Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

New 10m HTC Nexus One Video

Another Google Nexus One Video emerges. This time a more comprehensive 10minute one.

HTC SenseUI ported to Droid

This seems to be a preliminary ROM with some UI bug fixes and does not supports Wi-Fi yet. More

How to install Swype on Android

Swype is an app used for quick and easy input of keywords. Whats make it so wannabe? It allows you to type fast with a speed of 40 words per minute without

Superboot HTC Nexus One on Android 2.1

Guys this is real. Unbelievable? just bite your fingers. :D

Modaco Android forum experienced a strange thread, explaining how to root Google Nexus One prior to its

How to install Android 2.1 gallery on 2.0.1

Android 2.1 ROM is equipped with marvelous gallery pics than 2.0.1. Android 2.1 ROM has been ported

Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero

Cellular south will be delivering the Android 2.1 update to HTC Hero. It is scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2010. Its not a huge surprise as the clone Sprint is also getting the update in the same time frame.

Blackened White Theme for Motorola CLIQ

Blackened White theme is combination of black and white colors blended in background, icons, text etc. Its a Metamorph theme.

How to get working?

-Have root access
-Download Blackened White theme to sdcard
-Have working superuser.apk
-Link cp with busybox using

adb remount
adb shell
ln -s /system/bin/busybox /system/bin/cp

-Installed AndExplorer

-Have Metamorph installed
-Launch Metamorph and apply all .apk files

Genoid: Android Theme for Ubuntu

Genoid is GTK theme inherited from Android for Ubuntu users. It converts GNOME desktop to that of Android with Android wallpapers, icons, cursors etc.

Whats New:
-reworked theme, icons
-add cursor
-add installer

How to install:
Right Click desktop and click Change Desktop. Click Theme tab, drag and drop theme's archive in appearance preferences window.

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.


Seesmic for Android updated

Seesmic, twitter client managed to release updated app for Android devices. Latest launch includes Searches, lists, Sharing option via Seesmic and font size setting.

To install new update point Android device to or search on Market app.

Revised Android 2.1 on Motorola Droid [Video]

Android 2.1 Sense UI on HTC HD2 [Video]

Port Android 2.1 to Droid

Android Mobile OS is getting quite a fame as more and more devices are being ported. The rumors roaming that Nexus One will be operated on Android 2.1, came true. Motorola Droid is amongst some of the devices to get the treat. devs managed to install Android 2.1 on Verizon Droid using SirPsychoS's recovery image humancyborg. The img file can be directly downloaded from here. However this is the early stages of ported Android and precaution should be taken while porting. The animation shown below is of ported Android 2.1 to Motorola Droid, which seems coherent with Google Nexus One Boot Animation.

The Google Phone coming

Now its obvious why Google was so interested in Mobile Industry. First they Launched Android Mobile OS and now the Google Phone is in pipeline. Google Employees have an exclusive access to HTC built unlocked Google Phone based on Android 2.1. The phone is rumored to come out in January.

Google Phone is smaller than HTC with smooth edges, capacitive Touchscreen and scrolly ball like on Hero. Google Brand Manager Leslie Hawthron reports

"Stuck in mass of traffic leaving work post last all hands of 2009. OMG we had fireworks and we all got the new Google phone. It’s beautiful."

Home screen has new visual enhancements reports Jason Howell who had an hands on

"The new Google Phone runs on HTC hardware. I saw it w/ Android 2.1. Homescreen has new visual enhancements like animated desktop wallpaper."

More information is still awaited from Google Officially.

yFrog Twitter integration for Blackberry & Android

yFrog is an image/video/link sharing website for Twitter which is a sub project of yFrog recently launched its mobile app for Twitter, aiming its concerns for mobile connectivity. This app supports Blackberry OS 4.2 or higher and Android 1.5-2.0 or later devices.

Blackberry features
-Tweet images and videos
-View tweets
-Search yFrog
-View followers and following
-View mentions and messages
Android features
In addition to Blackberry features, Android app supports
-Queue multiple uploads
-15min video uploads
 To download point to

Spotify 0.3.24 for Android 2.0

Spotify just experienced an update to 0.3.24 for Android 2.0 devices. It comes with

-URI support
-Updated player with cover art swipe support
-Motorola Droid Android 2.0 Eclair support
-Home screen widget

To download point your Android device to

Android TextMate alternative for Eclipse

Android TextMate Bundle 0.1 is an alternative for Eclipse plug-in for Android app development. It has an easy interface with quickly executable commands to create, run and update Android apps. Features are

-Create & Update new projects
-Create new Android Virtual Devices
-Emulator Viewer & Launcher
-Build, Delete, & install Android Apps

Download Android TextMate Bundle 0.1

Android 1.6 Donut DSTL1 update

Android 1.6 Donut update is available for General Mobile DSTL1. Some of the improvements in r2544_donut_update are

-Bluetooth function
-Android Keyboard
-New Visual style
-Task Manager
-Dual SIM card selection option
-Data Connection Control for SIM1 and SIM2

Google Goggles & Project Natal: The Sixth Sense?

Google Goggles is a new initiative taken by Search engine team to make search even more user convenient and friendly. This service will allow end users to take real world pictures and generate a related Google Search. It will be a Visual Mobile Search (VMS) app developed for Android powered Smartphones.  This technology uses Visual recognition and Location based results to provide accurate results. CNBC covers a entertaining video about whats inside the Google visual project

There are couple of known apps which serve this visual search purpose on a smaller scale. One is SnapTell for music, movies, books and other one is PlinkArt for art searches. Now it will be interesting how Google implements Voice search technology on a large scale and how it competes with iPhone which has more than 100,000 apps in Apple Store.

On the other hand Microsoft is also working on Visual Computing projects at its research center. Microsoft Project named "Natal" is a XBox 360 platform for controller free gaming and entertainment.

Microsoft "Natal" to be launched in late 2010 will enable users with a natural interface control with gestures, voice commands or objects and images. However it may sound like something different as compared to Google Goggles but it is the same tree with two branches.

Microsoft Project "Natal" and Google Goggles initiative somehow replicates the TED Sixth Sense idea presented by Pranav Mistry. PhD student at MIT Pranav explains how he manages to converge the Real World objects to Digital World and vice versa. Mistry also explains that his project will be open source and would like end users to extend its open source capabilities.

It will be really interesting to see how these technologies are revolutionized by High Tech Companies like Google and Microsoft to change the future of Visual Computing and Image processing. This will conclude to an era where sixth sense will be a major contributor to worlds economy.

Leaked images for HTC Rome

There are lot of rumors going around for the new HTC products codenamed Leo, Mega, Rome and Click smartphones. Unwired reports HTC Leo to have two displays; WVGA (480x800) internal with 16:9 aspect ratio and external QVGA. Also all these phones are said to be equipped with Android. No specs have been unveiled so far. Below are some screen shots for HTC Rome i.e HTC Touch.B

Leaked Android 2.1 with HTC Sense for HTC Hero

Dev's on XDA forum has released an Android 2.1 ROM v1.1 for HTC Hero. All the HTC users can give it a shot. There are quite of improvements from previous 1.0 version like

1. Sync fixed
2. Added extended apns list
3. Rooted
4. Facebook App added
5. Wireless tether added
6. Amazon MP3 added

Here's how you can install

1. Do a nandroid backup
2. Flash this new radio (link)
3. Perform a wipe
4. Flash it