Kindle Fire Metro Edition

On Episode 87 of The Android Realm Podcast, I explained how to get GoLauncher running on your Kindle Fire to make it a “proper” Android tablet without rooting, ROMing or any of the other potentially risky methods of getting Android proper running on your Kindle. This post is an update on how to get Launcher7 running on your Kindle to make it look like Windows Phone 7 or Windows 8 with the Metro interface.

Kindle Fire running a Metro Interface

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Gmail and Spam

For those you who are curious as to what Google classifies as spam, a new display show up under the sender’s address clarifying why Google thought the email as spam. This new feature is rolling out now.

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CyanogenMod 7.2 RC1

While Ice Cream Sandwich and CyanogenMod 9 are on everyone’s minds, it is easy to forget that development is still going on for CyanogenMod 7 (which currently runs Gingerbread v. 2.3.7). While development for CM7 has been slow of late backend updates are still being made to leave it in the best, most stable form for devices that it supports. Some changes of note include backporting varios ICS features (like the dialer, transitions, rotation), new lockscreens (namely two new ring styles: ICS and Blade), T9 predictive search in the dialer, media playback and recording fixes, support for new bluetooth and GPS capabilities and add-on devices, and more fixes by device. There are a few new devices supported which can be found on the CyanogenMod website (

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