POSTS TAGGED: Google Nexus One

XDA ROM Report: the Sense HD Experience on your Phone

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Many reviewers have been positive about the changes HTC made to its custom Android UI, HTC Sense. Especially the htcsense.com service, which offers many features to keep track of your lost or stolen phone, is well received. However, because HTC doesn’t update its older phones to have this new version of Sense – which is a bit odd in our opinion – you will have to buy either the Desire Z (Vision) or the Desire HD (Ace, we will be calling these devices by those names in this article). To solve this, some developers ported the ROM from one of those device to other phones. This means that you can enjoy all the goodies of the Sense HD on your own phone!

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Interactive Live Wall Paper with Active Blocks for Android

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Android’s home screen keeps getting better and better as time goes by. This time, XDA member mmone3 has just developed a very interesting interactive live wallpaper for his Nexus One. According to the dev, the images that make the background are made of blocks, which will rapidly react to either feedback from the user’s input or by the tilt sensor. The image breaks into blocks that will move according to the interaction type.

Even though this looks very good, any feedback is welcomed by the dev.

This is my first android active opengl 3D wallpaper. Its tilt sensitive and when you touch the wallpaper it causes a ripple effect in the blocks. I have some options to remove the random z axis movement and two d

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Syncroid – Outlook to Android Sync

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This great application developed by XDA member demosten will let you synchronize your Outlook with your Android device calendar without using exchange sync. Syncdroid synchronizes your appointments from PC to Android but can be extended to do bi-directional sync contacts as well. The application is on the first release and the developer needs feedback from you, so more features can be included in a future version.
Syncdroid apk will work till 1/1/2011, but dev states before that date an update will be published.
Tested on Nexus One with Android 2.1 and 2.2

Originally posted by demosten
[APP] Syncroid – Outlook to Android calendar sync [update 9 October 2010]

Description:
Synchronizes your Outlook

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One-Click Root for Froyo-running Captivates Emerges

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A couple of months ago, we announced that an XDA member had managed to create a very useful utility for the AT&T Captivate – a member of the Samsung Galaxy S family.

However, this rooting method would not work for newer software based on Android 2.2 – also known as Froyo.

This week, a new rooting method has emerged which does support such software. XDA member CLShortFuse has created the RageAgainstTheCage GUI – a one-click root which not only works on Froyo Captivates but many recent Android devices, including the Nexus One, the Motorola Droid and the other Samsung Galaxy variants.

If you would like to try the new rooting method and to try the RageAgainstTheCage GUI out for yourself, downl. . . READ ON »

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Android 2.2.1 Update Appears for Nexus One

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Google’s flagship device, the Nexus One, is always the first phone to receive the latest software updates. It was the first to obtain the initial over-the-air update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and this update provided the basis for much development and discussion across the site.

This week, Google have demonstrated that they are still interested in keeping the Nexus One in the limelight. A previously manual-install-only update has recently become available OTA for the phone which boosts its ‘Android version’ number to an intriguing 2.2.1. Although exact details on changes introduced within the update remain unclear, it is generally believed that its purpose is to fix the bugs and gripes . . . READ ON »

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Updated Gmail for Froyo 2.2 Users

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Gmail, which has been recently updated online with new features, has also just received some new features for Android users. The new Gmail has added support for things like Priority Inbox and Pushing notifications using the Gtalk service (No more Syncing/Polling). The app is only avaliable for phones running Froyo, Google listed these phones as elegible to receive the update:

  1. Nexus One
  2. HTC EVO
  3. Motorola Droid 2
  4. Motorola Droid
  5. (Really any Android Phone Running Froyo)

It has limited support for Google Mails’ new feature “Priority Inbox”, which helps you sort your most important mail from spam, newsletters, and non-urgent emails. It also has added better switching buttons . . . READ ON »

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System Apps Update Pack for CyanogenMod 6

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If you are running CyanogenMod 6 on your Nexus One, you may have experienced some issues with updating some of the system apps that come with the ROM.

Additionally, because system apps are stored on the data partition, this uses up precious space. To make things easier for you, XDA forum member unforgiven512 has put together an update.zip with the latest versions of all the system apps that come with CM6.

Flashing the update will ensure that the updated files will be stored on your system partition rather than the data partition.

The updated apps are:

  • Amazon MP3
  • Google Maps
  • Google Search
  • Google Voice
  • ROM Manager
  • Street View
  • Superuser
  • TalkBack
  • Twitter
  • Voice Search

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ShakeThemAll Wallpaper for Android Updated

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Back in April, XDA News Writer WenWM wrote about the first release of this live wallpaper. XDA member Yougli made an update to Live wallpaper, which uses g-sensors to display Androids falling down your screen.
The updated version includes added ‘slide’ effect and fixed ratings update as well as more languages available, such as French, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Hungarian. Light and sound are included on this version too.

Originally posted by Yougli
[LIVE WALLPAPER] ShakeThemAll – Droids with physics (v1.57)

Shake Them All! is a live wallpaper using realistic physics engine and g-sensors to display Androids falling down your screen.
Androids react to gravity, touching, shakin

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Simplistic Theme for Android Updated

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Android themes are starting to come almost as frequent as we see them on WM platform. This time XDA member chancellorr presents this nice theme for your Android device with Metamorph, and as it´s name says is a very simple and clean theme. New icons can be found on the version 1.1 update that also fixes some bugs present on version one.
For those of you who don´t know about MetaMorph, it allows you to apply themes, patches, and mods to your phone by adding or changing files in an apk/jar file and by replacing files in any Directory.
MetaMorph doesn’t work with market apps, working only if you have a rooted phone, and BusyBox needs to be installed as well.

Originally posted by chancellorr
[METAMORPH] Simplisti

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