More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
CyanogenMod 10.1.0 RC1 Released for Various Devices
We’ve featured various large-scale, cross-device ROMs on the Portal throughout the years, but it’s hard to argue that any particular ROM has earned the notoriety seen by CyanogenMod. After humble beginnings on the T-Mobile G1, CyanogenMod has grown into a huge project kept alive by dozens of developers throughout the world. In fact, today’s release is available for 40 devices at the time of writing.
So what’s the significance of CyanogenMod 10.1.0? Aside from being based on Android 4.2.2, this is the first time since Ice Cream Sandwich that Release Candidate nomenclature has been used. And coming in as one of the final milestone releases prior to the official release of CM10.1, one can be almost assured of a relatively bug-free experience.
Anyway, that’s enough yapping. Most of you flashaholics can’t wait to get started. More information can be found in the official CyanogenMod blog. To get started with the downloads, visit the CyanogenMod Mirror Network directly. Those looking discuss your findings can undoubtedly do so within the device-specific forums on XDA. And most importantly, if you find yourself grateful for these developers’ tireless efforts make sure you donate to the team.
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