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Google Now supports alternate languages, thanks to XDA workaround

With all the work done by Google on language translation and recognition, it’s still a bit strange that some of their apps are english-only. Case in point: Google Now. Relegated to the english language, Google Now has a lot to offer those in the non-english speaking world. Over at XDA Developers, user Sletmo has created a Google Now workaround which will display information in just about any language.

HTC HD2 receives Sense 5 ROM

And so the epic journey continues as the almost legendary 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.

Enable LTE on Nexus 4 in Canada with a simple code

If you are in Canada, there is a way to finagle LTE onto the Nexus 4, according to the guys at XDA-Developers. Sadly, it only works in Canada, so the rest us are left out of this one. If you are in Canada, by simply entering a code hidden away in the phone you can LTE speeds. It almost seems too easy, but multiple users in Canada have tried it, and are showing data speeds that are right on par with you would expect to see from a 4G connected phone.

Samsung Galaxy S III Local Search fix offered by XDA Developers

Local Search, as many of you may have already discovered, has come up missing from Galaxy S III devices. It isn't hard to imagine why, considering that many draw comparisons between Local Search and Siri and Samsung has already been through enough legal tussles with Apple to last a lifetime. Sadly, it seems like Local Search isn't coming back anytime soon, but there is a way to fix it, provided you aren't against rooting your S III and doing a little work under the hood.

ReloadedICS brings a host of tweaks to CyanogenMod 9′s status bar

One of the best features of the CyanogenMod family of ROMs is its integrated power menu that hangs out in the status bar. It's so handy that it's downright difficult to adjust to a ROM that doesn't have it after you've used it, which is probably why all the other ROMs that didn't have a similar feature already are adding it in. If you want even more options when it comes to your Ice Cream Sandwich experience (And if you're reading this, then yes you do) try out ReloadedICS, from a team of developers over at XDA.

HTC Rezound owners can run a Sense-ICS based ROM if rooted

Early builds of system software leak more often than expected, and fortunately HTC Rezound owners can now rejoice. Not only had an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) kernel and system.img leaked a few days ago - but developers have already compiled a couple easily flashable ROMs for the public to try out. Not only that, they've taken out some of Verizon's 'bloatware' to help it run even smoother.
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