OpenMobile Shows Off ACL On a MeeGo Device, Allows You To Run Android Apps In A Non-Android Environment (Video)

Now isn’t this impressive?  Ever wanted to tap into another OS’s ecosystem, like Android, and gain an instant pool of applications to run on your non-Android device?  Well, now you can.  Thanks to OpenMobile and their new ACL (Application Compatibility Layer), software they’ve made this a reality.  Small platforms, like Meego which is demo’d below, will now have the ability to gain instant access to Android’s 250,000 applications.  No need for developers to modify anything hardware or Android related.  The company has harnessed the ability to use Google’s run-time environment and Dalvik VM software to its fullest potential.  Rather than offer the software to individual consumers, the company aims to have the software pre-installed by OEM manufacturers.  Hit the break to check out a demo of the software running on a tablet with Meego on board and note its flawlessness.  You’ll immediately notice a slew of Android applications along side Meego apps.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Droid Bionic Receives First Deodexed Version ROM

So, you finally got your hands on a Droid Bionic and you’ve only had to wait since last CES for it.  So now what?  How about a little Root & ROM action?  The initial “Deodexed” version is now available for your downloading pleasure and there’s promise of more action to follow.  Thanks to Kejar31, you can hack the Blur based device and start customizing until your hearts content.  Tweaks are at a minimum, but like we said, more is to follow and we should encounter some big changes in future releases.  If you’re feeling frisky and ready to give a try (at your own risk, of course) then hit the break for the full download instructions and source link which heads over to the thread.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  We’re certainly looking forward to seeing what the developer’s community produces in the weeks to come.   Read more

HP TouchPad CyanogenMod Port Showing More and More Improvement Every Day (Video)

The HP TouchPad continues to make its debut as the CyanogenMod team improves its functionality hitting milestone after milestone.  The team, hard at work, has released another video demonstrating the device utilizing both of its 1.5 GHz cores to their full potential.  In addition, the teams has rectified the sound issue and touts the devices ability to sport 3D gaming.  Furthermore, hardware accelerated video is now working offering you 720p HD video playback for videos stored on the device as well as high quality YouTube videos.  The team aims to remain true to its original intentions which is to allow the device to dual boot on either Android or webOS.  Check out the video demo below and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the progress so far.

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[via androidcommunmity]

DROID Bionic Car Dock Hack Puts Webtop And HDMI Mirroring In Car Entertainment System

This is a cool hack for sure. Forum poster smknacura over at DroidForums has posted a hack to run a DROID Bionic through his car’s entertainment system. Not only can he mirror the device through the entertainment system, but displaying the Webtop app was also a welcomed side effect (also running on the back seat monitors). I love to see stuff like this working. His basic instructions listed:

– First I took apart the car dock and grinded/drilled an opening so I could fit the micro hdmi cable.
– Then I docked the phone. Then aligned and plugged in the micro hdmi into the phone.
– I then epoxied the hdmi onto the case and let it dry.
– The stock power port was adjusted to match with the hdmi port and epoxied that as well.
– I put everything back together.

Check out more pics after the break. How cool is this?

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LG Optimus 3D and HTC Desire S Get Sprinkled With Some CyanogenMOD Love

The CyanogenMOD team continues to remain hard at work with gracing every device possible with their popular hit ROM. The latest and greatest to join the ranks are the LG Optimus 3D and HTC Desire S aka the HTC Saga.  It’s clear the team won’t stop until they’ve made a world wide recognized brand, if they haven’t done so already, and we’ve got no complaints here.   You can hit up our previous posts to get an idea of the slew and variety of different devices they’ve been working on.  The LG Optimus 3D has been given a very early build of CM7 and we highly look forward to seeing a finished and stable release.  In addition, the HTC Saga/Desire S has made the list of CyanogenMOD nightlies.  If you’re feeling frisky and want to get in on the action, we won’t stop you.  Just be aware of the possible bugs you’ll experience until it’s stable.  If you’re still willing, then head on over to the CyanogenMOD page via the source link and be a part of the success.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

[via Ricardo CerqueiraCyanogenMOD ]

Tutorial: Root and ClockworkMod Recovery for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch [Videos]

A couple of days ago Samsung released the source code for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, and now root has been achieved.  We have two methods which are essentially the same, but the first build is more complete:

From XDA member Zedomax:

Download files here

  1. Put your Epic 4G into download mode by holding down Power button and Volume down buttton, when you see an option screen, let go of both buttons then hit Volume up button.
  2. You should now be in download mode, connect your USB cable from Epic 4G Touch to a Windows computer. (Sorry ODIN uses Windows only…)
  3. Make sure you have Samsung Kies installed, it will install the proper drivers.
  4. Open up odin3 v1.85.exe, click on “PDA”, then select “SPH-D710_Zedomax_Kernel.tar” and hit Start.
  5. Your phone should reboot and voila, your phone should be rooted with SuperUser app.

Tutorial video below:

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CyanogenMod’s HP TouchPad Android Video Shows WiFi And Android Market Working

Team CyanogenMod has been working hard on getting CyanogenMod7 to work on the HP TouchPad and has made some great progress since just booting up CM7 on it a few weeks ago (video). After getting CM7 to be almost a daily driver (video), they’ve now gotten more stuff working. This new updating includes support for WiFi, limited market support, working accelerometer, and has both cores working with audio. While this is only Gingerbread and not Honeycomb, the CM teams says they will be waiting for Google to release the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich before moving forward. CM won’t be releasing this port for the TouchPad to the public until its more stable, but HP has discontinued production anyway. For those of you that have one you should still be able to look forward to this port in the future. Stay tuned and check out the new video after the break.

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Talk Android Weekly Recap, What You May Have Missed

Have a you had a busy week?  Allow us to summarize this week’s hottest topics for you.  Check out the buzz below on what’s hot with this crazy insane union we all call Android.  Hit the break to get all caught up and let us know what your favorite topic of the week is.

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Motorola DROID Bionic unofficial CWM-Recovery available now

Earlier today we showed you CyanogenMod 7 running on the DROID Bionic, but we also saw an unofficial ClockWorkMod recovery running. It is now available for you to download, but please make sure you understand the following (from CVPCS):

  • This is not an official CWR release. Official CWR releases are signed off by Koush.
  • This will not be on market. I’ll leave that for when Koush makes an official release.
  • This is for BIONIC ONLY. Do not try to use this with the DROID 3 or any other device.
  • I am not responsible for any loss of data if there are bugs present. I have tested it but that doesn’t mean it’s bug free!

Download the BionicBootstrap.apk file. This works in the same way that the Droid2Bootstrap and DroidXBootstrap applications work.

[via cvpcs and rootzwiki]

Samsung releases source code for Epic 4G Touch

Well if that wasn’t fast! Samsung has already released source code for Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch that only began to start selling this morning. The developer community will be able to create custom kernels with access to this code. The phone still needs a root method before you can run custom ROM’s, but by the looks of things, it won’t be long.

Head to Samsung’s Open Source website for the download and Search for the SPH-D710.

[via briefmobile]