January 21, 2012
A fully playable version of Counter Strike is available on Android. Unfortunately, its not on Androidmarket, and its not even a port. ITs built from scratch using the Unity3d engine.
The game developer has released various versions of the app in order to make it work almost all android phones with different hardware. It is compatible with android 2.0+ devices, which is like 95% of the android world.
For users with android 2.0+, use 5o version and if you have 2.3+ then the 6p version will work well.
Checkout Gameplay of CounterStrike on Android:
Its snappy, and elegant even on single core 1Ghz devices like Galaxy S. The online play is smooth and brilliant. Works across PC -Android online plays. The game looks a replica of the original and all the popular maps have been retained for the mobile version. There are minor bells and whistles but it should get better over time. Developer is providing full support for the app, so in case you’ve troubles you can follow the link at the bottom of the post.
Controls are nice but they take some time to get used to, just like GTA 3, and Modern combat 3. You can host Online games, challenge friends. It works well with Xperia Play as well.
Among the other devices we tested: Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note, performance was superb.
Get it from XDA page.
January 5, 2012
Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit is a simple one click application that lets you Root / Unroot, Lock / Unlock Galaxy nexus Boot loader.
From XDA Galaxy Nexus Forum:
Unlocking, rooting, re-locking and un-rooting simplified!
This program contains all the files you need to unlock and root your device, or flash it back to stock and re-lock it.
My goal was to make the entire process as smooth and simple as possible through automation.
Warning: At the time of writing, WugFresh’s Root Toolkit only works for the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus. Check the official thread for updates for the GSM version. developer promises it would be available in v1.1 in few days. Check the official thread.
Step 2: Click on Drivers + SDK to install the Galaxy Nexus Android drivers and the SDK which is required for unlocking and rooting process.
Step 3: Plug Galaxy Nexus to PC’s USB. On PC, click on the Unlock + Root button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Sit back and enjoy as the tool unlocks your Galaxy Nexus’s bootloader, Root it with SuperUser binary and flash custom recovery: ClockworkMod Recovery.
Your Galaxy Nexus is Rooted, Unlocked!
January 4, 2012
Galaxy Note along with Galaxy SII would be getting official Android Ice cream sandwich with TouchWiz UI soon, but if you are like us, and can’t wait, here’s a chance to flavor of Android ICS now.
CyanogenMod 9.0 brings ICS goodness to a large number of Android phones, tablets. It would bring little UI customization to the 4.0 as Holo theme would be mandatory to run Android market. (click image to expand)
How to Install Android Ice Cream Sandwich ICS 4.0 on Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
Pre-requisite: Root your phone and have custom recovery like CWM installed.
or Watch the video below on how to Root Galaxy Note:
Let’s install Cyanogenmod 9 alpha that comes with ICS 4.0.3
Working: Wi-Fi, 3G/GPRS/EDGE Data and Calling, Audio, Touchscreen as well as the S-Pen, GPS
Not Working: Bluetooth (unstable), Battery Usage, MTP Mode, Camera
You’ve two ways to install ICS on Note. Either use Method I: Odin via Windows PC or Method II: directly flash zip via ClockworkMod recovery, latter is easier. Let’s follow Odin method first.
Method I: Install ICS using Odin
Step 1. Go to CWM recovery and do a full wipe in the Recovery mode before flashing.
Step 2. On Galaxy Note, enter Download Mode on your device by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button
Step 3. Start Odin. Load up the ROM in the PDA Section of Odin. Make sure not not to change any settings like Flash Lock, Re-Partition etc. Just use Auto-Reboot and F. Reset Time.
Step 4. After flashing make sure to boot into Recovery and do a full wipe. If you want you can adb push GAPPS to your device and install them accordingly.
Method 2: Installation using CWM
Step 1. Read FAQs.
Step 2. Copy GApps and CM9 ZIPs to your internal SDCard.
Step 3. Boot into Recovery, and “choose zip from sdcard” and flash CM9 zip.
Step 4. Next, flash GApps zip.
Step 5. Do a data wipe /factory reset and reboot.
Warning: Don’t use Titanium backup to restore apps.
Enjoy ICS goodness on Galaxy Note!
ICS on Galaxy Note Video:
December 18, 2011
ICS 4.0.3 brings performance improvements and bug fixes for couple of stuff. It also includes new APIs for video stabilization, etc.
Watch ICS 4.0.3 on Nexus S in action:
How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 on Nexus S
1. Download official zip: http://android.clients.google.com/pa…o/VQ8PQk_V.zip [128mb]
2. Rename it to update.zip.
3. Mount USB storage and Copy it over to the internal storage on your Nexus S.
4. Power off, then hold volume up and power to reboot to the bootloader.
5. Use the volume key to navigate, select recovery, then use the power button to select.
6. When you see the warning triangle and arrow, hold the power button and tap volume up. You’ll see a menu.
7. From the menu, select “apply update from /sdcard”, and choose update.zip from the list.
Wait till it updates your system, radio, and other partitions. When finished, choose “reboot system now”
Bingo, you now have ICS 4.0.3 running on your Nexus S.
April 25, 2011
The revolutionary dual core phone is just around the corner and its fancy stuff is already floating around. Galaxy SII sports the world’s most advanced display technology: Super AMOLED Plus and would be available in two different flavors: 1.2Ghz Dual core and 1Ghz dual core, beating every other cellphone available in market in almost every specification.
Xda member has been able to extract some Galaxy S2 live wallpapers and make them run on any android phone. They don’t essentially need a highend phone to work, but for a smooth experience 1Ghz single core processor is optimal.
April 18, 2011
Galaxy S2 is freaking fast at 1.2Ghz dual core but samsung is gonna take it to the next level with 2Ghz Dual core processor.
That’s 2GHz for each core, not the specious. The ARM already has a dual-core Cortex-A9 design capable of scaling such speed heights, which is most probably the basis on which Samsung is building its future processor on. Samsung already produces these chips for their own mobile devices, but this time they are planning to make them available to other handset manufacturers.
Here’s the official statement from Samsung:
“We are planning to release a 2Ghz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year. This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC,” said a high-ranking official from Samsung according to South Korean search engine Daum.
The 2Ghz Dual core processor would be sold under “Exynos” brand, launching around February 2012.
This would be one ginat step in mobile power as they reach the processing capacity of current generation laptops. However, by that time frame Nvidia would have Tegra3, the quad core 1Ghz CPU ,12 core GPU. Its gonna get interesting.
April 11, 2011
The Galaxy S II, which was teased back in February during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will debut on May 1st. There’s no official word on pricing but in order to stay competitive it would have to be priced nearly at US$550 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and would be sold by “all major networks and retailers.”
Apart from the Awesome Samsung GalaxyS II specs we already know, there would be an additional Dual core 1.2Ghz model available as well.
Update: Samsung has officially announced US release in April 2011, and all asian markets in early May 2011.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Full Specs, Features
- Displayd: 4.27″ 800×480 Super AMOLED Plus
- CPU: Samsung’s dual core 1Ghz (& 1.2Ghz) processor. (not Nvidia Tegra2)
- GPU: Quad core gpu capable of bursting 3.2 Gigapixels/s.
- Camera: Dual camera — 8MP rear with Flash, 1080p video, 2MP front.
- Cloud services: Track your phone, ring phones, remote wipe, lock, automatically sends sms when SIM is changed to specified numbers, manage device via wifi & web browser, without KIES app.
- Dimensions: World’s Thinnest Smartphone, 8.49 mm thick.
- OS Features: Android Gingerbread 2.3 with TouchWiz 4 — Samsung Game Hub, Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub (ebooks, Newspapers, more).
- Enterprise: Full Encryption, on device encryption encrypted hardware), Cisco anyConnect VPN, Webex, VoIP, CCx certified device — seamless voice, MDM (Sybase), Remote wipe, monitoring.
- Connectivity: HSPA+ Wifi 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 3.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, Gyroscope
- NFC: integrated NFC support (on some versions).
For the US, Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy SII by the end of April 2011. Asian markets would start seeing the device by mid-May 2011.
The most awaited dual core android phone is just around the corner.