CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Android on the Horizon for HD2?
Unfortunately Android is still a long wait for the HD2, but booting a linux kernel is a lot closer! XDA developer dcordes and other clever XDA peeps have managed to get a booting kernel together, capable of displaying full 720p video without acceleration.
Although this is still far from reaching the finish line, this is a huge step towards running Android on the popular HTC Leo which still runs on Windows Mobile. Many hardware drivers are missing (sound, graphics, phone…to name a few) for the linux environment and the HD2 gets extremely hot when running haret, plus expect to get a few random bluescreens.
However, let’s not take anything away from the work that’s gone into this so far. Once the devs have managed to make a 100% working kernel, with all the drivers, the next step will be getting Android to work!
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Reports indicate that Microsoft is investing in the rogue Android forker Cyanogen. The funding round is said to be upwards of $70 million, and could allow for a cooperation between Cyanogen and the Silicon Valley giant in the ongoing battle of mobile operating systems. This could be a strategic movement in coordination with other investors given Cyanogen's expression of rebellion against Google's tightening control over Android, as the custom ROM maker has recently spoken out against the "tyranny" of Google in regards...
Reports keep iterating over the rumors that Samsung has been trimming down TouchWiz for its upcoming devices. After years of customer complaints, particularly from power users, Samsung seems to finally have taken initiative towards cracking down the stutters that often plague some of its devices, particularly older ones or those that see a long life without clean-ups. But even handsets like the Galaxy S5 managed to be outperformed by low range devices. Android enthusiasts as a whole took disdain in Samsung's...