Sporting quite a few handy single as well as multi-touch-enabled gesture controls, GestureControl
is an Android app optimized specifically for tablets. Using GestureControl on your Android tablet, you can enjoy all your apps in full-screen by hiding the status bar with a simple gesture. Be it a game, your web browser, gallery, media player or any other app, with GestureControl enabled on your device, all you need to do is avail its multi-touch feature to show/hide the status bar from any screen, and avail that
additional screen space which is covered by the status bar. In addition, the app presents you with several other multi-touch gestures, using which you can avail a customizable on-screen LaunchPad
to launch your favorite apps from anywhere within the OS, jump directly to your device’s homescreen, and/or go back one step from the currently opened app. To further enhance/expedite your experience with its multi-touch mechanism, the app lets you opt whether you wish to avail the gesture controls only from the extreme edges/borders of the screen or from anywhere on your tablet’s screen. GestureControl currently works only on rooted Android devices, and might not work all that well on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
owing to the fact that it is only in Alpha phase for said version of the OS. To learn about rooting an Android device, go through our comprehensive guide here
is easily amongst the most popular and downloaded eBook Readers for Android, and the crowd-favorite app just got even better with the latest update that it has received. This holds true especially if you own an Android tablet, because the updated Aldiko Book Reader v2.1.0 now sports a fully table-optimized UI. For those unfamiliar with the eBook reader in question, Aldiko Sync is one of the very few solutions out there that let you sync your eBook data across various devices. In doing so, it uses your Dropbox cloud storage
, saves your reading progress from each added resource to said service, and then, lets you access your personalized data and preferences from virtually any device that has the official Aldiko Sync Android client installed on it. Luckily, for tablet owners, you can now get your hands on this magical functionality, courtesy of the recently released tablet-optimized variant of the app. What's even more delightful than the app's arrival on Android tablets is the various customization and tweaks that you can avail to enhance your eReading experience on a tablet. Read More
is a slick and stylish category-based online video aggregating service optimized specifically for Android and iOS-powered tablets. Using the app, you can create a personalized channel list to enjoy high quality videos from a slew of featured video categories, as well as from various social media and video sharing services, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google etc. Ranging from comedy channels to the ones based solely on music, Plizy has you covered quite nicely. The app sports a neat and uncluttered interface that lets you explore only the preferred video content from virtually any facet of life.
Just pick a handful of favorite channels, and enjoy a seamless playback of favorite videos on your tablet. The app also sports a plethora of sharing and bookmarking tools to help you easily filter out and access the best content in just a few taps. Plizy is available to Android 3.1 and above Honeycomb users, with all its nifty features.
Rooting the Sony Tablet S just got very easy, thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers forum member condi
. While credit for coming up with the original root method goes to djrbliss
has managed to mod it up a bit and eliminate problems like com.pwn.me
error or MTP enabling and disabling issues on the device. The root script has been modded to run on both 32bit and 64bit Windows, while it has actually been tested and confirmed to be working on Windows XP 32bit and Windows 7 64bit.
With HTC Android devices, it’s always the bootloader that stands in the way of rooting, custom ROMs and kernels etc. The Jetstream tablet, is no different, however, HTC has begun offering to unlock the bootloaders for some devices via their website. If you’re looking to root your jetstream tablet, we have that covered as well thanks to XDA-Developers forum member DoomLoRD
. The rooting method, is not your typical one click method, but a manual one.
Proud owner of Lenovo's awesome business-oriented tablet, the ThinkPad? Want to get more out of your tablet by rooting it in order to run root-only apps, hacks and mods on it? You're in luck - we have confirmation that the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet has been rooted! This tablet is indeed a powerhouse and root access is something the device truly deserves. Furthermore, anyone can root it with this method because it's quick and practically automated, as you will shortly learn. For more information and the complete instructions, continue reading after the break!
A few days back, ASUS Transformer Prime users were delighted at the news of the device being rooted. However, that method involved using a few manual commands and strings that some users most probably did not fancy going through. If you decided to pass on rooting your Transformer Prime back then because of this reason, your worries are now over. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member -viperboy
-, there is now a one click root
solution available for the device, meaning even the most novice of Transformer Prime users can now easily root their tablet with no hassle. Read on for more details and the complete method.
If you’re here, you have probably managed to update your S-OFF and rooted EVO View 4G to Honeycomb 3.2, consequently ending up soft bricking your device. Luckily, there is a solution out of it that will fix your device in no time and have it back, up and running tahnks to Android Central forum member and developer beezy. So lets not waste more time, and get down to business! Read More
Toshiba Thrive gets rooted on HC 3.2.1! Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet
, which was achieved by putting the tablet into fastboot mode. However, a lot of users upgraded to the official Honeycomb 3.2.1 OTA update that Toshiba pushed out, in the hopes that root will soon be made available. Well that wasn’t the case, much to the users dismay, Toshiba had removed fastboot from the US and Canadian ROMs due to the addition of DRM for renting of Google Videos. Toshiba however was kind enough to offer a roll back, but that is not the answer. Tablet ROMs forum member dalepl
from thriveforums.org have just released an automated script that will root your your device running the Canadian or US ROM in no time at all.
Volume enhancements and management tools for Android are available in large numbers in the Google Play Store, but few cater specifically to the needs of tablet users. Volume In Notification
is a handy little Android app for Honeycomb tablets, in particular, that lets you control your device’s volume from within the notification panel. Although Honeycomb tablets do sport hardware volume buttons through which you can adjust volume levels of your device, using/accessing it can prove to be a nuisance especially if you’ve mounted your tablet on a stand or slipped on a cover. Even in routine circumstances, having an alternative option to control your device's volume can make life much easier. The app can be used to control the volume of your apps, music, games and videos while they’re being run. Once launched, Volume In Notification keeps running actively until you reboot your device. The app does not require root access and runs flawlessly on Android 4.0 ICS as well.
The G-Slate development is picking up pace. This newly released custom kernel meant for the G-Slate running Honeycomb 3.1 is testament to that. RootzWiki forum member ChifzReloaded
, who was also responsible for bringing us the bootloader unlock, has released a custom kernel, that, for now isn’t fancy at all, but according to him, it is faster than the current stock one. The kernel offers no OC support right now, and whether that would be added to it or not in the future, is unclear for now. More on the kernel and how you can install it on the G-Slate, after the break.
ZeroPC Cloud Navigator
is a free cross-platform cloud data aggregator for Android and iOS-powered tablets that helps users connect to their various online cloud storage and social network services and presents all data from these services through a conventional file explorer-like interface. Once you associate your accounts from various online services with ZeroPC Cloud Navigator, you can easily access, manage and share all content stored on each service. As of this writing, ZeroPC Cloud Navigator supports syncing your personal notes, music, video and image files from itself, Facebook, Twitter, Google Docs, Picasa, Flickr, SugarSync, Dropbox, Evernote, Instagram, Amazon, Box.net and many more.
Quite a while back, we covered a Honecyomb port for the Advent Vega in form of a custom ROM titled, VegaComb. Today, courtesy of vujke025
over at XDA-Developers, we bring you the ViewComb 3.2
custom ROM based on Android 3.2 Honecyomb for the ViewPad 10S (Advent Vega). The ROM is said to be a full fledged working Honeycomb port for the deivce with GPU acceleration working as intended with the Honeycomb OS, and is based on the already successful VegaComb 3.2 ROM. We’ll show you how you can get this ROM onto your device, but before that, read on after the break for a complete list of changes that follow with this ROM.
Most Android lockscreen replacement apps are just meant to decorate your lockscreen. Very few actually add greater functionality to it. FlyScreen is one such custom lockscreen; it adds a widget to the lockscreen that aggregates all your various RSS, social, weather and news feeds. Although FlyScreen has been around in the Android Market for quite some time, it was, till now, available as a smartphone app only. Now, a Honeycomb-optimized version of the app, FlyScreen for Tablet
, has just been released to the Market with added content for the app’s widget, animated Ambient Themes
and lots more.
Say hello to Antipaper Notes
– a useful handwriting app for Android tablets that aims to enhance note taking & managing experience on Honeycomb devices. With Antipaper Notes, users can carry their notes with them and share images (PNG, JPEG) of their handwritten notes via email. The app sports an extremely simple-to-use, tablet-optimized interface with all the editing and navigating options always accessible at the top of the screen.
Acer Iconia A100 is a 7-inch A500 successor Android tablet that was released last month. Although Iconia A100 is the first 7 Inch tablet to come geared with latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb on board, but the screen issue along with bad finishing didn’t help in cultivating a mentionable user base. However there are folks who opted to go for this tablet and the Android development community isn’t ready to desert them altogether. Some industrious hackers have managed to gain root on this device through the standard ADB procedure. However it will be interesting to see if things move in direction of custom ROMs and kernels from this point onwards. So far only root has been achieved and there are no signs of a custom recovery. Read More
Searching for Android apps and games designed specifically for Honeycomb tablets can prove to be quite a hassle. Honeycomb-optimized apps are scarce on the Android Market and there isn't exactly a separate section for them. Introducing Tablet Market
– a free app bowser for Android that serves the purpose of finding and displaying all the updated free and paid apps as well as games for Honeycomb tablets. The app itself works on both Android phones and tablets.
Android 3.2.2 Honeycomb for Motorola Xoom 4G started rolling out couple of days ago. Senior XDA member and developer, Solarnz, has released a custom ROM based on this new 3.2.2 rollout. Everything in this ROM is stock and pre-rooted. The ROM can be flashed on any Motorola XOOM variant, but 3G/4G will work only on 4G Xoom’s. As the update is still very new so we aren’t sure what’s added or subtracted from this build. This ROM will definitely make life easier for folks who didn’t update to stock Android 3.2.2 due to root on their devices.
Yesterday developers were able to spot an early beta official Android 3.0 Honeycomb build for HTC Flyer. Globatron, Senior XDA Member and developer, has managed to port the leaked Honeycomb build on HTC Flyer 3G 32 GB model. You can also get this Honeycomb on your Flyer, provided you meet the pre-requisites along with ability to handle bricks etc. The ROM that got leaked in only intended for HTC Flyer 3G 32 GB Model and flashing it on another variant will cause the device to brick. For those who don’t know, brick actually refers to the “dead” state of your device where it won’t boot or do anything else. Read More
Technology is becoming more and more complex each day, thereby increasing the need for simpler solutions to tackle it. Such is the case with rooting Android devices, you can do so with the proper instructions and may feel like an accomplished geek after that, but the truth is, geek or no geek, we all want a solution that would require almost no effort or input from us, something magical. While there have been One Click root solutions available in the past for a number of Android devices, there is none for the Asus Transformer, which has a varying root method for every firmware update that has come by. Luckily XDA-Developers forum member rebound821
has released a One Click Root
script for the Transformer, but here’s the catch, the tool is meant for Linux systems only.