Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
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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Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.