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HP releases Android kernel source for TouchPad to CyanogenMod team

February 8th, 2012

When the HP TouchPad was released in the summer of 2011 it did little to impress consumers, leading to the tablet being discontinued after a mere 49 days on the market. Remaining TouchPad stock received substantial price reductions, dropping to as low as $99 dollars during a huge fire sale. Shortly after inventory ran dry, crafty hackers …

Asus Transformer Prime bootloader unlock tool landing in February

January 25th, 2012

Asus recently confirmed on Twitter that an official tool for unlocking the bootloader on the Transformer Prime will be made available in February. The company didn’t give an exact date for when the tool would be released, but the good news is Transformer Prime owners have just a few weeks to wait until they can …

AT&T's sleek Samsung slider isn't the Galaxy S II after all

July 29th, 2011

Last week, we exclusively reported that AT&T was planning to launch a variant of Samsung’s Galaxy S II with a full QWERTY keyboard. Well, we have good news and bad news: BGR learned on Friday from a trusted source that this handset is actually not the Samsung Galaxy S II that should soon make its …

Motorola XOOM overclocked to 1.5GHz; shreds benchmarks

February 28th, 2011

So you’ve gone ahead and purchased a Motorola XOOM for a cool $800. You’ve been politely pawing at it for the last few days, playing by its rules, running at — or under — its manufacturer-designated speed limit. Now what? You overclock that bad boy’s processor… that’s what. XDA forum member coolbho300 has managed to …

BlackBerry 6 kernel gets cryptographic seal of approval from U.S. government

December 1st, 2010

Today, Research In Motion announced that the cryptographic kernel of its BlackBerry 6 mobile operating system has earned the FIPS 140-2 security certification. FIPS, or Federal Information Processing Standard, is a classification used by the U.S. — and others — to validate the security of a computer system’s cryptographic services. The certification officially green-lights the OS for …

Samsung Captivate over-clocked to run at 1.2 GHz

August 11th, 2010

It looks as though your friends over at xda-developers have successfully over-clocked the processor in the Samsung Captivate — AT&T’s version of the Galaxy S — to run at a full 1.2 GHz. The new kernel has several hiccups, including a small lag at boot, and will definitely void your warranty. If you want to take a …

Android 2.2 ported to the iPhone 3G

June 7th, 2010

We’ve already seen Android 1.6 ported over to the iPhone 3G, but now Android fans with questionable tastes in hardware can load up Android 2.2 on the hottest device circa 2008. In its present state, Froyo on the iPhone 3G runs about as well as a crippled gazelle, but with a bit of time and …

Install Android on your iPhone 3G today!

May 21st, 2010

Been desperate to load Android on your iPhone 3G ever since you first caught glimpse of the magic worked by the Linux on the iPhone team? Well today’s your lucky day, as the binaries for the iPhone 3G are now available. All of the files and instructions you’ll need are linked up, however…before you go all …

Android gets ported to the iPhone 3G

May 7th, 2010

Android fanboys with a fetish for Apple hardware should pay close attention to this one, as Google’s smartphone OS has been successfully ported over to the iPhone 3G. Much like the OpeniBoot Android port for the first-gen iPhone, most of the OS’ features and functions are working properly, although at this time audio has yet …