Doom 3 is a science fiction horror video game made by id Software, that was released in 2004 for Windows. It’s been id Software’s most successful game so far, selling over 3.5 million copies. Later it was adapted to the Linux platform, then Mac OS X, and after that, to the Xbox and Xbox360 consoles.
After this whole success, id Software decided to open source Doom 3 last year, so now anyone can try and port it to any platform they want. That’s how we’re now able to see developers trying to port Doom 3 to Android. The ported game is still in pre-alpha stage, so don’t expect it to work very well. Plus, for a 2004 game I think you need a more [...]
Rumors that HTC would skip the Desire HD from the promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update (after the phone was initially deemed upgradable) created quite a stir in the community. Users of the two-year old handset took to the web to express their anger, forcing HTC to publicly state that the update was cancelled because the hardware was not good enough to run ICS.
Of course, Ice Cream Sandwich runs perfectly adequate on many low-end devices that are released today. In addition, custom ROM developers have demonstrated that Android 4.0 runs pretty good on the Desire HD and similarly speced devices. So what prevented HTC from deploying ICS on the Desire [...]
We conclude today the HTC Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich drama, as it looks like HTC has decided to completely scrape Android 4.0 upgrade plans for the device – see the screenshot above taken from the company’s official blog where its ICS plans were posted back in March.
Initially, we heard that Canadian carrier Telus decided to cancel the ICS upgrade for the smartphone, and then we found out it was HTC that decided to temporarily stop upgrade plans. At the time, HTC lead us to believe that the Desire HD will receive its Android 4.0 build in the near future, but now it looks like that won’t happen, at least not officially.
Last week, Telus told its subscribers that the HTC Desire HD will not be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after the handset performed poorly in ICS testing. HTC did not share any details on the matter at the time, but it now seems that the Taiwanese Android manufacturer has decided not to go through with the update – the Desire HD was included in HTC’s ICS rollout plans.
MobileSyrup reports that while HTC Canada is yet to publicly respond, Telus further elaborated on this issue:
[…] TELUS stated in an email to us that “the decision to suspend the software for this device was made by HTC, not TELUS.” In addition, specifically [...]
We have recently seen a variety of Android devices get their Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, even though Android 4.0 was unveiled seven months ago – ICS is currently found on around 10% of available devices, but not all Android handsets and tablets out there will get it.
One of the devices users would have wanted to see upgraded to ICS is the HTC Desire HD, but it looks like that’s not going to happen, at least in certain markets. In Canada, Telus announced that its Desire HD ICS upgrade has been canceled, as the device tested poorly when running Android 4.0.
The carrier issued a simple statement, without explaining exactly what went [...]
Are you at your wit’s end waiting for that seemingly never-going-to-happen Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for your Android devices on Telus Mobility? Well, here’s a little ray of sunshine to brighten your days. As reported a while back, Samsung Galaxy S2 X owners have been given their ICS treat. Now Telus has updated its website with a new ICS timeline to let customers know when the latest Android flavor will come to their respective devices.
Starting with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray — although the list says that the carrier is still testing out the software, owners of the phone said that they’re already getting their ICS upgrade ahead of [...]
Custom ROMs, in general, give you a more optimized experience compared to stock ROMs that ship with your Android phone straight from the manufacturer/carrier. Installing custom ROMs on your phone not only sometimes changes the look of its user interface (often for the better), but also tweaks and enhances the phone’s performance and maximizes its capabilities.
For those owning an HTC Desire HD, you can experience an improved Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0 by flashing the Android Revolution HD 6.3.2 ROM on your phone.
If you wish to enjoy the benefits of the latest official RUU version 3.12.405.1 for Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and HTC Sense [...]
The HTC Desire HD runs Android 2.2 Froyo but can be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But, while other owners of the HTC Desire HD are content with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread plus HTC Sense 3.0, you can enjoy Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.5 instead by installing Android Revolution HD 7.0.3 on your phone.
This ROM is based on firmware 1.05.401.4 of the HTC Sensation XL RUU, bringing Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and HTC Sense 3.5. XDA Developers member mike1986 ported the firmware to the HTC Desire HD.
These are some of the features of Android Revolution HD 7.0.3:Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread HTC Sense 3.5 User Interface Multilanguage [...]
Want to upgrade your HTC Desire HD to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread but don’t want HTC Sense included? Fortunately, you can. Thanks to XDA Developers member mike1986, you can easily update your phone to the latest Gingerbread but without the ghost of HTC Sense following behind.
Through the Android Revolution HD 6.3.2 custom ROM, you can load Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on your phone and avoid the memory-sapping burden of HTC Sense. As a bare minimum, several HTC Sense components can be removed, such as the Rosie launcher, HTC Themes, HTC Widgets, HTC Lockscreen, HTC Likes, and several others.
A bunch of HTC apps are retained in the ROM, though. For instance, [...]