On Tuesday, December 27, Apple was granted yet another key patent, this time related to how the iPhone’s multitouch display functions. The patent covers the method in which an “oscillator signal interacts with a signal,” or how touch is interpreted by the operating system. While it would seem that this is a massive win for Apple, it isn’t being covered as such. There’s several good reasons for that, including [Read More...]
Fun fact: There are more versions of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus floating around, software-wise, than you’re probably aware of, even when it comes to the GSM version. The basic rule here is that if you have the yakju version of the Galaxy Nexus, it’s GSM, and mysid is CDMA/LTE, in the case of the Verizon Galaxy Nexuxs. But there actually are regional differences as well, so you might see [Read More...]
If you’ve picked up a shiny new Motorola Droid RAZR today and can’t wait to get it rooted, well, you don’t have to wait to get it rooted. Wicked over at Droidforums has dropped in a handy tool to do the deed. It’s Windows-only for now, and we’ve yet to see a custom recovery or SBF file. So if you bork things up, there’s no way back just yet.
Source: DroidForums; [Read More...]
Heh. Hot on the heels of Motorola’s 6-week Ice Cream Sandwich prediction on Twitter, the manufacturer has dropped a couple of websites to watch if you care about updates or unlocked bootloaders. They are:
Motorola Android Software Upgrade News page: This is an oldie but a goodie, with handy charts for Moto devices worldwide. MOTODEV: Where Motorola keeps its bootloader lock/relock info.
Those pages, and Android Central, natch, are all you need, [Read More...]
Though at first the 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display prominently featured in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus at first had us beaming with joy, there is now reason to throw up a tiny yellow caution flag. Rather than using the full RGB display found in the Super AMOLED Plus devices (where each pixel has its own red, blue, and green pixels), the Galaxy Nexus will use the same RGBG PenTile display [Read More...]
RIM has been touting upcoming Android app compatibility on the PlayBook for quite some time now. We’ve seen demos and they’ve made announcements, but the process has – for the most part – been shrouded in confusion. Today, RIM cleared some of that confusion up by posting a video detailing just how easy it is to port Android apps to BlackBerry.
To port an Android app over to BlackBerry, [Read More...]
Recently, a wise man holding a new Samsung Galaxy S II made a great observation –
Why, in the name of all things holy, does the fastest, most powerful phone on the market have a widget warning me how many apps are open?
Many of you guys know me, and how I am (if you don’t, imagine some godless mash-up of anal retentiveness and OCD), so you know this is something that [Read More...]
It’s the last quarter of 2011, and Google has barely three years in the Android can. I started thinking about this in the last few weeks and especially after writing my last article and why Android is successful. Is it still important that Android is an open source operating system? It seems that the only interested people in the “open sourceness” are the modders. Which in itself is a good thing, [Read More...]