Saturday, February 25, 2012

Complete guide to ClockworkMod Recovery

ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that are not possible with the stock recovery. This guide will cover all that this recovery is capable of doing, and how to do it.

Here is what shall be covered in this guide:
  • About Android recovery
  • Introduction to ClockworkMod
  • Installing ClockworkMod
  • Booting into ClockworkMod
  • Feature tour

Now let's take a look at each of these topics in detail.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

MT6575 launch officially announced

MediaTek has officially announced the launch of the new MT6575 platform for Android smartphones. According to the company, it is ideal for entry and mid-range Android smartphones. MT6575 comes with a single core ARM Cortex™-A9 processor clocked at 1 GHz and supports the latest Android version “Ice Cream Sandwich”.

MT6575 also supports 720p playback, 8MP camera, qHD resolution (960x540) and 3D displays, thanks to the PowerVR™ SGX Series 5 GPU. It has world’s lowest power consumption as well as hot swap dual-SIM capability, making it perfect for budget dual-SIM Android devices for developing markets. According to MediaTek, the MT6575 outperformed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM7227A (which is its market equivalent) chipset in a series of third-party benchmarks.

The first smartphones powered by MediaTek MT6575 are expected to be out in the market in Q1 2012.