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10 Predictions for 2012

As we head swiftly into the new year, Livven gave us a look into the past 12 months for XDA. The tech world at large has had a great year, and there doesn't seems to be any signs of next year slowing down. With that in mind, Azrienoch and I have put together 10 predictions for the...

HP Touchpad Can Now Run Arch Linux

At last glance, people who took advantage of the super awesome clearance sale of the HP Touchpad have the option of keeping WebOS on their tablets or throwing some CyanogenMod goodness on there. Now, Touchpad owners have yet another option for their increasingly versatile tablets and that option is Arch Linux ARM. XDA Member crimsonredmk has...

Some Fun: Google Failed To Deliver Android-Controlled Lightbulbs

Back in May, at its annual Google I/O conference, the search giant apparently showed off a pretty cool initiative: dubbed Android@Home, it would provide a framework to automate home appliances and control them via an Android device. Say, a game changing the lighting to fit the mood, thermostats turning off the heater based on calendar...

Looking Back At 2011

2011 is about to come to an end, and it's been an impressive year for us. We've grown more than 50% year-over-year, while the adoption of smartphones is also growing like crazy, with Android coming out on top in terms of marketshare, Windows Phone going from very small to very small, and Windows Mobile finally...

EL01 Update For Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Will Add TouchWiz

As pointed out by forum member mineshrai, Verizon is preparing an update to its LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. The EL01 update will apparently add TouchWiz to the Honeycomb tablet. The most notable feature seems to be a mini app tray that holds six apps and can be accessed from anywhere. On Verizon's support...

CyanogenMod 7 For Samsung Epic 4G Becomes Official

There are many CyanogenMod-based ROMs available, but not all are officially supported, that is, listed on their website. In particular, you'll notice that the Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint's version of the bestselling Galaxy S isn't there yet. But that's only a matter of time now, since Decad3nce, the developer of the CM7 port, announced a...

Enable GSM Phone Calls on Your HTC Jetstream

As they say, the real fun doesn't start until your device gets root and s-off and that's certainly the case with the HTC Jetstream. The device got root just a couple days ago and the modders and developers have gone to work making the already great device even greater. XDA Senior Member Giblet-dono has...

LG To Unveil First Intel-Based Android Smartphone At CES, Launch In March

According to the The Korea Times, LG will unveil the first Android smartphone based on Intel's Medfield SoC at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, with retail availability planned for March. Intel has been hard at work to produce a viable processor for the mobile market. The new Medfield SoC aims to remedy issues with its...

Independently Updated Draw9Patch Offers New Features for Themers

This is the quintessential XDA experience story. Someone comes onto the site looking for something they need. They make a thread about it and find out that others need it too. Then, one day out of nowhere, someone comes in and says, "Hey, I got that, here you go." This is the story of XDA Senior...

HTC Kingdom Source Code Released

I made a mistake.  A few days ago I reported that, with a slew of new kernel source codes posted on HTCdev, HTC is now GPL compliant.  That wasn't true.  I found out after saying it again on XDA TV.  On Twitter, @gu1dry said, @azrienoch Just finished the new XDA TV video, issue with the end, @HTC still hasn't...

HTC Jetstream Has Root; Gets Custom Recovery

It was just two days ago that we reported about the HTC Jetstream obtaining a permanent root solution. Well the development didn't stop there. The reportedly sexy (in a non-threatening Johnny Depp sort of way) XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, who not only brought root to the device, has also now released a custom...

Cerberus app [SassiBoB review]

Today, SassiBoB makes fun of the Greek mythology and reviews an app by LSDroid called Cerberus. It's a nice security app that you flash using ROM Manager to make sure that even if your device is reset, it stays there. Among many other things, this app will take a photo of a thief that tries...