It looks like the sale of smartphones with locked bootloaders isn’t going away anytime soon, at least so long as the wishes of carriers continue to influence manufacturer decisions. While the reality of the situation may be disappointing to developers, at least we’re seeing a growing number of phones that can be unlocked with manufacturer blessing (at the cost of their warranties). We got news last month of HTC bringing such unlock support to another half-a-dozen of its Androids. Today we learn of the next series of handsets to come to HTC’s unlock service, with a [...]
Remember when Google said the Nexus One just wasn’t up to running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? That was just shy of a month ago. Since then we’ve seen only an SDK port running on the Nexus One, but now we’ve got an AOSP Custom ROM for it, too!
… and it’s not alone!
For those who don’t know, AOSP is the Android Open Source Project, the place where you “can find the information and source code you need to build an Android-compatible device.”
It’s been a week since Google released the Ice Cream Sandwich source [...]
The port of Android 2.3 Gingerbread over to an HTC HD2 has opened the floodgates for other hacked Gingerbread ROMs, with versions now available for the HTC Droid Eris, Evo, Wildfire, and Hero.
These releases are each home to their own assortment of bugs and hacked-together workarounds, so don’t expect a sleek Nexus S experience out of Gingerbread on any of them. On the Wildfire port, for instance, only the most basic input and phone functionality is implemented. Most everything else, from the camera, to wireless data, to Bluetooth, is broken.
Some of these release [...]