Posts From liwen

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...

GTA III Android Mods And Tutorials

If you've ever played games on a PC, you've probably heard of the massive Grand Theft Auto open-world games. GTA III, released ten years ago, was the first in the series to feature 3D graphics, and was recently released for both Android and iOS. Since it's not rewritten from the ground up for mobile devices,...

How to Compile Android from Source Code – XDA TV

Ever wonder how developers on XDA take the source code released to the AOSP and create ROMs? While creating software for your phone isn't as easy as what you see in this video (you also need lots of drivers), the process for compiling Android isn't that difficult. In this video, Shen tells you about the...

[UPDATE] Galaxy S And Tab Will Probably Get Ice Cream Sandwich “Lite”

Update: reader msgfromside3, who speaks Korean, pointed out that the "Value Pack" is supposed to be ICS-based, but with some features removed. So both Galaxy S and Tab will almost definitely get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, possibly with a "lite"-version of TouchWiz. The article also mentions that Samsung considered porting ICS plus full TouchWiz, without...

Motorola ACTV Android Wristwatch Gets Root

So you've been rooting (quite literally) for one of those things on the right? The Motorola ACTV, which was introduced alongside the Droid RAZR back in October, is designed as a GPS tracker with built-in "smart" MP3 player, wearable on your wrist (read: it's a watch). Naturally, it comes with a locked down and heavily...

Samsung Backtracks, Is Reviewing Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S and Tab After All

After announcing last week that two of its most popular devices of 2010, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, wouldn't get official updates to Android 4.0, Samsung seems to be backtracking and reviewing the viability of these updates, according to MSN Korea (via The Verge). Despite continuing to emphasize the limitations of only 512 MB RAM,...

Kindle Fire Gets Ice Cream Sandwich, Pre-Alpha

For those of you who don't fancy running Amazon's heavily modified Android version, even with root, there's a new option on the horizon: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After forum member g1011999 manged to get it booting three weeks ago, JackpotClavin, who's also responsible for the Kindle Fire's CyanogenMod 7 port, has posted a working...

First Version Of Trebuchet CM9 Launcher Available

It's been known for some time now that the ICS-based CyanogenMod 9, which is still in its early alpha stages, will be replacing ADW with its own launcher dubbed Trebuchet. The developer, nebkat, has recently started a thread in our forums where everyone can download the latest development version of the new launcher, report bugs and...

LG Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade Schedule, Begins In Q2 2012

LG has announced their schedule for Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Similar to Samsung and Sony Ericsson, only their 2011 models will get the official update to Android 4.0. The rollout will begin in the second quarter of 2012 with the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, LG Optimus 2X, LG Optimus Sol, LG my...

Hidden Settings App For Nook Tablet Allows You To, Well, Access Hidden Settings

A few days ago, we reported how an OTA update for Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet fixed a hole that allowed you to sideload apps. It worked like this: After pointing the browser to an APK and downloading it, a notification will pop up. When trying to install the APK with "Package Installer", a hidden settings...

Dell Streak 5 Gets Official Gingerbread

Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of Android, but who cares? For owners of the Streak 5, which has been discontinued and since left neglected with Froyo, Gingerbread is better than nothing. Luckily, forum member neocoritol has found an update lying on Dell's servers. Head over to the forum thread to download the PKG, and...

Update For Motorola Droid RAZR And Non-US RAZR Rolling Out

Holiday season is OTA season! Motorola has officially announced an update for the Droid RAZR. The non-US versions, simply known as RAZR, also seem to be getting updates, according to reports in our forums. Even more good news: The update seems to be easily root-able. Head over to this forum thread to report any issues. Full...