The newest version of Dropbox is now available in the Android Market including optimizations for ICS. The new version’s design has been revamped along with new features added as well. If you have never used Dropbox before, after installing the app on your PC, any file you save in your dropbox will also save to your Android device letting you access and share them from anywhere. Hit up the break to see what’s new and links to download.
There is always going to be a place for a mid-level Android device, especially ones that are free. U.S. Celluar is now offering the Huawei Ascend II for free after a $100 mail-in rebate. With Android 2.3, a 3.5″ screen, and a 600MHz processor it’s not the strongest phone on the block, but hey it’s free. You can check the deal out and all the phone’s details from the source link below.
Any Galaxy Nexus owners out there that have been waiting for Swype to work on ICS? Well, thanks to XDA member theb1rdm4n, Swype has been modified to work on the Galaxy Nexus. This is why we all love Android and give applause to all the devs like theb1rdm4n that help make our devices great. Hit up the break to see Swype running on the GN as well as a link to download the .apk. Just make sure you have Unknown Sources checked off under Security before installing.
If you’re an Amazon Fire owner, you may have noticed you previously couldn’t access the web version of the Android Market via market.android.com. If you attempted to access that site from your Fire, you would be redirected to the Amazon Appstore. With the root breaking 6.2.1 update that recently hit, it looks like that redirect has been lifted. Though you cannot install apps from the web market on your Fire, you can at least browse what’s there and that’s a step in the right direction right? If you’re a Fire owner, hit up the web market and see what you think. If you’re not and still thinking about getting one, check out our hands on review right here.
Gotta love CyanogenMod! Based on the newest CM9, the good folks over at XDA have whipped up a pre-Alpha build to enjoy on the OG Droid. Remember, this build isn’t meant to be your daily ROM and should only be attempted by folks that are comfortable making backups and flashing ROMs. I’m one of the sad bunch that is dying for a Galaxy Nexus, but enjoying an ICS ROM on my Droid X for now. If you can’t get your hands on a new GN, a ROM is how we will have to fly for the time being. Don’t forget to checkout any details and updates right down there in the source link.
The folks over at Google have produced a nice little holiday video for all us Android fanatics out there. You’ll catch a few devices shown off and features like video chat and beaming. It’s a nicely produced video and I love the vibe that Google presents of themselves here. Be sure to check it out right down below.
Any Droid X owners out there, that like me, are a bit depressed they can’t get a Galaxy Nexus right now? Well, here is something that made my day and should make yours too. Rootzwiki member firstEncounter has whipped up a CM9 based ICS ROM for the Droid X and let me be the first to tell you, it’s FAST and Ice Cream Sandwich tastes great! Be warned though that this is a beta, so do not flash this ROM unless your prepared to deal with some bugs and certain things not working. I also haven’t been running this ROM long enough to express any battery concerns, but this is a great treat to be able to try out ICS on the X and see what everyone is clamoring about for myself. If you need help or more details, be sure to head over to the Rootzwiki thread in the source link for all the details and fixes. Links to download and a list of what currently works and what doesn’t are right after the break.
Does anyone actually use the “Droid” notification on their device? Yeah, I’m actually someone that uses it proudly. Well, Droid Life has posted a “DROOOID” type notification, but in this case it’s calling out “Nexus”. Sounds more like a Decepticon, but still kinda cool. Check out the video below to see what it sounds like. To have it show up in your sounds list, you’ll have to move the file from your Downloads to your Notifications folder. Anyone going to rock this out?
Android Central forum member beezy has whipped up an Ice Cream Sandwich treat for you folks on Sprint with a Nexus S 4G. The Android 4.0.3 OTA for T-mobile’s Nexus S has been ported to Sprint’s Nexus 4G. You won’t see any wimax (4G), but 3G data, camera, WiFi, and bluetooth are confirmed working. You’ll need to be rooted and you can flash this ROM via Clockwork. You will also need to head over to the AC forums and be registered to download the file and you can do so from the source link below. Happy flashing, but do so at your own risk.