Posts From liwen

Samsung Confirms: No Value Pack, No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Tab

A Samsung spokesperson has told The Next Web that it will not bring any major updates to last year's best-selling Galaxy S smartphone and the original Galaxy Tab, finally putting rumors of a 'Value Pack' update to an end. After leaving out the Galaxy S and Tab when initially revealing its plans for ICS-updates three weeks...

Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Transformer Prime To Start On January 12, And More Clarifications From ASUS

In addition to announcing that it would provide an unlock tool for the bootloader of the Transformer Prime, ASUS also revealed (in the same statement posted to Facebook) that the Android 4.0 update for its Tegra 3 tablet would begin rolling out on January 12. In fact, this is one of the earliest dates we've seen...

ASUS Gives In, Will Develop Unlock Tool For Transformer Prime Bootloader

ASUS just announced that it will develop an unlock tool for the bootloader of its Transformer Prime tablet. This comes only slightly more than 48 hours after a forum member has found its bootloader to be locked and encrypted, triggering a massive amount of protest posts on its Facebook wall. As the original reason for locking...

New Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs With TouchWiz Leaked For Samsung Galaxy S II

Two new Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs, with their Android version at 4.0.1 and 4.0.3 respectively, have been leaked by SamMobile. You might recall that some similar ICS ROMs with TouchWiz leaked three weeks ago; seems like Samsung is making good progress on their promised Ice Cream Sandwich updates so far. Of course, this is the real...

HTC Flyer WiFi-Only Version Getting Honeycomb OTA Update

Just as HTC promised last month, the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is now rolling out to the WiFi-only version of the HTC Flyer, after the GSM version got it in early December and the EVO View 4G two weeks ago. So, if you didn't already flash a custom ROM, you now officially enjoy all the...

New Driver Fixes HTC HD2 Multitouch Issues In WP7, Proves Nothing Is Impossible

One of the last few issues that remain with Windows Phone 7 on the HTC HD2 has been fixed: well-known developer AnDim squashed some bugs in the touchscreen driver, enabling for better multitouch. Previously, you had to touch the screen with both fingers at the exact same time when trying to pinch-to-zoom a picture or...

OTA Update For Asus Transformer Prime Brings GPS And Speed Improvements

After the original Transformer got an OTA update a couple of days ago, Asus is now rolling out an update for its successor, the Transformer Prime (yes, that device with the encrypted bootloader!) which brings the software version to 8.8.3.33. The update seems to improve general touch responsiveness and smoothness, and GPS performance for some. Head...

CyanogenMod 9 Will Have Custom Music Player, Fully Theme-able

The ICS-based CyanogenMod 9 will include some custom apps, such as the Trebuchet launcher, but also an improved, fully theme-able music player. Besides being included in CM9, it will also be released as a standalone application in the Android Market. Andrew Neal, a developer working on the music app, recently told The Verge some of the...

Tweak GTA III With Graphical Settings

We've previously covered some mods for GTA III, but they required you to tinker around and replace files manually. Thankfully, forum member hacksteak25 developed a little application that allows you to easily change some of those settings, for example by making the resolution lower to make the game run smoother, and even automatically backs up...

Asus Transformer Prime Bootloader Is Locked And Encrypted, Show Your Outrage!

The bootloader of the Asus Transformer Prime tablet is locked and encrypted, as forum member di11igaf  has found out. What's more: the AES-128 encryption, used by governments worldwide, is practically impossible to crack. The only hope of unlocking the bootloader, thereby, lies in Asus. And HTC, which similarly began to lock its bootloaders back in...

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 [email protected], 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...

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...