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Will Verduzco · Jul 25, 2011

Mizuu Movies Brings Media Center Polish to Honeycomb

Are you one of the lucky few with a Honeycomb tablet? Have you been looking for a better movie management system? If so, XDA forum member MichellBak has created Mizuu Movies, a gorgeous new application that keeps track of all your movies and adds information courtesy of IMDb. With Mizuu Movies, you can get an experience similar to what you would find on XBMC or Boxee right on your Honeycomb tablet thanks to the immersive and appealing UI. Truly, it is difficult to imagine...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 16, 2011

Tilt Your Way to Glory with RocknBall for Android

Who isn't a fan of traditional labyrinth style games? Similar to the classic games of yesteryear, XDA forum member myp3uk has created a remake of the classic original in stunning fully-3D graphics. In this accelerometer-controlled game, you simply tilt and turn your way to the finish line, while avoiding black holes and overcoming exciting obstacles. Making matters even sweeter for those of us lucky enough to be running Honeycomb, this game is fully optimized for large screened devices. In the words of...

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orb3000 · Jul 15, 2011

Honeycomb-Like Lockscreen

Not all devices can have fluid Honeycomb on their Android devices but thanks to a tip by XDA member SefEXE, we found that it was possible to have a small taste of it. Ripple Lock will let you change your lock screen to Honeycomb. It only has one button and you can choose to use either the lock screen or system default screen. This application will continuously be updated and more colors will be added in future releases. It is worth...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 15, 2011

Source Code for Honeycomb 3.2 Kernel Available And….

It seems that Google is desperately trying to finalize Honeycomb. They are releasing update after update, each one being better than the one before. According to a post made by XDA member nicknowsky the newly released 3.2 update, which was pushed earlier this week to lucky Motorola Xoom owners has been put up. The sources meet all the required GPL regulations. Having said that, Google already stated that until Ice Cream Sandwich, the full sources would not be released. Now, on...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 14, 2011

Live Wallpapers Extracted From Galaxy Tab 10.1 And Ready For Your Transformer

We cannot deny that the stock live wallpapers created by manufacturers have their inexplicable appeal. Maybe it is the will to get your device to make it look like your friend's or it could simply be the fact that we need the capability to change the look of the device out of sheer boredom. In either case, for those of you boasting Transformers, XDA member Segnaro has a little gift for you, straight from the Galaxy Tab. He has extracted, signed...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 12, 2011

Rooted Android 3.2 Update Available for the US WiFi-Only XOOM!

As soon as the Android Developers Blog stated yesterday that changes to the way Honeycomb handled fitting Android 2.x applications to a large tablet screen, the internet was aflutter with rumors of the 3.2 update coming soon. Luckily for XOOM users everywhere, this really meant that the major update would launch today! Several lucky XDA forum members with stock US WiFi models have already reported receiving the update. Now, however, it seems as if those waiting for root can play as...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 8, 2011

Almost Perfect – Native Ubuntu on Asus Transformer

You have probably been hearing a lot about porting Ubuntu to our beloved Android devices. Not an impossible feat, but it still takes some time and effort to get it done. Drivers may have to be written or at the very least adapted to work with the open source OS. There are several guides on how to run various builds from the SD cards and a few which will show you have to get rid of Android altogether and put...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 8, 2011

Honeycomb Facebook Getting Better – Friend Me

Just yesterday we wrote an article about a new Facebook app for Honeycomb devices. Well, it seems that either the devs at Facebook are really not putting the time and effort into it anymore or they just flat out missed the mark with Android and Honeycomb. If you do not believe me, simply check out what XDA member Chris Stewart just cooked for Honeycomb. Friend Me is a full featured app for Facebook users that will provide them with all the...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 8, 2011

JustReader Updated – Honeycomb Support Added!

It seems that RSS readers are becoming quite popular these days. With the flow and amount of information in this world of ours, one has to be on top of things. This is also, very useful for break room banter for those of you who work in offices. As times and our devices evolve, so must most apps and with that in mind, XDA member enacu has just released a new version of his infamous JustReader for Android devices. This new...

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TheRomMistress · Jul 7, 2011

Monitor Your Tablet Applications With Tablet CPU Usage Monitor

Live wallpapers are a great way to awe your friends with your Android device. Unfortunately, due to the amount of resources they are thought to consume, live wallpapers are not really an everyday solution. The question may arise, are all live wallpapers created equally? The resources one may consume may not be as high as another, but how can we be sure? XDA member optic76's dual core tablet application can help you monitor the CPU usage coming from your live wallpaper, as...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 7, 2011

Galaxy Tab Rom Ported To Iconia A500 – TouchWiz UI Lovers, Rejoice!

Those who bought any of the first 3 Honeycomb powered tabs are likely happy with the launcher. However, for those truly addicted to their Android devices due to the ability of customizing it and its behavior, it gets boring after a while. Since there are now other players in the field (Samsung), a not-so-new UI has emerged: TouchWiz UI. However, it is only available for the Galaxy Tab as it is part of the rom. Well, if you have an Acer...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 6, 2011

FriendCaster for Honeycomb Coming Soon…

A while back, we wrote about an app called Flow for Facebook, which was an app to improve the user's Facebook experience on Android devices. This app allowed you to do many of things that you are used to on Facebook via browser, that the current official FB app lacks. Well, after a while, it seems that the devs have been working on the next best thing for the Tablet version. XDA member senab and his team has been developing FriendCaster...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 3, 2011

Analytix Updated for Honeycomb

You will likely remember this app from a few weeks ago. Analytix for Google Analytics is a creation of XDA member Folkert, who was not happy about the stats tracking tools available for website traffic. The app has gone a few updates since the last time we wrote about it, but the most significant one is that you are now able to view your stats and manage your site through your Honeycomb powered Android tablet. Considering the rising success of these...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 28, 2011

Modify The Transformer’s Dock Layout

Obviously, there are standards for everything in this world. The most widely used keyboard layout is known as QWERTY, because of the first six letters in the top left corner of the keyboard. However, despite this being standard, it is not the only way a keyboard can be laid out. Other parts of the world have special characters in their keyboards, like Spanish speaking countries, where the keyboard includes the letter "ñ" , and this is just to give you...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 27, 2011

Mount Your Transformer Onto Linux Mint (And Others)

So, one of the most annoying drawbacks of the Asus Transformer is the fact that you pretty much cannot mount the device onto your computer to see and check the contents of your device. This is something that most eons for most devices have nowadays, yet the powerful Honeycomb tablet seems to lack this functionality that we are so used to. For Linux distrust in general, this is usually a bit of a bigger ordeal to get this up and...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 25, 2011

How To Root Stock 3.1 On Your Iconia A500

There are good and bad things about official updates for our devices. The good thing is that they come loaded with the latest OS versions (unless there are newer leaks), updated drivers, better apps, and many more things. The bad part is that more often than not, the updates come with patches for security holes that end up relocking our devices and thus we have to wait until someone can come up with a way to crack them again. It...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 24, 2011

ASUS Releases Kernel Source for Transformer

It looks like the life of all the kernel developers working on the ASUS Transformer is about to get leaps and bounds easier. According to a thread started by XDA member Roach2010, ASUS finally released the much awaited kernel sources of 8.4.4.5, which is the latest and greatest to come from the manufacturer. This is the 3.1 kernel that most devs were waiting on in order to iron out the bugs from the existing 3.1 custom kernel. What this means for...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 21, 2011

Acer Iconia A500 Receives ClockworkMod Recovery and Ported 3.1 ROM!

Last week, the Acer Iconia A500 was the lucky recipient of quite a few pieces of development work by various talented forum goers here on XDA. Perhaps the two most notable releases were ports of XDA member Koush's useful ClockworkMod Recovery and an Android 3.1 ROM originally meant for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. The ever popular recovery was ported by XDA forum member thor2002ro. However, for those who aren't keen on using terminal on either the device itself or through ADB, forum member Euclid's...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 21, 2011

Voodoo Soundpatch for Asus Transformer

The sound of the SRS speakers in the Asus Transformer has been loaded with issues and haunted by what many believe are hardware defects. However, over the last couple of weeks, our devs have been putting out fixes and patches for things such as the balance of both speakers. Since things are working now, it is time to start improving them a bit and this is just what XDA Recognized Developer supercurio had in mind. According to him, the tablet from...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 20, 2011

Like Your Honeycomb Tablet with Friend Me Facebook Client

What do you do when you're a facebook addict with a Honeycomb tablet? Anyone who's ever tried will quickly point out that the official Android phone application is hardly optimized for a tablet UI. XDA forum member Chris Stewart, famous for his work making Honeycomb more palatable by providing us with great applications such as NewsR and TweetComb, has worked his Honeycomb magic once again with Friend Me, a tablet-optimized Facebook client with  many features, a great UI, and support for Facebook flash...

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