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    This Android Quick Tip™ is actually two tips in one! Unlike some "other" smartphones that just barely added the ability to multi-task to their OS, Android has had it since day one. On Android you can run many, many apps at the same time, and using this often-overlooked tip, you can easily and quickly switch between them. To do this, tap and hold the Home button: a grid of up to 6 of your last run apps will open, tap an icon to switch to that app. But what if you're a power-user and want to be able to quickly switch between more than six apps? You can always go back home (to your launcher) ...

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    What operating system runs on Motorola phones? There was a time when Motorola had their own OS than ran their phones. Today that landscape is changing. Today, Motorola is almost exclusively an Android shop. According to John Ellis, director of software and services for Motorola put it this way: "We doubled down on our bets with Google. We're happy about it. Sanjay is raving about it. ... The complexity for us was monstrous. We would have internal development paralysis because we were afraid of breaking anything." (androidguys.com) On this surface, this is a very, very good thing. Looking ...

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    It wasn't long ago that Cyanogen and his team got Android 2.1 working on the G1 (video) -- a feat that many said couldn't be done. Now they've gone and proven everyone wrong again: Froyo (Android 2.2) can run on the G1 -- and run well. Of course, getting this up and running isn't for the faint of heart, and it's not yet "fully cooked" -- it's still a release candidate (more stable than alpha and beta ROMs, but still with some rough-edges). Come take a look at the first Android phone running the latest Android OS! First off, if you decide to put Froyo on your G1 you are assuming the risks ...

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    According to a post at Google's Nexus One Blog, the "official" Android 2.2 ("Froyo") update for Nexus One is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA) even as we speak. According to the post, "Starting today , Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone's notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set." Google goes on to say that the upgrade will be a gradual process. "This update will be rolled out ...

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    The wait for MaxSense, a new UI for HTC Windows phones, is nearly over. If you haven't heard of Maxycy's latest endeavor, MaxSense is essentially a major overhaul of HTC Sense 2.5. With it, we still get the Sense features we know and love, but now they're reconfigured and combined with some sweet, new features. Most notable are the 3 Android-like home screens (customizable with widgets), Sense launcher, 75 quick links panels, and a custom taskbar. If you're a fan of Sense 2.5 "power" mods, like Co0kie's Home Tab, you're going to appreciate what's in store to hit XDA-developers very, very ...

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    It looks like T-Mobile is pulling the update for the carrier's HTC HD2 until further notice due to some bugs that range anywhere from decreased battery life to bricked HD2s. If you have not updated your HTC HD2 yet, you can visit the T-Mobile upgrade page to find out more information and you can check there to see when a ROM upgrade would be offered in the future.

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    You've got a Nexus one, you've rooted it, and you're running CyanogenMod (or some other custom ROM), and you were hesitant to flash the stock ROM and recovery image to be able to install the Froyo Android 2.2 update. I don't blame you! If you waited, you're in luck! The developer community has again pulled together and released a version that you can flash from your recovery ROM (Clockwork, RA, etc.). This isn't the stock Froyo update, however. A few extra bells and whistles have been added (specifically SuperUser support and related apps). Where is Cyanogen in all this? Steve Kondik has ...

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    Android 2.1 is the latest version of the Google's operating system on handsets today. Android 2.2, codename "Froyo", was announced at Google IO 2010 and should start rolling out beginning in a week or so. In the meantime, a lot of users are still on older hardware such as the HTC Dream and Magic (such as the T-Mobile G1, etc.). Steve Kondik, known better as "Cyanogen" has taken the Android source code and released his own versions for Dream, Magic, and Nexus One phones. The Nexus One has Android 2.1, but Dream and Magic are still on 1.6. But that's about to change. Cyanogen (and all the ...

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    T-MoNews.com is reporting on a rumor that the HTC HD2 for T-Mobile may be getting a ROM update soon to address many of the bugs that may cause the device to freeze. These bugs are mainly due to HTC's custom messaging and Twitter apps that are so integrated with their custom Sense UI. Wouldn't it be nice if we also saw an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5.3 though?

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    Cyanogen has released an experimental version of his ROM which brings version 2.1 to one of the oldest Android handsets: the HTC Dream, Magic and Sapphire (which you may know better as the T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G). This version is experimental, Cyanogen even warns you that he's not responsible if it eats your cat. So what can you expect? Check out our video and see for yourself.

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    You like HTC's Sense UI, but you have a Google Nexus One. If only there were a way you could run a ROM on your Nexus One that made it look and feel like, say, an HTC Desire. Lucky for you, it's not as hard as it sounds! The HTC Desire, as it turns out, is almost identical to the Google Nexus One, and the ROMs are basically interchangeable. If you're interested, read my previous article about How to Root Your Nexus One, then substitute an HTC Desire ROM for the CyanogenMod ROM in step 7. See how it's done in this video:

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    If you've been following my previous articles you know that I'm a fan of the CyanogenMod custom ROM. It's fast, based on the Android Open Source Project source code, and includes many advanced features. There are versions of the CyanogenMod for the HTC Dream/G1, HTC Magic, and the Google Nexus One. Recently an Android developer that goes by the handle Koush, according to his post, got bored one weekend and decided to make a version of CyanogenMod for the Motorola Droid. Features: * Clean shutdown/startup system * Implemented a hack that will store the dalvik-cache of system apps in /cache, ...

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    Cmonex, Conflipper and the other talented hack-stars have been busy preparing the Hard-SPL for the HTC Imagio (Whitestone) over the past couple of months. After some careful testing, they were finally able to release it tonight. Accompanying custom ROMs usually flood the scene for a device soon after the Hard-SPL is released, so stay tuned to the Imagio ROM upgrades/development forums on PPCGeeks and XDA-developers for those. NRGZ28 is one of the notable chefs on-board to pump out some sweet ROMs soon. Applying the Hard-SPL to the Imagio will allow users to flash custom ROMs. Modified ROMs ...

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    In a recent community hack for the Google Nexus One, several customizations were added to the Android 2.1 smartphone. The first of which is custom color notifications for the the trackball, which will add some colors to the notification LED under the handset's trackball, something that Sidekick owners have enjoyed over the years. You can now have your Nexus One's trackball glow one color for a missed call and another color to warn you of incoming emails. Another feature of the hack brings custom animated wallpapers to Nexus One. So far, though, this feature seems more limited in its ...

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    SK Telecom demonstrated that it's possible to cram a whole lot of technology into a SIM card--particularly, a whole processor, an Android OS, some apps, and 1 GB of storage! The Android SIM and SIM Theme Package were demonstrated at MWC, and it wasn't the first SIM model shown at MWC that combined additional technologies into a SIM card. The firm believes that the SIM can be used on dumb phones and tablets to make the mobile smartphone operating system truly mobile between different devices. (via: Engadget)

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