Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Android 4.3 Released, Nexus 7 Updated, Google Chromecast Released, Non-Nexus 4.3 Build Available! – XDA Developer TV
After a couple of leaked versions hit the wild, Google finally announced Android version 4.3 for Nexus devices. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an announcement that the first AOSP-based 4.3 build for non-Nexus devices and some forum additions for many devices, including Chromecast.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video talking about sharing your WiFi quickly with InstaWifi, TK showed us some XDA mods for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, and TK then showed us how to install some security patches for our device. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Android 4.3 Announced and Rolling Out to Nexus Devices, Images Available
- First AOSP 4.3 Build for a Non-Nexus Device
- Forum Added for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini
- It’s a Camera! It’s a Phone! Forums Added for the Galaxy S 4 Zoom
- Forums Added for the Google Chromecast and Galaxy Tab 3
- Connect to WiFi Instantly with InstaWiFi – XDA Developer TV
- Great XDA Mods for Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 – XDA Developer TV
- Secure Your Android Device with Master Key Dual Fix – XDA Developer TV
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Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...