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WiFi Calling for the HD2 Running Ice Cream Sandwich
This is usually where we would insert a strategic metaphor to describe the pure awesomeness that is the HTC HD2. Much like Apple’s hatred of Android, Forever Alone memes, and Celine Dion’s heart, HD2 development will probably go on and on. Forever.
As such, the HD2 is showing no signs of letting up. In addition to acquiring hardware acceleration in ICS, there’s still more ICS-based fun to be had on the HD2 such as T-Mobile WiFi calling. XDA Recognized Developer tytung has updated the current WiFi calling application to be compatible with ICS. According to tytung:
The latest WiFi Calling packages which support both MAGLDR and cLK with working mobile data.
This comes just over a month after the process to get the app working on ICS began and a few days after the last of the bugs were reported fixed, so users can expect a flawless WiFi calling experience.
For download links and more, head to the original thread[Thanks to XDA Senior Member cajunflavoredbob for the tip!]
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