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

CyanogenMod has more than 1 million users

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In my best of 2011 round-up, I noted that more than 900,000 Android devices are currently running the custom software known as CyanogenMod. Don’t look now, but that number is actually more than 1 million…

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IT Crowd-inspired boot animation available for your Galaxy Nexus

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Boot animations rarely garner much attention from me. Since I changed ROM’s so often on my EVO, I stopped caring about the animations seen when a phone powers on. Heck, I haven’t even rooted my Gala…

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CyanogenMod drops support for Samsung Vibrant because of 911 routing issue

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Samsung Vibrant owners who love CyanogenMod will not see any new ROM’s, at least for the foreseeable future, from Team Douche. CM Forum Moderator ciwrl announced yesterday that development for the Sam…

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Kindle Fire gets Android Market, Nook Tablet gets Amazon Appstore

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The entire reason that Amazon and Barnes & Noble sell their Android tablets for such low prices is because the companies intend to lock buyers into their systems and sell content. But because Android users…

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Using Google Music Android Market – easy as pie [Video]

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Well, would you look at that: Google went and got itself a real-life music store. After months of only letting users upload their existing music collections to Google Music Beta, music fans can now increase the…

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Recording cell phone videos can get you in legal trouble, but here’s a loophole.

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Believe it or not, recording video on your cellphone can land you in legal trouble in certain places. In various locales across the United States, laws have been or are being introduced that could make it a crime…

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Tip: Android Market website now sorts reviews by Date, Rating, and Helpfulness

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Android Market reviews can often be a crapshoot in relevance and being resourceful, so we welcome any attempt to improve the way that they are displayed. The Android Market Website was recently updated to high…

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CyanogenMod 7.1 stable released, 68 devices now supported

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There are 68 devices running Android 2.3.7, the latest available firmware version for Android phones. With the exception of the Nexus devices, most of users on most of those phones have up-to-date phones than…

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Google+ opens to all adults, major Android app update detailed

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After several months of people begging for Google+ invites and users speaking endlessly about the merits of Facebook vs. Google Plus, the doors to Google’s hot social network are finally open. Anyone,…

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CM7 update adds WiFi, sound and Android Market support to the TouchPad

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Well, it looks like the brilliant minds over at CyanogenMod have delivered its latest CM7 update, which adds WiFi, sound and limited Android Market support. This news comes after the IDC’s report of sta…

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Android App Reviews

Smozzy lets T-Mobile users surf the web without a data plan (It’s inefficient but cool)

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A new beta app allows T-Mobile USA customers to browse the Internet without needing a data plan. Through a clever workaround compatible with Android 2.1 or higher, users can send out requests to the web and have…

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Ben Heck reminds world about the Android ADK with interesting concept video

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The Android Accessory Development Kit was the forgotten son after Google I/O 2011. When Google is announcing free music services, handing out limited edition Android Honeycomb tablets, and promising major…

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Xperia Play rooted, instructions to follow

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On XDA, user ashergray has stated he has discovered a way to crack the Verizon version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. I’ve been waiting for this for a while, and it will be even nicer once ashergray relea…

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Google TV Honeycomb beta leaks

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Google TV has been a disappointing flop, but Google has remained optimistic that the inclusion of Honeycomb and the Android Market will turn things around. Adventurous GTV owners can put that theory to the tes…

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Get sweet Gingerbread on your G2X now

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Well what do we have here? Thanks to the wonderful folks over at XDA, it looks like owners of the LG G2X will be able to get there hands on some sweet gingerbread. What you’ll need is a data cable, a Windows computer,…

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