comScore. The research also noted that 145 million Americans owned smartphones, which they attribute as 60.8% of the eligible population. That’s a jump of 3% since May of this year.
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HTC HD2 smartphone receives yet another breath of life. Thanks to some ardent souls over at XDA developers, the well-aged smartphone is getting the latest iteration of HTC's custom Android interface, the HTC Sense 5.
Ice Cream Sandwich ported to the Atari 2600, so I could use it to run an Atari 2600 emulator. That hasn't happened, but in terms of wow factor, the latest ICS port isn't that far off. The HTC Universal, the Taiwanese company's gigantic flipping QWERTY Windows Mobile megadevice from 2005, has been given a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich via (where else?) the XDA Developers forum. The port is based off of CyanogenMod 9, the ICS version of the most popular custom Android ROM.
Galaxy Nexus to arrive for your country/carrier! Have a little perspective, why don't ya - there are geeks out there that don't even have Android to play with. Of course, being geeks, they're not going to sit there and take it: an enterprising Windows Mobile user over at XDA has created an Ice Cream Sandwich theme (not a ROM) for those poor souls still stuck on WM6.5.
port Android 2.2 Froyo onto the HD2. If Froyo isn't to your taste, there's also an Android 2.1 build with the same HTC Sense UI as on the Desire available. There are still issues with each, including audio issues during calls and - on the Froyo build - some 3G problems, so these may not be everyday ROMs for you, but the good news is that the 1GHz Snapdragon processor in the HD2 keeps them running as slickly as you'd find on a Nexus One or Desire. Android 2.2 Froyo on HTC HD2: [youtube f891vm6vWHM] Android 2.1 with Sense on HTC HD2: [youtube rCwo9Z-JWG8] [via HDBlog.it]
HTC HD2 continues apace, with the latest milestone being a booting build of Linux and the ability to load a video from the command line. The project - being managed over at xda-developers - can't currently get the GUI to load, but the booting kernel does pave the way for a full install of Google's open-source platform. Even without specific drivers running, the hardware and the Linux kernel are capable of churning through 720p HD video playback as you can see in the footage below. There's still plenty of work left to do - not least come up with drivers for sound, graphics, Bluetooth, GPS, phone and more - but the promised land of dual-booting between Windows Mobile and Android does look to be a little further within reach. [youtube nYxv2lwSVW0] [via WMPowerUser]