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...
App: Voice Message
Do you want to get a message across without sending a bunch of texts or without having a lengthy phone call? XDA member pacosal has developed a simple yet great app for Android users. The app allows you to record voice messages and send them via Gmail to friends. Currently, it is avaliable in English and Spanish versions for free on the market. The app only supports devices running Android 2.0 or higher. And as of October 8th, version 1.1.1 has been out featuring:
- Place a picture for a contacts profile
- Mark contacts as “favorite” for quicker access
- Option in menu to refresh contacts
- Record and send voice message
- Send and receive via Gmail
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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...