Recently we were telling you about how to install the new Ice Cream Sandwich Roboto font on any Android device, getting a new font is great but what about new wallpapers, ringtones etc. Yes, it is indeed also possible to install new ICS wallpapers, ringtones and widgets on those same devices. 3xeno @ XDA made it extremely simple for all of us to enjoy some ICS sweetness on our older Android devices. More information after the break.
Install Ice Cream Sandwich Wallpapers and Ringtones & More
How To Root Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the latest iteration of the Galaxy Tab tablet series. As you can guess it comes with a slightly smaller screen than the Galaxy Tab 10.1: 8.9 inches. Other than that this is pretty much the same tablet: Android Honeycomb 3.1, NVidia Tegra 2 CPU etc. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the best Android tablet out there and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is also a great choice if you’re looking for something a bit smaller. In addition to that it is quite simple to root the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, let’s find out how.
Get the Ice Cream Sandwich Port for Samsung Nexus S
We didn’t have to wait very long for the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) port to be available. This time this ICS port is for the Samsung Nexus S and can be flashed as a custom ROM. This is very impressive and everything works fine with just a few bugs, amazing work by HAKA @ XDA. Hopefully this is just the start and we will see Ice Cream Sandwich ports appearing for most of the Android devices out there. Find out more after the break.
Top Free Apps to Make the Most of Your iPad
Choosing the top free iPad apps is a tough task. There are over a hundred thousand apps today, many with very narrow target audiences and many that would interest a wide variety of iPad and mobile broadband users.
The user and developer communities have quickly found many uses for the iPad. From movie watching and book reading to face-to-face communications and social networking, new applications are popping up every day. If you’re still recovering from the iPad sticker shock, you may be looking for some economical apps to run. We’ve poured through the free ones, and here is our report for the very best must-have apps that will have you using your iPad every day and keeping your wallet free from yet more wear and tear.
Install ICS Roboto Font on Any Android Device
Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.x) will be officially released in a couple of weeks and we have seen that it brings a brand new font to the Android Operating System. This font is called Roboto and thanks to 3xeno @ XDA it has now been extracted from an Ice Cream Sandwich system dump and can be installed on any Android device. Let’s find out how.
Another Android Release for the HP TouchPad
After seeing the CyanogenMod 7 release for the HP TouchPad you might be surprised to see that there are other flavors of Android coming to a TouchPad near you! Chomper Android or chdroid is another Android release you can try to install on your tablet. It is also an Alpha release and it is coming from China this time. Find out more after the break.
Install Google + from Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Recently we told you about a leak of the Google Music app from the newest Android version (ICS aka Ice Cream Sandwich). Google Music is not the only ICS app that has been leaked and Google +, the social networking app, has also been leaked and can be installed on current Android phones and tablets. Find out more after the break.
Android Market Filtering Fix for HP TouchPad
Just a few days ago the CyanogenMod folks released an alpha version of CyanogenMod 7.1 for the HP TouchPad tablet. This version had a small issue, which you may have noticed, with the Android Market not displaying some applications like the Dolphin browser and others. Thanks to loughary @ RootzWiki it is now possible to fix that. Let’s see how.
How To Install Android on the HP TouchPad
Since HP’s Fire Sale back in August almost every new HP TouchPad owner is waiting for Android to come to the HP TouchPad tablet. Not everyone I am sure, but let’s face it many of us are waiting for Gingerbread or Honeycomb: WebOS is great but doesn’t have as many apps as Android and most likely never will. Finally the wait is over as the team behind CyanogenMod 7 decided to go ahead and release an alpha version of CyanogenMod 7.1 which brings Gingerbread to the HP TouchPad.
What are the best new Android tablets and Smartphones for this Holiday season?
There are oodles of new gadgets and gizmos out there on the market right now, and one of the most popular operating systems that powers them is Android. And, everywhere you look, there’s a smartphone or tablet device running the OS. So much so that buying one of these models can prove to be tricky, simply because of the sheer array of choice that exists out there.
How To Overclock Your Acer Iconia Tab A500
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a versatile Honeycomb tablet and it has been quickly adopted as one of the tablet of choice by many Android developers. Not only are those developers keeping it up to date with the latest and greatest Honeycomb 3.2 ROMs, they have also managed to overclock it to up to 1.6 GHz. Find out more about this custom overclock kernel for the Acer Iconia Tab A500 after the break.
Install Google Music 4 from Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich is coming up soon and as its release comes closer we start to see some of its apps leaked on the web. Yesterday it’s the Google Music App that got leaked and can now be installed on any Android device. What should you expect in Google Music 4.0.1: better and cleaner user interface, easier to use and faster as well as a look at what the Ice Cream Sandwich app will look like. More information after the break.
Live Wallpapers for Android Honeycomb
If you own an Android tablet with a nice big screen like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the Motorola XOOM you will most likely want to install a Live Wallpaper optimized for Android Honeycomb. The Live Wallpaper choice is usually limited with only a handful shipped with each Android tablet (4 with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for example). Thankfully some of the folks @ XDA extracted Live Wallpapers from various Android tablets which can be installed on any of them.
New Android Market 3.1.6 Optimized for Honeycomb Tablets
Slowly but surely the Android Market is getting bigger and better for Android tablets. Recently Google redesigned their Android Market application for phones but until now it wasn’t available for Android tablets. Apparently some users of the Motorola XOOM got a Market update at the beginning of October and as usual this app update apk has been extracted so you can now install it on any Android Honeycomb tablet.
VegaComb 3.2 Build 9n and 9b Update
VegaComb 3.2, a custom ROM that brings Honeycomb 3.2 to the Advent Vega tablet and its variants, has been updated again! Build 9n and 9b have been released just a few days ago and fixes a couple of issues. As a reminder VegaComb 3.2 is a full native port of Honeycomb 3.2 to the Advent Vega tablet which is fully optimized for this device. Find out what’s new in VegaComb 3.2 Build 9n and 9b after the break.