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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been long promised for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt. HTC told us back in May that we should see something in June or July. Earlier this month HTC updated Thunderbolt... owners again, moving their timeline to the end of August. It looks like they may just be on target after all.

Team BAMF has managed to get a hold of a leaked ROM for the HTC Mecha aka Thunderbolt. ItR...

CM10 Boot Animation

Last night the author of the last few CyanogenMod boot animations, 73v1n, graced the world with a completely revamped boot animation for CyanogenMod 10. The CyanogenMod 9 boot animation featured... the CyanogenMod mascot, Cid, which seemed to generate a lot of rage from many CM fans. During the bootup process, Cid’s facial expression changed a bit, looking angry, bad, evil (or bad ass) dependi...

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We  started off this week on Android Authority On Air discussing various app updates from the Android world. Chameleon, everyone’s favorite Kickstarter launcher received a nice update... this week. Chameleon now has the ability to add custom wallpaper and you’ll be happy to know that more widgets are coming thanks to the recently implemented widget APIs. If you’re into ̶...

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Yes, you read the title correctly. Thanks to elite, recognized XDA developer Adam Outler, the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 can now join the ranks of other SGS3’s with a fully unlocked bootloader. This is an amazing achievement for the entire community, allowing Verizon users to root their device, flash the unsecured bootloader, and opening the device for complete customization.

HP Android

If you were lucky enough to get an HP TouchPad this time last year during their “fire sale” for $99 (16GB) or the $149 (32GB) your Android luck hasn’t run out yet. Remember, Android first came to the HP TouchPad via CM7, Gingerbread. A few months later, Android 4.0 came to the HP TouchPad, bringing a true tablet UI to the 10″ popular slate. The CyanogenMod development community continues to grace the HP TouchPad, this time with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean showing up via an unofficial CM10 preview release.

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As you may have noticed, we didn’t air our normally scheduled On Air live broadcast last Friday night. Yours truly was soaking up the sand, salt water, and sun at the beach. I thought about bringing... my notebook and doing an On Air – Beach Edition broadcast. However, I decided to ditch the notebook for a week and fully enjoy my Nexus 7 as my main computing device. And let me tell you, it was amazi...

Chameleon

This week, we dig into Android’s latest launcher, Chameleon, along with this week’s special guest Phill, from their development team.  Screen real estate, widgets, and home screens... based on a context system make Chameleon extremely powerful. Chameleon, now in private beta, will soon be launching an SDK system to allow developers from all walks of life to create additional widgets...

Nexus 7

Another day, another Nexus 7 commercial from Google. Today’s Nexus 7 commercial centers around the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 popular features and a few useful tips and tricks.

In... Jelly Bean, you’ll have a hard time circumventing the face unlock feature after you enable ‘blink check’ which asks the user to blink, determining if a human is being used to unloc...