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4 years ago

HTC's new Sense user interface ported to the Motorola Droid

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It's hardly shocking, but HTC's new Sense user interface (read our review here) has been ported onto the Motorola Droid. It's still a little buggy, but damned if its not the same ROM (more or less) that was ripped off the HTC Desire and thrust upon the Nexus One. So stay tuned to this project if you're dead set on putting HTC's buttery smooth UI on top of Moto's bludgeon-you-to-death hardware, as this one's got legs, people.

Couple of blurry videos of the port in action after the break. [AllDroid via Engadget]

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4 years ago

Adobe Flash is not coming to all Android phones [duh]

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We've got some good news and some bad news about those waiting to receive Adobe Flash 10.1. The good news is that it's expected to be released on Android phones coming "mid year".  Now the bad news is that the HTC Hero will not be supported.

“The HTC Hero will not be supported [because] it does not have the correct Android OS version and its chipset is not powerful enough. We require a device an ARM v7 (Cortex) processor. Examples include the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets and TI OMAP3 series.”

We've seen Flash being shown off already on the Droid and the Nexus One.  We already knew this was coming, given that Flash is a processor hog even on desktop systems, but thank you for stating the obvious. [androinica]

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4 years ago

AndroidCentral asks: What's your favorite Android podcatcher? [Contest]

There's somewhere in the neighborhood of 20,000 applications in the Android Market. And every day we get e-mail after e-mail asking "What's the best app for this?" and "What's the best app for that?" Truth be told, there's nobody better to answer those questions than all you guys and gals out there.

And so this week, we put it to you: What's the best podcatcher application out there? Head on over to our forums and leave your suggestion for the world to see. And for your troubles, we'll pick an entry at random and give away a case of your choice from the AndroidCentral store. Contest ends at 12 a.m. Friday, March 5.

What's your favorite podcatcher?

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4 years ago

T-Mobile gradually pushing out maintenance update for the G1

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Nope, Android fans, the T-Mobile G1 isn't getting the almighty Android 2.1 update (or 2.0 for that matter) just yet. Instead, you can look forward to one of those lovely "maintenance updates." This one, dubbed DMD64, promises to improve call performance. So if you're the type who loves radio updates (and who doesn't, really), make sure you have the required Android data plan, sit back and wait for it to roll in. [via TMoNews]

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4 years ago

Nexus One finally gets some color into its trackball

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If you are one of the Nexus One owners who doesn't quite understand why the device has a trackball, but wish that it could at least add something cooler to the device, your prayers have been answered. The trackball can shine in colors other than white (Google showed that off at its launch event), but for whatever reason it's never been properly implemented.

Luckily, some extremely talented people of the modding community have been working hard on not only allowing the functionality of the other colors, but as well as working on modding the current live wallpapers. And even better, it's been added into the most recent CyanogenMod ROM for the Neuxs One, which was released today! Check out video the colored trackball in action after the break. [via Redmond Pie]

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4 years ago

Monthly Maintenance - keeping things speedy

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Hey there, everybody!  This week we’re going to talk about something everyone seems to forget  - system maintenance and clean-up.  Like any computer, our Android devices can get clogged with old info that builds up until performance starts to be affected.  Unlike a computer with Gigs of space, our device's storage space is limited so this can happen in a much shorter time span.  If your phone is starting to act a bit sluggish this might be the reason.  Freeing up some space and getting things back as they used to be isn’t hard at all once you know where to look for the clutter. Join us after the break!

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4 years ago

Nexus One reportedly coming to Verizon on March 23

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 Drum roll, please ... We've known for a while that the Nexus One would be coming to Verizon. We just didn't know when. Well it seems that we have finally gotten a date. March 23 is the date that the much awaited Nexus One reportedly will be available. According to an anonymous source, speaking to NeoWin:

The Nexus One, originally released on T-Mobile in January, has passed FCC inspection for use on Verizon's CDMA network and according to a Google worker who wishes to remain anonymous it will be made available on March 23.

We don't know how much it's going to cost on the Verizon Network, but currently the Nexus one is selling for $529 unlocked, or $179 with a two year contract from T-mobile. [neowin]

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4 years ago

Work continues on Firefox for Android

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The Firefox for Mobile folks teased us today with a couple more pics of the browser on Android phones. There's the shot of it above that they posted on their Facebook page, and they also linked to another running on the Nexus One. There's still a lot of work to be done, and we still don't have any builds that non-coder types can play with. (If you don't mind compiling your own code, you can play along here.) If you just have to know more about the ins and outs of the project, check out Ars Technica's early go. Otherwise, fold your hands and wait patiently like the rest of us.

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4 years ago

How to: Play Quake III Arena on the Motorola Droid

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Forget Flash. Who needs Farmville? Here's the only gaming anybody really cares about: Quake III on the Motorola Droid. And after the break, we show you how to do it and have video of the game in action.

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