Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Breaking News: Carrier IQ threatens to sue TrevE

Unfortunately, Carrier IQ has chosen to take this legal route. PLEASE spread this news everywhere!!! Send it to everyone!!!!

A clear explanation of Carrier IQ (CIQ):

Cease and Desist letter:

Response by EFF:

egzthunder1's article:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Flying Android Ice Cream Sandwich Droids! (Google Nyan Cat)

Please share this with everyone you know!!! Another awesome hidden feature in Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich! Google is the best. Definitely remind you of the Nyan Cat or Pop tart cat viral video!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

AOSP Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Rom on the Nexus S / S 4G

A review of the AOSP ice cream sandwich source code port rom on your Nexus!! Let me know what you think!
This rom has been ported from source code! Should be pretty much official!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Syndicated Ice Rom on the Samsung Epic 4G Touch

The LONG awaited rom for the Epic 4G Touch has been released! By far my favorite rom on the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch! Be sure to try it and check it out. Find it here:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Here is a full review of the Mobile Multi Stand 360! Let me know what you think! Be sure to share this with friends!





Monday, November 14, 2011

Breaking News: Source Code Released for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Wonderful news for everyone in the Android world! Source Code has been released for Ice Cream Sandwich! Thanks Google!


EI22 StarskyROM on the Samsung Epic 4G

This is an EI22 Android 2.3.5 based rom! Let me know what you think! Another rom for EI22 for you Samsung Epic 4G owners! There are many to choose from! Let me know what you think of this one!

Full review of the NexusBlur Rom on the Nexus S 4G

As promised, here is the full review of the Nexus Blur Rom on your Nexus S 4G! Let me know what you think! Reminds me so much of the Droid 2 and Motorola Photon! As it is a port from the Droid X. It's actually a port of a port... Ported to the EVO from the Droid X and then ported to the Nexus from the EVO!

See it in action here:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Samsung Touchwiz Features, Tips and Tricks

Just some more Touchwiz 4.0 and 3.0 features, tips and tricks! Let me know what you think and if you already knew about these!

Motorola Blur on the Nexus S 4G!

If you have a Nexus S 4G you are in luck! You can now try out Moto Blur on your Nexus S 4G! If you need help installing it, see the video here:

Android’s East Coast BBQ…



If you have not heard the news, we are trying to create an event similar to the Austin, TX Android BBQ for those on the East Coast. This event will likely be called: Android’s East Coast BBQ


Before I begin, this is in no way shape or form supposed to be anything other than a tribute to Austin and their success. They’ve done a great thing the past 2 years and will continue getting bigger and better. Their “awesomeness” is what inspired us to host an event (that we could afford) on the East Coast. I have reached out to them to seek their help and knowledge.


Alright, so what should you expect from Android’s East Coast BBQ?


Great question. I do not know either. I have a great itinerary in place but we are in the early stages. This is the fun time – everything is fresh and all ideas are on the table. After you read what I can release now, I’d love to hear feedback from you guys. Your thoughts… who do you want to attend… what companies do you want here? Can you help organize this?


Note that this is preliminary and I am not releasing all details. There will be surprises.


Saturday we will meet at a local restaurant and brewery in downtown Raleigh. They have a separate upstairs area with several rooms. We will have many companies, app developers, Android developers and themers all talking about what they are doing for Android and where they think we are heading. We will spend a lot of time drinking beer, socializing and learning (perhaps in that order). We will have some special events/contests at this time and hopefully some sponsors can throw out some freebies.


Saturday evening we will either have a bar crawl on Glenwood South in downtown Raleigh. This area is littered with great bars and attractive people. We will flood it with Android geeks getting their drink on and take over every bar we enter. If the bar crawl does not happen, there has been talks of a themed party. There are tons of great locations for this type of event in Raleigh.


Sunday we will be meeting for lunch in one of Downtown Raleigh’s greatest parks. It is beautiful here. We will serve NC BBQ (the best BBQ you’ve ever had – this is a very strong topic in these parts). We hope to have some form of music, likely NC bluegrass (acoustic) to stick with the NC theme. This time will be for socializing and talking about the previous day. All developer sessions will be on Saturday. There may be other plans in the works to add on here.


I have reached out to local friends to help design the site for this event – their company will likely be a sponsor. I have reached out to a local organization for help with bluegrass music. I have reached out to a local BBQ restaurant to help us out. I’ve been reaching out to several local companies to assist us as well (Raleigh has MANY providers, manufacturers, app companies, etc here… incuding HTC, Swype, Verizon, etc). This is still a big work in progress as we are not even certain what our needs are… we just know an event for Android fans will be better when the major players are there to interact with us. We need to figure out how we are going to tackle this. I will say, in one day I was able to make huge strides with some big companies…. they want to meet you guys.


The event will likely be around May so those who are in college will hopefully be done with classes. This time does not seem to interfere with other Android events. It is also an INCREDIBLE time to enjoy NC weather.


I love my city. There are tons of incredible tech companies here. We are the Silicon Valley of the East Coast and we are loaded up with genuine and caring people (South baby!). I know you guys will leave here impressed by Raleigh. It is vibrant and beautiful with a great night life. All that is missing are all of my Android friends. Come join me.


Now, I have been VERY active planning this on the preliminary level. In the near future I will be handing over the planning to Android Syndicate (their site). You may want to start following them on Twitter too (@acsyndicate). These guys were the ones who had the initial idea to have an East Coast gathering – I just lobbied that Raleigh would be ideal and wanted to get the ball rolling to make it as easy as possible for them.


We will be releasing a LOT more information when we can. For now… I need your suggestions. Feedback on pricing, ideas for events, contests, who should be here (companies and developers/themers)… ANYTHING IS OPEN TO CONSIDERATION.




Let us know what YOU want.

Posted by s15274n here: http://callip.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/android%E2%80%99s-east-coast-bbq/

I'm spreading the word as I will be there! I definitely hope you all will be there as well!

Tentative date right now is May 12th.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

EI22 Gingerbread Android 2.3.5 has been leaked! Is it official?

Alright, now there is a leaked build of the leaked photo I wrote about earlier this month. I have personally put it on my Samsung Epic and ran it, so I know it is real! Here is a review of it on the Epic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvLIt9pz8Kc.
This is currently a leaked build, but my guess is that it might be official! Only time will tel, but my guess is Epics might be getting an OTA (over the air) update sometime very soon. This is very exciting for Epic owners, as Gingerbread has been long awaited. I will be sure to keep everyone updated as things progress!
This is awesome, because even more roms will be coming out soon! From what I hear, this build is very fast and snappy and works well! Hopefully Samsung and Sprint finally release a good update for the Epic.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Do you use a screen protector to guard your phone?

This is a topic that is always up for debate. I myself struggle with it to decide whether or not to protect my phone with a screen protector. Many of the screens today come with gorilla glass which is a very strong and sturdy glass. Devices such as the Nexus S 4G, Samsung Epic 4G, and Epic 4G Touch all have gorilla glass. My question to you is, do you use a screen protector? Or do you just rely on the insurance plan you have for your phone or even just risk it without a plan? The reason I ask, is because it has always been something I have been torn over. The protectors definitely take away from the screen vibrancy and coloring. I have used a protector on my device for an extended period of time and was amazed at how much better the screen looked after I took it off. They also can take away from the feel of the device and screen and make it a little more difficult to navigate. When I had my first Android phone (my Samsung Epic) I always had a screen protector on it to begin with. It was something I wanted to protect and take care of. Eventually, I took it off and started risking damage for the amazing look of the super amoled screen. Since then, I have not used a screen protector on any phone I have owned. Not once has a screen been scratched, cracked or damaged in any way. This makes me question, are the screen protectors really necessary? I don't plan to use them, but if other have other opinions on the matter please share! I would love to hear whether or not you use them and why! Thanks!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Benchmarks are not very significant to me

I know many many people rely on benchmarks when choosing which rom to run on their Android phone. In my experience and opinion, benchmarks are nothing but a number. To be completely honest, I feel that benchmarks are really only significant when on stock. And even then, they're really not that significant. Developers have the ability to fake benchmarks at their will if they so choose. This causes them to be inaccurate and inflated. Of course, not having an accurate benchmark cannot possibly tell someone how well their phone will perform in real world performance. This is all that I care about when flashing roms. I test them as much as I can and determine which one handles my needs the best based on real world performance. I do recall when I first started rooting my Samsung Epic and flashing roms I would flash every single rom available, run a couple benchmarks and write down the scores. I would then figure out which rom scored the highest and run that rom... Even if real world performance suffered. I have experienced and learned much since then! Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with benchmarks.. I just feel that people rely on them a little too heavily sometimes (like me in my early rooting days).
Let me know what you think and how much you rely on benchmarks!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breaking News: Gingerbread Android 2.3.5 EI22 on Samsung Epic 4G?

This is exactly what every Samsung Epic 4G owner is waiting for! I saw this image posted and it’s very exciting! Someone claims to have EI22 Gingerbread Android 2.3.5 on their Samsung Epic 4G. It was said that they received a replacement device and EI22 was on it! The image below is what was posted.

Tell me what you think about this!

Video News Report:

Source: http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/361607?tstart=0

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