Tips

Android is full of options to customize and control your device as you see fit. This section lists the tips, tutorials, and tricks we think every Android user should know. They may not all be relevant to you but they may be useful. Here are some of the highlights, but feel free to browse the entire section.

Android Hacks

Dell’s Stage UI coming to the Streak, also ported to other devices

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Stage is Dell’s own custom Android interface, and it will be brought to the 5-inch Streak along with the Android 2.2 update for the device. In Japan, the update will apparently arrive in early December when the S…

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Android Tricks

How to watch Hulu on Google TV using Xfinity.tv [Video]

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Update: Annnnddd it’s blocked. nevermind ——- People have always managed to get Hulu working on devices that the television startup didn’t intend to be compatible. And Hulu has gen…

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DROID X and DROID 2 make their way to 2Ghz speeds

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One of the coolest and best things that you can do to a rooted Android phone is install custom kernels and overclock the CPU to achieve faster processing speeds. Just the other day the G2 got its own impressive ove…

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Android Hacks

How to alphabetize apps in the Samsung Fascinate app drawer with a hack

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The Samsung Fascinate is mostly a great phone; of course, you should already know that if you read our Samsung Fascinate review. And you should also know that I’m not a fan of the launcher because it doesn&…

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Android Hacks

Leaked ROM from upcoming T-Mobile myTouch already ported to Nexus One

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A leaked ROM from the upcoming 3.8-inch T-Mobile myTouch, also known as the myTouch HD/4G, has already been ported to the Nexus One thanks to forum member eVIL D: at the xda-developers. The port is still in the ea…

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Android Hacks

MIUI and CyanogenMod bring FM Radio to the Nexus One

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MIUI is a heavily skinned and customized version of Android 2.2 that takes the best from Froyo, Samsung’s TouchWiz and iOS, and transforms the various elements into something pretty unique that managed to mak…

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Android Hacks

Skype 3G calls now available through hacked Android app

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Regarding the Skype Android app that recently became available, the disappointment of many U.S. users can be expressed by a comment we received from Twitter user doyleJack @androinica Wifi only. What’…

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HTC’s G2 gets rooted in record time

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This is just the obligatory post for any new Android device that gets its root on. It looks like our beloved XDA-Developers have gotten their hands on a G2 and already have rooted the little guy. The root as of now i…

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Android Tricks

Voice Plus uses Google Voice based on area code or contact group

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Google Voice recently provided a useful widget that makes it easy to toggle between call modes. A new app eliminates the need to toggle at all; instead it automatically decides whether to use Google Voice based…

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Android Hacks

CyanogenMod 6.1 may be getting HTC’s “Fast Boot” feature

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When the first videos of the Desire HD’s ROM started hitting the interwebs everyone was freaking out about how fast the device “boots”. We use the term boot lightly as we are pretty sure the n…

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Android Apps

TalkMyPhone: get phone notifications on your desktop via Google Talk

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Lately there have been several different solutions for re-routing Android notifications from your phone to your desktop computer using Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and two apps: one for your handset and one for your PC.…

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Android OS

Gmail with some Priority Inbox features out now for Froyo

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Google has updated the official Gmail application in the Android Market, so run on over and load it onto your Android 2.2 device. I’ll wait…. Got it, good? Here’s what’s new. For star…

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Android Tutorials

How to create gorgeous homescreen layouts with LauncherPro Plus and Desktop Visualizer

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It’s commendable how versatile, customizable and open Android is, unlike some other mobile platforms, and nearly every aspect of the OS can be personalized. Many people, me included, want their phone…

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New HTC Sense is already being ported to other HTC devices; UPDATE: ROM for Motorola Milestone now available

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Good news for all those who hoped for a quick port of the new HTC Sense interface to other HTC handsets: the ROM from the just-announced HTC Desire HD got dumped a few days ago courtesy of xda member dealer75, and th…

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Final version of XDAndroid released: a Froyo port for Windows Mobile devices

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A month ago we did a comprehensive tutorial on getting Android to run on Windows Mobile devices. If you got an old WinMo phone lying around that you no longer use, you can probably have some experimental fun with i…

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