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Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook tablets now have access to Android apps

January 3rd, 2012

Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet became the first BlackBerry device to be rooted this past November, granting users access to the device’s file system and allowing a level of customization that BlackBerry users have not had in the past. As RIM enters into the cat and mouse game Apple knows all too well, PlayBook owners …

Amazon Kindle Fire gets unofficial Android 4.0 update [video]

December 27th, 2011

Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire tablet now has access to an unofficial Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Members of the xda-developers forum recently managed to get a “pre-alpha” version of Android 4.0 running on Amazon’s new slate. The installation is based on the popular CyanogenMod 9 and while the ROM is working well in this early …

Verizon hops on ban-wagon, blocks unauthorized tetherers

August 8th, 2011

Verizon Wireless is seemingly following AT&T’s lead and taking action against subscribers who make use of unauthorized tethering apps. ReadWriteWeb reports that one of its writers was using a “jailbroken tethered Verizon Motorola X” with an unauthorized third-party app, rather than paying for Verizon Wireless’ mobile hotspot solution as its contract terms require. According to the report, …

Motorola DROID X gets OTA Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update

April 13th, 2011

Motorola DROID X users are reporting that the highly anticipated update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is finally beginning to rollout. Update 4.5.588 is currently being delivered to devices as an over-the-air (OTA) update and while no official change log is available at this time, the stand-out addition is obviously Gingerbread. Yes, the DROID X has …

Motorola DROID X gets rooted

July 22nd, 2010

All that hoopla about Motorola using e-fuse to brick DROID Xs seems like a thing of the past doesn’t it? Thanks to some serious Android noodling by a user named Birdman, the DROID X has been successfully rooted! In order to acquire root you have to follow a relatively simple twelve step process which is detailed in full over …

XDA-Developers enable multitouch for Nexus One's native browser

January 22nd, 2010

The coding cowboys over at XDA Developers have released a new software patch for the Nexus One, a patch which provides some added functionality… multitouch goodness in the native web browser. Now, the code does have a fairly large prerequisite, and one that will surely turn some folks off, your N1 has to be rooted …