February 18, 2011 By: ElCondor
The HTC HD2 is famous for its multiple-OS capabilities, but there are also many other native Windows Phones that are capable of running Android via the Haret launcher. The newest phone to join this family is the HTC Photon, or generally better known as the HD Mini. Again, it was XDA member Cotulla who managed to develop a working Android build for this device. Using the ROM from the HTC Aria, which is HD mini’s Android cousin, he created a package that can be booted from the SD card. All you have to do is copy some files and hit the Haret.exe to boot it up! As far as stability goes, we have to tell you that it is far from perfect. It needs a lot of enhancements, and many things don’t work yet. Unfortunately, Cotulla has cancelled any further development.
Originally posted by Cotulla
I won’t continue developing of Android/Linux for PHOTON. Why?
*Main goals of this project are passed. All stuffs was ported in about 5 days.
*I have not much free time to develop android for another device. (I am supporting several devices, they take a lot of time)
*It’s rather useless? You can sold PHOTON and buy LIBERTY. With native android inside. With compass inside. With trackball inside. With same size and design like PHOTON.
*And main reason: My father’s phone is broken. I will give him PHOTON So I won’t have PHOTON device anymore. And can’t develop for it.
*I hope you appreciate all this
Luckily, there are many more Android developers, so we expect that this project will further continue.
Get started and continue on to the thread!
May 4, 2010 By: mic_888
XDA forum member heliosdev has developed an application to test OpenGL ES 2.0 performance on your Windows Mobile device. TestOpenGLES2 is a benchmark application and is confirmed to work with the HTC HD2, HD Mini, Acer S200 and Toshiba TG01.
Originally posted by heliosdev
- Transitions: Tests multi-texture by changing from one image to another, Effects – slide, fade, blinds, wave and ripple
- Edge Detection: Tests fragment shader performance by doing five texture fetches per pixel
- Text: Simple text rendering
- Twist: Tests vertex shader performance by rotating vertices (small vertex count right now)
To download and provide feedback, check out the application thread.
Reading books on your device can be a good option, especially if your phone’s resolution allows for easy reading. Member patcat007 presents this application for reading epub books on Manila, the E reader Manila Tab has a limit of showing 20 books.
Originally posted by patcat007
Now have 300 books in my ereader library. Now there are 5 zip files X 60 books each and the corresponding book cover in the images.zip file
The E Reader is a fantastic application and I was always searching for great books. Managed to download ALL the books from www.epubbooks.com. I have made the exact two folders which need to be copied on to the reader folder in your My Documents Folder of your device. Or create a Reader Folder in your storage card My documents/Reader
Here is the step by step guide
- Make a Folder on your PC called Reader. Make two subfolders within that called Books and Images
- Download & the images.zip into the Images folder on your PC
- Download & Extract all the files from Book 1.zip to Book 5.zip into the Books Folder.
- Copy the Books that you want onto the Books and Images Folder onto your device or copy all the books on to the reader folder on your device
- Download and Install the Ebook Indexer 0.4 cab on to your device.
Continue on to the application thread for more information.
We’ve added a new forum for the HTC HD Mini, which was announced this week at Mobile World Congress. The device won’t be available in Europe until April, but we’ve opened a General forum so that you can begin talking about it immediately.
The HD Mini is HTC’s attempt to please those that are excited by the HD2 but want it in a smaller form factor. The HD Mini includes the same Sense UI that is found on its big brother. In terms of specs, the HD Mini is HTC’s first device with Windows Mobile 6.5.3. It has a 600MHz CPU with 384MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. The camera on back is 5.0 megapixels, but has no flash. Like the HD2, the HD Mini has a capacitive multitouch display, although it’s HVGA resolution and is 1.1″ smaller. For more on the HD Mini, check out HTC’s website.