CyanogenMod 9 is making some progress on the HP TouchPad and version Alpha 0.6 of CM9 was just released. This release adds a couple of enhancements as well as some bug fixes and more. Ice Cream Sandwich on the HP TouchPad isn’t perfect yet as video hardware acceleration and most importantly the camera are not working yet but it’s getting there for sure. Check it out after the break.
CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has never been that close (and it will get closer with every day that passes ). While we are waiting for an official release, folks keep on getting their hands on the code source and compile it for all of us. The latest builds start to get really usable and now support HD videos (YouTube, Netflix etc.) on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and others. ICS looks and now runs amazingly well on that tablet. Find out more after the break.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet (what a long name!) is the flagship Android ICS tablet these days. Its Tegra 3 CPU and the fact that it runs Ice Cream Sandwich make it the tablet to beat at this time. Asus recently provided an OTA update for ICS and some folks may have their root privileges. But be assured that the dev community is watching as there is now an easy to use utility which can root your Asus Transformer Prime (running Ice Cream Sandwich or Honeycomb) and Asus Transformer tablets.
Samsung will most likely not have an official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab so we have to count on our favorite developers to port ICS to this tablet. Things are actually looking pretty good as some folks have managed to get CyanogenMod 9 (ICS) running on the Galaxy Tab. It’s still work in progress but many things are working, while as you can guess some are not working that well… But if you own a Galaxy Tab and want to get ICS you need to have a look.
Live Wallpapers were one of the first feature folks talked about when Android 2.1 first came out. There are plenty of Live Wallpapers for various Android versions out there: some are awesome, others are really terrible. Wouldn’t it be better if you could make your own? Sure it would, so let’s have a look at some options available when it comes to creating your own Android Live Wallpapers.
Motorola recently resuscitated the RAZR phone. It used to be a very popular dumb phone a couple of years back then fell off the face of the earth but it is now back in its smartphone version: Droid RAZR! This very thin device runs Android Gingerbread for now but will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. As usual it is quite easy to root / jailbreak, let’s find out how.
Everyday millions of Android users are dreaming of getting their hands on the latest Android version: Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to some developers, we are able to get our hands on early non-official releases like this CyanogenMod 9 Kang version compiled seraphimserapis @ XDA. While these versions are not supported, not final and may not show respect to the CM 9 developers, it can still give you a good idea of what ICS will look like on your device and usually it does look amazing. See more after the break.
The Kindle Fire runs on a modified version of Android and as we know developers love to hack Android devices as much as possible! Latest exploit to date is the ability to run the Amazon Silk browser on any rooted Android device. What sets the Amazon Silk browser apart from the other web browsers is that it relies heavily on cloud-based web services to accelerate your browsing experience. Amazon does have a lot of experience in the cloud with their AWS offering so it will be interesting to see how this Silk browser work.
The Asus Transformer Prime tablet is probably one of the most anticipated Android tablet of early 2012. It is the first Android tablet to come with the NVidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and it promises to provide the best Android experience on a tablet. On top of that Asus will offer an Ice Cream Sandwich update for this tablet very soon. Find out more about how to root the Asus Prime Transformer after the break.
We continue on monitoring the progress made by Team XRON with their custom CyanogenMod 7.1 ROM for the HP TouchPad. Recently Leoisright @ XDA released their latest version: vB2.8 which is a heavily modified and optimized CM 7.1 version for the TouchPad. Hopefully CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is around the corner! Find out what’s new in CM 7.1 XRON-ified vB2.8 after the break.
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