Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
This Week’s Recap
This Week’s Recap is a series of articles, in which we we give you a short recapitulation of the week’s most popular news from the XDA forums.
Windows Phone 7 Shown Running on HD2 (Video)
Quite possibly what many HD2 owners have been waiting since the announcement of WP7 earlier this year. XDA member Cotulla and DTF seem to have succeeded in booting the long awaited new OS from Microsoft into a device that was said to be completely incapable of running WP7 (both by HTC and Microsoft). The port is far from complete and there is no download, flashing instructions, or anything available at the moment. However, as with many ports, the first step was getting it to boot. Now, let the feature development begin. This is a huge step in the right direction for one of the best Windows Mobile devices that HTC has ever released. Consider this, sometime in the next few months, you could have a device capable of booting into: WM 6.5.x, Android (2.2), Ubuntu, or WP7 (and even Windows XP if you use an emulator), depending on your mood.
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Flipout, Flipside, and Bravo Forums Added.
No matter how you see it, Android seems to be spreading out like butter on a hot toast. With that in mind, and considering the ever growing user base for devices wielding this OS, XDA tries to keep up with the times and adds development sections for promising devices. In this case, the trio from Motorola was given an individual home for our members to play in and for support of those who own the devices and don’t know what to do with them.
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Easily Run Ubuntu on the EVO
Digging a bit through the most recent breakthroughs in OS porting, we stumbled upon this little jewel that had been buried in the EVO forums for a little while now. The guide describes in a few steps how to easily run the Linux desktop distro known as Ubuntu. If you own an EVO and can’t get enough of “sudo” in your daily diet, then you really want to check out how to do this.
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We may not be a big commercial publication, but we certainly are resourceful enough to come up with hands on reviews of things out there. This article was presented as a review of an unnamed WP7 test device. The article goes in depth into the features and fluidity of the new upcoming OS from Microsoft, from a users point of view.
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Smartwatches still have a lot of growing up to do. Not too long ago the latest Canalys figures revealed a rather disappointing outcome for 2014, something we covered with the ultimate conclusion that, once again, smartwatches had no year. The direction of smartwatches is unclear to even the biggest OEMs, and with every new option there seems to be polarizing dissonances from what people and OEMs want and what they both think they want. We've documented many of the reasons as to...
Every day, the majority of us use the internet through several different internet service providers, but what we may not think about whilst using this service is how much control these companies have over our experience. AT&T recently launched their rival to the Google Fiber service and subsequently looked for a way to further monetize on their offering. For an extra $29 on top of the $70 monthly charge, you can buy your privacy back from them. Otherwise expect online adverts...