Android is now 6 years old. Over the years, Android was able to command over 80% of the market, while leaving iOS and Windows Mobile/Phone behind. Thus, this moment is ripe to look back at how the story of the little green robot began.
Android was presented in November 2007, but September 22, 2008 marked the “real” beginning. On that day, the HTC Dream (also known as the T-Mobile G1) was presented. The beginning wasn’t nice and easy, though. Many critics claimed that the OS would never be able to beat out those made by Apple and Microsoft. At the time, these opinions were quite valid. After all, Android back then greatly differed from the highly customized builds now released by Sony, LG, HTC, and Samsung.
Early versions of Android were meant to call, send and receive text messages, and connect to the Internet. The thing that made Android unique was that it was open source, and users were able to contribute to the code to add in innovative ideas. READ ON »
Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device’s development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs listed with “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Check out our list! READ ON »
For all you CyanogenMod fans out there this will make you happy, CyanogenMod released version 6.1.0 of their ROM for the following devices:
Many users have reported issues with the marketplace, but those issues are being fixed. As for the features of this new release here are some of the big ones:
June 9, 2010 By: ElCondor
If you like the color blue and have an Android Cyanogenmod powered device, this new themed ROM might be something for you. XDA member jeagoss created an ‘Extremely Blue’ themed ROM for the Nexus One, the Motorola Droid, and the HTC Dream (G1).
Originally posted by jeagoss
Well, after some work and learning, I give to you a theme that is loaded with blue. Blue is EVERYWHERE!!
I really didn’t change icons or too many images. I mainly just made all orange / yellow hints blue, and added blue hints to everything. My aim is to make a completely unified blue theme on the base cyanogenmod rom. The theme also has glossy blue bars on the launcher.
TheDude came up with an overlay to theme components of cyanogenmod at build time. After working with him on the overlay, this theme has been built with it. That means this theme is a complete rom, with my theme all happily integrated.
The ROM is basically a stock (Cyanogenmod) ROM, so no extra applications or tweaks are added to it.
Even the typical Nexus One live wallpaper has been turned blue, which I think is a nice addition.
Make sure you read the instructions very carefully before proceeding, also note that your phone needs to be rooted!
You can find more information in the theme thread.
Riding on the crest of the Froyo wave, comes news that the Google Nexus One Android 2.2 ROM has now been ported to the T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream and the MyTouch 3G aka HTC Magic!
The ROM is in alpha but it offers some functionality such as
Functions that are still being worked on:
For downloads and more information, please visit the rom thread.