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HTC goes after ROM repository HTCRuu

HTC has recently set their sites on another ROM repository. This latest is HTCRuu.com and the owner has recently been contacted by lawyers from HTC demanding the site be taken down and the domain name transferred over to them. This all seems to come down to the fact the site was providing ROMs, however the complaints were dealing with trademark infringement and copyrighted material.

Ice Cream Sandwich comes to the venerable HTC HD2

The HTC HD2 has long been a favorite of high-end hardware enthusiasts and modders. Though it launched with Windows Mobile 6.5 nearly two years ago, its hack-friendly architecture lets it see a release of pretty much every new Android operating system. Count the newest among the list: an intrepid modder has shoehorned Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onto the aging hardware. The ROM comes from "tytung", who's naturally a denizen of XDA-Developers.

Nexus S and Nexus S 4G get early Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs

Those lucky Nexus owners, they get everything sooner. In this case, it's a relatively stable AOSP version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the previous generation of Google's developer phone. The ROM is available for eager Android fans right now - the only thing that appears to be missing is a reliable video record function.

Android gets booted into the HTC Touch Pro 2

There's a great video showing a user successfully testing a dual boot of the HTC Touch Pro 2 running on Android. The Touch Pro 2 originally came running Windows Mobile and Sprint users have been itching to see how well the little robot can work on it. Well the good news is, it's performance is quite sound. Navigating the screen works with snap, the hardware keys can go to home and turn the display on and off, there's also a power off option including booting back into Windows Mobile (though why would you?).

Syncing and Streaming: Will Android 2.4/3.0 Bring Your Whole Music Library to Any Device? [Or a Music Store?]

Take a walk with me for a moment down a road into the future. Let us begin with a screenshot that's just popped up on Engadget and originated from GizmoFusion (on the left, below.) It shows an option to Sync Music, this option set right beside options to Sync other things like contacts, Gmail, Picasa Web Albums, and Calendar. This screenshot supposedly comes from an advanced version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread - Engadget hypothesizes it may come from this fabled Android 2.4 (also Gingerbread) build we've been hearing so much about.

Dual Boot Android to Android?

You ever want to try out a new ROM but didn’t want to go through the hassle of having to set everything up again, perform a nandroid/bart/switchrom, or reapply your theme again? Now you don’t have to, you can now boot up two different ROM’s on the same device without them conflicting in any way with each other. Now you can, but currently it’s only been tested on the original HTC Hero.