No doubt if you’re an Android owner, and reading this post, you’re somewhate familiar with the obsession many of us have with installing custom ROMs on our devices. Those with the new HTC ThunderBolt aren’t any different, especially when you have that amount of power from the ThunderBolt to utilize. A leaked RUU has hit the forums and shows the following as the latest bugfixes and improvements to this custom ThunderBolt ROM, which should make many using it quite happy indeed.
New radio, version 1.16.00.402
Fixes to SQLite
GPS Location Services
LTE/3G handoff (huzzah!)
Proximity sensor drain
If you choose to install it, you’ll need to the Radio RUU from the forum link below.
[via ac, Radio RUU]
The recently released application for Android phones will bring CNN news to the mobile masses. You don’t like CNN? Don’t agree with its news reporting? Tough, it’ll be out there in the Android Market anyway incase you change your mind.. :)
This app will flood your mind by way of your eyes and ears with enormous amounts of breaking news, live videos, and CNN Radio. Check out the video after the break…
Finally, a delivery date for the highly anticipated Android Tablet of the year slated to land on Magenta’s network. The T-Mobile G-Slate has been confirmed for an April 20th release date (tomorrow). The super thin device will rock an HSPA+ radio on board, an 8.9-inch multi-touch display, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip set, the new Honeycomb update for tablets and of course, the highly un-gimicky feature of them all, its 3D capabilities. The device will be available on contract for $529.99 with a new two year agreement after a $100 mail in rebate. Hit the break for the full specs and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the device in the comments below. Only question is, do you go for the email-less Playbook by RIM or rock it with Android on this incredible “Slate” of a powerhouse? » Read the rest
If you are eligible for an upgrade or want to open a new account on AT&T, you can grab the LG Phoenix for a penny at Amazon Wireless. You will be required to sign up for a 2 year contract. Hit the source link to order.
The specs for the Phoenix will not blow you away, but it is an entry level Android phone. If you are looking to get into the world of Android with minimal cost, this is the phone for you. The specs include:
I happen to like games that challenge my ideas of what a good game can be. Typically, I look for graphics, in-depth stories, action, and the freedom of choice (I love Mass Effect 2, for example). Every once in a while, a game will come along that doesn’t really have any of these characteristics and will still keep me enthralled for a good long while. Shift is one of those games. Hit up the break to find out why! » Read the rest
ROM Manager, the top app for all rooted Android devices has received a few updates. This application is number one in OTA management for custom roms. Download, install, and backup your latest roms. Check out the image below for the detailed update information from the Android Market.
One of many things I love gloating about when it comes to Android and that phone named after a piece of fruit, are the hundreds and maybe even thousands of Live Wallpapers you can download for the Android OS, unlike the iPhone, giving you an unprecedented interactive experience with your desktop. Here’s one I recently came across that I think will compliment your device well. It’s called Ice Galaxy by developers maxelus.net. It has a nice smooth looking dark background of a galaxy which is sure to accent your app icons and make them pop out. In addition, you get this cool northern lights feel to the whole experience. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Android Market for the download and then wave it right in front of your iPhone 4 users face :-o Alright, sorry, I know, that was a little harsh. My bad. It’s just that the Android OS gets me so excited and pumped. Let us know what you think of the app in the comments below. iPhone users are welcome to comment as well, we don’t hate….much. Hit the break for more screen shots and for a video demo of the app. » Read the rest
Android Dev PeacedOut has brought us a great, very fun app called Wingman. As the name suggests, its goal is to give you a buddy for when you’re out at the bar flying solo. It has various functions, ranging from amusing to quite useful. Toss in a great price on the app, and this makes it a great companion those nights out when your bros had to bail. » Read the rest
That’s right, the Facebook for Android app has been updated to version 1.5.3. Coming in with mostly a few bug fixes, there’s one gem in this update that might catch your attention. You can now tag friends in your status with this update. I know it seems silly, but how many times have you typed “I totally did this awesome thing with @Justi…” and then realize you can’t tag them? Well, with this new update you no longer have to find your computer or visit the desktop version in your browser. Anyone else remember when the Facebook app was the sacrificial lamb when people compared Android apps to iOS apps? Well, Facebook seems really intent on fixing that.
Now if only they could fix those darn notifications…
Productivity…productivity…productivity. I love to be productive! I especially love to be productive on the go! If it’s one thing I do and utilize the most on any of my Android devices, it’s viewing important documents. To be more specific, PDF documents. I literally have hundreds of docs that I view on my device between work and home on any given day. One of my more dire needs is to create a PDF from a doc on the fly when an important hard copy comes my way. Well, CamScanner by IntSig info, has got you covered. It’s as easy as it sounds. Just snap a pic of any document, white board, receipt, magazine cover, newspaper article and more, then you’re all set. The app supports “smart image cropping” which also enhances the image for optimal viewing. Need to then share it? No biggie, the app supports multiple ways to send that doc directly to your respective important contact. If this doesn’t boost your productivity ten fold, then I don’t know what will. In addition, you just might wind up impressing the heck out of your boss when he/she wonders how in the world you sent that document over while you were stuck in rush hour in the back seat of a taxi. Ready to be more productive? Head on over to our popular apps database and snag the download. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.