Posts From liwen

RIM Giving Out Free PlayBook Tablets To Android Developers

One of the reasons the BlackBerry PlayBook never got much traction is because of its lack of third-party apps (actually, first-party apps as well; think email). Anyway, the PlayBook OS 2.0 update that's expected to arrive this month will try to mitigate that shortcoming: it will finally include the long-awaited BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps....

#OPMOSH2: Developer Edition Is No Solution, Petition For Real Droid RAZR Bootloader Unlock

Guess what, Motorola? You got us shouting at you again. You delivered a special Developer Edition of the RAZR, but how are existing owners of the Droid RAZR going to unlock their bootloaders? No way. Do you seriously expect them to dish out money to buy a brand new device just to get a bootloader...

HTC Rezound Is A World Phone, Works On GSM Networks

Verizon might tout its LTE capabilities, but what if you're not in the US and thus can't use the HTC Rezound on Big Red? Good news, as the Rezound includes radios that enable it to work globally on all GSM networks. How come?Well, forum member i rule123, who's based in the UK, accidentally ordered one...

Easily Root Your Nook Tablet With An SD Card

Since the latest 1.41 update from December, rooting the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has gotten a lot harder – you had to block the update or, if you had already applied it, restore to the previous 1.40 version before it was possible to gain root access. However, some people have been working on directly...

Nokia Says Lumia 800 Battery Life Is Fixed, Promises Updates For Audio And Camera Quality

While Nokia's first Windows Phone, the Lumia 800, has been critically acclaimed for its unique industrial design, it has had its fair share of issues regarding battery life and audio and camera quality. In a statement posted on its official support forums, Nokia says that the recent 1600.2483.8106.11500 update indeed fixes all problems related to...

Koush Teases Fully Touch-Enabled ClockwordMod Recovery

We've previously shown you some touch-enabled recoveries: for one, the fully touch-based 4EXT Recovery Touch, but also modded CWM versions. However, both had their own shortcomings; while the modded CWM versions use on-screen buttons which emulate the functions of hardware keys, without taking full advantage of the touchscreen, not everyone might be willing to change...

HTC Rezound Getting OTA Update, Improves Stability

Verizon began to roll out a new update to the HTC Rezound a few days ago. It's not Ice Cream Sandwich yet, but rather a maintenance release that mostly improves stability and fixes a few other odd issues here and there. According to the official documentation, the new update bring the software version to 2.01.605.11,...

HTC To Release Fewer Models This Year, Focus On Quality Over Quantity

After the disappointing Q4 results, which saw a sharp drop in profit and revenue for HTC, the Taiwanese mobile device company is now looking to cut back on its smartphone portfolio this year, instead focusing on fewer 'hero' devices. This is exactly what we argued HTC should be doing, though leaks from December already suggested...

Exemption Legalizing Rooting And Jailbreaking Will Expire, Let’s Petition To Renew It!

In 2010, the US Copyright Office added an exemption to the DMCA, which fully legalized rooting, jailbreaking, unlocking and whatever else you do with your smartphone that is not intended by their manufacturers. While that was certainly good for modders and hackers, of which there are plenty in our forums, exemptions only last for three...

HP Begins Open Sourcing Of webOS, Releases Enyo 1.0 and 2.0 Source Code

Since HP announced that it would open source webOS, there have been lots of questions on how exactly HP plans to do that, and what such a move could bring. While the future for webOS is still very much up in the air, the process of open sourcing the mobile operating system originally developed by...

Install Ubuntu on ASUS Transformer Prime

Being a tablet, it makes a lot more sense to run Ubuntu on the ASUS Tranformer Prime than on a smartphone. Of course, that hasn't stopped people from porting the popular Linux distro to the HTC Desire, for example, and for the old Windows Mobile devices, getting Ubuntu to work was a stepping stone for...

Updates For HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G and Samsung Epic 4G Remove Carrier IQ

Last week, owners of the HTC EVO 3D began to receive an OTA update that, most notably, removed Carrier IQ. As Sprint has later confirmed, it is indeed looking to remove the tracking software from all its handsets, and has now begun to push out further updates for the HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G...