Posts From Ian Stacy

Untethered webOS Port Arrives on the Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is Google's flagship 7 inch tablet. It represents both the ideals behind the Android Open Source Project and the commitment to quality hardware we have come to expect from Google's Nexus line of devices. Being on the forefront of the open source realm, it comes as no surprise that the device has...

Android 4.2 Camera and Gallery Now Available

We all knew it was just a matter of time before bits of software from Android 4.2 showed up on other devices.  It has become customary for devs and power users to immediately swarm to port all the latest and greatest apps from leaked versions of the newest OS, and 4.2 is no exception. After seeing the...

Paranoid Android with S-Pen Gestures for Galaxy Note i717

When the Samsung Galaxy Note arrived on AT&T, the extra-large capacitive screen and S Pen were its biggest selling points. For many users, the S Pen and its button are integral to the functionality and productivity of the Note. Those who were unwilling to give up that functionality have been forced to stick with stock...

Android 4.2 Incoming? Key Lime Pie Rumors, Specualtion and More

Update: It appears as if these rumors were in fact false. We apologize for getting your hopes up. That said, we can't wait to hear what's actually coming up for Key Lime Pie. For your amusement, you can view the Hoaxer's admission here.Android, as a mobile platform, is more successful than ever before. The combination of...

Three HTCs and a Samsung Walk into a (CM10) Bar…

The CyanogenMod crew has added four new devices to their officially supported lineup. This is exciting news, considering the popularity of the devices in question. These four flagship-status devices are some of the most widely-used phones on the market today. The list of devices and maintainers is as follows:HTC One XL (evita) maintained by XDA...

Fresh Jelly Bean Ports Arrive on the HTC EVO 3D

Users of the HTC EVO 3D have been rather lucky lately. Despite HTC withholding the Ice Cream Sandwich update and kernel source code until the very last second (and indeed until the next iteration of Android, 4.1 'Jelly Bean', began landing on other devices) clever developers and a dedicated community of ROM cooks have managed...

Sony Xperia S Added to AOSP as Experimental Device

Some very exciting news has arrived from the Technical Lead of the Android Open Source Project at Google, Jean-Baptiste Queru. In a Google Groups announcement earlier this week, he revealed that the first-ever experimental device has been added to the AOSP tree---the Sony Xperia S.This could mean great things for Android as an open source...

All-in-One Toolkit for the Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is quickly becoming the most popular Android tablet. Unsurprisingly, it has amassed a large community of developers who have produced some great tools and utilities for the device. A common utility for popular devices is the 'one-click' root tool. XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip has created such a tool for...

Easy-to-Follow Root Guide for the Nexus 7

Google I/O 2012 brought with it a variety of exciting announcements in both software and hardware. Many Android enthusiasts have been drooling over the 7 inch, Tegra 3 powered Nexus tablet since it's unveiling at the kenote of the event. As you are no doubt aware, the tablet is already available for pre-order through the Play...

Enable WiFi Hotspot and USB / Bluetooth Tethering on the EVO 4G LTE

The brand new EVO 4G LTE is the latest offering by HTC in the EVO line. It stands to reason that one of the most useful and sought-after mods for the EVO line of devices would show up sooner or later. With a simple build.prop edit (or a conveniently flashable update.zip, thanks to XDA Senior...

Facebook Phone to Run Linux and Opera

It's no surprise that the Facebook app is one of the most downloaded apps in the entire Google Play Store. Over the last year, we have seen many advances in Facebook and its mobile application. Many changes have been implemented to make the users' mobile social experience richer, most recently with the purchase of photo-sharing...

Extremely Alpha CM9 Arrives for the Droid X2

Now that Motorola has confirmed that it will not release an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Droid X2 (much to the dismay of many X2 users), it stands to reason that some clever developer would whip together an ICS build for the device. XDA Recognized Developer dragonzkiller has done just that, and released an extremely...