Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

LauncherPro Updated, Adds Slick Transistion Effects

LauncherPro users may have noticed today that there was an update available for all to use. While it’s not the full-blown overhaul that Federico has talked about, it does sport some really slick new Transition Effect for switching between homescreens. To change your homescreen transitions you will need to navigate to:

Menu -> Preferences -> Homescreen Settings -> Transition Effect

Here you will see the following five options:

  • None (Default)
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Flip (my personal favorite)
  • Cube

Check out the video below to see them in action. Let me warn you, the video was taken using a screencast tool while connected to my phone using DroidVNC Server. I assure you, the transitions are much more smooth than what you see here.

Skyraider Athena 1.2 [Sense(less)/CM6]

 

This is the ROM that I’m currently using. If you have an Incredible, I highly suggest testing it out. It’s rather amazing what the creator has done. Click here to be directed to more information about Skyraider Athena.

Honeycomb…Way Better Than Cereal

So, I watched the Verizon keynote from CES 2011. You know the one, where they demo a Motorola XOOM running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). It’s hard for me to list all of the things that I loved about what I saw, but there are plenty.

 

For example, I’m loving the completely redesigned home screen. The 3D effects were quite nice. I’m also loving the enhanced interactive widgets. But most of all, I love the video calling on the nice big screen.

 

I could bore you with more, but it might be better for you to just watch this:

Droid Incredible Docking Station

Not a whole lot of options exist for us DInc users when it comes to docking stations. We originally heard that one was going to be released but then HTCPedia pulls it off of their site that it did not pass inspections.

 

Well as time passed, another dock came to be, and my amazing wife got me one for Christmas! 😀

 

I have to say, I love this thing! My DInc fits in the cut out perfectly. It charges very nicely as well. The only thing that I wish it would do was force the phone in to Dock Mode. Googling a way to do this has brought me no results. So if anyone out there reading this, know how, please reply. 🙂

 

Possibly one of my favorite things about this dock is that the speaker on the back of the phone reflects sound to the front of the phone perfectly. It sounds great when I’m listening to Slacker Radio.

 

Here is where you can purchase this dock. Enjoy!

 

More Powerful Than A Speeding Bullet…Seriously

If you were not already convinced of the Incredible nature of the HTC DROID Incredible, then this may help. A man working as a Valet for an Atlanta night club survived being shot to death because of his Droid Incredible. Check out the video below and then admit it…this phone has super powers. 😉

ADWLauncher EX

Android: Open source alternative home screen launcher ADWLauncher is one of my favorite home screen replacements on Android, and the developers have just released a premium version with tons of new animations, tweaks, and a desktop preset feature.

ADWLauncher was already a great app for those that liked to customize the look and feel of their Android phones, and ADWLauncher EX takes it even further by adding five different app drawer styles, eight different desktop transition animations, and icon customization features. It even has a few presets that let you change all these things on-the-fly. Plus, it has all the features of the original ADWLauncher, like themes and extra layout options. It also features some code improvements that noticeably increase the speed, even on older phones—even if you’re a LauncherPro fan like me, this might be one to check out.

ADWLauncher EX is a $3.30 download for Android phones. ADWLauncher is still free, and much of the underlying code of both projects will sync between the two, so you don’t need to worry about either becoming outdated yet.

 

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on the Incredible

It certainly doesn’t take the hackers long to post a new mobile operating system to a smartphone these days as the latest OS out of the Google camp, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now playing nice on the HTC Droid Incredible.

According to an article over on Engadget by Vlad Savov, the guys over at XDA-developers seem to have an Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM virtually ready for the Android masses after sorting out a couple of issues and have released a video of the ROM running on the HTC Droid Incredible.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on the HTC Droid Incredible video demo lasts almost five minutes and delivers a nice look at the new ROM. Apparently according to the changelog this version 4 fixes several issues and enables the 8 megapixel camera.

So all you need to do now is head on down, click the play button and check out Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on the HTC Droid Incredible smartphone and then wonder why it is HTC or Verizon can’t seem to push out an update as quick as these guys…enjoy.

 

 

Thanks to Phone Reviews