There is some good news for you AOSP Rom-lovers out there. CyanogenMod nightlies are finally back, meaning that the first official CM7 builds have already started rolling out. We are they that they are probably moderately buggy (although generally, CM nightlies are still pretty solid) and yeah – they do lack some features – but let’s be straightforward: it is still probably one of the most solid gingerbread builds around, regardless of what device you are still using.
A few days ago we reported about the release of CM-6.1 Final, the team has provided another update and released CM-6.1.1. As per the details of the release it appears to be a minor update, also note that the new revision has only been released for four devices for now: Nexus One, T-Mobile G2, EVO 4G, and MyTouch Slide.
- Common: Add rotary lockscreen – Kmobs/cvpcs
- Common: Updated translations – (everyone)
- Common: Push update notificatiosn – Chris Soyars
- Common: Fix camera sounds – CAF/Cyanogen/mtwebster
- N1/DS/Supersonic: Kernel performance tweaks and fixes (various)
- N1: More >
New York City finally receives 4G service from Sprint. Though areas of New York City have had limited 4G support in the recent weeks, Sprint announced today that the Big Apple is officially supported. Sprint also announced that 4G is available in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut; New Brunswick and Trenton, New Jersey; and Tampa, Florida. Customers with an HTC Evo 4G and/or Samsung Epic 4G should notice much faster speeds from this point and onward. Not all parts of these metro areas are covered by 4G but over the next four days, subscribers should be able to discover which parts of their More >
Earlier this week, HTC and Sprint announced that they would be rolling out an update for the Evo 4G to fix some issues. Very shortly after the announcement (not the update itself, which went live shortly after) a rooted version of the said update was released by the developers at the XDA forums. Normally, after an update such as this, you would have to wait for some nice developer to root the update or take advantage of the Unrevoked Forever. Apparently the Android community was ahead of HTC themselves in releasing the OTA update. Many people are thankful for that and a bit of proof for More >
Android users can rejoice today as the popular Unrevoked rooting and flashing software has been updated to Version 3.21 and has returned ater a short stint on the sidelines for extra testing. The software brings the latest in one-click rooting and NAND unlocking for some of your favorite HTC Android phones. Phones included in Unrevoked3′s rooting arsenal are the Evo 4G, Droid Incredible, Desire (GSM and CDMA), Aria, and Wildfire. If you want the full lowdown, hit the source link below. You can find a full list of changes by clicking here.
With Sprint continuing to roll out its 4G WiMAX network across the U.S., the wireless service provider launched its first Sprint 4G App Challenge, calling on developers to create applications that leverage next-generation data speeds as well as the unique features of smartphones like the Android-based HTC Evo 4G and Samsung Epic 4G.
Developing apps can be both exciting and enjoyable. Integrating your apps with the latest 4G technology can be even more rewarding. As a leader in providing 4G coverage, Sprint has come together with Wired, Reddit and Ars Technica to offer some great rewards for More >
News like this definitely brings a smile to more faces – a root method for the latest Evo OTA update has been released. The method was discovered by xda developers user Dan Wager who says it is based on Sebastian Krahmer’s Droid 2 root, although this seems to achieve root by downgrading to Android 2.1 and flashing unrevoked. This method though is still pretty complex like the Droid 2 root. Check out the steps below (courtesy of xda developers):
Make sure your phone is unplugged from your computer until I tell you to plug it in! If you already have the Android SDK and HTC Sync set up on More >
The NDP Group which claims to be a “provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries,” has recently published a report that indicates that the Android operating system has outsold both RIM and Apple in Q2 of 2010. This has been the first time RIM has been beaten as the top selling OS in the states since Q4 of 2007. NPD’s report states that Android held 33% of the sales in Q2, with RIM at 28% (formerly 37%), and Apple at 22%. The top-five selling Android handsets in the quarter were the Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G, HTC More >
Seems like Android 2.2 is due out on about every Android device out and furthermore every major carrier and manufacturer out there is taking the update to Froyo seriously. This time around there is an official word from Verizon that the Motorola Droid is getting updated to Android 2.2 next week.
We’ll just go ahead and say it: Android 2.2 is just about to be on everything. And it looks like, unlike the previous updates to the Android version, every major carrier and manufacturer out there is taking the update to Android 2.2, or Froyo, very seriously. And that’s perfectly fine with us. More >
There is some great news for the many EVO 4G owners out there today. According to the official Sprint press release that just came out, the Froyo update will be pushed out in waves to your devices starting August 3rd and continuing through the middle of the month. Sprint will allow any EVO to receive the update without waiting for a notification by initiating the update request manually (Settings > System updates).
Earlier today, Engadget spotted what looked like a slide from the Sprint’s internal system, which shined light on the upcoming roll out process. The leaked promised a press More >