Previously I talked about the Pebble Time Kickstarter, and why I thought it was the most practical smartwatch to buy in 2015, and that I decided to be an early backer on Kickstarter. Well as of this morning an interesting development has come from my - currently - favorite smartwatch company. They will release the Pebble Time Steel variant alongside the regular Pebble, instead of say a whole release cycle down the road. The accompanying announcement along with the Steel,...
AnaKonda for Epic 4G Touch Combines Xperia Launcher with TouchWiz ICS
XDA has a long history of developers searching out ways to bring key features and/or software from one device to another, and hopefully adding value to the user in the process. In that same vein XDA Senior Member VeNuM has put together a pretty slick ICS ROM for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
The ROM is based on the latest “stable” leak from Sprint and Samsung, and features the Sony Xperia Launcher instead of Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher. VeNuM is calling it AnaKonda. It is based on build FC24 (Android 4.0.3). The release brings many enhancements and fixes such as Odex Me and a spectacular theme from XDA Recognized Themer dazednconfused.
Here’s what VenuM had to say about his motivation for this project:
I’ve been looking for something “different” for our Samsung devices for some time and thought it would be both challenging and rewarding to give the new launcher a go… Plus dazednconfused had demoed a great looking orange and green theme that I thought made the system distinct. Really though, it’s about giving back and sharing with the community. We have a great developer and user base on the ET4G and I’m just happy I can contibute to the community as a whole…
If you fancy trying something different, check out the ROM thread for more information.
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The LG G Pro Lite D680 is a budget phone that was released in 2013 alongside the LG Optimus G Pro, LG's 2013 flagship device. Unfortunately, it hasn't received much development attention so far… but XDA Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf has now released an unsecured boot.img along with a CWM recovery. This is despite the bootloader being locked (which means there's no need for you to void your warranty!), and marks the first step towards custom ROM and kernel development for...
Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy S6 Edge, is drastically different from any Samsung flagship that has come before it. The Korean giant took a very different approach when designing this little beast, creating quite the debate among android enthusiasts about whether this is really the next big thing or not. Is the Galaxy S6 Edge true innovation, or Samsung's desperate attempt to be different? Let us know what you think!