Ubuntu For Android: A Desktop OS In Your Pocket!

A few days ago, Canonical Ltd. revealed that they had been working to create a version of Ubuntu that runs on Android phones. As a Linux user myself, I found this hugely interesting. So how would it work, and what would it enable you to do?What Is Ubuntu?Ubuntu is a variant of the Linux Operating System, popular due to the huge community which provides constant development to make a user-friendly » Read More

T-Mobile Releasing White Samsung Galaxy S II for the Holidays

Well that didn’t take long at all.  T-Mobile will be launching a white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II  just in time for the holidays.  No word on a release date and price but as always we’ll keep you posted. Thanks for reading at AndroidRoots.com and be sure to Follow us on Twitter, Like [...] » Read More

LBE Privacy Guard: How Safe Is Your Private Data?

Android has an excellent array of security apps to protect you against threats of malware and viruses. But in my opinion, privacy issues are a far greater concern. What permissions and elements of my phone are newly installed apps using? How safe is the private data I store on my phone? This was a gap in my knowledge that I wanted to fill – and LBE Privacy is a great tool for this job.The a » Read More

Why I Choose Android: Better, Open Development

It’s no secret that I love Android. As soon as it was announced, I fell in love with it and was sure it would be better than the iPhone. One of the reasons I love Android so much is the ease of developing on the platform. It’s why I switched from Blackberry, it’s why I keep buying Android powered devices, and it’s why I won’t switch to the iPhone. Google and Apple co » Read More

Experience Windows Phone 7 Right From Your Mobile Browser

Microsoft have launched a new mobile site, made for mobile browsers which lets you experience the Windows Phone 7 experience right on your device without having to download anything. It leads you through some of the main parts of the OS. Even the UI transitions and the live tiles are all implemented. With the release of the Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia might revive itself and also bring Windows Phone 7 » Read More

How to Flash Siyah Kernel on Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) to Get ClockworkMod Recovery, Battery Life, Screen Sensitivity Fix

Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) without any doubt is a high performance smartphone and feels very responsive even with the stock Samsung firmware and kernel mostly because of the powerful CPU+GPU combination under the hood as well as the speed improvements in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread as compared to previous versions of the Android. Just imagine how fast it will feel after flashing the Ice Cream Sandwi » Read More

ROM: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 AOSP ported to the HTC G1 [Video]

Ice Cream Sandwich ports keep rolling in with one goal in mind, port to all older devices. Tonight the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) version of Android 4.0 ported to the Godfather of Android devices, the HTC G1. The ROM is available now but keep in mind it’s in an alpha state, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, [...] » Read More

Google Music Definitely Goes to 11

It has a been a good year for cloud storage, and music is no exception. First, we saw the launch of Amazon Cloud Player, which gives you 5GB of cloud storage and lets you stream your music via a web browser or just about any smartphone. You can also purchase songs and have them stored for free in the cloud. Earlier this year, we wondered whether Google was planning their own music store for Andro » Read More