The popular CyanogenMod ROM modding scene has officially dropped support for a wide array of devices running on the dated Snapdragon S1 chipset.
This means that devices running on the Qualcomm QSD8x50, MSM7x25, MSM7x27 and MSM7x27T SoCs will not see any builds beyond Cyanogen 7.x, which is based on Gingerbread. Or in plain words, no Ice Cream Sandwich by CyanogenMod. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has reportedly, just started receiving its update to Android ICS.
Currently, the update has gone live in Italy, but should hit other regions soon. Read more »
Sony has hyped the Xperia go as a rugged smartphone ever since its recent release, and it now yet another group of sadistic testers have decided to see just how resilient it really is.
The guys from German tech site A1 have taken it upon themselves to put the Xperia Go through a gauntlet of various tests to push the limits of its IP67 certification, including dunking it in a pool, running it over with a car, and making it into an ice cream sandwich. Get it, Ice Cream Sandwich? Read more »
Today HTC and Beats have taken another step apart in their partnership, as Beats have purchased back some of the shares they sold to HTC last year.
Beats execs once again have a controlling interest in their own company, as HTC have agreed to sell them back half of the shares purchased in last years acquisition. Beats now have 75% of the shares, while the remaining roughly 25% still belong to HTC. Read more »
The second in a line series of SDK releases for BB10 has been released, allowing developers to now upload apps to the BlackBerry 10 App World.
After a Dev App has been uploaded to App World, it is available for download to other developers, who can try it out on the BlackBerry developer alpha unit released by RIM a few months back. Read more »
It seems that Google are wasting no time in getting the development kit for the latest version of Android into the hands of developers.
Less than a month after Android 4.1 was announced at Google I/O, the new SDK allows developers to optimize their applications with a wide variety of new features. Read more »
Tasker, one of the finalists at this year’s Android Developers Challenge 2 (ADC2), has dropped its beta tag and its 1.3 version is now officially available in the Play Store.
Samsung has updated its proprietary Reader’s Hub app, which offers popular books, magazines and newspapers to Samsung mobile device users.
The new version does away with the Kobo support, although people who still want to take advantage of the ebook service can download the standalone app from the Play Store. Read more »
Samsung Mobile Display has today accused LG Display of stealing and leaking parts of its proprietary OLED technology.
Eleven people have been indicted, including executives from LG as well as former and current SMD researchers. Read more »
We first showed you the Scale of the Universe Flash app back in February, and now another version is available for your viewing pleasure.
Scale of the Universe 2 now has descriptions to all of the objects throughout the app, giving you some neat details on all the things you run across. Read more »
For a moment today it appeared the Nexus 7 tablet stock has hit the UK, as both Adorama and Ebuyer were on the verge of sending the first units to customers.
It seems that the two vendors jumped the gun a bit early, though, as they have since changed the order status back to pre-order, and it’s likely to stay that way for a while. Read more »
Google’s operating system for notebooks, Chrome OS, has recently been updated to version 20.
This new release is a step towards Google’s goals to integrate their recently announced Google Drive cloud storage service more deeply into the Chrome platform, as well as offline support for Google Docs. Read more »
It looks like everyone’s favorite metal police enforcer is due to make a return, as RoboCop is getting a remake.
Although a trailer has not been released yet, a website has gone up for a fictitious OmniCorp company. Read more »
If you’re curious about what exactly the Nexus Q is all about, iFixit have done its thing and shown us perhaps more than most people needed to know.
So if you want to see what hides underneath the Nexus Q hood, look no further. And yes, the image above has Google spelled with the Q’s own parts. Read more »
Google Now, Google’s new voice search feature for Jelly Bean introduced during Google I/O last week, is now available for download on all AOSP ICS devices as well.
As is usually the case with exclusive apps and features introduced in a new Android build, the folks over at xda-developers forums were able to get their hands on the apk, and successfully port it over to Android 4.0. Read more »