Archive for January, 2012

App Inventor Goes Open Source with MIT

January 23rd, 2012

App Inventor Gets Open Source Treatment Thanks To MIT | TalkAndroid.com.

App Inventor was the ambitious Google project that allowed regular people to create mobile apps using a WYSIWYG approach. This limited app creation tool was recently shelved by Google and now has been resurrected by MIT.

MIT Center for Mobile Learning is the new home for the App Inventor code. You can reach it by visiting the following link.
http://appinventoredu.mit.edu/developers-blogs/hal

The Popularity of Cyanogen has given these developers a taste of power

January 22nd, 2012


If you didn’t know it, Cyanogen is a group of exceptional developers that are focused on wringing every ounce of performance and customisability out of the Android platform. With the creation of custom ROMs for numerous Android devices, Cyanogen has generated a kind of cult status among those who would like to tell the Mobile Phone Service Providers with their locked devices and sub-par performance…to FUCK-OFF!

Cyanogen recently announced over 1 million installs of their wildly popular CM7.

CM7 is basically a retooled Android GingerBread (Android 2.3.X) that is capable of making your old, outdated Android phone scream with performance…so to speak.

Here is a quote from a recent PC World article pointing out some of the interesting aspects to this popularity.

One of the biggest reasons, if not perhaps the biggest reason, that owners of Android and iPhone phones “root” or “jailbreak” their device to install custom firmware and operating systems is so they can install unofficial tethering and hotspot services. Perhaps the most popular unofficial system, CyanogenMod, is at the point where it not only pushes Google to offer some of its features in their official Android builds, but is considering its own Android app store, to provide apps like ClockworkMod Tether.

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Schmackdown! HTC Rezound vs. LG Spectrum – YouTube

January 22nd, 2012

Schmackdown! HTC Rezound vs. LG Spectrum – YouTube.

Here is the Head to Head video pitting the HTC Rezound against the LG Spectrum

These are two of the latest phones currently available at wirefly.com

Here is the review of the LG Spectrum

The LG Spectrum continues Verizon’s recent excellence in Android phones. With a fast dual-core processor, 720p true HD display and speedy 4gG network, the Spectrum has a beautiful screen and the power to make it shine. In part-1 of Wirefly’s two-part review, Bob Kovacs discusses the phone’s features and runs it through several tests and demonstrations to show what the Spectrum can do.

The ICS desktop for Windows | TalkAndroid.com

January 19th, 2012

The ICS desktop for Windows | TalkAndroid.com.

This is pretty cool!

With a few tools (programs/tweaks) you can modify your Windows 7 desktop to resemble the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) homescreen/desktop.

If you have ICS on your phone or tablet, chances are, you love it. If not, chances are, you want it. In either case here’s something we can all appreciate. Flickr user David Molina set out to bring the beauty of Android Ice Cream Sandwich to his desktop, and with a little tweaking and the right tools, he definitely succeeded.

click the link above to see the list of tools that you will need.

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