Category: Android Smartphone News

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What is an Android Custom ROM?

What is a custom ROM and Why install it?

Custom ROM is a modified Android Operating System so you can get extra features from your phone otherwise not possible on stock.  Think of it as upgrading your tiny wheels on your rice beater to 21” rims, or maybe even putting a Corvette engine in it.

So, what features can custom ROM bring you?
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Monday Android News – Android Plane Hi-Jacking, Ugly Galaxy Camera, Note 2 Wifi Fix, and Galaxy S4 or HTC One?

It seems like a lot of big news sites are cropping up false headlines like, “Android hi-jacks plane” or “Android remotely attacks planes”.  Well, that’s somewhat true but let me just point out that researchers were just using Android as the platform to develop their hi-jacking apps because Android is “open source” and you can develop highly-sophisticated apps custom to any project while you cannot do that on iOS or most other mobile platforms.   This proves the versatility and flexibility of an open source platform and Android will keep becoming better for researchers and students to learn/develop real-world applications.

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Best Android Smartphone of the Year 2012?

Best Android smartphone of the year 2012?

LG Optimus G was just announced earlier this week with a Qualcomm S4 Pro Quad-core 1.5Ghz processor, 8.45mm thick, 2100mAh battery, and 13-megapixel camera. Too bad LG is rarely seen on U.S. carriers much and I doubt they will make it to more than one U.S. carrier. This could be a great phone but LG still needs to step up in the areas of customer support, marketing, etc…etc… I will not buy an LG phone until they make their international support centers better.