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January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

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“Two is better than one,” featuring the HTC HD2

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

All Taylor Swift and Apple references aside, some fellas over at XDA have discovered a way to dual-boot your HTC HD2 with Android and Windows Phone 7. According to gencaslan, a developer at the XDA forums, the following few steps will allow you to enjoy the beautiful dual functionality on your device in no time. (Video below.)

To prepare for the process, gather the following:

The tutorial can be found amongst the XDA forums here.

As with all hacking activities, there is the possibility that you will completely fry your device. So play at your own risk. However, the results usually outweigh the scary process.

[Source: XDA, WPCentral]

"Two is better than one," featuring the HTC HD2

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

All Taylor Swift and Apple references aside, some fellas over at XDA have discovered a way to dual-boot your HTC HD2 with Android and Windows Phone 7. According to gencaslan, a developer at the XDA forums, the following few steps will allow you to enjoy the beautiful dual functionality on your device in no time. (Video below.)

To prepare for the process, gather the following:

The tutorial can be found amongst the XDA forums here.

As with all hacking activities, there is the possibility that you will completely fry your device. So play at your own risk. However, the results usually outweigh the scary process.

[Source: XDA, WPCentral]

GameBoy Advance phone

January 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The folks over at Windows Phone Hacker have decided to create their own game-playing cell phone using an old HTC 8525 and a GameBoy Advance casing. Their reasoning is as follows:

The idea for this project came when a thought entered my mind: Sony is making a Playstation phone, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 has been referred to as the “Xbox phone,” so why shouldn’t Nintendo have a phone?

Although the aesthetics made the GameBoy Advance phone look the part, the software modifications certainly sealed the deal. The team took the original booting animation and applied it to the startup GIF animation of the phone. In addition, they took the original soundtrack and applied that to the AT&T 3G rocket noise giving the start up an authentic feel. As for other GameBoy features, WPH wrote special software to lock the screen in landscape orientation, provide custom notifications and handle a few behind the scenes tasks. As an ode to Nintendo’s icon, the ringtones and notification sounds are Mario themed. The last software customization was the PocketGBA emulator that allows real GBA games to be played on the phone.

The product in the photo above and in the video below is still an early prototype, but it looks good – as the team said themselves “we succeeded in completing a task Nintendo is yet to do: We created a GameBoy Phone, running Windows Mobiles and enabled to play real GameBoy roms.” It’s no DS phone, but its still very impressive. The next step in the project is to enable the buttons on the GameBoy casing, allowing the user to actually use them while playing games.

[Source: WindowsPhoneHacker]

Android Update

December 26, 2010 Leave a comment

It seems that Android-based news is released by the hour, so here is a simple compilation of the most valid news releases in the past week 12/19 to today, 12/26 to help keep you up-to-date.

Software Updates

  • A moderator on the LG Forum made an official statement regarding the 2.2 Froyo upgrade: the LG Ally will receive the update in February.

Android Central reports that Verizon may be expecting to get Froyo on Samsung's Fascinate by year's end, supported by an internal specs comparison sheet

Samsung UK tweets:

We have good news for the festive season; 2.2 is now available for the Galaxy S on all networks.

  • Slashgear reports that Google is sending out emails revealing that the Google TV update that has been talked about over the last week is now ready for release including the following features:

1. Netflix – A totally revamped UI for Netflix on Google TV makes it easier to browse and watch movies and TV shows in Netflix’s streaming catalogue.
2. Dual View – Watch TV and the use the web how you want, now that you can resize your screens and move them around to your liking.
3. Remote Control App – Starting today you can use your Android phone as a TV remote. Even change the channel with your voice. Find ‘Google TV Remote’ in Android Market.
4. Movie Results – Find the movie you want to watch in the our new movie search results page. Finds movies that are on TV, the web, Netflix, and Amazon VOD.

  • Android Community reports that the first over the air update for the Nexus S was available just six days after its initial release that fixes various bugs and upgrades the Maps application
  • Phone Arena reports that the Epic 4G has gotten the Froyo update

 

Google’s Nexus Twitter account reassures Nexus One owners that 2.3 Gingerbread will be available over the air in the coming weeks
  • Slashgear reports Barnes & Noble’s NOOKcolor got a firmware update to 1.0.1 which includes improved wi-fi connectivity and browser experience as well as some minor bug fixes
  • Android Community reports that Vodafone’s HTC Wildfire now has Froyo update available

Handheld Releases

  • Android Police reports that the HTC EVO Shift 4G appeared in Best Buy’s system at a very reasonable $150 with contract and a hefty $550 without
  • Euro Droid reports the arrival of red and black models of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 to Virgin Mobile in January

Engadget reports that the Dell Venue was released in Hong Kong... soon to reach South Korean markets

Pantech has unveiled a new device called the Vega Express. The handheld will be packing DDR2 RAM... the same chips that go into laptops and desktop computers!