Android Gingerbread?

For those that have followed almost any android forum or blogs there’s been speculation that the new release of the android OS (code named Gingerbread) maybe released the day after “Black Friday” (the day following thanks giving) so, will the rumours be true?

Either way, for most users that have remained with the stock supplied ROM may never see this update be released for their phone! as some have yet to even have FroYo pushed out.

Well let’s hope that the waiting ends soon…

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Back on the Cyanogen (mod) train!

I know I change Android ROM’s like underwear! But it’s because there are features in both the HTC Sense UI and the AOSP UI that appeals to me. I wish that I could have the speed of the AOSP with the eye candy of Sense!

The truth of it is that you get a better battery life (per recharge) from the AOSP ROM because it’s not as heavy on CPU usage to render where with Sense it’s all about visual appearence not battery efficiency.

So let’s see how long I last this time! 😀

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Returneth LeeDrOiD (T-Mod)

After some tinkering with Cyanogen (mod) I’ve reverted back to LeeDrOiD in particular the modified version T-Mod. The main reason I suppose is that I like the eye candy and some of the HTC widgets just make tasks quicker and easier!

This is not to say that Cyanogen is not to my liking, because it can be themed thus a level of “eye candy” can be achieved, but the HTC Sense UI won’t work on Cyanogen! nor would I even try (are Ye mad?)

Oh and as Telstra finally released their bloated version of FroYo, T-Mod has (well the maintainer) made some small adjustments to align with Telstra’s APN/MMS configuration…  all the info can be read here

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Performance from Cyanogen (nightly)

Well I’ve been using the Cyanogen (mod) nightly ROM now for about a week or so now and as far as performance goes I certainly can’t complain! After coming from a HTC sense ROM, Cyanogen did take a small amount of adjustment at first (mainly getting used to the Android keyboard) but now I’m quite impressed. Just recently the addition for using the FM radio was added (this was the main show stopper for me) so the defaults are on par with HTC’s sense defaults (Cyanogen is just faster!) So another benchmark test and this is how it stacks up…

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Cyanogen mod 6.x nightly build

Just to try something different on my phone, I’ve chosen to try the Cyanogen Mod 6.x ROM. This is a non-sense (HTC Sense) ROM and is currently using Froyo 2.2.1

As I’m using setcpu I’ve setup some profiles to attempt to get the most battery uptime as I can, I haven’t timed how long I’m getting (yet) but I’m definitely getting results so far…

Here’s a screen shot of my current home screen (have only set the phone to use one screen)

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