If you’re still using a device running Windows Mobile 6.5, you can now replace the stock lockscreen with one similar to the Android Honeycomb or Gingerbread lock screens. Wajk @ XDA worked on this project and released the files recently. Both lockscreens are based on their respective SDK: Gingerbread and Honeycomb SDK.
The wait is finally over as the Motorola XOOM is now available in the US. It is the first Android tablet to come with Honeycomb (Android 3.0) which is designed for bigger screens, it also comes with a dual core CPU, 2 cameras (front and rear), a 10.1 inches screen and more. The Motorola XOOM is a strong contender for the iPad and it just got better as it is now possible to root the Motorola XOOM quite easily.
The Motorola Droid Pro introduced a new form factor for Android devices, it does look like a BlackBerry with its front facing keyboard but it also comes with a touch screen. The Droid Pro can be rooted easily so you can now customize your device, remove any bloatware added by your carrier and unlock its full potential.
The LG Optimus 2X is one of the first dual-core smartphone available running Android. It comes with a big 4 inches screen, a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra CPU and some nice widgets! One of them, the Weather and Clock widget, has been extracted by Sony_Ericsson_X10 @ XDA and it is possible to simply install the APK file on your device.
The Motorola Atrix 4G isn’t even out yet and it has already been rooted by designgears and Getaphixx. Motorola is well known for protecting its devices but it appears their strategy isn’t paying off… It is not yet possible to flash custom ROMs but you can already remove the bloatware AT&T has added among other things.
Android Honeycomb (3.0) might be designed for tablets this didn’t prevent some developers to port the new OS to existing phones including the HTC EVO 4G, the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Droid Incredible. While it is not usable as your main OS yet, it is nice to see developers might give us an early release of Honeycomb to play with.
If you’re running a custom ROM on your Android device, you might be using CyanogenMod which is probably the most famous custom ROM out there. While we are waiting for an official release of CM7 which is based of Android Gingerbread, you can already preview it using a nightly build and if you feel adventurous you can now also get the Android Honeycomb look and feel on CM7 thanks to haxzamatic @ XDA.
Just a few days after releasing greenpois0n RC5, the Chronic Dev Team released greenpois0n RC6 which brings us an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1 running on the Apple TV 2G. As a reminder greenpois0n RC 5 was only compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running iOS 4.2.1.
If you have jailbroken your Windows Phone 7 device then you might have noticed that you cannot install more than 10 unsigned (non official) applications at a time. With the number of custom apps being developed for example on XDA it is handy to be able to remove that limit. Let’s see how.
The Notion Ink Adam is another Android tablet which has been released recently, it does run a modified version of Android Froyo (2.2) called Eden. This tablet is also famous as it is the first one that includes a low power Pixel Qi display, it is priced competitively at $375 in its LCD and WiFi version ($495 for Pixel Qi display and WiFi). Of course this tablet can be rooted and it is also possible to get full Android Market access on it.
The Dell Venue is the Android version of the Dell Venue Pro, a Windows Phone 7 device. It is a well built device both in its Windows Phone 7 or Android version and while it is not yet available worldwide the folks @ XDA have already managed to find a working rooting process.
The Samsung Focus is a good Windows Phone 7 device but unfortunately it is also known for its microSD card slot issues. Users have for example reported some lag problems while using microSD cards. But now thanks to wm.andrew.wilson @ XDA it is now possible to fix those problems using some registry edits.
If you’re running Android Honeycomb on your Barnes and Noble Nook Color, you’ll be happy to learn that you can also install the Google Apps on it like Gmail, Maps, Market etc. jleecong @ XDA released the files and a method to install those apps easily, let’s check it out.
It’s finally here! Greenpois0n brings an untethered jailbreak solution to iOS 4.2.1 devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Previous jailbreak solution were tethered which means that you had to re-jailbreak your device every time you rebooted it… not optimal and this is now solved thanks to the Chronic Dev Team.
The HTC Hub is HTC's first attempt at creating a custom UI like HTC Sense for Windows Phone 7. Given that Windows Phone 7 is not meant to allow customization easily this is not as ambitious as HTC Sense yet but it is still nice to have. The HTC Hub is obviously limited to HTC devices but thanks to Heathcliff74 @ XDA it is now possible to install it on any jailbroken Windows Phone 7 device.
We have seen in the past that it was possible to install Android on the iPhone or iPod Touch and now it is even possible to install Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread on an iPhone 2G, 3G or an iPod Touch 1G. This is a preview release coming from the iDroid Project team. Let’s check it out.
The Nook Color continues to amaze us, not only can it be converted into a full fledged Android tablet but it can now also run Honeycomb (Android 3.0). So if you want to get some Honeycomb taste even before the Motorola XOOM gets released this might be your chance!