Tapatalk HD for Android Tablets released as open beta

If you're like many and use the popular app Tapatalk for your browsing method of choice when checking out awesome Android forums like ours -- or any other forum -- then you'll surely want to check out the brand new Tapatalk HD. It has been available for iOS for a while now, but they are finally prepared to release an HD app for Android tablets, and you can get it today.

Android Community Discussion Forum seeking Moderators: It could be you!

We know you all love Android, so why not chat about it in our forums? In the growing world of smartphones and tablets here at Android Community our discussion forums are getting more and more crowded. With new phones like the Galaxy S III or tablets like the Nexus 7 taking center stage, now is the perfect time to join our forums as a regular member, or as a moderator. Today we're happy to announce we are recruiting new mods to join our team.

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) port for HTC Hero may be a reality

One of the first Android phones available in the US may see an upgrade, unofficially of course, to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The HTC Hero has always had a great community of developers that stick around to make sure the device isn't just up to date, but has the latest and greatest despite its crucial hardware limitations. I personally had the HTC Hero for quite a while thanks to an amazing port of CyanogenMod; HTC Sense just wasn't cutting it with such a slow processor and limited RAM.

Samsung Android Developer Forums Official

Today Samsung announced a brand new set of forums for developers on Android specifically for their Samsung devices. This new place to talk and exchange ideas will work through their already existing developer site: and is set to act as a conduit for the news and updates area of the Samsung Developers site. This area will draw on all walks of Android development life: bada, Java, Widgets, Themes, etc, and will be a single gateway for SDK's tutorial videos, hardware updates, software updates, and more.

Tyfone putting NFC in MicroSD Cards

Wow, this sounds like a great idea, Tyfone has developed a system and are now putting NFC chips, controllers, and antenna's into Micro SD and SD cards. This makes it possible for mobile phones and other PDA like devices to easily add NFC capabilities to their device just by simply changing the SD card they are using. Sounds like a great plan, don't have a Nexus S, just get a Tyfone MicroSD Card.

Nexus S Backlight Notification Integration

It really surprised us when there was no notification light already embedded into the Samsung Nexus S, and even more-so after we realized how dependent we were on it from the Nexus One (and countless other HTC devices). If you are up to rooting your device, then you can take advantage of the backlight notification integration (BMI) released by neldar from XDA Developers. Developer Morfic has ported neldar's work to the Nexus S and it seems to be working flawlessly.

Will My Phone Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread? [Plus an Early Dose of Neue Forum Goodness]

So I suppose you've come to this post wishing for the truth, the hard truth, on your phone and its future as far as a lovely holiday cookie goes. I'll tell you what - you'll basically get the truth below, but unless we could call ourselves the developers working on optimizing Android versions for each piece of hardware, we've got no perfect truth for you. That said, this is pretty good. This list was originally compiled by an awesome fellow by the name of Ben Duder over on XDA Developers. What we're using it for here is to do three things, the first of which is to give you the good news.

Nexus S Random Reboot Issue Reported to Google, Being Worked On

Perhaps you've got a Nexus S, and perhaps you've been totally fine with everything it's capable of (and it's capable of a lot!) but you've got one problem - random rebooting. Not ok! So what do you do? You do like WestindiesKING did, and report it to Google! This is exactly what happened back a few days ago on the 29th of December [See Here]. Now there's a brand new response from Ry_Guy (a Google official) which says that indeed they have been able to reproduce this error, and are working on it.