CyanogenMod is a custom developed OS for Android phones that frees them from all kind of operator shackles while kicking out any branded bloatware / apps on board. There is some great news for all those on Sprint who opted to go for the all new Google Nexus S 4G. Android 2.3.x Gingerbread CyanogenMod 7.1 Custom ROM in shape of nightly builds is already available for users to flash and enjoy. CM builds are mostly out of the box AOSP Android source code with mods and hacks integrated to provide optimum user experience.
The CM nightly builds are mostly auto complied with More >
Google I/O is right around the corner, talking place on May 10-11, 2011 at Moscone Center, San Francisco. The Google I/O rumor mill has been surprisingly calm this year, but a recent tweet from @MAFiA303, who reportedly “works with Samsung,” changes that completely –
Just had a video call using gmail on Nexus S. Impressive quality @googlenexus Gingerbreak 2.3.4
The Android community was expecting to see more than a new iteration of Gingerbread at I/O, but the video chat feature is hot addition to mobile Gmail. But, this is Google we’re talking about, so we expect to be surprised at the More >
Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread has been leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. The build number of the firmware is I9000XWJV1. Along with a link to the ROM and its original over at a Polish Android forum, the original poster Lorbas is claiming they have confirmation that this leak is the official working build of Gingerbread that will eventually grace the Galaxy S line of phone.
It also looks like Samsung is now using the ext4 file system, which should bring performance boosts much like the ones on the Nexus S.
Please keep in mind that this is a beta build. We wouldn’t recommend anyone to More >
Although Apple’s white iPhone 4 is closer to becoming a reality many people have already given up waiting for the smartphone to be released. Considering the iPhone 4 was released in June 2010 and it is now close to February 2011, with all the delays that the device has been put through, we don’t blame them. There are currently rumors circulating about the white iPhone 4 paint mix finally being ready and news of the device being found in inventory systems there is no exact word or announcement of a release still.
For those of you who are craving a white smartphone, you still have many More >
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.
If you were one of the many early adopters of the Samsung Nexus S, chances are that you have been plagued with the extremely annoying reboot syndrome experienced during daily phone calls. Upon marking or receiving a phone call, the phone will suddenly and unexpectedly go black and reboot for no apparent reason. Until recently, Nexus S owners have felt ignored by Google in regards to this issue. Previously, Google has qualified their negligible stance on the issue claiming that the issue was not with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but instead Samsung’s fault because of the hardware itself. All of More >
The developer and hacker, Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to get MeeGo OS on Google’s Nexus S phone. This was done via the rootfs image on the internal memory, which means that he didn’t have to risk flashing his phone to get it running alongside Android 2.3 Gingerbread. By getting the MeeGo OS, he also marked a feat as getting it to be the first non-Android based OS to have been ported successfully on to the Nexus S.
If you are feeling adventerous yourself, you too can give MeeGo a chance on your Nexus S. As of right now, not everything is fully functional so you may want to think twice More >
iFixit has performed a teardown of the Google Nexus S for those who were interested in the device. Here is what they said:
The Nexus S is a variation of the Samsung Galaxy S, sporting more or less the same hardware specifications as its brethren. Notable changes to the Galaxy S include NFC (Near Field Communication) support and a Super AMOLED Contour Display.
Tech Specs: ● 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird Multimedia Applications Processor based on the ARMv7 architecture. ● 16 GB internal storage capacity ● 512 MB total RAM ● 5 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA (640×480) front-facing More >
Although Google hasn’t officially released Android 2.3 Gingerbread on other phones besides the Nexus S, developers decided to get the OS working without waiting for the term official to be attached to it.
The folks over at the XDA Developer forums have brought Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Samsung Galaxy S in a very raw form. What that means is that it has been installed as it is from the Nexus S but onto the Galaxy S, which leaves a few of the features of your Galaxy S useless. The features it leaves out include WiFi, GPS and Voice, but that shouldn’t undermine the efforts made in More >
Google’s Nexus S that went on sale yesterday has been rooted by Koush, a member of the xda-developers community who created ClockworkMod recovery and ROM Manager. ROM Manager support is coming very soon, but in the meantime, you can get your Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered Nexus S rooted and ClockworkMod installed by following these easy instructions, courtesy of Koush:
First, reboot into your bootloader/fastboot mode. (Volume + Power Up, or adb reboot bootloader)Step 2:
fastboot oem unlock
Then, install ClockworkMod recovery, crafted specifically for the Nexus S:
fastboot More >