The premise of the Project Ara/Phonebloks partnership is incredibly promising and exciting. A modular smartphone with swappable parts is a dream for many, and it seems like the dream is becoming reality. The latest update video from Phonebloks shows off the history of Project Ara, and where the team started.
Now that the Advanced Technology and Projects group is working under Google instead of Motorola, we might see Ara grow even faster. We’re going to be seeing a development [Read More...]
There are two things I’ve learned about Android users in my three years covering the platform: they love to customize, and they often like to show-off their affinity for the little green [Read More...]
*UPDATED* - ICS it is — hit the break.
We’ve known for a while now Motorola has been prepping a ‘project’ not only for the WiFiMotorola Xoom but the 4G LTE equipped Motorola Xoom as well. However, there was no mention of when it may be rolling out to users and Motorola themselves claimed that due to it being a GED (Google Experience Device) they had no idea as to when either. Looks as though that [Read More...]
It’s project time again for the Motorola Xoom, according to a few tips worming their way into our inbox. The one the Verizon Xoom got at the end of November wasn’t the Ice Cream Sandwich update everybody’s on pins and needles for. Will this one finally be the Android 4.0 upgrade? We’ll see. Here’s the e-mail that’s going out from Moto:
Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. [Read More...]
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For those folks interested in the next stage of recovery on your phone, this is one I’d set some time aside for to check out. I’m sure by now some of you have switched to TeamWin’s custom recovery (called TWRP), and we’ve sat down with developer agrabren for a sneak peek at the latest iteration of their recovery, called TWRP 2.0.
The interview is in two videos, plus select exerpts after [Read More...]
NVIDIA has let loose some more technical talk about the upcoming project Kal-El chip, and are showing off a new patented process they call vSMP (variable Symmetric Multiprocessing). As part of this new tech, they tell us of a new fifth CPU core that resides on the silicon designed to maximize the power savings of multi-core processing. I’ll leave the tech talk to the whitepapers themselves (be sure to check them out [Read More...]
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Let’s hope the recent upheaval in the TouchDroid realm — that’s the endeavor to get Android properly ported onto the nearly extinct HP TouchPad — doesn’t completely derail the project, but things have looked better, folks. There’s been some back and forth about code, and some milk spilled, apparently. But there’s also the video you see above, which walks you through booting a very alpha build of Android on the TouchPad.
Again: Very [Read More...]
How would you feel if you could run iOS apps on your Android device? How about your Windows or Linux PC? It’s undoubtedly been thought of before, but no one has made any real attempt at doing anything about it. Until now.
An extremely ambitious project has found its way to Kickstarter in search of some much needed funding. In theory, iEMU sounds relatively simple. Create an honest to [Read More...]