Kindle Fire is a cheap tablet released by Amazon and is in fact one of the lowest priced Android tablets that you can get these days. Its available only for $199. While the screen size is only 7-inch and might be on the small side for some people’s taste but you can’t really complain for a full-fledged tablet that costs so less that comes packed with a dual-core SoC. One of the problems for this tablet is that its so tightly integrated with Amazon echo-system. Many users will prefer the more open feel of the traditional tablets from Asus, Samsung Read More >


As we mentioned previously that its known that most Gingerbread based smartphones should be able to get Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0 treatment. And more specifically Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) is likely to get the update sooner than later considering the close relationship between the Samsung and Google these days. And why not ? Samsung is already the largest manufacturer of the Android based handsets and is expected to even outpace the Apple in terms of total smartphone shipments this quarter. Similarly, we had a statement from HTC that they are closely evaluating the new Ice Cream Sandwich, and Read More >


Yesterday, we finally witnessed the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – a next generation device belonging to the family of the previous Nexus devices. Specs for the new device are really impressive, in particular the all new 720p 4.6-inch display. Of course, who can forget the most important aspect of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – integrated Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) – the next generation Android OS! It also marks Galaxy Nexus as the first device that will be shipping with the ICS. If we look closely there are some advantages that Galaxy Nexus holds as compared to the Read More >


Many of you who are familiar with the Android OS and follow the open source development cycle of the mobile OS releases will know that Cyanogenmod is one of the most popular Android distributions around and its based on the Google AOSP. Its lighter on resources, faster, and includes a lot of tweaks that are not present in the stock Android OS available on the respective devices. Best of all Cyanogenmod distribution is available for a large set of mobile devices. Earlier we reported about the active development on the Cyanogenmod 7.1 (CM 7.1) and now at last the final Read More >


CyanogenMod 7 or CM7 is one of the most well known community-driven custom ROM distributions for the Android based devices out there. CyanogenMod 7 is actually based on the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread source and is completely community driven distribution. There is a rather long list of new features in the CyanogenMod 7 as compared to the previous versions of this popular distribution. We have already covered the installation guides of the CyanogenMod 7 on a number of popular devices. Somehow we missed the installation guide for the Samsung Galaxy S which is still one of the most popular Android Read More >


We have mentioned about the TouchDroid project in the past, which is all about a team of dedicated developers that focused on bringing the more value to the well known and bargain looking HP Touchpad tablet by porting the Android OS to the platform. Last week, we reported about an interesting video showing the CyanogenMod 7 (Android 2.3) running on the HP Touchpad! Although, that was still in very alpha stage and still is. Now the TouchDroid team has come up with another interesting video to ignite our interest showing the dual-booting of Android 2.3.5 and WebOS on the HP Read More >


We have already told you about the TouchDroid project few days back. Its basically formed by one of the groups that have come forward and promising to bring the Android Gingerbread to the device via the TouchDroid project and later one shifting to the CM7 (based on Android 2.3/ Gingerbread) codebase. Eventually they are also planning to the bring the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Android 4.0 to the platform once Google releases it. Now the developers of the TouchDroid project have posted an interesting video demonstrating the boot of CyanogenMod 7 on the HP TouchPad! According to the developers, the Read More >


CyanogenMod 7 is one of the most popular custom ROMs available on Android devices. It is based on the latest build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to official site, it supports a variety of new features including improved appearance, revamped and customizable lock screen, a restyled music app, “phone goggles” (which we assume means Google googles), gesture support everywhere and so on. Earlier, we reported that Android 2.3.4 Based CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies Rolling Out For Samsung Galaxy S i9000. We also reported thatan XDA member has started development on a port of the CyanogenMod 7 for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Read More >


MIUI is a customized version of the Android, developed originally by some Chinese developers aimed at the Chinese market. Originally it was only available for a handful of devices including the HTC Desire, but since then has been ported to many more with the English translated versions. It has been available both in Froyo (Android 2.2) and Gingerbread (Android 2.3) flavors. From the last few months interest in this heavily customized build of Android has grown considerably. Now there are ports available for many popular device including HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Droid, HTC HD2, HTC DesireZ, Samsung Galaxy Read More >


If you are trying to run the Netflix on your Nook Color then this is a God send. An application developed by the XDA forum member brianf21 for the CM7 (CyanogenMod 7) users. It will update the /system/build.prop file on your Nook Color. More specifically it changes the ro.product.manufacturer=bn to ro.product.manufacturer=HTC. It also allows to revert the change. Device must be rebooted for the change to take effect. SDCard users might have to update the Busybox in order to make it work. You can download this app called Nook Odds and Ends.apk from here. Actually its essentially a script wrapped Read More >

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