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...
CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 Here, KitKat-Based CM11 Soon!
The CyanogenMod team is well known for breaking barriers by supporting abandoned devices and releasing feature-packed ROMs that maximize the user experience. In the middle of August, the CM team pushed the first nightlies of Android 4.3, known as CyanogenMod 10.2, to their servers. Now, not too long after the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, the CyanogenMod team has started to merge the 4.4 code into their Github repositories.
Most known features from Jelly Bean will survive the rebase without major problems. Unfortunately, some unique goodies from Google, such as the new launcher and phone application, will likely require a bit more of work to be included. The CyanogenMod team announced that the process has started, and we should see some brand new CM 11 builds on many key devices soon. The list of supported phones and tablets is yet to be known, but most popular devices will likely gain official support.
The team also posted to their blog that CyanogenMod 10.2 is now at stage M1, which is a “bridge” between nightlies and a stable release. According to the blog, only the M2 stage separates CM 10.2 from being considered stable. Meanwhile, visit the development forums and keep an eye out for new builds from the CM team!
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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...
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.