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Cyanogen Demos HTC Fast-Boot-A-Like On Nexus One

This is what happens when you try to one-up the open-source community. Just when we were beginning to think HTC Sense might have come up trumps with a real killer feature in their Fast Boot, CyanogenMod creator Steve Kondik's right there with a cheeky "Yeah, CM6 "does" too :)". Tweeting that the feature will be committed to the CyanogenMod source soon (possibly with the arrival of version 6.1), Cy noted that the Nexus One would likely last in this hibernation state for about a week.

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Nexus One Has Better HTML5 Performance Than iPhone 4, But Flash Is Still King

While trying to figure out the best way to develop a cross-platform game, developer Christopher Black created a simple HTML5 benchmark, which he then ran on a Nexus One (N1), iPod Touch 4G, and iPhone 4. For some further variety, he also tested Flash 10.1 on the N1. The test itself was simply a black ball bouncing, and the results were incredibly surprising: the Nexus One ran the animation 67% faster than the iPod Touch, and 81% faster than the iPhone 4.

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Problems Updating System Apps With CyanogenMod 6 On Your Nexus One? Download The App Update Pack

It turns out that some Nexus One owners running CyanogenMod 6 (CM6) have been experiencing issues when trying to update a handful of system apps. As such, XDA-Devs forum member unforgiven512 has thrown the updates into a tidy package. The updated apps are:

  • Amazon MP3
  • Google Maps
  • Google Search
  • Google Voice
  • ROM Manager
  • Street View
  • Superuser
  • TalkBack
  • Twitter
  • Voice Search
  • Not only does this fix the app updating bug, but it moves the app info from the "data" partition to the "system" partition.

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    GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One

    One of the most common complaints about the recent builds of CyanogenMod 6 has been that Nexus One owners’ GPS would suddenly take ages to get a fix or wouldn't get a fix at all. The most frequent solution posted has been to change your Mobile Network APN type to “default,supl” to enable A-GPS through your cellular network. However, for some people this still didn’t solve the problem, including myself.

    Well, today on the CM forums, user kursed posted a fix that may be the end of many frustrated N1-ers’ woes.

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    Google Teaches Us To "Walk This Way" With Google Maps 4.5

    Google's on a roll today with app updates; first it was the new Google Voice featuring not one, but two widgets, and now they're rolling out a new version of Google Maps which promises to teach us to "walk this way."

    The update includes a feature called "Walking Navigation," which is essentially turn-by-turn navigation, only for pedestrians and not drivers. It is now able to:

    • provide up-to-the minute walking directions to from where you stand now to your destination, complete with blue and white arrows to indicate where you stand and where you should go
    • provide more direct routes
    • offer voice guidance (which can be turned off)
    • a map that rotates as you rotate
    • turn on satellite imagery by default
    • vibrate your phone when you need to make a turn

    Revolutionary it may not be, but it's certainly an improvement over the feature it replaces, "Walking Directions."

    Also new is the Google Maps search bar, which allows you to:

    • start searching for a place
    • open Places
    • use the Layers menu
    • find yourself on the map with My Location
    • filter search results by distance or ratings
    • view prices categorized by dollar signs
    • see cross streets for places

    In one final change, Google's gone and revamped Street View.

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    The Latest In The World Of Android Hacks: Jailbreaking A PS3 With A Nexus One

    Update: All good things must one day come to an end, and alas, it looks like Sony's just decided to issue a mandatory update to all PS3s that breaks this jailbreak method. Heartbreaking, I know.

    If Sony's PS3 gaming system took a step backward in functionality when Sony disabled its ability to install Linux, it's just taken two steps forward again.

    t4nav, a Senior Member of xda-developers, has just discovered a method to hack the PS3 using a Nexus One or a Desire!

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    CyanogenMod 6.0 Final Released

    Looks like CyanogenMod 6, Android's most popular ROM, has made its way out of the RC's and into final release. I've been running CM6 on my EVO for a little over a month now, and I love it. And as most people know, CM6 now covers a fair number of devices:

    The above links lead to the CM6 info/download post on CM forums.

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    Logitech Releases Commercials For Revue - "Creepy" Is An Understatement

    Logitech has released its first commercials for the Revue, the first Google TV box to hit the market. The commercials are so weird on so many levels - it looks like Logitech is going to be using a giant TV with legs as the mascot. Not creepy enough? The TV either displays a giant human eye or a giant human mouth. Like I said, freaking weird.

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    I'm not going to lie, I'd probably freak the hell out too.

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    Nexus One Supplies Take A Break - Developer Version Out Of Stock Now Too

    Quoth The Counting Crows – “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone?”

    Yes indeedy. It appears that Android developers were so forcefully reminded of the Nexus One’s greatness by its removal from Google’s public web store that they have cleared the entire remaining stock in a few short weeks.

    According to Google's Android developer advocate, Tim Bray, the phone is back-ordered with HTC and they are working their hardest to get the N1 back in stock.

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