Aug 01, 2011 - 12:25 PM - by dgstorm
One of our members, chevycam94, just completed his work on a major update to his custom ROM for the OG Droid, Steel Droid v8.0.0 CM Gingerbread 2.3.5! You guys know that whenever we are able to, we love to showcase our members that are developers and modders in the community, especially when they put forth the huge effort of creating a custom ROM. Make sure to head over to his release thread in the forums to thank him and try it out. Here's a link: Steel Droid v8.0.0 CM Gingerbread 2.3.5. And, here's a list of the massive changes and improvements he has made to this great ROM:
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- Synced from source on 7-30-11
- Now CM 2.3.5-based!!!
- Now uses CorCor's 1.05GHz LV kerenl
- All apps now pre-zipaligned
- All PNG's in the whole ROM have been optimized
- Took extra steps to reduce the size of most apps
- Included a lot of the files that I used to remove manually
- Rearranged options in Steel Box for easier access
- Changed the warning about overclocking to be more straight forward
- Added Steel Toolbox
- Added a TON of system tweaks from various sources
- Added Screenshot option to power menu
- Added back working Calculator app
- Added a new DNA background for 8.0
- Added more apps to data partition for easy uninstallation
- Updated Superuser to 22.214.171.124 with 2.3.2-efgh binary
- Updated to FRG83G build fingerprint
- Updated Steel Box with all the most recent fixes
- Updated to GoLauncher EX 2.38
- Updated Google Music to 3.0.1 (R339)
- Updated the hosts file for improved ad blocking
- Updated to the new Market app (3.0.27)
- Downgraded Busybox to 1.18.2 for compatibility
- Downgraded to Wireless Tether 2.0.8 for compatibility
- Fixed two-finger map rotation in Google Maps!
- Fixed haptic feedback tweaks in Steel Box
- Fixed the Google Backup Transport issues
- Fixed the recurring WIFI bootloop issue
- Fixed rare "mkdir" command duplication issue
- Fixed the USB mounting images which I somehow forgot
- Fixed the battery animation to something smoother
- Fixed annoying USB auto-prompt
- Removed several unpopular ringtones
- Removed duplicate entries from build.prop
- Removed Terminal from ROM as a better one is
Aug 01, 2011 - 12:04 PM - by dgstorm
It appears that rumors of a September launch for the Motorola Droid Bionic were accurate after all. Motorola Mobility Chief Executive Sanjay Jha, recently indicated during a CNET interview that the Motorola Droid Bionic is scheduled to be released in September. He also indicated that one other Motorola 4G LTE smartphone will likely be released later this year, along with another 10-inch tablet and a smaller tablet, and that both of these tablets will be sold both through a carrier and at retail chains.
Thanks to our tipsters!
Aug 01, 2011 - 11:24 AM - by dgstorm
Here is some indirect good news regarding Verizon today. Vodafone, the third largest mobile carrier in the world, and number one carrier in the world for revenue, will now be receiving a $4.5 Billion Dollar dividend payment from Verizon Wireless on January 31st 2012 and regularly from now forward. This is because Verizon Wireless is only partly owned by Verizon Communications Inc., who holds a 55% share in the company. Vodafone holds the other 45%, and now Verizon must pay its dividend share to Vodafone, that has been withheld since 2005. This dividend was previously withheld so that Verizon could focus on upgrading its 3G and LTE networks, and paying off its debt.
How is this good news you may wonder? The reason that Verizon can now begin paying this dividend to Vodafone is because Verizon Wireless is now debt free. Furthermore, the other $5.5 Billion in dividend money will now continue to go to Verizon Communications Inc. Even though they have to pay out that big dividend, being debt free is a great thing for any company, or individual for that matter. Now we will see if Verizon decides to pass on any of that success to their customers.
Aug 01, 2011 - 11:02 AM - by dgstorm
Some folks over at MyDroidWorld got the official "soak group" push of Gingerbread 2.3.3 for the Droid X2, and they have already rooted it. Here's a quote from the MyDroidWorld article, and below that is a link to instructions and downloads,
Make sure to be cautious during the process and follow the instructions carefully. Enjoy!
Verizon has decided to push out an official test of Gingerbread to the soak group. We have taken this update and pre-rooted for all of the rooted users out there. Please follow the directions carefully to make sure that your upgrade goes seamlessly. If something does go wrong don't sweat it, this update does update the bootloader but it does not block downgrading using the leaked sbf file that can be found below. To use either update your phone must be on stock firmware. If you have removed items and can not restore them you will need to use the sbf file leaked by daywalker04. The file is found below. You will need to use RSDLite 5.0 or higher to flash this file to your phone.
Source: Android.net via MyDroidWorld
Aug 01, 2011 - 10:49 AM - by dgstorm
If the above leaked pics are turn out to be accurate, very soon we may see Verizon releasing a silver & white colored Droid Incredible 2. Although, this obviously doesn't make the phone anymore powerful than before, aesthetically, this could draw the average consumer and improve sales of the device. The Dinc2, like its predecessor, is a very popular phone, and this marketing gimmick could just give the phone a bit more "life" in the retail arena for a while longer.
This may not be thrilling news for the tech-head that needs the latest dual-core & 4G device, but it's likely that this visual upgrade could be just the ticket for spouses and friends that don't need anything more powerful. What do you guys think? Anyone out there interested in this "new look" Dinc2 for themselves or their family/friends?
Jul 31, 2011 - 11:19 PM - by Malvado
As much as I wanted to title this post, "BREAKING: Leaked Pics of the Samsung Galaxy S 3 Prime"; I refrained myself. Either way, this is still pretty impressive. Normally, I'm completely against concept phones. I think they are silly. The reason I am posting this concept phone in particular is because there has been a lot of technical advancements in terms of flexible AMOLED displays and flexible lithium ion batteries these past few months. So, while we are still probably around 10 years away from actually making a phone like this possible. I mean, It is pretty darn cool. Just grab a towel and drool over these pics for the next 5 minutes.
SOURCE: Samsung Galaxy Flexi Skin
Jul 31, 2011 - 11:15 PM - by Malvado
Motorola has been sending a little survey out to a select few consumers gauging response to a new (presumably Android-based) product. No, it’s not a smartphone or even a tablet, it’s a small watch-like device designed for personal fitness and music. What could potentially be branded MotoActive most closely resemble Sony Ericsson’s LiveView or the iPod Nano, and would act as a standalone mashup of the two concepts with wireless syncing between your PC and Android devices and a “smart music player.” For now the device remains a concept that may never reach market, the results of this particular survey perhaps playing a role in the final decision. So how about out own informal survey. MotoActive personal fitness tracker/music player. Yay or nay?
SOURCE: Motorola considering Nike+ SportWatch contender? -- Engadget
Jul 29, 2011 - 11:51 AM - by dgstorm
The "geniuses" at Google recently updated the Gmail app for Android to version 2.3.5, and it is available now on the Android Market. Amazingly, this newest version of the Gmail sync app actually claims to be able to improve your battery life, amongst several other performance enhancements and tweaks. One of its newest features allows you to only sync your priority emails, which will allow your phone to use less bandwidth and less power from the battery. Also, the new update includes a slew of additional new features like the ability to set “Show Pictures” for specific senders and a new option that allows you to set custom alert tones for the various labels. Furthermore, you can also now turn off sticky message actions, and the app also has better TalkBalk support for accessibility.
Here's a link below to the market for you to look at it. [Update: Apparently, there is word that this new update also blocks 3rd party tools from accessing your Gmail, which could be a real pain for many users. This has not been confirmed at this time, but you can read this blog-post about it and decide for yourself before you try it: Android Gmail App Blocks 3rd Party Tools
Source: PhoneArena and The Android Market
Jul 29, 2011 - 11:36 AM - by dgstorm
It has not been confirmed whether these pics are real or faked, but they definitely are 'official-looking' even if they turn out to be unreal. Apparently this is a leaked picture of a rumored white version of the SGS2 and may be available in Europe first. In fact, here's a quote from the Engadget article with the details of the rumor,
What do you guys think of this pearly looking SGS2? Would you be excited to see this come to the states too, and if so, would you be excited enough to wait for it, even if the black version became available first?
The leaked snap is certainly timely, coming in only one day after a UK retailer promised the colorless beast would go on sale August 15th.
Source: Android.net via Engadget
Jul 29, 2011 - 11:22 AM - by dgstorm
Apparently, Toshiba has already developed a fix for their Thrive Tablet's penchant for "snoozing" too long, and that fix is scheduled to arrive next week after further testing. Apparently, they are also throwing an additional performance enhancement into this update that will improve multimedia playback capabilities. How's that for a "two-for-one"? Of course, you could argue they should have caught this issue in testing before they released the device, but at least they are getting it fixed fairly quickly. Any of you guys experiencing this problem with your Thrive tablet?
Source: AndroidTablets.net and ThriveForums.org via Engadget
Jul 29, 2011 - 11:12 AM - by dgstorm
The newest version of Honeycomb, version 3.2, is officially rolling out now to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Here's a quote from the AndroidPolice article detailing some of the changes reflected in this update,
Above is the Tweet for the rollout. It may take a few days or more to get to you, but we have confirmation that it is indeed rolling out, as many users have received it already.
The newest version of Honeycomb will bring bug fixes and a few new features to the tablet-netbook-hybrid, including the new "app zoom" feature that makes phone-specific apps scale more appropriately on the larger, 1280x800 display.
Source: AndroidTablets.net via TransformerForums.com via AndroidPolice
Jul 29, 2011 - 10:59 AM - by dgstorm
According to the newest JD Power & Associates Wireless Customer Care Performance Study, Verizon wins the customer care award with an overall score of 770/1000, in the "full service" category. T-Mobile was second place with a score of 766, followed by Sprint with 752 and AT&T with 751. Here's the pres release below:
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LATEST J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES STUDY RANKS VERIZON WIRELESS HIGHEST IN CUSTOMER CARE
Survey Places Company First Among Major National Providers In U.S. Wireless Industry
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network and the fastest, most advanced 4G LTE network in the world, has been ranked highest in customer care among the major national wireless phone service providers in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Wireless Customer Care Performance StudySM – Volume 2, released today.
Verizon Wireless received a score of 770, which led the segment and was above the industry average. The study was based on feedback gathered from wireless customers of the four major U.S. providers by J.D. Power and Associates in the first six months of 2011.
“Our goal at Verizon Wireless has consistently been to offer an outstanding customer experience, and our standing in this latest survey is yet one more signal that our customers vote us the best wireless company in the U.S.,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless. “We will continue to work hard to ensure that our customers can count on the best network; the best service, and the best lineup of smartphones, tablets and other innovative and reliable wireless devices from the best wireless company: Verizon Wireless.”
Verizon Wireless offers customers many reasons to choose and stay with the company. Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network and the fastest, most advanced 4G LTE network in the world, and offers quality products and services backed by its award-winning customer service. For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit Free Cell Phones, Smartphones, Cell Phone Plans & Accessories at Verizon Wireless
The company’s “most reliable network” claim is based on network studies performed by test men and test women who conduct more than 3.5 million voice call attempts and more than 19 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ and other national wireless carriers’ networks while traveling more than 1 million miles in specially equipped,
Jul 29, 2011 - 10:50 AM - by dgstorm
Apparently, even though there are a lot of folks holding out for the Droid Bionic or the Samsung Galaxy SII, instead of getting the Droid 3 now, that hasn't dampened the success of the phone. For every tech-head that was holding out for the "juicier" phones coming out later this year, there were probably 2-3 regular consumers that just wanted to snap up a Droid 3, and they did. The phone is currently sold out on Verizon's online store, according to a Droid-Life report.
Of course, with the BOGO sale that Verizon was having, it's not surprising that the phones sold out quickly. Buying two phones for the price of one always seems like a great deal. Never-mind the fact, that both Amazon and Wirefly actually had better new individual contract deals on the phone, with $60 and $50 dollars respectively. Of course, consumers don't always know where to get the best deals out there, and the "perceived" convenience of getting it directly from Verizon, must have factored in to the huge sales.
Regardless, it's still a great phone, and deserves its success. How many of you guys didn't need/want to hold out for any of the later phones like the Bionic, and instead bought the Droid 3? Let us know what you guys think in the forums!
Jul 28, 2011 - 1:40 PM - by wicked
The Samsung Galaxy S II U.S. sign up page is now LIVE!
Head on over to Samsung’s site now then and register to receive word on when this beast of a phone will be landing on our shores.
Sign up here
Be sure to check out Galaxy Forums
- covering Samsung Galaxy Family of phones.
Jul 28, 2011 - 11:20 AM - by dgstorm
Nissan has just released a pretty nifty Android app for owners of the new Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle (EV). The app has some fairly impressive features and basically allows you to remotely control several aspects of your EV. Here's a quick quote from the AndroidPolice article detailing some of the more notable features,
This level of interactivity is only the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to this burgeoning new EV market. In the future, it is likely we will have apps that allows us to use navigation systems to determine where the closest charging station can be found. What other app ideas can you guys come up with that would interact nicely with EV's of the future?
If you have an active CARWINGS subscription, then you can view the battery's current charge level and even begin charging the car remotely from your phone if it's connected to a power source. The application will also be able to tell you how long it is until the charge will be completed. Other features made available through the app include the ability to remotely control the climate control system in the car, so you can have it all warm and toasty by the time you get in to drive. You can also see the remaining driving range.
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