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CyanogenMod team picks a new mascot: say hello to “rAndy”

Here's some fun news for CyanogenMod 9 users: you'll be getting a new mascot in a nightly ROM soon, and no, it isn't a duck. After a lengthy submission and approval process, the team of developers chose Caio Avles' design for a new logo and mascot, and have tentatively christened the little guy below "rAndy". That may or may not be the final name. You can expect to see the little guy show up in new ROMs and on the CyanogenMod website in the next few weeks, as the final touches are put on the CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Nokia N9 gets Ice Cream Sandwich and Meego dual-boot hack

What's more fun than modding an Android smartphone? Well, lots of things, but one of them is modding a competing smartphone to run Android. There are many who admire Nokia's beautiful hardware and industrial design, but lament its home-grown software (or the Windows Phone 7 platform they're now stuck with). A group of like-minded modders at the NITDroid forums dedicated to bringing Android to Nokia hardware have shown off their latest and certainly greatest project: fully functional Android 4.0 on the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9.

Sharp RW-T110 tablet has Gingerbread and lots of cheek

What's more annoying than a brand-new Android device that's running an OS version behind? One that's running two versions behind, with no clear reason for doing so. Sharp's just unveiled their RW-T110 tablet for the Japanese business market, and as the title suggests, it's running Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. For the sake of completeness, I'll note that Gingerbread was released in December of 2010, and Ice Cream Sandwich's open source code was published just over four months ago by Google. Nice try, Sharp, we'll see if you can product a tablet and tablet OS combination next year.

Nook Tablet gets an early CM9 port, despite Gingerbread kernel

While the original Nook Color was (and is!) a robust platform for aftermarket hacking, Barnes & Noble's decision to make the upgraded Nook Tablet with a locked bootloader has caused some headaches. The Nook Color has had CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for months already, but it's taken until now for some industrious XDA developers to get it running on the Nook Tablet. Even so, it's still operating off of the stick Gingerbread 2.3 kernel, thanks to the aforementioned bootloader lock.

HP TouchPad CM9 graduates to Alpha 2: we go hands-on

It's been many a moon since I dusted off the old firesale HP TouchPad, but now that the CyanogenMod team has advanced its Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the tablet to Alpha 2, I figured it was time to give the mod-friendly slate another go. TouchPad owners can download the latest ROM from RootzWiki, and after you see my experiences here, you'll want to. The TouchPad has become a surprisingly stable and speedy platform for Android, due in no small part to the efforts of the CyanogenMod developers.

CyanogenMod 9 for the HP TouchPad gets nightly updates

Thought you'd seen the last of everyone's favorite firesale mod platform? Think again. The CyanogenMod team's Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HP TouchPad has unofficially graduated from major beta releases to nightly updates. Those with the inclination to try the latest and greatest in community-authored open source code can now flash updated ROMs every day, courtesy of the folks at TeamWin. They're syncing the latest Alpha build with nightly addition to CyanogenMod 9's code, added to the main branch daily, then posting them on their own. You check the download page here to see the latest files.

Tablet shipments could hit 383.3 million by 2017

Many of us were skeptical at first, but there's no doubt tablets have revolutionized the way we run our daily lives - that is, if you have one. It's estimated the tablet market will group from 72.7 million units to 383.3 by 2017. But what does this mean for the average consumer? That tablets are right on there way to hitting the "sweet-spot" price point that we've been waiting for.

Android Community Weekly: January 22, 2012

It's been a surprisingly busy week for Android as 2012 gets started in earnest. Much of the news from Monday and Tuesday came as the tech industry caught its collective breath, after the gadget smorgasbord that was the Consumer Electronics Show. For the best and brightest, be sure to check out or Android CES wrap up. You can see all our coverage of CES 2012, from this week and last, by visiting our CES portal. As for the rest - and that encompasses quite a lot this week - read on below.

HP TouchPad CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich alpha ready to download

The CyanogenMod team showed off a near-complete version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the HP TouchPad earlier this week, and now you can try it out on your own hardware. CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 is ready to download and install via RootzWiki (currently experiencing uptime issues), though at this point it's far from finished. While the basics are in place, including Android 4.0's much-improved tablet interface, a host of early bugs will discourage all but the most dedicated of modders.

HP TouchPad gets an Ice Cream Sandwich port via CyanogenMod

Everybody' favorate cheap, hackable tablet still has considerable modder momentum behind it, and the CyanogenMod team is a big part of that. Now they've released a video of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) running on HP's abandoned TouchPad hardware. The port isn't complete yet, with a few hardware issues keeping it out of the hands of eager ROM flashers, but the developers say they'll be releasing the ICS version along with CyanogenMod 9's general debut soon.
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