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Why you'll never have the latest version of Android


Sunday 16th of September 2012 / androidcentral.com
Inside the ‘broken’ Android updates processIf you have an Android phone, chances are it’s not running the most recent version of the OS, 4.1 Jelly Bean. According to Google’s own figures, just 1.2 percent of active devices run the latest version of Android. Some 57.5 percent remain on Android 2.3, a version rapidly approaching its second birthday.If you were lucky enough to buy a Nexus device -- the right Nexus device -- you might get the latest sweet treat from the Mountain View chocolate factory immediately, or within a few weeks of it being finalized. But for most of the countless millions of active Android devices, it’s quite a different story. They’ll probably never run the latest version of Android, whatever that may be. They’re on ICS if they’re lucky, Gingerbread if they’re not, and by the time they get Jelly Bean we’ll already be singing the praises of Key Lime Pie.This vicious cycle is a product of Google’s approach to its OS, combined with a mess of other factors including carriers, manufacturers and users&
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How to upgrade the myTouch 4G to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean


Saturday 15th of September 2012 / androidauthority.com
The T-Mobile HTC myTouch 4G came to the market two years ago, armed with a 1 GHz Scorpion processor, a 3.8-inch display, and Android 2.2 Froyo. The device was upgradable to Gingerbread but who would’ve thought that the device could be upgraded to the fastest OS to date — Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.Jelly Bean custom ROMs are available for the HTC myTouch 4G and today, we will be showing you how to install yet another Jelly Bean-based custom ROM called Codename Android. Codename Android ROMs are based on pure stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, dedicated to making you feel like you are using a stock Android OS and not a custom ROM.  A smooth as butter interface, Google Now, and advanced search functionality are some of the things you can expect to see when you install this ROM.Codename Android also features extensive customization options that allow you to modify the interface. You can also customize the theme using the ROM’s theme engine that also houses a number of different themes.This guide shows you how to upgrade the myTouch 4G to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via Codenam
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How to upgrade the HTC Desire to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean


Friday 07th of September 2012 / androidauthority.com
The ParanoidAndroid ROM, based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, has been ported over to the HTC Desire by XDA Developers member marius.a.  The ROM provides the HTC Desire with a nifty phone/tablet hybrid mode that blends phone and tablet features. It’s rather interesting how it combines the two types of interfaces as well as offering a way to use one mode over the other.It’s still being updated as new features are being added. Video recording and Wi-Fi Hotspot are still being worked on and LED Notifications are only partially working.  The ROM does have a few bugs here and there. But, it’s worth the experience of testing out it’s unique UI and the cool Android 4.1 capabilities that it comes with.This guide shows you how to upgrade the HTC Desire to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via ParanoidAndroid ROM.WarningThe instructions in this guide are intended for use with the HTC Desire. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no g
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BlackBerry opens up the PlayBook tablet to Android apps


Thursday 24th of March 2011 / androidcentral.com
The whispers our pals at CrackBerry first planted in our heads last August are true (and again this spring) -- Android applications are coming to the BlackBerry Playbook via BlackBerry App World.We'll let that sink in for a minute.Here's the deal:Any app that runs on Android 2.3 will work, RIM says. There will be a pair of optional "App Players"that provide the runtime for the android applications. There will be compatible APIs, so developers should be able to easily port their apps. The apps will be downloaded from RIM's AppWorld and run in a secure sandbox.So we're not talking low-level stuff here.From the press release:Developers will simply repackage, code sign and submit their BlackBerry Java and Android apps to BlackBerry App World. Once approved, the apps will be distributed through BlackBerry App World, providing a new opportunity for many developers to reach BlackBerry PlayBook users. Users will be able to download both the app players and the BlackBerry Java and Android apps from BlackBerry App World.The PlayBook goes on sale April 19, but Android applications wo
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SEGA to release original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android soon - Android Authority


Wednesday 27th of March 2013 / androidauthority.com
Retro gaming is going strong in 2013. Recently Namco made Pac-Man free after 33 years and now SEGA has announced at the 2013 Game Developers Conference that it will be releasing the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android. The game isn’t just a simple port but a complete re-work of the 90′s classic including Time Attack modes and a remastered soundtrack.For those of you not familiar with Sonic the Hedgehog, and I find it hard to believe that there is anyone out there who isn’t, it is a 2D side scrolling platform game where you play the central character Sonic, who is of course a hedgehog. It is a classic platform game but with the added excitement of Sonic’s ability to run very fast and use things like springs, slopes, and loop-de-loops to get through each level.Although there are already some Sonic the Hedgehog games for Android like Sonic CD and Sonic Episode 4, the original game has never been released. And as with many franchises it is the original version that is often seen as the best!The Android version will support widescreen fo
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The week in international Android news - Dec. 22, 2012


Saturday 22nd of December 2012 / androidcentral.com
As things wind down for the holidays, and the torrent of international Android news temporarily slows to a trickle, there's just enough time for one last weekly round-up. And despite the incoming festivities, there's been plenty of interesting pre-Christmas news.The week started with news of a serious security vulnerability in certain Samsung phones, which could allow a rogue app to take complete control of affected handsets. The was exploit discovered in kernel code for phones running Samsung's Exynos CPU, meaning it affects devices like the international Galaxy S3 and S2, as well as all Galaxy Note 2 models. It's a bg deal, and Samsung has acknowledged its existence, saying it's working to deliver a fix "as quickly as possible."CES 2013 is just around the corner, and we learned plenty this week about Sony's next high-end offering. Dubbed the CX660, "Yuga," and rumored to come to market as the Xperia Z, the new Sony flagship looks set to feature a 5-inch1080p screen, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro and a fancy new design with a glass back.
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What to expect from the next-gen Snapdragons - Android Authority


Tuesday 19th of March 2013 / androidauthority.com
With the first Snapdragon 600 powered handsets arriving on the scene, it’s about time that we had a look at what exactly we can expect from Qualcomm’s newest line-up of processors. The previous generation of S4 chips powered most of the high-end devices we’ve seem recently, but can Qualcomm continue its success with its next generation line-up of chips?Snapdragon 600I tend to think of the Snapdragon 600 as a half step between the S4 series and the next generation. It’s clearly a more powerful processor when you look at the hardware specs, but it’s missing a few of the features which Qualcomm and other rival tech companies are planning to bring to their high-end chips over the coming year. But we’ll cover more of that later, for now let’s breakout the Snapdragon 600.The CPU found in the Snapdragon 600 is the successors to the Krait cores used in the S4 Pro chips. You might recognize the S4 Pro from top of the line handsets like the Xperia Z and Optimus G.
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Android Forums - View Single Post - The Symphony of Eternity (Android's Final Fantasy)


Wednesday 12th of October 2011 / androidforums.com
Cheat Sheet for Kemco's The Symphony of Eternityby Felonius Monkey FOREWARD========I thoroughly loved this game. I highly recommend you pay for it (if you haven't already), and play it through before you have your way with it.That being said, please use this guide at your own risk. I am not responsible for you fouling up your device, or making your game-playing experience any less enjoyable!If any of the requirements or instructions below seem exceedingly foreign to you, then I'd recommend you read up a bit more on sites like Android Forums and XDA Developers, to learn what you need to know before proceeding. WHAT YOU NEED=============- Purchase Kemco's The Symphony of Eternity for Android. It's a spectacular game, and well worth the money.- A ROOTED Android device.- ADB for Android, and knowledge of how to use it.- A tool to edit the binary save file. I recommend XVI (http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm). WHAT TO DO==========1. Retrieve your save file from your device. Do this by issuing the following DOS command:adb.exe pull /data/data/kemco.wws.soe/files
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PC Diagnostic Tool CPU-Z Makes The Jump To Android


Monday 17th of June 2013 / androidspin.com
Those of you who are avid PC hardware junkies, like myself, will be very familiar with the PC program called CPU-Z. Well, the program has made the jump to Android, offering all the information you’d expect from the diagnostic tool. With CPU-Z, you will be able to see all nitty-gritty details of your phone’s operations, such as temperature, core clock speeds, and battery status.For most standard Android users, this app won’t provide much extra information as we know what we paid for and it’s unlikely there is anything wrong with the phone’s hardware. But for those who like to overclock or underclock their CPUs, CPU-Z might add some pedigree to the app’s purpose.CPU-Z is available now for free on all devices with Android 3.0 and up. The Google Play Store page, which you will find the link for below, actually states that the app is still in beta, but it looks to be running quite well regardless. Will you pick up CPU-Z and what will you use it for? Let us know in the comments below.Application: CPU-ZPlay Store LinkPrice: Free
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cach de CPU dinh dang the nho trong cua AnDroid


Wednesday 03rd of July 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
co ai biet cach de may tinh doc hoac dinh dang the nho trong nhu khi minh cam USB ko vay. dung the nho trong ma dung cap USB dua vao may tinh ko doc duoc cai gi ca.
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