In this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss one of the core strengths of Android – the ability to customize the appearance of the operating system in just about any way you like. From widgets and live wallpapers, to icon packs, and custom launchers, it’s easy to give your Android device a full makeover. And even if you prefer the appearance of stock Android or an OEM layout, you can still add a few touches to make it truly your own.
Most of you are probably familiar with the concept of rooting, the process of allowing Android smartphone and tablet owners to attain privileged control over the operating system. If not, you should definitely check out our beginners guide to rooting for some background information and tips of getting started with rooting. But even if you’re in the knowledge, the reasons to root may seem few and far between at first, and the tradeoff with voiding your warranty is a legitimate concern. Nevertheless, here are my top reasons to root your device, all of which can drastically improve your Android experience….
We Android geeks tend to forget than not everyone has the skills, knowhow, time, or interest to root a device, flash the latest nightly, or switch ROMs just for the sake of it. For most people, stock is, gasp, just fine. How about you?
An online video made by YouTube user Ashton Tekno gives us our first look at the Sony Honami, albeit only in software form, with a new ROM for the Xperia Z.
Picking the best custom Android ROM can be a tricky business, so we tear-down two of the most popular Jelly Bean ROMs to try and figure out which is the best.
Some users out there think Android OEMs provide an experience today that doesn’t need custom ROMs. While that may be the case for some people, Android isn’t a one size fits all platform.
Multi-tasking on small devices can be a pain, but Paranoid Android aims to change all that with its new approach to multi-tasking which it has shown off in a new video.
The CM10.1 nightly build for the Sony Xperia Z first became available yesterday along with all the other nightlies at the CyanogenMod Downloads web site.
You might feel like Sony’s Xperia Z has been around for ages, but all the hype from the past weeks could well increase over the next days.
AOKP Build 3 is available as of today, containing all the usual bug fixes and bringing many new features into the arena.