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Posts Tagged: Android 3.x (Honeycomb)

StorageEther1_0

Many of the apps and widgets that we are so used to on Android may or may not have made their way into the tablet version of the OS. One that is not as common for the Honey bee is the kind of widgets that provide you with information regarding your storage situation. We are happy to say that XDA member alias_neo is releasing not the first but the second version of his app, StorageEther. If you hate having to go through the settings menu in order to determine if you will be able to save that movie on your storage card or not. It will also provide you with color coded stats for the different storage devices on your tab. It was originally posted in the Xoom forums but the dev claims that it should work on others such as the Asus Eee Transformer.

The Feb is looking for feedback on his latest beta before releasing it to the market. So, if you needed a widget/app like this one and want to take it for a spin, make sure that you leave a few words for the dev.

An application and widget for Android Honeycomb. It is an informational App/Widget that will give information on space usage for your internal storage and SD card

You can find more information in the application thread.

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panorama TF

We all love our tablets as they are fully featured devices, simply great pieces of hardware to reap benefits from. This time around, we will focus on a rather interesting app made by XDA member Obg1 has developed an app that works rather well with the Asus Transformer. Photaf 3D will extend the functionality of your camera by giving it the gift of panoramic shots. So, if you were bored of taking still pictures while holding your tab, now is the time to put that camera to better use. The dev also claims that it should work on other tabs as well such as the Xoom and other Honeycomb enabled devices.
The app comes in two versions, one of which is free. Please step into the thread, try it out, and report bugs or simply provide some feedback for the dev.

Hi All,
I’m the Developer of the App, Photaf 3D Panorama and also an Asus eee Pad Transformer owner.

I’ve made my app fully compatible with the Transformer or any other Honey Comb tablet.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Tablet owners looking for a smooth writing experience should check out XDA forum member transceiver‘s Writepad application for Android tablets.

Originally written for the Asus EeePad Transformer running Android 3.2, the dev is interested to find out how it works on other tablets and is looking for beta testers.

Current features include -

  • No lag and no jitter between the stylus movement and the screen response.
  • Smart palm detection – only records the writing from your stylus (right handed only for now).
  • Export page and notebook – share the page as a PNG file, or export the whole thing as a ZIP file to your Dropbox or Gmail accout.
  • Paper types – comes with four familiar paper types.
  • Stylus calibration – instead of drawing where the stylus touches the screen, it will draw where you ‘think’ the stylus tip is, which is good for thicker tip styluses.
For more information and to download the apk and provide feedback, head on over to the application thread.
wizz

Honeycomb’s UI is nice and smooth (particularly after it was updated to 3.2). However, due to compqtibility issues, there are many widgets that we are used to that just flat out don’t work. Moreover, there aren”t too many decent or useful widgets designed for this OS. Well, if you were praying for a good widget suite, take a look at what XDA member SnowBEE has exactly what you were longing for. The new Wizz suite will give your empty 10 inch home screens that extra bit of functionality that you miss from your mobile handset. The widget’s functionality range from social oriented such as Twitter to your personal office type such as email widgets as well as others.

Please drop by the thread and leave some feedback for the dev as well as any suggestions if you would like to see something specific being made for your particular device.

Wizz is a powerful collection of android widgets that provide useful widget
for fast access importance data and social media status on your tablet home screen.
There are widgets in Wizz

You can find more information in the application thread.

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one-click-root

We all love simplicity in our lives. This is a concept that has spread throughout the technology world, a concept that is based on the law on minimal efforts (getting the same amount of work done, while reducing the actual input on said task). Rooting is always a fun activity but it can be quite time consuming if you are not sure of what you are doing. So, XDA member rebound821 decided that it was time to give Transformer owners something a bit simpler to get their root going. The one-click could not come at a better time due to the release of Honeycomb 3.2 for the Transformer a couple of days ago. The one drawback at this point is the fact that this only works on Linux (sorry Windows users). However, the dev has provided everything needed to get this going in a heartbeat without even needing to have Linux installed in your PC. There is a LiveCD image with the tool already included that will allow you to root and put CWM easily and seamlessly. So, simply burn the iso, pop it in your PC, reboot, and boom, you are on your way to root.

Simple enough? If you have any requests (other than a Windows version), please leave them in the thread along with some feedback.

This time I have written a shell script (linux only) to automatically root the stock firmware on the TF101. Every stock firmware.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Viewpad 7 Forums Added

August 2, 2011   By:

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Life is more enjoyable when it has variety. Same can be said about certain mobile devices and with this concept in mind, it looks like the good guys over at Viewsonic decided to release a new incarnation of their already popular Viewpad 7, but this time, it comes loaded with Honeycomb on it. The unit comes with loaded with a dual core Tegra processor of 1 GHz, which is pretty standard so far for mostly every tab coming out. Also, the mandatory 1 GB of RAM as well as a 5 MP camera are included in the little big monster. The 7 inch screen will certainly not be a match for the competitors of its older sibbling, but it will certainly give smaller screened devices a run for their money. All in all, HTC Flyer, watch out!

The device is brand new and there are approximately 10 different variants of it, some including 3G, others including larger storage, as well as a few other not-so-obvious differences. Please let us know if you have one and if you have gotten anything interesting out of it like an apk or animated wallpapers.

You can visit the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 home on XDA right here.

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If you’re a Motorola XOOM owner, take a look at the useful app XDA forum member ekarelis has made to re-mount the microSD card as read/write for rooted Motorola XOOM Honeycomb 3.2 users.

The app simply dismounts and remounts the microSD card in it’s ‘stock’ location as read/write. Optionally, you can also add a mount point to /sdcard/ external which is friendlier for some apps.

Note that the app is still under development so the dev states that use of this app is at your own risk. The app will forcefully dismount/remount the sdcard, so any active access to the sdcard is affected, and under extreme cases can result in data loss.

The dev is adding a lot more error checking, validation to minimise any chances of data loss and also is working on hot-swap sdcard support, remount-on-boot support, and a widget to easily get sdcard status.

For more information, head on over to the application thread.

mizuu (1)

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 that this is the developer’s debut app. In his words:

What my application does is basically something along the lines of XMBC or Boxee. It automatically identifies movie files on your device and puts all of it together in a nice overview with quite a bit of functionality.

Love watching movies? You’ll love using Mizuu Movies.

Mizuu Movies keeps track of all movies on your Android tablet, and tries to identify the videos using the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Titles, plots, ratings, movie covers and much more are downloaded to a local database on your tablet, allowing you to get a great movie viewing experience without being connected to the internet. Perfect for frequent travellers.

Managing your movies has never been easier. With Mizuu Movies on your tablet, similar to Boxee or XBMC on the PC, you can have your entire movie library with you on the go.

ENTERTAINMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
• Immersive graphical interface
• Easy access to your movie library: Find, tap and play
• Developed exclusively for tablets

OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE
• Search functionality
• Trailers
• Manual identification of files
• Manual database updating
• Settings & themes
• Manual movie cover override ({movietitle}.jpg in the same folder)

If media organization is your cup of tea, be sure to head on over to the application thread to get started!

RocknBall

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 the developer:

 

Let me introduce my new game for our Android devices - RocknBall.

Description:
RocknBall – Roll the ball to the finish if you can!
Goal of the game is to roll a Ball through Labyrinth to the finish without falling into Black Holes and break through barriers like boxes,barrels,bottles etc.
Simple and Funny ball running game in 3D.

To control the ball just tilt your device.
HoneyComb optimised.

If you find a bug or problem, please send me an email or post in this thread

Be sure to continue on to the original thread to get your game on! Be sure to leave your comments or questions in the thread while you’re at it, as the developer is looking for any feedback.

Honeycomb-Like Lockscreen

July 15, 2011   By:

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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 to try if you want to have a sip of honey.

The app can be downloaded from the market. Please let us know what you think.

Originally posted by SefEXE
Honeycomb-like lockscreen – Ripple Lock

I dunno if this is pretty well-known or not, I do see a few threads in the Galaxy S II section, but I figured I’d let more people know since I just randomly found this on the market.

For those looking for a replacement to their stock lockscreen(and those craving the Honeycomb Lockscreen), SunPengfei brings us Ripple Lock on the Android Market!

https://market.android.com/details?i…ockScreen_free

There’s a bit of customization that can be done and so far everything’s worked pretty well for me. You can change the font color, style, and size. There’s the ability to have app shortcuts as well.

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comb

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 for a little surprise for Transformer owners. According to an official Asus channel, a 3.2 update is being worked on. Seat tight, the update will come soon.
Please leave some feedback and if you happen to know what do do with the sources, take them for a spin and report your comments.

For anyone whois interested, and anyone ready to start DEV’n with the latest version of Honeycomb.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Editor’s Note: the sources that were released are the kernel sources and not the Rom ones. The latter are licensed under Apache, thus follow a different set of regulations. I apologize for the confusion.

 

 

aurora

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 and repackaged the aqua as well and the aurora lwp as apks for easy installation.
Please leave some feedback if can try these out.

Pulled these from the Tab 10.1 rom. I’ve seen these wallpapers before on Galaxy S phones, so they must be Samsung’s Touchwiz UX counterparts.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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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 well thanks to the efforts of XDA forum member Stachre.

EARLY RELEASE NOTE: I’ve just finished a couple of rounds of testing, and more updates to this procedure are coming. Please proceed only if you’re tech-savvy with your Xoom, ready to restore to stock in case of issues, and very impatient.

WARNING: Following this procedure may damage or permamently destroy your device. This procedure is provided with NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Perform this procedure at your own risk.

COMPATIBILITY NOTE: I have personally tested this procedure ONLY ON THE US XOOM WI-FI MZ604 with STOCK Android 3.1 HMJ37. If you have a non-US Xoom Wi-Fi, this procedure may break your device. If you have a Xoom 3G, this procedure may break your device.

AWESOMENESS NOTE: Instead of copying files which you’re going to adb push to the platform-tools directory every time, why not just add the directory to yourPATH environment variable (“How to update your PATH”)? That way, you can run adb from any directory you want.

SUMMARY

Here’s a run-down on the current procedure:

  • Updates the Xoom WiFi to Android 3.2 using ClockworkMod Recovery (update.zip)
  • Resolves issue in updater-script: get_prop ro.product.device wingray
  • Leaves existing recovery partition intact (stock update overwrites it on every reboot)
  • Sets correct permission on su to enable functioning root
  • Flashes the boot (kernel) partition to stock (required at this time)
  • Updates system partition
  • Stock kernel means no extras (overclocking, etc.) from custom kernels
  • Leaves user data intact

Continue on to the update guide thread to get your Honeycomb update fix!

[For those of you who wish to remain 100% stock and have a US WiFi-only XOOM currently running 3.1, the incremental update can be found here courtesy of kurt5510 and Sparticuz. The preferred method for installation is to place the file on a USB key, and use a USB-OTG adapter to connect the key to the XOOM. Once connected, the update should be accessible through the stock recovery.]

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