . READ ON »

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De-Sensed Honeycomb for the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G

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When the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G were announced at Mobile World Congress 2011, many were disappointed to discover that not only would the pair of devices feature single-core processors, but that they would also ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Despite these issues, the Flyer and EVO View 4G ultimately gained popularity due to their build quality, form factor, top notch aesthetics, and innovative HTC Scribe stylus.

Seven long months after launch, and more than a few months past schedule, HTC finally updated the pair of tablets to Android 3.2 Honeycomb in the beginning of last month. Unfortunately for those wishing for an unadulterated Honeycomb experience, the user experience was spattered with HTC Sen. . . READ ON »

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HTC Flyer WiFi-Only Version Getting Honeycomb OTA Update

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Just as HTC promised last month, the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is now rolling out to the WiFi-only version of the HTC Flyer, after the GSM version got it in early December and the EVO View 4G two weeks ago. So, if you didn’t already flash a custom ROM, you now officially enjoy all the Honeycomb goodness.

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EL01 Update For Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Will Add TouchWiz

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As pointed out by forum member mineshrai, Verizon is preparing an update to its LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. The EL01 update will apparently add TouchWiz to the Honeycomb tablet. The most notable feature seems to be a mini app tray that holds six apps and can be accessed from anywhere.

On Verizon’s support page, the update is said to be coming soon, with no specific date given. Note that this is not the Ice Cream Sandwich update, which Samsung has promised for Q1 and beyond.

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