I recently heard a talk from Peter-Paul Koch of QuirksMode on the touch events in mobile. During the presentation PPK gave us a great sound bite to use when dealing with the 300ms delay many touch devices today use for capturing double-tap (zoom) events, which he called “stick with click”. Under “stick with click,” developers are discouraged from hijacking ontouchstart in an attempt to make click events occur without a noticeable delay. Though a good rule of thumb, I view it as more of a best practice rather than a hard-and-fast rule. And here’s why…
The HD2 proves yet again to have been a great purchase. Just as soon as Android evolved to version 4.0 with ICS so too did ICS AOSP Hit the HD2. Continue reading to learn how to direct-boot Ice Cream Sandwich using Nandroid on the HTC HD2.
Since the release of a direct-boot utility for the HD2 there has been a flurry of activity on the XDA forums to get Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) working on the HTC HD2 smartphone. I recently switched from dual-booting Android and WinMo to a Gingerbread direct boot method and am pleased with the improvement in boot speed and battery life. But as with the dual-boot method, there are still a few hiccups here and there. Read on to learn how to replace WinMo with a Nandroid version of Android Gingerbread on the HTC HD2.
During two recent trips to Central and South America I needed a way to call back to the States without spending a lot of money. After a little research I found a competitive rate: free. Using an Android-powered smartphone it’s possible to make and receive calls free of charge from any Wi-Fi hotspot worldwide. In this post I’ll explain how to do this for US-based mobile devices.
After installing Android on my HD2 I quickly became challenged with the task of recalling passwords for frequently used applications like Last.fm, Mint, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Foursquare, et cetera. While recalling passwords for all of these apps might be painful for some, it’s a cinch for those managing their passwords using one of the many available ports of the open-source KeePass Password Safe. For Android, the KeePass port I’m using is KeePassDroid.
After spending a few weeks on the HD2 Android Development forums at XDA I learned how to coerce my T-MobileHTC HD2 into dual-booting Android and WinMo. As of today I’ve got Android Froyo running with few issues and reasonable battery life. In this post I’ll explain how how you can dual-boot Android and WinMo on your HD2 as well.