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This Week in Development – XDA TV

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This week on XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye gives us a basic rundown through some of this week’s biggest development stories. In addition to talking about some April Fools news, Shen highlights the release of the HTC One line and how it should not be compared with the OMAP-based Galaxy Nexus. He then talks about CM9 on the Galaxy W, and how CyanogenMod itself has now found itself a new mascot.

Next, Shen talks about development work and ICS updates for the Transformer, Transformer Prime, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G, Xperia Play, and the AT&T Galaxy Note. Finally, Shen discusses the release of Instagram and Swiftkey 3 Beta for Android.. . . READ ON »

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Xperia Play Gets Official ICS Beta

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Well, it seems that Sony (not Ericsson) is doing everything in their power to try and get the developer community back on their good side once again. Over the last couple of months, the electronics and media giant has been hard at work pushing early betas for some of their devices in the Xperia series released last year. Fact of the matter, ICS is almost going to be phased out and it hasn’t even been released yet (Jelly bean is lurking in the shadows after all), so they need to try and push it out before it is too late and becomes old news.

According to Sony’s blog, they received several requests for the beta from the Play community after seeing the other Xperia’s getting the goodies. They do claim that . . . READ ON »

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Xperia S UI Ported to Non-Xperia Devices

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A few days ago PoorCollegeGuy posted an article explaining a method of taking the UI from Sony’s new Xperia S and using it on an Xperia Play. Now that’s all fine and dandy for Xperia play users, but what about everyone else? For the rest of you looking to try Sony’s sleek UI on non-Xperia device, XDA member ra3al has been hard at work with you in mind.

He has managed to port the entire UI from the Xperia S and optimise it for non-Xperia devices with a variety of different screen resolutions. The package will install the launcher, clock widgets, toggle tools, photo widget, and weather widget. There are even links to the original static and live wallpapers for the full Sony Mobile Xperience (see what I . . . READ ON »

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Team UtterChaos Brings You Touch-Enabled Recovery on Even More Devices

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We’ve already brought you reports of a work in progress for the HTC HD2 getting touch-enabled recovery. As it turns out, there’s several other phones who’ve had it for a couple weeks already.

Thanks to the devoted work of Team UtterChaos, featuring XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD along with XDA Senior Member Napster.

There’s a few phones they’re actively supporting their touch-enabled recovery on. For those who are unfamiliar, touch-enabled recovery is a recovery that utilizes touch screen controls to navigate instead of the old school volume rocker + power button method. We can all agree, those poor hardware buttons could use a little break, right?

Okay, down to . . . READ ON »

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Extremely Alpha ICS Port Appears for Xperia PLAY

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Just under a week ago, we broke news that Sony Ericsson became the first major vendor to offer an official ICS update. Although the release was technically an alpha build, the reception was overwhelmingly positive.

Unfortunately, many XDA members were left out in the cold since there were initially only 3 supported devices. While support was eventually added for a few more devices, many Sony Ericsson device owners were still left longing for Google’s most recent tasty treat.

However, this is XDA, folks. We are the land of cellular freedom, and our developers give us the tools necessary to overcome the limitations of our devices—arbitrary or not. To this end, XDA forum member nickholtu. . . READ ON »

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Sony Ericsson Announces Ice Cream Sandwich For 2011 Models

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After Samsung, Sony Ericsson has also announced its plans for Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Also, not unlike Samsung, only its most recent models will get the update, exluding, for example, 2010’s Xperia X10.

If you’ve got a 2011 model, however, here’s the schedule for the phased rollout: starting in late March, the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray will get their skinned Android 4.0 goodness, while owners of the Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro and Xperia active will have to wait a month longer till late April.. . . READ ON »

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