For many smartphone enthusiasts, stock software is never good enough. Luckily for us, Android is all about choice and freedom. And while manufacturers often don’t follow that philosophy, sometimes we can get our way with a bit of hard work. Manufacturers haven’t been very kind to the developer community as of late, but the developers ... Read More »
Hot on the heels of Steve Kondik and company announcing their first real hardware partnership with Oppo and the release of the N1, CyanogenMod 10.1.3 stable builds are now available for a handful of devices.
Based on Android 4.2, for those of you not in the know, CyanogenMod is a stock Android based third-party ... Read More »
A lot of HTC owners now face a difficult choice between Sense 5 and an AOSP ROM. Now that the Google Play edition device is out, the stock ROM has been ported to the retail HTC One, enabling users to flash either ROM at their leisure. But what if we told you that you can ... Read More »
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Sony’s willingness to support third-party developers and hackers is well known at this point. Just some months ago, with support from Google, Sony more or less turned the Xperia S into a Nexus smartphone. They provided all the binaries they could for the device, along with a developmental AOSP, stock Android, build for developers to ... Read More »
Mobile phone-based payment solutions are the hot topic of the industry right now. Google is looking to enhance Wallet, Microsoft is introducing Wallet Hub, Apple is playing around with Passbook; PayPal, Square and ISIS are all throwing their hats into the ring. And then there’s CyanogenMod, who just added support for a custom third-party ... Read More »
When it comes to the wide world of custom third-party Android firmwares, three names have been established as the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me: CyanogenMod, AOKP and MIUI. All three ROMs have managed to stay caught up with the Android Open Source Project–in most cases beating manufacturers to the punch with better, faster updates. CyanogenMod began ... Read More »
Announced today on the official CM blog, Android 4.0 based CyanogenMod 9 stable builds will be released for a handful of devices tonight.
For months now, developers from all over the world have been joining forces, working together towards a mass release of CyanogenMod 9. Some two and a half months after the Read More »
The most talked about new feature to come out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has to be Google Now, Google’s answer to the virtual personal assistant craze. Unfortunately, there’s only a couple of devices officially capable of running Jelly Bean and using Google Now at the moment, and outside of officially-updated devices, only those who ... Read More »
Yesterday was a huge day for Android developers. Just weeks after being debuted at Google I/O 2012, the source code for Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, was made available in the Android Open Source Project. But that’s not all that happened. Along with the introduction of Android 4.1, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE earned back ... Read More »
Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, was just announced some 24 hours ago, and already the Android community has it up and running on several Galaxy Nexus models. So you say you want to give it a go for yourself? Here’s what you need to know:
Keep in mind that when doing these kinds of things, you ... Read More »