POSTS TAGGED: Android 3.x (Honeycomb)

Get Your Ball On With Blobby Volleyball

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The number of quality Android games has slowly been increasing and here is a new one from developers and XDA members AppsOn.

Blobby Volleyball is a great volleyball game with dynamic gameplay and friendly controls.

Features of the game include:

  • Versus Mode – three levels of difficulty bots.
  • Angry Mode – try to score as many points as you can with angry bot without losing a point.
  • Mirror Mode – try to score as many points as you can controlling two players at the same time.
  • Multiplayer – play against other people using Bluetooth (WiFi coming soon).
  • Achievements integrated with OpenFeint.
  • Three types of control (slide, sensor, arrows).

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Honeycomb Rolling Out To HTC EVO View 4G, Don’t Update If You’re Rooted

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According to reports in our forums and confirmed by Sprint Support, the EVO View 4G, essentially Sprint’s version of the HTC Flyer tablet, is now getting an update to Android 3.2.1 over-the-air. It brings all the Honeycomb goodness you’d expect, but, due to the differences to Gingerbread, will also reset your homescreen to factory-defaults. However, it’s strongly advised to hold off on the update if you’re rooted, as pointed out by forum member globatron:

  1. If you take this upgrade there is no HTC unlock for the View yet.
    • This means no root for now
    • This means no custom ROMs for now
    • This means no rollback to gingerbread for now
    • In other words this is a dead-end for now.
  2. There is no S-OFF tool
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Benchmark Your Android Device With M3D Benchmark

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If you are interested in understanding how much your Android device can handle 3D games and apps, take a look at the M3D Benchmark application posted by XDA forum member sadegh1993. Developed by knight93, the Benchmark is created with the Unity 3D game engine and is based on OpenGL ES 2.0 showing that your device can handle advanced rendering techniques such as rendering bump maps.

The XDA member would like some help from XDA members to submit your average FPS and also your ROM version plus a screenshot, to improve the application.

To run it, you will need at least FroYo 2.0.1 and an OpenGL ES 2.0 supported device.

For more information and to download the app, head on over to the application thread.. . . READ ON »

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Use Your Xperia Play GamePad On the OnLive Service With OnLive Helper

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Xperia Play owners who want to be able to use the gamepad to play games using the OnLive Service should check out OnLive Helper  by XDA Senior Member hatcyl.

The app should however work with any phone (not just the Xperia Play) and users can create their own custom profiles or use community created ones.

No root is required, and to enable the app, you must change the Input Method Service to ‘OnLive Helper’. Users can have the input method screen automatically come up when opening or closing the keyboard by checking ‘Auto Prompt’ in the options.

For details on how to use custom mode, and for the link to download OnLive Helper, head on over to the application thread. OnLive Helper is free t. . . READ ON »

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Google’s Dianne Hackborn Dispels Android Hardware Acceleration Myths

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There’s been much fervor regarding Google’s inclusion of “full” hardware acceleration into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And this is with good reason—the 2D software rendering in Android 2.x made for a noticeably less smooth experience than competing OSes.

While the inclusion of a greater extent of hardware acceleration into the OS is a wonderful thing, there are many misconceptions surrounding what it brings to the table. First off, Android has had elements of hardware acceleration for tasks such as window compositing for years. This means that all window animations were also always hardware accelerated.

Unlike window compositing, drawing inside of a window ha. . . READ ON »

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Monitor EeePad Internal and Dock Battery With Dual Battery Widget

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EeePad Transformer owners who want to be able to monitor both the internal tablet and dock batteries can do so with XDA Senior Member Flexer‘s Dual Battery Widget. The app has received significant updates since the last time we spoke about it.

The widget displays the status for the internal and secondary batteries in the EeePad dock station. For devices other than the EeePad Transformer, the widget will only show the main battery icon.  The widget is resizable and can be as small as 1 cell on your screen. Advanced options allow you to change the size and positions of the status text, and hide the second battery gauge when disconnected.

Dual Battery Widget is available for free on the Android Market. For mor. . . READ ON »

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Wind-Up Knight For Android

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If you are a fan of adventure side scrolling games on Android devices, then you should not miss out on this wonderfully done game by XDA member TheOneBD. Wind-up Knight somewhat reminds us of Cordy, which is another Android game. In this one, you must guide your character through long levels where he will need to jump, dash, and do everything he can to rescue the princess from the Black Knight. You do all this in a beautifully designed 3D environment that will leave you asking for more, even if the game is about 50 levels long. The game runs rather smooth and it seems that the bardware requirements are for a mid to high end device (Nexus One, Evo 4G, etc).

As it is customary with most Android apps, this is . . . READ ON »

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New Concept For Hardcore Browsing – Introducing Dual Screen Browser For Honeycomb

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It is funny how a simple concept such as browsing in a tab can be taken to be so much closer to the laptop experience. You are likely used to using several windows opened at thr same time on your PC and your internet browser is likely one of your top choices to do this on. Well, thanks to a thread started by XDA member indie13, now you can do the same on your favorite Honeycomb tablet. This browser, as its name suggests, will allow you to browse on to windows simultaneously just like on your desktop. Just think about it, no more switching tabs if you are comparing things. There are things that are being tested right now such as video playback from sites like Youtube and others.

The app seems to be in beta and needs quite a bit of . . . READ ON »

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Galaxy Tab 10.1v Getting Official Updates (Finally)

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As it is always the case in the world of technology, early adopters of most devices and brands are usually among the first to start complaining about things. This is particularly true when it comes to updates to their investments. However, most of these complaints are well founded due to them being about things that end up resulting in poor performance and overall bugginess. A very specific case for this is the Galaxy Tab 10.1v, which is the European version of the acclaimed Galaxy Tab, running under Vodaphone. As it is customary with updates, carrier and manufacturer pointed fingers at each other when people complained about not getting updates to take the tab from 3.0.1 to anything that wasn’t re. . . READ ON »

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