Posts Tagged ‘Froyo’
Android kernel for TouchPad finally released by HP!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:00 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:12
Wow that only felt like forever. When HP blitzed out those TouchPads, some of them had a special prize – a crude version of Froyo. Understandably the tech community was aflutter with the prospects of turning those bargain basement tablets into Android powered beasts. Hackers took the source dump and got it working for others but devs wanted HP to release the full fledged kernel. HP balked at the idea, claiming it was never their intent for those near free devices to hit the wild with Froyo. Doing a 180 on their stance, the company shuffled out the kernel to the internet for playtime recently. And the community rejoiced!
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Netflix and Android Are Now Friends!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 07:04 Written by Nick McD Sunday, 11 September 2011 03:00
After several months of moaning and griping, Netflix finally decided that Android, despite it’s Linux Copyleft (sorry, open source joke), is safe enough for them to support it fully as a viable mobile streaming platform. So rejoice, Android phone and tablet users everywhere… assuming your device is running Froyo (Android 2.2) or later.
Netflix irritated us quite a bit a while back when they released their player for a select group of devices that had demonstrated enough sense to block video capture on streams, but they took their darn sweet time making the determination that structurally Android Froyo was pretty darn secure across the board to protect video electronic rights. Many users, myself included, tweaked the app to make it work on our un-included devices, but the operation was not great, upgrades were a nightmare, and sometimes Netflix just simply wouldn’t authorize the device, despite the hacking. Not fun! Read more: Netflix and Android Are Now Friends!
HP TouchPad Running Android 2.2 Out Of the Box? [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Friday, 7 October 2011 11:01 Written by LoganDX Friday, 26 August 2011 10:00
Were you one of the deal crazy geeks crashing through stores and websites trying to pry one of those ultra cheap HP TouchPads out of someone else’s hands? Were you hoping to have one so hopefully, someone somewhere would port the Android OS to it? Would you be dismayed if you found out that some lucky purchasers were graced with Android 2.2 already running on their new tablet? Well prepared to be dismayed and/or full of hope because it seems some new owners have just that!
One such owner has tossed his Androidified TouchPad on eBay hoping to score some quick loot. As of late Thursday night, the bids were up to almost $900 with two days still left on the clock. Many geeks were talking about grabbing that bad boy for the $2150 bounty on an Android port for the TouchPad. They better hope the mods that already have the full system dump are slow to get that port running! Hit the jump and check the videos of these tablets running Android.
Skype For Android 2.1 Adds More Video Calling Capable Handsets.
Last Updated on Friday, 5 August 2011 02:27 Written by LoganDX Friday, 5 August 2011 07:00
Skype released a new version of their Skype for Android app that opens up support for 17 new devices. The new 2.1 version of the app has enabled the joys of video chat on the go for the following: Acer A5, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Evo 3D, HTC 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the Sony Ericsson Ray. Note that you must be running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher to enable the update.
Unsupported devices running Froyo could still run the update but quality might be slightly downgraded. Launch the updated app, hit “Skype Settings” and then tick “Enable Video Calling”. If you don’t see that option, then you’re out of luck this time. Froyo users will be able to use the rear facing camera only to chat but Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will allow access to the front facing camera.