Yes, you read that right. Through the magic of Appsgeyser.com The Verge just became a little easier to access on your Android device. Sure it’s no natively developed application, but come on. It’s better than nothing! Plus it has that nifty icon! Hit the source link to get your download on, or you can just continue on with your day, manually navigating to their website when you could have just downloaded this simple app… It’s ok, don’t be shy.
Got a video for ya, the first I’ve ever uploaded here. Yes sir, that’s me down there getting my grubby little fingers all over my pretty white Fascinate in the name of science. And science isn’t science unless it involves testing and cubes (Thank you Cave Johnson). Thusly, you can see both as I test out shooting virtual cubes around the desk in my living room. That is, until my untimely ending of the video. You’ll see.
Motorola sucks at launches almost as much as Sony did with the Move for the PS3. You’re right, that’s not accurate. Sony did WAAAAY worse. But still, we’ve got more than enough press shots, leaked documents, and even some official Verizon employee tutorial videos to make our own launch. Still, the time must come when a new device is official. Well, today is that day. Thanks to Motorola’s own site, we have confirmation that the Droid 3 (Milestone 3 when oot and aboot) is now available (for reals) in China via China Telecom’s CDMA network. All the confirmed specs are there, but here’s the short list of the stuff you’re too lazy (really?) to look up yourself:
Dual Core at 1ghz (Confirmed Tegra 2)
8MP Rear Camera with 720p (at least) Video Recording
16GB Internal Memory
World phone (CDMA/GSM)
4″ qHD Screen
And of course that gorgeous new 5-row keyboard
What I’m most interested in (being the kind of Android user I am) is whether or not Motorola is living up to its promise of unlocking those pesky bootloaders. Time will only tell, especially considering this phone will be on Verizon here in the states and they’re notorious for restricting their phones. Here’s to hoping you Motorola faithful!
Custom Gingerbread ROMs are abounding over at DroidForums.com! Yes, none are final but they are (in my humble opinion) finally ready enough for the real world. That means a featured post here on ADB! Both of the main ROM creators for the Droid 2/X have finally released some very decent, stable, and custom Gingerbread ROMs for your Motorola phone. Already got the OTA? No problem, these are just here to enhance your experience. Especially the Apex 2.0. His ROM had to be one of my favorites when I had my Droid 2. That favoritism continues with version 2.0 based on the latest Gingerbread available. His latest (RC2) build is really, truly 100% AOSP Gingerbread. No Blur whatsoever. This makes the pure Google experience of the Droid 1 totally possible and in my opinion is the ROM we’ve been waiting for. So long as there is at least one pure AOSP ROM for every phone, it will be a beautiful world. Bootloaders be damned, you can get a pure Google experience on your Droid 2 right now via the Apex forum here. Continue reading →
Believe it or not, I’m abandoning my Droid 2. Yes, I know tearful. But it had to happen. Why? To be perfectly blunt, Motorola is royally messing (like to use another word…) their phones with this locked down bootloader bologna. Samsung and HTC have taken the stance of being open to development and it was Motorola that even got this ball rolling! I don’t know what got into their heads (I’m looking at you Verizon) but I don’t like it. The inability to access core functions of a phone at the kernel level is crippling the ROMs available for the Droid 2/x. In all honestly, the fact that they have the incredibly customizable (Froyo) ROMs at all is amazing considering what they’re working with. I’ll still keep on the development side of things from time to time (a la Twitter) and post some significant things to happen here. But it will be significantly less, I’m sorry.
But then again I’m really not because my new phone is…
Now this isn’t my own work and I can’t take credit for it, but I did put it together to make it work on a PS3. I have recently obtained said console and will be working on more themes for it in the future. For now I just really wanted a kinda grungy looking Android wallpaper and this fit the bill perfectly. I merely took a wallpaper from odamieanhere and used a template by d33eniz that I took from here. d33eniz has a link in the description for a transparent .png file for those of you looking to make your own. And if you do, leave a link in the comments and I’ll update the post with any of your guys’ stuff! Cheers!
After years waiting folks, the day has finally arrived! No more icons, themes, or fake apps. Yes, the real 100% genuine Plants vs. Zombies is now available for download in the Amazon Appstore for Android. No longer must you be chained to your computer or iOS to protect your lawn from the undead onslaught. Free today, this app brings the full functionality of the other platforms to Android for the first time. Is it really that big a deal? It is to me, because it’s one less thing for iOS users to hold over my head. This plus Netflix makes me pretty dang happy I’ve stuck with my Android phone. Anyways, get the app yourself today just as soon as you can. It took about 10 minutes to download over my WiFi, so be sure to take that into account. I’ll be doing a full review later today over at TechHog.com, so be sure to check that out. For now, here’s some screenshots to get ya started.
P.S. I’ll also be doing some digging to see if there’s anyway to transfer your status and achievements from other platforms so you don’t have to start over. I did just to get you some screenshots, but the overall feel is pretty much the same as other platforms. Totally worth it.