Sony phones come with two less-known features – xLoud and Bravia engine. The former improves the sound quality of the phone when the music is played via earphones, and the latter improves the screen quality when a user watches a video or an image. Both these features definitely work, and are not just a gimmick. [...]

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One of the most publicized and probably the most gimmicky feature in Ice Cream Sandwich/Galaxy Nexus is the Face Unlock feature. Unlocking your phone by just bringing your face in front of your phone is definitely cool and geeky on paper, but is quite a bit impractical in real life. Ever since Google’s announcement, quite [...]

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The Galaxy S is one of the most popular Android handsets in the Android modding community. The phone is nearly 2 years old, and yet the developer support for the phone refuses to die down. The handset has a usable Ice Cream Sandwich port, tons of custom kernels and quite a few other handy mods [...]

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Late last week, Andrew Neal – a developer in the CyanogenMod team – released an early beta build of the new stock music player in CM9. Today, Andrew Neal has released a near final build of the new CM9 music player for all Android users to try. The CM9 music player is possibly the most [...]

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Google introduced NFC – Near Field Communications – back in late 2010 when it announced the Nexus S. At that time, the company touted NFC to be the next big thing in the smartphone world and how NFC will replace our wallets going forward. While NFC is indeed useful, its adoption rate has been pretty [...]

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It was just yesterday that the CM ROM crossed the magical 1 million mark – the first ever custom ROM in the Android world to do so. Instead of celebrating this amazing news and taking a break, the CM team continued with their work proving just how dedicated they are to their work. Thanks to [...]

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Today, Motorola started rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich ‘soak test’ update for the Wi-Fi variant of the XOOM for the people who had signed up for it. For the unknown, a ‘soak test’ by Motorola is like beta testing a new software update before it rolls out to the general users. Users who are [...]

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CyanogenMod is without a doubt the most popular AOSP based custom ROM for Android devices out there. It is also the largest custom ROM out there, with support for more than 60 devices from various manufacturers. This is more than the number of devices supported by all other Android handset manufacturers collectively! Now, the CM [...]

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A few days ago we had reported that Koush, the developer of ROM Manager and DeskSMS, has released a new app in the Android Market known as ‘Tether By ClockworkMod’. The app allows users to USB tether their 3G/4G connection to their PC, and it did not require root access, a tethering plan and was [...]

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At the beginning of this year, an Android 4.0.1 (KP4) and an Android 4.0.3 (KP8) based firmware were leaked online for the Galaxy S2 by SamMobile. The KP4 firmware was unstable and had a RIL crashing issue. The KP8 firmware was much better, but sadly had a random reboot issue that made it unusable on [...]

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