Android 2.3 source code being pushed to master branch

By on December 17, 2010 at 2:59 PM.

Android 2.3 source code being pushed to master branch

One day after the launch of the Nexus S, the source code for the device’s operating system — Android 2.3 — is being pushed to the Android Open Source Project’s (AOSP) master branch. In a blog post, AOSP engineer Jean-Baptiste M. Queru noted that he was in the throws of getting the code in place. Mr. Queru does however offer this warning:

Even though Nexus S is designed to be suitable for AOSP work, there  are some caveats. I very strongly recommend against trying to use  Nexus S for anything related to AOSP at the moment. Trying to unlock or use your Nexus S for AOSP work could easily turn it into a Nexus B (where B means “brick”); I have two of those, they’re not very useful. I’ll send some guidelines about what is currently possible once I’ve finished pushing the source code.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on the new bits, hit the read link and go nuts. More →

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AT&T confirmed to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab on 11/21

By on November 12, 2010 at 12:02 PM.

AT&T confirmed to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab on 11/21

We just heard from one of our AT&T sources that the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet is confirmed to launch on November 21st. Previously rumored: the tablet will launch for $649 without a service agreement on the nation’s second largest wireless carrier.

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Apple confirms white iPhone 4 devices not available “until this Spring”

By on October 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM.

Apple confirms white iPhone 4 devices not available “until this Spring”

So, so sad. According to Reuters and Digital Daily, Apple has confirmed to that the white version of the iPhone 4 is still a far ways off. The official quote?

We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until this Spring.

We’re not sure what to make of it. We previously heard from a senior Apple source that Apple’s fixed the white iPhone manufacturing issues about a month ago. Does this mean they are timing it with the mythical Verizon iPhone? If not, and it does come out in the Spring, why release a white version at all at that point?

Apple will most likely have another model out by June/July anyway.

[Via Digital Daily] More →

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Motorola Olympus Android handset debuting on AT&T in Q1

By on October 25, 2010 at 7:15 AM.

Motorola Olympus Android handset debuting on AT&T in Q1

We don’t have too much information, but here is what we do know… one of our Motorola sources has confirmed to us that AT&T will be getting one of the hottest devices out of Schaumburg, IL in a little while. We have been told the Motorola Olympus (we’re assuming that is the code name) will be a 4″ tablet style Android device but use a display that is “beautiful,” and will “step it up in resolution.” The phone is also “powered by NVidia.”

Our source promises it’s the finest Android handset to hit AT&T, and from the limited specs we have received, we’re inclined to believe them.

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Source and binaries for G2 found

By on October 14, 2010 at 1:55 PM.

Source and binaries for G2 found

We’ve just been tipped off that the gang over at #G2Root have discovered the source code for the T-Mobile G2 online. The G2 recently made news for a failsafe measure included in the device that makes rooting and/or flashing the handset quite difficult. The code weighs in at around 82 megabytes; the download link is waiting for you after the break. It will be interesting to see what the G2-tinkering community can come up with. More →

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Motorola DROID Pro, World Edition and Tablet all found in Verizon Wireless systems

By on August 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM.

Motorola DROID Pro, World Edition and Tablet all found in Verizon Wireless systems

One of our Verizon Wireless sources has done a little digging for us, and we have turned up some awesome information. We exclusively reported that Verizon Wireless is gearing up to launch a barrage of Android handsets and devices, and we are now able to further clarify that report.

The Motorola DROID Pro, the handset with a 4″ display, 1.3GHz CPU, and global roaming capability gets the model number A957, and is set for a November launch. Motorola is also apparently working on a more business-focused version of the DROID 2 with a World Edition global roaming feature, and it looks like that device will launch relatively soon with the model number A956. If that’s not enough, it also appears that the phone will come in two color choices, black and white.

Moving on to the Motorola Android slab device — it’s listed and we’ve found the model designation — MZ600. We aren’t able to definitively confirm at this time whether this is the Motorola tablet (unlikely just yet) or just the slab form factor device we reported on (much more likely). If it’s the slab touch screen Android phone, it should launch with Android 2.2 and also be a World Edition handset. It looks like there are over 170,000 of those devices on order from what we can see.

As always, we’re working on following up on the rest of the leaked Verizon Wireless roadmap — Samsung and Motorola tablets, anyone? Couple more images after the break! More →

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Comex releases iOS PDF-exploit source code

By on August 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM.

Comex releases iOS PDF-exploit source code

Comex, the developer of the jailbreakme.com 2.0 website, has released the source code for the PDF exploit found in un-patched versions of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The code has been called “impressive” and “dangerous” by some security analysts. The exploit has the ability to install malicious code on a users iOS device by simply visiting a webpage crafted to run the code. If you do not plan on jailbreaking your iOS device, we recommend updating to iOS 4.0.2 to remove the vulnerability. If you are already jailbroken, we suggest installing the “PDF Fix” patch from Cydia.

[Via Macworld] More →

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Motorola DROID X source code released

By on July 30, 2010 at 11:19 PM.

Motorola DROID X source code released

Yay, open source! Anyone interested in the DROID X source code? If you are, the files are posted on Motorola’s developer site. The code weighs in at a hefty 280 MB and was actually released several days ago on July 28th. If you’re ready to get down and dirty with lines and lines of code, let the custom ROM creation begin!

[Via Droid-Life] More →

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Samsung releases Captivate source code

By on July 30, 2010 at 8:42 AM.

Samsung releases Captivate source code

Yay open source! Samsung has released the source code for the SGH-I897, better known as the Captivate (the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S). In a letter to developers Samsung writes:

You can download the source code of SGH-I897 on this site in Mobile Category, SGH-I897 model.
Thank you.

The source is about 160 megabytes in size and available to all who want it, no signups necessary. Hit up opensource.samsung.com to download the goods!

[Via BriefMobile] More →

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Exclusive: Apple's FaceTime coming to iPod touch, iPad, we detail how

By on July 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM.

Exclusive: Apple's FaceTime coming to iPod touch, iPad, we detail how

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One of our reliable Apple connections (not Jason Burford) just let us know some pretty fantastic news. It’s been widely assumed that Apple will start to roll out their FaceTime real-time communication protocol to more and more of their mobile devices (and possibly their computers), but until now, we’ve been in the dark on how this will actually work. After all, there are no phone numbers to call on an iPod touch or iPad. Here is how we have been told FaceTime will work on non-iPhone devices: More →

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Exclusive: Apple iTunes in the cloud definitely happening soon, wireless syncing!

By on July 1, 2010 at 11:39 AM.

Exclusive: Apple iTunes in the cloud definitely happening soon, wireless syncing!

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One of our reliable Apple sources has just filled us in on some of the company’s iTunes plans, and they’re exciting. We have been told iTunes will be getting a huge cloud capability that many people have been asking for (and logically thought would happen sooner or later). These new capabilities are broken down into three groups:

  1. Streaming music and movies from Apple’s servers to your computers, devices, etc.
  2. Streaming music and movies from your home computers to your other computers, remote devices, etc.
  3. Wireless iTunes syncing with devices

For the first point, we have been told that this will work pretty much like you’d expect it to… pretty much any Apple device with wireless capability will have te ability to stream purchased content directly from Apple’s servers, thus eliminating the need for a lot of local storage. With the second point, Apple will reportedly let you be the content distributor to your own computers and devices, as any purchased content that’s locally on your computer will be able to be streamed using your internet connection out to your devices. Lastly, yes, wireless syncing of iTunes for devices.

For wireless syncing, we are told it will work pretty seamlessly. Any apps you buy for instance on your iPhone will immediately sync to your computer, changes to your calendar, or notes, or contacts will also automatically update on your computer as well. What good would all these new features be without some new devices? Apple’s traditional fall event (or maybe even before it) should bring at least “two new devices with camera/camcorder capabilities.” Well, there you have it!

Thanks, Lindsey S.!

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