The Android-powered MOJO console from Mad Catz has successfully been rooted, giving users expanded access to the Google Play Store. Setup is as easy as flashing a custom boot image using a Mac, Windows, or Linux-powered PC; there’s no need to overwrite the MOJO’s existing ROM or alter the contents of its data partition.
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BlackBerry and Windows Phone might be having a hard time trying to break up the monopoly on mobile software held by Android and iOS, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese government from having a go with a platform of its own.
Built by a company called Shanghai Liantong in conjunction with ISCAS (Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences), COS — which stands for China Operating System — aims to take on Android and iOS by providing better localization for things like language input and cloud services.
Tonido, a new service from CodeLathe, is a great way to access the music, movies, photos, and documents you have stored on your Mac or PC using another computer, or an Android or iOS device. Unlike cloud-based storage services, which require you to upload your content just to download it again, Tonido turns your computer into your storage locker and then provides other devices with direct access to it.
It’s easy to set up, and you sync up to 2GB of data without paying a penny.
Google has launched a new Chrome beta channel for Android smartphones and tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later. The new app gives developers and curious users the ability to preview upcoming features prior to their public debut. It works alongside the regular Chrome browser, so you can install it without losing the stable version.
I was looking to give Dr. Seuss a run for his money with that title. Anyways, the 4th installment of the Humble Bundle for Android has landed, and it’s chock full of indie game goodness. Not only do you get to pay-what-you-want, but it’s also a chance to show your support for devs, charity, or simply the Humble Bundle crew. All games included in the Humble Bundle are multi-platform, DRM-free, and independently developed games. There are currently five games listed along with a sixth “bonus” game for those who pay more than the average (which is $5.85 at the time of this post).
Remember that great Humble Bundle For Android 3 we told you about last week? Well, it just got better! Four new games have been added to the list of bonus games customers will get for paying over the average (which is currently $6.33). That’s a total of 9 games for just over $6! Plus you get to feel good about helping out the Child’s Play Charity (no affiliation with Chucky) along with great developers who make these games. A win-win situation for everyone!
Move over Webtop, there’s a new player in town. That’s right, Ubuntu for Android is now a reality and will soon turn our smartphones into full desktop solutions. Once built in, users will be able to dock their phone and have Ubuntu load up and run concurrently with Android (since they share the same kernel). Once booted up you’ll have all the features of a full Ubuntu desktop experience such as: Chromium web browser, VLC Player, Thunderbird email client, and more. The hardware requirements for integration are pretty straight forward and could actually be implemented into devices already on the market. All that’s needed is: