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CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1 For Nexus One Now Available For Download

CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1 For Nexus One Now Available For Download

It’s probably going to be a little messy, and it certainly isn’t going to be perfect. That said, CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1 is available for Nexus One users now. Download it below…

Disclaimer: This is an ALPHA release (PRE-Experimental Release) and will likely have numerous glitches, app compatibility issues, and all sorts of fun quirks that haven’t been ironed out by the CyanogenMod team yet.

CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1

FRF85B Google Apps Package (Needed for proper install, flash this FIRST)

If you are on 2.1 or a version of CyanogenMod PRIOR to 5.08, you will need to flash your radio to FRF50 before either of the following.

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IMDB App For Android Released Today: Now You Can Find Out Who Guest Starred In That One Episode Of SVU That One Time

IMDB App For Android Released Today: Now You Can Find Out Who Guest Starred In That One Episode Of SVU That One Time

TV and movie geeks alike are bound to be giddy with joy today as IMDB has released their official (and free) Android app to the Android Market. We’ve provided a few screens for you take a look at below.

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Overall, the app appears fully functional, and actually quite useful. You’re able to look up TV recaps, schedules, box office results, local showtimes, and movie reviews. Pressing your phone’s search button will bring up the search bar set for IMDB, eliciting results just like IMDB.com’s

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Rumor: Minimum Specs For Android 3.0 Gingerbread; Aims For Complete Break From Android 2.1/2.2

Rumor: Minimum Specs For Android 3.0 Gingerbread; Aims For Complete Break From Android 2.1/2.2

A leak provided by Mobile-review’s Eldar Murtazin has confirmed some concrete system requirements for Android 3.0 Gingerbread. His information confirms what has been expected; Gingerbread is going to be a major release for the Android platform. Here’s the summary, translated from Murtazin’s podcast “Digestiv” by unwiredview.com’s Staska…

  • Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be released in mid- October (around 15 -16th), 2010. First handsets shipping in November/December – for the Holiday Season.
  • Minimum hardware requirements for Android 3.0 devices are: 1GHZ CPU, 512MB of RAM, displays from 3.5” and higher. 
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    Exclusive: Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) Invests In 3rd Party App Distribution Company PocketGear

    Exclusive: Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) Invests In 3rd Party App Distribution Company PocketGear

    In an AndroidPolice exclusive, a tipster has provided us reliable information that Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google (GOOG), has recently become an investor in the 3rd party mobile app distributor PocketGear. What does this mean? It seems most likely that Schmidt, and perhaps Google itself, are looking to see if PocketGear can provide a suitable distribution platform for Android apps. It looks to be classic Google strategy; invest early, foster growth, and if all goes well, acquire.

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    Our Samsung Galaxy S Launch Event Report, Photos, And Q&A

    Our Samsung Galaxy S Launch Event Report, Photos, And Q&A

    Last night, Samsung officially announced their Galaxy S smartphone family at a swank New York City party after several weeks of blurrycam shots, spec sheets and rumors. Spanning all four major US carriers - Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile - the Galaxy S flavors stand to be a surging juggernaut in the HTC dominated Android world.

    Incidentally, I was at the event and had the pleasure of doing a live blogging session, followed by some hands-on time with all the phones.

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    CyanogenMod 6 To Bring Froyo To Nexus One, Droid, Dream/Sapphire, Slide, Desire, Incredible, and EVO 4G - Experimental Builds For N1 and Droid This Weekend

    CyanogenMod 6 To Bring Froyo To Nexus One, Droid, Dream/Sapphire, Slide, Desire, Incredible, and EVO 4G - Experimental Builds For N1 and Droid This Weekend

    Cyanogen of CyanogenMod posted an update to his website earlier this evening on that status of and potential timeline for CyanogenMod 6. Key points below:

    • Will support Nexus One and Droid first, Dream/Sapphire shortly thereafter, and Slide a little later
    • Desire, Incredible, and EVO 4G will all be supported eventually (read: No ETA)
    • First experimental build expected to be available this weekend
    • Small incremental update to CyanogenMod 5 will also appear this weekend

    This is big news, as CyanogenMod 6, a custom ROM, is based on the Android 2.2 Froyo source code.

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    HTC EVO 4G Battery-saving, Root-killing OTA Update Re-Released, This Time With The Bricking Feature Turned Off

    HTC EVO 4G Battery-saving, Root-killing OTA Update Re-Released, This Time With The Bricking Feature Turned Off

    Though yesterday’s OTA update for the HTC EVO ended abruptly when it was reported that some EVOs were being bricked, it seems that it is now being rolled out once more. The update is a little larger than yesterday’s (30MB vs 23MB), but it seems nothing else has been changed (with the exception of phones not being bricked.)

    Just like those who successfully received the update yesterday, users receiving the update today are reporting better battery lives, improved Exchange Active Sync, and, more noticeably, much improved Wi-Fi signal strength.

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    Verizon Gets Serious About 4G: 25 Markets Scheduled To Begin Rollout November 15th, Phones To Follow Shortly Thereafter

    Verizon Gets Serious About 4G: 25 Markets Scheduled To Begin Rollout November 15th, Phones To Follow Shortly Thereafter

    An unnamed source at Boy Genius Report today provided a tip that Verizon is planning to begin its 4G LTE network rollout in 25 markets on November 15th, 2010. Some interesting details emerged from the tip - most of them good. To summarize:

    • 4G LTE data plans will be tiered by data caps, but will not add a premium to your bill. Presumably this means the caps will be combined 3G/4G usage (you listening, Sprint/EVO/$10?).
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    Cisco (Yes, That Cisco) Announces Cius 7” Android Tablet, UPDATE: Now With Video Goodness

    Cisco (Yes, That Cisco) Announces Cius 7” Android Tablet, UPDATE: Now With Video Goodness

    Cisco announced earlier today that they are in the process of developing an Android-powered tablet, dubbed Cius, for the business market.

    Cisco was careful to assert the tablet’s role as a tool for professional users, rather than a media-oriented consumer device. Clearly Cisco is attempting to get to the office before the iPad gains traction in this sector, and by the looks of the Cius, they may succeed. The mock-up of the device, shown below, is fairly interesting.

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    Update: We're Live! Samsung Galaxy S Series Launch Event Today At 6:30PM EST In NY, Tune In For Our On-Site Live Coverage

    Update: We're Live! Samsung Galaxy S Series Launch Event Today At 6:30PM EST In NY, Tune In For Our On-Site Live Coverage

    The Samsung launch event will open doors today around 6PM EST and start at 6:30PM EST. One of AndroidPolice reporters will be there, covering it live.

    Update 6:20PM EST: Our reporter Andrew is in line, waiting to get seated. Everything is running behind.

    Note: If you see a link to the event below, click on the post title above to go to the individual post page - the live coverage widget should be there.

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