Leoisright and Team XRON picked up CM 7 Alpha 3 for the HP TouchPad tablet and are applying some modifications to make this release even better and more usable. This new custom ROM based on CM 7 for the TouchPad brings some Wi-Fi issue fixes, speed improvements and more. It can be flashed very easily using ClockworkMod Recovery on the TouchPad. Let’s find out more about CM7 XRON-ified after the break.
The Samsung Nexus S is getting a working port of Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) thanks to kwiboo @ XDA. This is a great news for the Nexus S owners as we don’t know yet when Samsung will release officially Ice Cream Sandwich for this device. Find out more about this ICS ROM for the Nexus S after the break.
The folks behind CyanogenMod 7 are making some progress with CM 7 on the HP TouchPad and they released their newest Alpha version right in time for Thanksgiving. CM 7 Alpha 3 for the TouchPad brings many fixes and improvement and this version can be used as your daily ROM which is impressive for an Alpha release. Let’s find out more about CM 7 Alpha 3 after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a great choice for an Android tablet this Holiday season and it is great to see a community of developers starting to develop for this device. As we’ve seen previously it is quite simple to root the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and it is now also possible to overclock it to up to 1.4 GHz thanks to a custom kernel released by _motley on XDA. Find out more after the break.
Barnes and Noble decided to go head to head against the Kindle Fire this year with the Nook Tablet. The Nook Tablet provides many great features and does offer an experience very similar to the one provided by the device from Amazon. The Nook Tablet runs on a modified version of Android and as usual it can be rooted permanently as you will see in our article. Find out more after the break.
Now that you’ve rooted your Amazon Kindle Fire (see our previous article) it is time to get access to the Android Market so you can download many of the Android apps. For those of you who missed it the Kindle Fire from Amazon is a new tablet / eReader device which runs Android, as you can imagine it has already been rooted as soon as it was released and we can imagine custom ROMs and more will show up at some point. Let’s find out how to install the Android Market and other Google Apps on your new Amazon Kindle Fire.
Amazon just released the Kindle Fire, this new tablet expands on the very successful Kindle eReader series and brings advanced capabilities like web browsing, apps and much more. The Kindle Fire runs on a version of Android customized by Amazon in order to integrate with its own services instead of the standard Google apps (Market etc.). As usual with Android devices the Kindle Fire has been rooted as soon as it was released. Let’s find out how.
The wait is almost over as the first Windows Phone 7 devices made by Nokia are going to be released this Fall. In order to make its device stand out Nokia developed some exclusive apps for its Windows Phone 7 the most famous one being Nokia Drive, their navigation app. Thanks to the folks @ XDA it is now possible to install or sideload many of those Nokia apps on any Windows Phone 7 device.
The Toshiba Tsunagi TG01 was one of the first mobile phone to come with a 1 GHz CPU and it came out running Windows Mobile. We already knew the TG01 could run Android and now it can also run Windows Phone 7 which basically gives it a second life! Windows Phone 7 for the Toshiba TG01 comes as a custom ROM created by Nokser @ XDA which you have to flash on your device. More info after the break.
Each and every cellphone carrier got its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 which became the best selling Android smartphones on the market while Samsung took the lead over Apple in smartphone shipments worldwide. T-Mobile’s Galaxy S 2 version came a bit later in the US than other carrier’s versions but developers still jumped on it and continue developing new kernels and custom ROMs for it. Romanbb @ XDA along with Team Kang released a custom kernel which overclocks the T-Mobile Galaxy S 2 to up to 1.89 GHz. More info after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the most awaited Android phone this year for some very good reasons: first Android phone to come with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4), powerful device, large screen and more. It will go head to head with the iPhone 4S and the newest Windows Phone 7 devices this Holiday season. As usual with the Nexus series, the Galaxy Nexus is easy to root and Paul O’Brien @ MoDaCo already released everything you need in order to root the Galaxy Nexus. Now all we need is the actual phone which hasn’t been released yet.
The Motorola Atrix 2 is the successor of the Motorola Atrix which came out just a few months ago (in February). Given the short amount of time between the 2 releases the new Atrix 2 doesn’t seem such a big leap forward when compared with the original Motorola Atrix. Its screen is slightly bigger, the CPU is still dual-core but from Texas Instruments this time and the camera is a bit better: 8MP instead of 5MP and it can finally record in 1080p. In short the Atrix 2 is a good device and it can be rooted very easily in one single-click as you’ll see below.
The Motorola Photon is a speedy device out of the box with its NVidia Tegra 2 CPU clocked at 1 GHz, it is also a 4G device which helps you use the Internet faster in most places. 1 GHz is nice but 1.2 GHz or more is better and thanks to jokersax11 @ XDA we now have the option to install a custom kernel on the Motorola Photon which overclocks it at 1.2 GHz. And this is just a start as the developer intends to increase the speed to 1.4 GHz and more.
The HTC Sensation XL is a huge phone and one that stands out due to its size and also its specs. So what are its best features and will it be a success?
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The latest rumors from HP tells us that WebOS is pretty much dead so it is good to see that some developers are working hard on bringing us Android to the HP TouchPad tablet. While this is only Gingerbread for now, we can expect to see Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich at some point on this device. The CyanogenMod team brought us Android 2.3.7 and now Team Xron released a modified version of CM 7.1 with some tweaks.