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...
Cover Algorithm Rewritten from Scratch, Becomes Automaton
If you’ve been following the Portal recently, you may remember a little program by XDA Forum Member Akshay (Aky) that gave you the ability to intelligently sleep and wake your device. Akshay’s app made it possible to automate the process based on readings from your device’s sensors and emulate smart cover functionality on devices without magnetic sensors.
Akshay hasn’t been idle, it seems, as he has rewritten the app from scratch and fittingly given the app a new name: Automaton – Intelligent Lock/Unlock. When asking Akshay what the biggest changes are in this revision, he stated that the main difference is that this update allows the use of more complex sensor combinations for event triggers, a feature he calls “FUSION,” and the ability to now calibrate sensor values.
A pocket mode was added in this version, where the combinations have been optimized for devices entering and exiting user pockets. The UI also received a major overhaul to streamline the setup process. Upcoming revisions will feature S View flip cover support, as well as air gestures.
If you were a fan of the old version, there should be nothing stopping you from taking a trip over to the application thread to get your update.
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Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.
ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as a viable option in the mobile industry. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 they announced their ZenWatch, and at the beginning of 2015 they announced...