For those of you who love the Android platform and the absence of it has been the primary reason why they haven’t shifted to the iPhone there’s good news. Developers have succeeded in brining the Android 2.3 Gingerbread to iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G and the first generation of the iPod Touch.
I am seriously disappointed with myself for missing out the CES 2011, laziness, sleep and by the time I woke up all important news was out. But I bet no one is interested in my personal story. The big news, Google has officially put up the Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb video online after it accidently posted the Honeycomb sneak peak video on YouTube. The video was immediately pulled off, but even immediate proved too much for the folks to record it spread the word out. That being said, there wasn’t really a point in Google keeping it a secret.
Speed kills on roads but Speed is something everyone needs when it comes to electronic gadgets. Especially the smartphones populating every user out there. Many have issues even if their smartphone has a speed in the 800MHz plus limit, I for one already find my HTC Desire slow despite its Snapdragon processor being the best of its time. And it is at times like these developer buckle up to do a bit of smartphone modding and hacking to overclock the processors.
Developers at the reputed XDA have managed to overclock the Samsung Nexus S to 1.2Ghz. This was of course in wait since the latest Google Phone received the latest version of the Android OS, Android Gingerbread. In order to overclock the Nexus S CPU Speed to 1.2Ghz you should have a rooted Stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM [Here’s how to Root Samsung Nexus S on Android 2.3]. The Kernel, according to the developer is specifically the Gingerbread ROM but it might just function fine with the ModaCo ROM alike.
Google only recently started stirring its Android fans with the official release of Android 2.3, more popularly known as Gingerbread starting from Nexus S. There has been haste in the developer community who only yesterday succeeded in porting Gingerbread to Samsung Galaxy S. That wasn’t it and it appears the Android has been kind enough to let the Nexus One have the latest version ported on to it.
Somehow this latest Android to previous Android porting sounds clichéd already. Folks at XDA have given us something more to cheer about, especially those with the outdated, Windows Mobile 6.5 by porting bits and pieces of Gingerbread to HTC HD2. Yes, the latest release of Android will and definitely can power your WM 6.5 HD2.
Is there anything that is impossible or undoable for the developers/hackers? I bet not! Give them anything new and the first thing they would want to do is modify or alter it to be in total command. Nexus S is no exception and some of those smart folks have already Rooted the Nexus S on Gingerbread.
In case you aren’t aware, Rooting your Android based device lets you play around and overclock your CPU, flash desired ROMS, get rid of the lousy Carrier loaded apps, etc. I did that on my HTC Desire and it looks better now and even more smarter folks have done this with the latest, Nexus S.
This is big! Nexus S, the so called superior device of the present boasting the latest Android build, version 2.3 or Gingerbread is now no more the lone fighter as folks at XDA have ported Gingerbread to the much older Samsung Galaxy S. I just love it when a developer is a step ahead of the fathers of some software, kudos to you!
Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread has blessed numerous Android based devices and we have been a bit confused on what the next version is going to be. I initially thought that Google would readily let go of the 2.x version after Froyo and that the next update would be 3.x. Wrong I was and I might just be wrong for the next update too.
We have talked about how to jailbreak your PS3 using HTC Desire and it was fun to do. But Desire is now old school since the release of the newer Desire Z and Desire HD alongside HD2. Hence for those of you who own a Sony PlayStation 3 and the HD2, there’s some god news, you can use HD2 to jailbreak or downgrade your PS3.
Out is the Google Nexus One from HTC and the Nexus line of the Google Android phones. This time as we had earlier reported, it is coming from Samsung and is called the Nexus S, not quite surprised with the Samsung’s S hooked to it. The release of the device had been shoddy specially associated to be coming with Gingerbread, but as reported a couple of days back, it has finally come out on December 6.
The markets will have the Google Nexus S available on December 16, a good 9 days before Christmas to give you the right amount of time to buy it as a gift. For yourself first and then for those you care for or vice versa. The Google Nexus S will be available unlocked on T-Mobile online plan from Best Buy and its Mobile Stores in the US and will shortly make it to the Best Buy and Carphone warehouse in the UK, December 20 onwards. The Google Nexus S will be priced at $529 in the US and £549 in the UK [this is the unlocked price].