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Friday, January 29, 2010

The Dell Streak/Mini 5 re-surfaces, looks perdy

Dell's vision of the future raises its pretty head again.
The Dell Streak/Mini 5 has a 5-inch touchscreen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, a front facing camera, WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth, and runs the Android 1.6 operating system.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Inspiration: 50 Android games in one video..


- homerunbattle 3d
- speed forge 3d
- radiant
- flight director
- Zen Table Tennis
- tank ace 1944
- sky force
- Shoot U!
- Armageddon Squadron
- Light Racer 3D
- gang wars
- Wave Blazer
- death ride
- head to head racing
- avatar
- Farm Frenzy
- light racer
- Family Guy Uncensored
- super boom boom
- toonwarz
- air hockey
- meteor
- what the doodle!?
- Raging Thunder
- the settlers
- lightup
- the game of life
- military madness
- bebbled
- jump santa jump
- diner dash
- brain challenge
- assassins creed
- space physics
- million dollar poker
- derek jeter 2009
- armored strike
- robo defense
- guitar hero
- air attack
- wpt texas hold'em
- de Blob
- papastacker
- spades
- spore
- tennis slam
- Iron Sight
- tower bloxx
- mechanics touch
- TightRope Hero
- flying aces

Game Developers Conference 2010 organizers have announced that they are working together with Google "to celebrate and inspire the mobile and independent game development communities" by offering free Nexus One and Verizon Droid by Motorola phones to select attendees.

The newly announced offer, part of Google's outreach into the mobile phone space as it expands use of its Android operating system, is open to qualifying developers who register to attend GDC 2010 by February 4th, 2010.

The Game Developers Conference, as the world’s largest professional-only game developer event, has been at the center of the industry’s discussions on these topics.

It serves as home to major Summits such as the GDC Mobile/Handheld Summit and the Independent Games Summit, as well as the IGF Mobile competition to award handheld game innovation.

In recent years, the smartphone has become one of the most widespread and widely-used game platforms, and has proven particularly suited to independent developers experimenting with new and unusual gameplay.

As an official statement on the tie-in notes: "This makes conference attendees great potential developers of new content for phones using the Android operating system." Alongside the announcement, Google's Eric Chu has posted about Android's GDC 2010 presence on the official Android Developers weblog.

"At the GDC, we are constantly looking for ways to help the game development community learn and thrive. The mobile and independent game spaces having been providing so many of those opportunities for years now," said Meggan Scavio, event director of the Game Developers Conference. "We are so appreciative that we can better reach those goals by actually putting a new opportunity – Android-powered devices – into the hands of our attendees."

Early Bird rates for GDC 2010 end February 4. For more information about the 2010 Game Developers Conference, including the eight summits and the Android phone promotion, please visit the official Game Developers Conference website.

HTC Supersonic spotted in the wild? Has 4.3 inch screen

Reportedly, the HTC Supersonic is an Android 2.1 smartphone that has features similar to the ones of the Windows Mobile-based HTC HD2: 4.3 inch WVGA touchscreen display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of internal memory (like T-Mobile’s HD2), and a 5MP autofocus camera.

A notable difference (besides the different OS) is that the Supersonic has an OLED display, instead of a TFT one.

Here’s a couple more HTC Supersonic in the wild shots:

HTC's 2010 roadmap leaked!

It's almost becoming a tradition of HTC to have their upcoming lineup leaked, so without further ado, here's your late xmas present from me.

Legend: This looks to be the successor to the Magic (and possibly the Hero, too), featuring an 11.4mm metallic frame that we're already dying to hold along with a clickable optical pad, 5 megapixel AF cam, and 3.2-inch AMOLED display. Retail in March.

Salsa: We bet you've never seen a released Android handset quite like this one -- it's portrait QWERTY, not unlike Google's early Android prototype. 3.2 megapixels and an FM radio paired up with a Qualcomm MSM7225 at 528MHz. This one's coming in June.

Tide: Here's another Android form factor we haven't seen before -- full touch with a numeric keypad below the display. 3.2 megapixels and a 528MHz MSM7225 mean it should be pretty reasonable on a contract. April is the target release.

Buzz: This is a funky one in the same vein as the Tattoo with changeable backplates available in a variety of interesting designs; it's got full HSPA and a 5 megapixel AF cam with flash to boot.

Bravo: Now this is what we're talking about -- HTC marries Android with Snapdragon to make the device we suspect that many of us are going to be lusting for in 2010. It's got DivX support, 720p video capture through a 5 megapixel AF cam with flash, a mighty 3.7-inch AMOLED display, and that Qualcomm Snapdragon humming along at 1GHz. If all goes well, we should start to see this (hopefully everywhere) in April.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

How to unlock and root a Nexus One

This is not a beginners guide. If you are a beginner, you should not be hacking your phone. These instructions assume you have previously hacked at least one Android device.

Before we begin

Make sure you have accomplished the following things

* Installed the USB drivers (grab them from Google or XDA)
* Confirm your device is recognized by ADB (see CyanogenMod Wiki or XDA for help)
* Backed up any important data from your device

Watch the video walk through once to get a preview of the entire process. Your first time might take you 30 minutes, but it can be completed in less than 10.

Step 1: Unlock your bootloader

In order to flash a new recovery image, you must unlock your bootloader. This process is quite simple, but it will wipe your phone.

* Reboot phone into fastboot: Power off device and hold down trackball while powering back on. (The fastboot screen is the one with the Androids on skateboards)
* Open a command prompt and navigate to your Android SDK tools folder.
* Type ‘fastboot devices‘ to make sure your phone is recognized.
* Type ‘fastboot oem unlock‘ to unlock the bootloader.
* Use volume keys to navigate to yes and press the power button to confirm.

Step 2: Flash a new recovery image

Next we will download a new recovery image that allows us to flash custom zip packages.

* Visit XDA and download Amon_RA’s recovery image for the Nexus One.
* Copy the file to your Android SDK tools folder.
* Open a command prompt and navigate to your Android SDK tools folder.
* Type ‘fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-nexus-v1.5.3.img‘. (Note filename will change as recovery image is updated)

Step 3: Boot into recovery mode and flash N1 Addon

Now that the new recovery image is installed, it is time to reboot into recovery mode and flash a custom zip package. Since your phone was just wiped, you might have to enable usb debugging again so ADB and fastboot commands will work.

Double check: Go to Settings > Application settings > Development > USB debugging (enable)

For this guide we will be flashing Cyanogen’s N1 Addon.

* Visit XDA and download Cyanogen’s N1 Addon. (or any other custom .zip file you want to flash)
* Copy the .zip file to the root directory of your SD card.
* Open a command prompt and navigate to your Android SDK tools folder.
* Type ‘adb reboot recovery‘ to reboot the phone into recovery mode. (The recovery screen says “Android system recovery” with green text on black background)
* Use the trackball to navigate to “Flash zip from sdcard” and then select the zip file you wish to flash.
* Follow the on screen instructions. Press the trackball to begin the flash when prompted.
* When the flash is complete, navigate to reboot and press the trackball to reboot.

Congratulations, you are finished and it is now time to download some root apps from the Android Market. Search the Market for SetCPU for Root Users, Nexus One Torch, or use the term “Nexus root” and see what you find.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Lenovo Lephone

The Lenovo Lephone first showed up a few days ago during CES.

The Lephone, along with its detachable keyboard, looks absolutely gorgeous and by the look of it, the experience continues with the heavily customized Android UI it runs. The phone currently sports an only for China label but this should and most likely would make it to other markets. While we do not know much about the internals of this device, we do know it has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display and a very ovoid look (like that of the Palm Pre). It also has a chrome strip running along its edges, giving it a classier touch.

The design of the keyboard is quite remarkable. It sports a navigation D pad right at the center. The phone has a 3.2 megapixel camera at the rear and a VGA version at the front for Video calls. Hopefully, folks over at Lenovo India find this a worthy candidate for an Indian launch.

The Inbrics M1

The folks over at Inbrics, a little known firm have come up with their own vision of what an Android phone should be.

With many terming it the coolest Android phone ever, Inbrics seems to have quickly run into some early and well deserved appreciation for their efforts.

The Inbrics M1 is a slider handset with a (great) 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, 3 megapixel camera, front-facing VGA camera, 16GB of built-in storage, microSD slot and all the other usual trimmings, but what's particularly stunning is that the phone is not only half an inch thick, but it has a full QWERTY keyboard that's surprisingly clicky and typable.

The phone is running Android 1.5 right now, but it should be up to Android 2.0 by the time it hits the market in March. Sporting a 800MHz Samsung processor, the same chip that's in the Samsung Moment, the interface is smooth as butter, and they demo'd it playing back 720p video just fine.

Inbrics actually has a lot of custom UI and software running on top of Android, but the most interesting part is what they're doing with video calling and beaming media from handset to videophone to TV to laptop over DLNA or through an access point device that plugs into the TV over HDMI.

Inbrics also has a Cover Flow-style media browser that isn't super deep in functionality, but still puts the stock Android stuff to shame, and some rather sexy custom widgets.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Google Nexus One: The “F*ck You iPhone” Phone

Dell announces the Mini 5 Android tablet device

Dell's 5-inch Internet tablet is to be called the Dell Mini 5 according to the company, suggesting that it will fit in its portable products range as the second handset to follow the Dell Mini 3 and slot in under the "Mini" range of netbooks.

Dell told Pocket-lint the news at an exclusive round table event with a handful of journalists at its suite in the Palm's hotel in Las Vegas.

The phone-come-Internet tablet (announced at CES at the Dell press conference on Wednesday) has yet to get a launch date, or in typical Dell teaser style, any tech spec details.

Through further conversations with Dell we've also found out that the new Dell Mini 5 will feature a SIM card slot for use outside of a Wi-Fi hotspot.

It will be available in a range of colours including pink and black, not just the red that we saw at the launch. The prototype version we had played with was running Android version 1.6.

It will sport 2 cameras, one 5-megapixel offering on the back and a forward facing one on the front.

It will boast a multitouch display and it will ship with a headset.

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