Motorola’s popular Droid 3 smartphone has finally received an easy rooting method and we’ll be guiding our readers on how to go about the procedure in this guide today.
For the uninitiated, ‘rooting’ is a process by which users can get privileged access to their smartphone. The term is specific for Android devices and its equivalent in the iOS world is called ‘jailbreaking’, which I’m sure our readers are aware of as it is a regular topic here on Redmond Pie.
The root for the Motorola Droid 3 on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread comes from RootzWiki, a developer forum for Android which seems [...]
Filed firmly in the ‘cool but probably pointless’ category, AndroidSpin brings us news that one clever XDA-Developer member has managed to find a way to turn your Android device into a wireless mouse for your PlayStation 3.
Called BlueputDroid, the software will only work on a rooted device to act as a keyboard or mouse for both PC and PS3.
Currently in beta form, BlueputDroid is available for download on AppBrain should you wish to give the mousey goodness a whirl.
One word of caution though: at the time of writing, not all Android hardware is supported in the beta, though most of the top [...]
Droid’s impressive showing has revived Motorola’s hopes of its halcyon days coming back. To say that Android rescued Motorola from the brink would be an understatement of Android’s contribution and Motorola’s woes. In fact, Motorola was already past the brink and was helplessly waiting for the earth below to put it out of its misery when the Droid plucked it out of thin air.
Now, it is banking on Android to turn the tide in its favor. Spiros Nikolakopoulos, Motorola’s VP for Asia Pacific, told Cnet Asia that his company plans to launch 20 to 30 Android-based smartphones [...]