novel VOIP-based phone service is just starting up, and customers are receiving their LG Optimus S phones now. Because of Republic's unique 3G/WiFi switching system, it requires some custom changes to the phone's hardware. But according to some eagle-eyed analysis of an early unboxing video, the phone's beta hardware isn't the only thing that's customized: it looks like the phone is running a modified version of the most popular custom ROM out there, CyanogenMod.
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benchmarks almost daily between custom ROM's, new versions of Android, and devices that have beefed up or new dual-core processors. What we have today is the popular and widely known standard Bell Galaxy S II that has been tweaked, hacked, and manhandled to achieve one of the highest Quadrant benchmark tests we've ever seen. All the details on this crazy overclock and high performing kernel can be found below.
MIUI family of custom Android ROMs is gaining a lot of support lately, and not just for that pretty interface. The latest device to get the official nod from the MIUI team is the HTC Thunderbolt, after the patient and dutiful efforts of the independent developers. The Thunderbolt won't be added to the MIUI tree for a while, but you can download the latest feature-complete version from RootzWiki now.
Motorola ATRIX 4G is a pretty solid device, but it's a rare Android phone indeed that the CyanogenMod team can't improve with some clean, optimized software. Brave ATRIX owners can now try their hand at an early build of CyanogenMod 7.1 for the AT&T device, assuming of course that it's already rooted with a custom recovery installed. Like most "official" CM nightlies, it's already surprisingly stable.
first taste of Gingerbread, but all the cool kids are already running versions of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich based off of the Software Development Kit. Verizon's first LTE phone is the latest to get the treatment, courtesy of the fine folks at RootzWiki. Experienced custom ROM users can flash the software in the usual way via a custom recovery - don't forget to do a backup!
until tomorrow at the very least, one industrious modder has jumped the gun and managed to wrangle the software onto his Samsung Galaxy S II. At least, that's what it looks like. A video purporting to be Google's shiny new operating system hit YouTube last week showing off the new interface and apps expected to be seen at the Samsung/Google event in Hong Kong on Wednesday local time.
its latest version with support for new devices and a shopping list of feature updates. Even more exciting, those of you who picked up an HP Touchpad during the $99 fire sale (and I suppose those poor souls who paid the full retail price) might soon be able to enjoy a taste of Gingerbread on your cheap tablets.
briefly mentioned the highly popular CyanogenMod 7 would be coming to a wide array of Sony Ericsson smartphones thanks to a group effort by the devs of Cyanogen and FreeXperia, today we have now learned we have one more to thank for the continued support -- Sony Ericsson. They've teamed with CM and FreeXperia and we have the details below.
supporting the Nexus One with new nightly builds of his self-branded series of Gingerbread ROMs.