Announced at Google I/O last month alongside Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus Q is the sort of gadgetry that has, so far, left most of us wondering, “Why, Google?” It has the innards of an Android smartphone, and strictly requires an Android device to work. All it does is stream TV shows, movies and music from the Google Play Store and videos from YouTube. It doesn’t even work on its own as you need an Android smartphone / tablet to control it. To top it off, it costs $299 which is simply unreasonable for a device with such a limited feature set.
The latest version of popular custom ROM CyanogenMod now supports Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S III (GT-i9300). Those of you interested in checking it out can follow our detailed, step-by-step guide right after the jump!
In the last few days, most of the smartphone attention has firmly fixed upon the manufacturers of Android devices as number of them begin to announce, and roll out updates to Android Ice Cream Sandwich for a select number of their devices. Over the last two days we have seen welcome update announcements from Samsung as well as HTC, informing their users that certain smartphones will begin to see over-the-air updates in the coming weeks, eventually bringing Android 4.0 to a wider audience.
Sony’s Xperia series of smartphones are one of the less popular Android smartphones around, but that doesn’t mean they get no love from the always-vibrant community. Developer paul-xxx over on XDA-Developers has killed not two, but three birds with one stone by porting CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android 4.0.3) to the Xperia X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro and we’ve got a handy step-by-step guide on how to flash the ROM to your device right after the jump!
CyanogenMod is, as most Android enthusiasts will know, the most popular custom ROM for rooted devices. It is popular because of its roots in open-source Android, lack of bloatware, customizability and, of course, unique features that can’t be found elsewhere.
While Google’s latest mobile operating system Ice Cream Sandwich is the company's landmark, hybrid tab-and-smartphone release, its rather selective implementation on existing devices has left many Android users somewhat bemused.
The Android development community is actively working on bringing Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich on as-of-yet unsupported devices and the latest device to get Ice Cream Sandwich unofficially is the Nook Color. We’ve got a step-by-step guide ready after the jump which shows you how you can flash a preview build of CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to your Nook Color.
The Android developer community is actively working on bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to older devices. Today, an early build of CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0.3 has been released for the DROID 2 Global, and we’ve got a step-by-step flashing tutorial ready after the jump!
We’ve already covered how you can flash CyanogenMod 9 Alpha for Nexus/Galaxy S and in today’s guide, we’ll be covering how you can flash CM9 for the Galaxy S II.
For those of you using the Nexus S by Samsung, you’ll probably have access to the newest Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) way one or the other. Thanks to CyanogenMod 9, you’re able to get an early preview on your devices now. The newest alpha is by no means the last, but it runs smoother and faster than its predecessors.