Author Archives: Chris White

Nexus One trackball colors: What’s the deal?

[caption id="attachment_5031" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="image credit: Josh Lowensohn / CNET"][/caption] Dear Nexus One Trackball, You're white. All the time. Not only that, you don't even blink very often. You don't tell me what's going on with you, and I'm losing interest. I thought things would be different; I thought you would be vibrant and varied, willing to alert me instantly of texts, emails, and incoming calls in a rainbow of colors. There's so much to like about you, but this is really becoming a problem.

Seidio Innodock Jr. Cradle for Nexus One

You're wondering when, if ever, Google will release their dock for the Nexus One, aren't you? I thought you were.  In the meantime, Seidio is taking pre-orders (shipping this week) for a desktop cradle/dock of their own...

Nexus One gets Cyanogen 5.0 beta ROM

Rooted Nexus One owners have a reason to rejoice: eminent Android hacker Cyanogen has cooked up a treat. Currently an experimental beta release, CyanogenMod 5.0 packs several enhancements that veteran root users already know and love. Notable features include built-in USB tethering and Spare Parts with a compressed caching option, as well as a semi-transparent notification slider and reboot as an option from the power button. No doubt, other tweaks lie under the hood. As has become standard with CM releases, the Google apps are applied separately to avoid any legal kerfuffles. Users should be able to expect a stable release in the very near future, but for now it's safe to say that this is a promising addition to the N1, and the future combination of Android and Cyanogen is looking bright. []
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