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    Part of the core of what makes Android Android has been its open-source development, creating a thriving community of hackers and tinkerers. Much of this scene is fed by the periodic release of the Android source code, letting developers adapt the software for not-yet-supported handsets. This seems so intrinsically Android that it's almost shocking to learn that Google is not planning on releasing Honeycomb code anytime soon, fearing that unauthorized smartphone ports would create a user experience too awful to allow. Business Week reports that Google has been telling hardware companies ...

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    For those of you running custom ROMs on your Android-powered smartphones, CyanogenMod 7 has a new release candidate available: CM7 RC2. This version includes bug fixes, extra CM features that were missing from the previous release candidate, notification profiles, WiMax on the HTC EVO, and it updates the OS to Gingerbread 2.3.3 from 2.3.2. I installed CM7 RC2 on my T-Mobile G2 without any problems. Installing on my Nexus One resulted in a boot loop and I was forced to revert to a previous backup. If you're interested and haven't flashed CM7 RC1, head over to CyanogenMod.com to see if CM7 ...

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    With Firefox Mobile for Android hitting another beta milestone, it's time to start looking at which is better, the built-in Browser, or Firefox Mobile 4.0b5. But how do you measure "better"? Is a browser "better" if it scores higher in various web-standards tests? Of if it's "better" at rendering javascript? Or faster at loading pages? Or at loading pages that are easier to use? Let's go take a look in this in-depth video! Before you jump in, we'll run through some history and background, including a section on why web-standards are important, then through several tests and benchmarking ...

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    After months of waiting, Gingerbread is finally spreading beyond its Nexus S roots. While we showed you this morning how to check if your Nexus One is up for the current round of OTA updates, we'd understand if your patience is wearing a bit thin and you just want to get your hands on the darn update, already. Luckily for you, both Nexus One and Nexus S versions of Android 2.3.3 are now available for download, ready to install ahead of OTA availability. Nexus S users likely aren't so anxious to get 2.3.3 installed, so here's the upgrade procedure for the original Nexus One, courtesy of ...

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    It looks like Android 2.3.3 is going to be the magic number that finally brings Gingerbread to Google's own Nexus One. What's more, according to the GoogleNexus Twitter account, the update is rolling out now over-the-air, but may take a few weeks to complete. If you want to see if your Nexus One is in the first batch to get Gingerbread, open your dialer and key in *#*#CHECKIN#*#*. This will manually ping the Google servers to let them know your device is online. Within a few moments you should get a "Checkin Successful" response. If your device is eligible you should be notified that an ...

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    Nexus One users have been waiting for an update to Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread since December and it looks like now, more than two months since, they might actually get it, along with Nexus S owners. The company tweeted that the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update has started to roll-out for the two devices and it might take a couple of weeks for the process to spread out. The 2.3.3 refresh fixes some issues with Bluetooth, Graphics, Speech Recognition, Media APIs and NFC (the Nexus One will not benefit from the NFC part). On the other hand, together with the Gingerbread refresh, Google ...

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    Not long ago we showed off "Honeybread", a theme for CM7 that looks a lot like Android Honeycomb. It wasn't really Honeycomb, but it did look very similar. This time around we starting hearing of people porting the Honeycomb SDK to devices such as HD2, DROID Incredible, EVO 4G, and others. Now it's hit the Nexus One, and we caught it on video. Take a look! To start things off, I downloaded the ROM from XDA-Developers to my sdcard. Once complete I rebooted into recovery and performed a full backup (so I co revert later), then did a full wipe/factory data reset. From that point all that was ...

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    Today the CyanogenMod team made Release Candidates of CyanogenMod 7 available for the Nexus One, T-Mobile G2, myTouch 4G, and Evo 4G. CM7 is based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread AOSP source, plus a bunch of tweaks, additions, and improvements. A Release Candidate (RC) is just that, it's a release of the code that could become final if no bugs are found. Generally a CM build will go through two or three RCs before it's finally released. RCs should be usable as your daily driver, and in my experience, there's no reason not to use CM7 RC1 on your phone. There are a few things to keep in mind ...

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    OK, so the last time we told you that Gingerbread on the Nexus One was imminent, Google didn't deliver. Until we hear it straight from the Android's mouth, there's always the chance for these rumors to fizzle; people misinterpret things, timelines shift, and priorities change. This time feels a little more solid, though, as word is supposedly leaking out of the Mobile World Congress that Google's first smartphone will finally be getting an Android 2.3 update by this time next week. MobileCrunch caught wind of a casual mention of the update at the MWC, and sought to try and nail it down a ...

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    Despite what endless television commercials try to tell you, cellular coverage isn't perfect everywhere. Those pesky radio waves bounce, scatter, bend, and are even blocked by just about anything. Not only that, sometimes their signal just doesn't make it out to your neck of the woods -- or into your dorm room or office building. Some carriers offer what's called a "femto-cell", an itty-bitty cell phone tower that plugs into your internet connection and should provide full bars when you're under its umbrella. T-Mobile doesn't do that. Instead they offer Wi-Fi calling on some of their ...

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    What we're looking at here is somewhat of a mystery device. If you thought that HTC was moving beyond mechanical trackballs, you might be mistaken. This handset features a design similar to the Nexus One (we're thinking a 3.2 inch screen is a possibility), and with a totally redesigned (almost geometric) earpiece. There might also be a front-facing camera on this handset, though that might actually be a light sensor. The buttons below the screen tell us that this is an Android handset. It's popular that HTC, in recognizing the almost cult-following for the highly versatile Nexus One, is ...

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    Two weeks ago the Google informed us via the @googlenexus Twitter account that the official Gingerbread update to the Nexus One would be rolling out in the "coming weeks". According to sources, that could now be just days away. "A representative from the Android team tells me there have been no unexpected hurdles and that the rollout should be starting soon," says Computer World's JR Raphael. If JR's sources hold true, you Nexus One owners may see Gingerbread by this time next week! Source: Computer World

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    This is what we wait all year for, friends: the chance to pick the single best phone in all of 2010. Sure, we could break it up by category, by platform, by carrier, by something, but we'd rather pit the Droids against the iPhones against the BlackBerries in a winner-take-all cage match that will crown the one true champion. We thought about including a poll here, but we don't want to limit your choices even one bit; if you think that the Sanyo Zio was the best that the industry had to offer in 2010, by all means, cast your vote in the comments and tell us why you made that pick. A few of ...

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    In this video we compare the software of the Nexus One with the Nexus S. They're running different versions of Android, so we get to see how 2.2 and 2.3 are different. To the end user, not much has changed between the two versions of Android. Most changes for Android 2.3 occur under the hood like concurrent garbage collection, support for gyroscopes and even barometers, NFC support, and native support for a front-facing camera. Some visual effects are improved, such as the program tray animation, plus there's use of more green, checkboxes are spruced up, and the keyboard looks different ...

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    According to a post by @GoogleNexus, Google's Nexus One will be getting its update to Android 2.3, Gingerbread, "within the coming weeks". Additionally, they urge that we "Just hang tight!" What's more, the update will be an over-the-air (OTA) update, so downloading and installing via a desktop computer won't be necessary. All that having been said, the Google camp has officially thrown the gauntlet, challenging all custom ROM developers to release a final, stable Gingerbread ROM based on the AOSP source-code, before the official, OTA update from Google is released into the wild. Which do ...

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