HTC kernel Source code available for Incredible S, Wildfire, myTouch 3G Slide

htc kernel source

All those who have been waiting to get their itchy fingers on the kernel source code from HTC for the following devices need wait no more. As you can see above, HTC posted the kernels on their Developer Center site for download for;

  • HTC Incredible S – 2.6.35
  • T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide – Froyo MR – 2.6.32
  • HTC Wildfire – Froyo MR – 2.6.32

Grab a Red Bull and head on over to the source link below to begin your customizing weekend just a couple days early.

[via htc developer center]

Skyfire 3.2 for Android, “MAJOR” Changes

Update: By way of one of our readers, when downloading Skyfire 3.0 from the Android Market, you will actually be installing version 3.2. You can check this by going to your Skyfire settings and looking at the ‘Skyfire Version’…Thanks Again Jimmy

As of right now we are all browsing on our Android devices (if we choose to) using Skyfire 3.0. Well via a tweet just a few minutes ago, @Skyfire announces:

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So lets all stay tuned to find out what these MAJOR updates will be. I checked the Skyfire site and there is mention of 3.2, instruction to go to the Android market and download, but it’s not yet showing up. So I wait patiently. I strictly use Skyfire as my default browser. It does so much as a mobile browser. Just check out the list of features below:

  • Flash Video
  • User Agent Switching
  • Facebook QuickView
  • Fireplace Feed Reader
  • Popular Pages
  • Related Ideas
  • Skyfire OneTouch Search
  • Facebook Like Button

Stick around and watch for more information on the latest updates to Skyfire for Android, that the popular browser is calling “MAJOR”.

Is SnapKeys the future of keyboarding?

I have not been a fan of any of the 3rd party keyboards. Swype has been the most popular and it never felt natural to me. I recently saw a video about a new key-less keyboard called SnapKeys. At first it looked like another gimmick, but after seeing 5th graders blind typing with ease, I was impressed.

For the first time SnapKeys is revealing how it works, and intomobile filmed a hands-on demo at CTIA. The principle of SnapKeys is that people do not want their keyboard taking up a large percentage of the screen. This was always a complaint of mine as I have always leaned towards slide out keyboards.


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Market/App Store Fragmentation: How Many Do We Need?

Google has theirs (of course), Verizon has one, HTC might get one, Opera just launched one earlier this month and today, Amazon launched theirs. Depending on your carrier and your phone, you could have three or more market applications for your phone. With the launch of Amazon’s Appstore today, this got me to thinking…do we really need all of these different marketplaces?

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Firefox 4 for Android Release Candidate now Available

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If you search the Android Market you’ll find a few decent choices when it comes to browsers. My personal favorite on my HTC Evo is Skyfire. I don’t know why exactly, but i’ve been using for a good long time since my WinMo 6.1 days. I always seem to come back to it.

Well, we now have the latest Firefox 4 RC available for our browsing pleasure in the Android market. With very competent other mobile browsers out there for Android, such as Opera (mobile/mini), Skyfire, Firefox, the stock browser, and a few other less known browsers that may fit your lifestyle, which one do you choose to go to for your mobile World Wide Web experience? Let us know in the comments below..

[via intomobile]

Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, Heading to the Evo 4G and other HTC Devices

According to the folks over at skatterteck, an HTC Employee during the CTIA Wireless 2011 event confirmed that not only would the Evo be getting Gingerbread soon, but several other HTC phones would also be getting some 2.3 love. According to the site, “The update is not just limited to that phone either, other HTC “legacy devices” which currently run on Android 2.2 Froyo will apparently also get the update.” There is apparently one catch though.
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Sprint Epic 4G Froyo update details leaked

We reported earlier that the Sprint Epic 4G will be receiving an update this week that will bring Froyo 2.2 and enable Sprint ID. The following is the actual text that will be on the Sprint website shortly.

  • A software update to EC05 (Froyo with Sprint ID) will be available beginning Monday, 3/21/11 for the Samsung EPIC 4G via Google OTA.
    • OTA Duration time dependent on current device usage: 10-20 minutes, with installation time of 6-8 minutes.
  • Customers will become eligible for the upgrade across a 4-day period based on their status with the Google servers.
  • Enhancements:
    • Upgrade of the Google OS from Éclair to Froyo (2.2.1)
    • Add Sprint ID functionality
    • Ability to install applications to external storage
    • Improved Bluetooth device support
    • Bluetooth Voice Dialing
    • Flash Player 10.1
    • GPS Enhancements
    • Improved OS performance
  • Fixes
    • Email PIN based authentication
    • User friendly tethering for 3G and 4G

The update begins today and should be completed by March 24.

[via androidcentral]

Sprint Phones Get Deep Google Voice Integration

In all the hubbub that surrounded the recent announcement that Sprint would be getting the Nexus S 4G is another important — heck, I think more important — announcement…that Google Voice would become integrated into all Sprint phones, not just the Nexus S 4G. This is pretty big news, as now all Sprint customers will gain access to Google Voice’s awesome feature set.

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Flash 10.2 in the Android Market Soon

Adobe Flash Android

Right now we’re watching the Android market for Flash 10.2 to drop. There is an insane amount of controversy, and debate over Flash and HTML5. Everyone has their own flavor they love. Just check out the comments in the Engadget article. Either way, Flash 10.2 will hit the market today. It will support the 3 latest versions of the Android OS, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb. Read more on this over at Engadget.

[via engadget]

HTC Thunderbolt – Let the Rooting Begin!

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Yes you heard right. The HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon is in the hands of the public for less that 48 hours, and it’s already been rooted. See the quote below from The Root Thread over at XDA in the HTC thunderbolt > Thunderbolt Android Development section.

Chat at irc.andirc.net #thunderbolt

or use webchat

3/17/2011 11:35pm

We have perm root.

3/17/2011

We have write to /system on two production devices, from from the store. We do not have a working recovery yet, no release will be done until then.

3/16/2011

A kind soul with a release Thunderbolt dropped by AndIRC tonight. Jamezelle and I were able to confirm Temp Root still works. I will be posting directions for it (nothing special, likely many ways to be done) tomorrow.

We did not have a chance to finish perm root testing before he had to hit the sack (can’t blame him, its late). Hopefully we can get it tomorrow.

So i suggest subscribing to this thread so you can be updated as to the progress of the root of this brand new LTE device!

Enjoy!