If you are a gamer or like video games, then you more than likely have heard of a device and service called “OnLive”, which came out a couple of years ago. OnLive allows you to play online games for any consoles without actually owning them, for a small fee, of course. The whole thing runs from very powerful servers that give you great gaming experience from your TV and without having to put out $300 for a console or $50 for a game, which you are likely to re-sell for a third of the price once you get tired of it. This new concept in gaming seems to be making its way into Android, because according to XDA member Wobblin30, the HTC Flyer just received an OTA which included something called OnLive Viewer. As its name implies, this app will allow you to follow the intense action of any game being played in the OnLive service. You will only be able to act as a spectator, so while you will likely be drooling over seeing Modern Warfare 3 running silky smooth on your Flyer, you will have to remember that this is not playable (yet). The apk was extracted from the OTA and, according to a few people, it seems to work well for other devices like the EVO 4G.
Please take it for a spin and let us know your comments.
I just checked my Flyer for an update and OnLive Viewer just popped up. After a quick download, I created an account and poked around a bit. I was unable to play any free trials but I would assume functionality is just around the corner.
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That´s the magic of XDA! When you think you´ve seen it all, you get something new and exciting. This time, XDA member Natkaffe pointed us to the first ROM from HTC Flyer ported for Desire HD and Inspire 4G. The rom comes loaded with full landscape support. However, this ROM is at early stages of development but according to the original poster, it is good enough to be used as daily. There are several non-working features as of yet:
- Car panel
- Almost every app needs some resizing
- Gallery starts, but doesn’t show pictures
- Most popup window needs resizing
- Touch keys don’t work in landscape
- Keyboard is too big, many letters are unavailable
- Weather animation for weather clock is not in the right place
Everything else is fully functional such as mail, SMS, youtube, social media, calendar, -camera/camcorder, clock, friend-stream, HTC hub, HTC likes, browser, locations, mail, market, and more.
This ROM should be installed only if you have some experience flashing ROMs.
Originally posted by Natkaffe
[ROM][DEV ONLY]Not for Noobs!! Htc Flyer, Usable on DHD/INSIPRE (open for all)
hey here is a HTC Flyer rom for dhd and inspire phones
The rom is good enough to be used as daily, just put a different keyboard and it should be fine for you.
Works reported by liljom:
every function is available (some cases is landscape mode) in:
-press reader (as far as I went without registration)
-setup (where no keyboard is needed)
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Thanks to M_T_M for the tip
Despite not being based on tablet-optimised Honeycomb, the ROM for the upcoming HTC Flyer tablet has attracted considerable attention due to the integration of a refreshed version of the HTC Sense interface, along with many other useful features.
Over on the Samsung Galaxy Tab forums, several users have come together with the intention of garnering enough developmental attention for a port of the Flyer’s Gingerbread-based ROM to the older device. Although they don’t expect it to be an easy task, the fact that the Galaxy Tab and the Flyer both have a 600 by 1024 pixel resolution display (unlike the 800 by 1280 found on almost all other popular Android tablets) should make such a port a fairly realistic premise.
Interest in the cause has recently been piqued after the Flyer’s software was dumped and uploaded. If you think you can help out, head on over to the project thread for more information.
For those of us loving the new HTC Sense 3.0 UI that we can see on the new Evo 3D or the Sensation, the first question that comes to mind is if it will be possible to port it into older devices. XDA member cjward23 told us about an article which mentions that only Evo 3D, Sensation, and Flyer will be capable of running the new HTC Sense 3.0. What do you think?
We leave this article open for discussion to know what members and developers think. Some of us think the great minds on XDA will find a way to port this sooner or later!
Please leave your opinion.
Originally posted by cjward23
Challenge set by htc: HTC Sense 3.0
Just read this over at engadget http://m.engadget.com/default
I’m sure the devs here will get it working on our current handsets.
The challenge is on.
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February 18, 2011 By: egzthunder1
Looks like HTC opened up the flood gates this past week at MWC (Mobile World Congress). They have introduced their upcoming line up, which explains why their performance was not as strong at CES. In any case, since we haven’t really had a whole lot coming from HTC lately (aside from the Inspire and the Thunderbolt), we felt that it was in the best interest of our community to try and get us moving with the current. All of these devices are running Android, but the biggest surprise from this line up is HTC’s entrance into the Tablet wars. Although, to be fair the HTC was here first with other “large devices” such as the HTC Shift, which even though was considered an UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC), still was close to and resembled the Tablet concept.
If you have any information, dumps, or anything that may help speed up development for any of these, please do not hesitate to share with the rest of the community.
You can visit Wildfire’s Home forum here.
You can visit Desire S’s Home forum here.
You can visit Incredible S’s Home forum here.
You can visit Flyer’s Home forum here.
You can visit ChaCha’s Home forum here.
You can visit Salsa’s Home forum here.