Yahoo recently released a Flickr app for Android but it is only available for Android phones. While you can get the phone version apk file and install it on your Android tablet it is still not optimized for it. Luckily paulshields @ XDA decided to modify the Flickr app so it can be launched in landscape or portrait mode and he also made the thumbnails bigger for the tablets.
We know you love Live Wallpapers and the Samsung Galaxy S II came out with a couple of new live wallpapers that can be installed on any Android device with WVGA resolution. Those 2 new wallpapers are: Beach and Windmill and they are some of the nicest Live Wallpapers available for Android. More information about those 2 new Live Wallpapers after the break.
fliparsenal @ XDA ported his Hubs theme to Honeycomb and this refreshing theme is now available not only on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 but also on the Motorola XOOM, Asus Transformer, Acer Iconia Tab etc. As you will see this Hub theme really shines thanks to an intelligent use of various utilities like Launcher Pro Plus, Multi Live Wallpaper or Minimalistic Text. Let’s find out how you can use this Hubs layout theme on your Honeycomb tablet.
The team behind VegaComb 3.2 is making some great progress on bringing you the best possible Honeycomb experience for your Advent Vega tablet. They’ve recently released build 8.1 of their Android Honeycomb 3.2 SDK port and with it comes some nice improvement such as the camera and Bluetooth working for example. It does look great so let’s find out more about VegaComb after the break.
The LG Thrill 4G is the American version of the LG Optimus 3D and is an high-end Android smartphone: 4.3 inches touchscreen, 3D display, 1 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments CPU and it is light: 5.93 ounces. In addition to that it is a device that is easy to root or jailbreak. Let’s find out how after the break.
The Touch-Droid team recently released an alpha version of Android 2.3.5 which can be installed on the HP TouchPad. This marks a major milestone as this is the first time anyone can actually get a taste of Android on the HP TouchPad. Note that this is a pre-alpha build so it still incomplete but if you feel adventurous it can be fun to try it. More info after the break.
I have myself wondered why it wasn’t possible to hide the system bar on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as you lose quite a bit of real estate while browsing the web, playing a game etc. Disabling the bar or auto-hiding it is not an out of the box option and once again we have to thank the folks @ XDA as MaximKat has published a modification which allows you to choose when to display this status bar. A much welcomed hack, find out more about it after the break.
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The Motorola Droid Bionic is the latest Motorola Droid iteration and the latest 4G phone on Verizon. It is a successor to the Motorola Droid X with a big 4.3 inches touchscreen, a single core 1 GHz CPU and it is running Android Gingerbread. Luckily the Motorola Droid Bionic can be rooted quite easily the other Droid phones. Let’s find out how after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is probably the best Android Honeycomb tablet available at the moment: great 10.1 inches screen, excellent hardware: thin and light, nice TouchWiz interface. Some may argue it is missing some connectivity options: SD Card, USB or HDMI but overall it is a great tablet. Like any other Android device you may want to root it in order to install custom ROMs, get rid of the bloatware added by Samsung etc. Find out more about how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 after the break.
There is nothing more frustrating than installing an app on your tablet to find out that it was written for phones only and it doesn’t use your tablet’s full screen. Most of the Android apps will scale very well and we don’t necessarily need a Honeycomb specific app but some just won’t scale. But there is a fix! Let’s find out more about how to display all the Android apps in full screen on Honeycomb.
The HTC Flyer is an interesting tablet from HTC: 7 inches touchscreen which fits nicely in your pocket, HTC Scribe technology to allow you to take notes easily using a stylus. But let’s face it, it is plagued by the fact it runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box, an OS which has never been optimized for tablets. Thankfully, we recently saw a Honeycomb leak come up and there are now a few custom Honeycomb ROMs available for the HTC Flyer.
The HTC Flyer is one of the first Android tablet made by HTC, it does offer a 7 inches touchcreen, support for the HTC Scribe technology, Android 2.3 and HTC Sense for tablets. Its specs are not as impressive as the latest Android tablets we have seen to say the least but it’s a different form factor and it’s made by HTC. Find out how you can root your HTC Flyer after the break.
Team TouchDroid is hard at work porting Android to the HP TouchPad and they have not only been able to boot up Android on it they’ve also managed to get the touchscreen drivers to work as well. This is a major milestone for this team in their quest to run Android on HP’s tablet. Find out more after the break.
As technology advances, it is more important than ever before to have the best tools when running a business. Technology found in smartphones has made conducting business more productive and efficient. There are several great apps available for the iPhone that will allow anyone to achieve more success in the business world. The only way to compete is to have the best tools, and they are now accessible on every iPhone. To download apps onto an iPhone, an internet connection is needed either through your data network, a wired connection, or through WiFi.
We can call this week our HP TouchPad week as we bring you more TouchPad hacking content! I am sure many of you are looking for a TouchPad or just bought one like we did and as you start playing with it you’ll be delighted to hear that some folks have managed to overclock this device to 1.9GHz. Quite an achievement as the regular CPU speed is 1.2 GHz, now the TouchPad is lightning fast.
The Motorola Droid 3 has finally been rooted and it didn’t even require the developer to physically access a Motorola Droid 3 device… quite impressive. While auditing the Droid 3 device, Dan Rosenberg found out that the content of /data/local was group “shell” and group writable and all it took to root the device was to modify some of its content using adb. Find out more after the break.