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“There really isn’t much of a “tablet” market”

January 1, 2011


On December 31 Marco Arment gave his opinion on the tablet market as he sees it. The bottom line as I read it: There is not much of a tablet market. The devices have no clear use case and except for Apple – who delivered a good and solid product with the iPad – what […]

Hacking away with Android pt 5 – insides of the Archos 32 and photos of LCD screens

November 18, 2010


At the beginning of November 2010 I dropped my Archos 32. Due to the impact the power switch was dislodged. As the warranty is usually only valid for hardware failure due to construction faults I decided to take it apart. [Update, April 2011] It seems I am not the only one with this issue. If […]

Hacking away with Android pt 4 – Researching options to attach sensors and devices to your Android

November 1, 2010


I have been doing some research on attaching sensors to the Android devices in the past days. I have not tested or build solutions yet with this information. That will be one of the next steps. Purposes of this series This series of articles is written with the following uses of Android Devices in mind: […]

Hacking away with Android pt 3 – Installing modified firmware on the Archos

October 30, 2010


To make the Archos more usable for hacking, it helps when it is rooted. As there is no “standard” way to root the Android, except by installing a modified firmware, I installed the firmware on the Archos 7. Related posts Rooting my Android LG540: describing the steps to root that phone Hacking away with Android: […]

Rooting my Android LG G540

October 1, 2010


The base steps for Rooting are these: Install APK installer on your phone via the google market Download Universal Androot. Attach your Android phone to your USB port Copy Universal Androot to your phone’s SD card Run APK installer Tap the Univeral Androot.apk file to install Start the Androot app See more info on rooting […]

Roomware, tablets, Android, phones and serial connections

September 25, 2010


The Archos 7 Android tablet, about 140 to 150 euro in the store Going serial Up until now I thought serial connections were going to be – at least – challenge on the Android platform. Android does – by default – not support much USB connectivity (as one of many examples). Using some hacks you […]

Android – more thant just phones

July 18, 2010


Investigating the possibilities of both the Android phones and the Android Tablet PC's, I have started to look into: 1. Connecting USB devices to the Droid 2. Connecting an external display to the Droid