[Icons] Tommaso Brings Linux Icons to Android, 250 Available

Linux is the most popular OS available for our Android developers. Since Android is a Linux based system, they play very well together. XDA Member Tommaso Matteuzzi, has taken the time to bring one of the more popular icon sets (Faenza) for Linux and ported them over for Android users to enjoy. He has ported 250 icons for use with ADWLauncher or LauncherPRO 0.8.6.  Those icons that weren’t available to port he…

Linux is the most popular OS available for our Android developers. Since Android is a Linux based system, they play very well together. XDA Member Tommaso Matteuzzi, has taken the time to bring one of the more popular icon sets (Faenza) for Linux and ported them over for Android users to enjoy. He has ported 250 icons for use with ADWLauncher or LauncherPRO 0.8.6.  Those icons that weren’t available to port he created on his own. Original credits for the icons that are used widely on PC’s go to Tiehum.

  They aren’t to radically different but certain do add a little bit of individuality to your applications. The icon pack is currently Free in the market and can be picked up below.

Summary and Downloads:

Application: Faenza icons LauncherPro/ADW
Developer: Tommaso Matteuzzi
Cost: FREE

Source: XDA & Market

As we count down to the Droid Bionic release date, full specs are confirmed

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Are you desperately waiting for Verizon to release the Droid Bionic this September? I think we can help you ease the pain (or not) for the next five minutes. Straight out of the horse’s mouth, the Droid Bionic’s official specs have now made their way to the Internet. The guys at Droid-Life found this spec sheet just casually hanging around Motorola’s Developer website. This is as official as it gets, folks.

Without much further ado, here’s the Droid Bionic’s final and official spec sheet:

  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • 4.3-in screen with a qHD (540 x 960) resolution
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Are you desperately waiting for Verizon to release the Droid Bionic this September? I think we can help you ease the pain (or not) for the next five minutes. Straight out of the horse’s mouth, the Droid Bionic’s official specs have now made their way to the Internet. The guys at Droid-Life found this spec sheet just casually hanging around Motorola’s Developer website. This is as official as it gets, folks.

Without much further ado, here’s the Droid Bionic’s final and official spec sheet:

  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • 4.3-in screen with a qHD (540 x 960) resolution
  • 1 GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor
  • PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 9 GB of internal storage
  • 4 GB of secure storage
  • 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 0.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • HDMI 1.4 support
  • Webtop support

If you want to get into the Droid Bionic’s gritty details — like the notification light’s color — you can head to Motorola’s website and take a look a the whole spec sheet for yourself. At this point, there’s not a lot left we can speculate about the Droid Bionic. We know its coming in September, we know what it looks like, and now we know its specifications. Price is still unknown, but we expect it to be similar to Verizon’s other high-end Android phones. And by that I mean very expensive.

That’s pretty much it, we can now go back to counting how many minutes are left until we’ll be able to buy a Droid Bionic in September.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Play, and Arc Soon to get Official CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod, everybody’s (or at least my) favorite custom ROM is in line to make its way to several of Sony Ericsson’s latest devices. Earlier this year SE made developers overjoyed when it announced plans to help owners of its latest phones unlock their bootloaders at the cost of official updates and warranties. That freedom is […]

CyanogenMod, everybody’s (or at least my) favorite custom ROM is in line to make its way to several of Sony Ericsson’s latest devices. Earlier this year SE made developers overjoyed when it announced plans to help owners of its latest phones unlock their bootloaders at the cost of official updates and warranties. That freedom is about to pay off as code for bringing CM 7.1 to the Xperia Neo, Play, and Arc is currently awaiting official approval.

CyanogenMod is one of the most popular ROMs around, being ported to a number of phones other ROMs could only dream of. Sony Ericsson’s latest Xperia devices may not be the most cutting edge devices technically, but CyanogenMod is going to go a long way to making these devices more awesome.

CyanogenMod strips off UI overlays, and gives you back the feel of stock Android. The other benefit of official CM support is that CyanogenMod upgrades much faster than official ROMS (unless you happen to have a Nexus phone). This is means Xperia owners will be able to unlock their phones without worrying about the loss of SE’s official updates.

The Xperia Arc, Neo, and Play specific code is currently biding its time in CyanogenMod’s Gerrit review system. This usually means that CM is essentially stable enough for nightly builds. To maintain its high standards though, the build has to be approved by the CyanogenMod team first though. Keep an eye here, as we’ll be sure to let you know once the builds are approved and nightlies are posted.

[via CyanogenMod Gerrit]

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Pandigital Nova Cheap Android Tablet Just $169 at Best Buy

I know everyone wants a cheap Android Tablet and this could be just what you were looking for. If a fancy Android Honeycomb tablet doesn’t suit your needs but you’d like a tablet let me introduce the Pandigital Nova. It may not be amazing but it does have an 800 Mhz processor, an 7″ 800×600 […]

I know everyone wants a cheap Android Tablet and this could be just what you were looking for. If a fancy Android Honeycomb tablet doesn’t suit your needs but you’d like a tablet let me introduce the Pandigital Nova. It may not be amazing but it does have an 800 Mhz processor, an 7″ 800×600 resolution display (should look decent) and it even comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the low price of just $169.

While this may not come with stellar build quality you do get the latest version of Android (tablet OS excluded) and 4GB of internal storage for games, movies, and apps for your dollar. It also features a front and rear camera, microSD slot and even HDMI-Out so you can stream videos to your TV. Not bad for the price if you ask me.

This is available at Best Buy right now and you get all those specs packed into a device only 0.5 inches thick so it wont be very big either and will even fit in your pants pocket. Oh and let me say this one more time, it’s only $169 at Best Buy so if you’d like a fun toy feel free to go snag one.

[via Best Buy]

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Motorola PHOTON 4G Rooted with Massive Process

So there’s this device called PHOTON 4G, a Motorola device that we’ve got a full review of and have been playing around with for about a week or so. It’s got several awesome docks, the ability to work with Motorla’s newest Webtop mode, has a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and feels really awesome to […]

So there’s this device called PHOTON 4G, a Motorola device that we’ve got a full review of and have been playing around with for about a week or so. It’s got several awesome docks, the ability to work with Motorla’s newest Webtop mode, has a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and feels really awesome to hold with its special diamond shape. Now we’ve gotta root it, right? Every great device such as this needs a bit of the ol’ root. So what do the folks at XDA do? They find the most convoluted and insanely difficult process possible!

Welcome to a giant amount of steps toward the rooting of your device, the newest look at a dual-core device toting NVIDIA’s dual-core processor. You should know that the predecessor to this device, the Motorola ATRIX, has just been given Gingerbread – which one will you choose now?

Steps:
0. Instal SSHDroid from the Market
1. Open SSHDroid, and make sure it is listening on port 2222
2. Connect Photon to HD Station
3. Connect keyboard and mouse to HD Station
4. Connect HDMI to HD Station and TV/Monitor
5. Turn TV/Monitor on
6. Change TV/Monitor input to HDMI
7. Open Firefox in webtop
8. Download <a
href=”http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/Superuser.apk&#8221; class=”external” rel=”nofollow”>http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/Superuser.apk and save to /mnt/sdcard/download
9. Download <a
href=”http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/su&#8221; class=”external” rel=”nofollow”>http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/su and save to /mnt/sdcard/download
10. Go to <a
href=”http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/pulse.tar&#8221; class=”external” rel=”nofollow”>http://higgs.cygnusx-1.org/~edgan/pulse.tar
11. Open it instead of saving
12. Extract pulse.tar to /var/tmp
13. Connect to phone via ssh at ip address mentioned in SSHDroid and port 2222
12. Type /var/tmp/pulse/pa_race
14. Type /system/bin/pm install /mnt/sdcard/download/Superuser.apk
15. Type mount -o remount,rw /system
15. Type cp /mnt/sdcard/download/su /system/bin
16. Type chmod 4775 /system/bin/su
16. Type mount -o remount,ro /system

Goodness gracious, great balls of steps toward being able to delete bloatware and overclock your system. How awesome do you think things are about to get? Do you think the PHOTON will be able to beat out the ATRIX because it’s a newer bit of hardware? Do you think the ATRIX will win over the PHOTON in sales because it’s carried by AT&T?

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Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Photon 4G
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Android Community
    Announced Date : June 09, 2011
    Release Date : January 01, 1970
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.30 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.00 Inch
  • Width : 2.63 Inch
  • Depth : 0.48 Inch
  • Weight : 158 Grams
Battery & Power

    Battery Type:

  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1700 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 199 hours
Software

    Android OS:

  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:

  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:

  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:

  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : Tegra 2
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution :8 MP
    External Storage:

  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:

  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network

    Network Technology:

  • CDMA
    CDMA Band:

  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity

    Wi-Fi:

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:

  • Bluetooth 3.0
    FM Radio :


[via XDA]

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[CM7 + ADW Theme] Aerish GTX – Clean, Classic and Elegant

Not very often do you find a themer that has not only taken the time to build us a great theme for CM7 but also a matching ADWLauncher theme at the same time. Araviel has done just that. This combo is very clean and elegant. Sporting a silverish white layout with deep black accents. He has included over 170 icons in the ADW Theme for you utilize as you wish. Check out…

Not very often do you find a themer that has not only taken the time to build us a great theme for CM7 but also a matching ADWLauncher theme at the same time. Araviel has done just that. This combo is very clean and elegant. Sporting a silverish white layout with deep black accents. He has included over 170 icons in the ADW Theme for you utilize as you wish. Check out some great looking screen shots below –

  It is starting to grow on me a little. The CM7 theme is free and can be found below. The ADW theme is that matches this theme is available for $1.42. I’d recommend checking out the CM7 theme first and if you love it, as I am sure you will, pick up the extras.

Summary and Downloads:

Application: Aerish GTX CM7
Developer: Araviel
Cost: FREE

Summary and Downloads:

Application: ADW Aerish GTX
Developer: Araviel
Cost: $1.42

Motorola Photon 4G gets rooted via webtop [update: how-to video]

Motorola Photon 4G rooted

If you’re the proud owner of a shiny new Motorola Photon 4G and itching for some root action, you’re in luck — provided you have the HD dock, some USB computer peripherals, and access to a monitor or TV with an HDMI input.  An exploit that can be delivered and run via the Webtop application has been discovered by Android hacker edgan, and it should get you rooted and ready to go as long as you have the required hardware.  The exploit and the method seem simple enough, you’re just uploading a few files over an SSH connection, but the setup is where things get a little hairy.  Luckily, edgan has a really complete set of step-by-step instructions and links to all the needed resource files.  Hit the source link, have a read, and give it a whirl.

Update: Wanna see how it’s done? We’ve got video after the break.

Source: XDA-DevelopersThanks everyone who sent this in!

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