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Widdit Labs - a company that create lock screen apps,  has created a lock screen widget that mimics Facebook's Home theme.  This is the original, stripped-down "Homebase Lock Screen" app, which is nicely customizable and offers quite a bit in terms of changing the look and feel of your lock screen. From the reviews, it seem the theme little buggy, feel free to install it and check for yourself.


Some of the features include being able to set a default background, pick a personal unlock icon and choose a custom unlock sound as well as being able to add screens, remove screens and re-order screens.


How to personalize your Homebase:


After you install Homebase, an icon is placed on your home screen. Click this icon to access settings. Thought the settings screen you can edit the following:


Screens


- Turn Homebase on/off
- Add screens - click the "+" icon and you can add widgets, your favorite RSS feeds and more
- Turn off screens
- Re-order screens. Touch and drag to move them around


Customize


- Set your default background
- Set your personal unlock icon. Choose an image from your phone and crop it, or use the online gallery
- Set custom unlock sound


Supported Devices:


HomeBase runs on any Android operated device 2.2 and up.


Download: Google Play Store Link


 



SamMobile just received the first firmware of the Galaxy X Cover 2.The Galaxy X Cover 2 GT-S7710 was launched with a 4.0-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor packed inside, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, microSD memory card slot, and a 5-megapixel photo snapper on its back, with LED flash and HD video recording.


Owners of a Samsung Galaxy X Cover 2 GT-S7710 can now download and install the first firmware release for their handsets.


Information about the firmwares


  • Countries: Nordic countries
  • Android: 4.1.2
  • PDA: S7710XXAMB3
  • CSC: S7710OXXAMA9


Source: SamMobile



The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware is now available for downloading and we think the official one will be unveiled very soon.


It appears as though Samsung has started testing out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for its Galaxy S III smartphone. It was confirmed with a couple of leaked images, showing the handset running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.


For the time being, there is no word on the changes that come with the latest firmware update for the Galaxy S III smartphones. The global rollout of the latest Android release is anticipated to begin within this month.


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A developer preview of the Ubuntu mobile OS has been introduced and some Android phones may actually be used to try the new mobile operating system. However, before doing so, be forewarned that installing it on your Android phone will wipeout all of your data so it is better to perform a back-up before experimenting on this open source system. Some of the devices that it supports are the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 as well as the Galaxy Nexus.


It is also important to note that since the OS is new, it is not without flaws and it is expected that it will not function as optimally as well-established mobile operating systems in the market. Ubuntu Touch will entice open-source enthusiasts and some already report that it is quick and is better than what they had thought. Again, remember to back-up if you want to try to experience it.


Link:  Ubuntu

 

 



Market Helper is a tool for Android that helps users to be able to change/fake their rooted devices to any other devices. It can make your Nexus 7 become Samsung Galaxy S3 in a few seconds. No reboot is required.


Why do I need to use this?


To download and install incompatible apps from Android Market / Google Play Market on your devices. For example, if you want to install Viber on your Nexus 7, switch it to Samsung Galaxy S3 and you'll can. Or if you change your DPI value, you'll find this app very useful.


Words of Caution from the Developer:


*** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK *** I'll not take responsibility for anything happen to you or your account

*** THIS APP IS FOR ROOTED DEVICES ONLY ***


Link to Developer website




 



Facebook Home is now available to download on Google Play. Facebook's Android launcher is currently only available to US users and is supported by only a select number of devices, including the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II.


Facebook Home is the mobile experience that puts your friends at the heart of your phone. From the moment you turn it on, you see a steady stream of friends' posts and photos on your home screen. Upfront notifications and quick access to your essentials mean you'll never miss a moment. And when you download Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting with friends when you're using other apps.


What's in this version:


• Glance at your phone for the latest photos and posts from your friends
• With chat heads and Facebook Messenger, you can keep chatting when you're using other apps
• See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications
• Get right to Facebook, Instagram and other essentials


Google Play Store Link



 



Facebook Home has created a buzz in the internet world and many people have tried the leaked download on their phones. However, many complained that app access and switching are significantly slowed down by the controversial launcher.


On the other hand, if you are one of the more adventurous and would try everything to see if it's worth giving a chance to, you can already download and install it to verify these claims. Most Android phones that run on version 4.0 and above can install this launcher.


Also, you need to update your Facebook apps prior to activating the APK, but you can also get patched Facebook apps versions, if you have hardware issues.


The Company has not yet released any official statement regarding the Facebook Home launcher and interestingly, many people are trying it out but half are more likely to rate it low because they either don't like the interface or they don't like "too much Facebook" on their devices.


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The development team of CyanogenMod 10.1 has published its third release candidate (RC) with a lot of bug fixes including a fix for the preview issues seen after using the camcorder.


Thanks to AndroidAuthority, they have compiled a various popular devices are supported for CyanogenMod 10.1 including:


  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • LG Optimus G
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Acer Iconia Tab A700
  • Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • Google Nexus 4
  • HTC One X


Link to downloads, please visit: http://get.cm/?type=RC

 


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