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CynanogenMod 9, 10, Paranoid Android 2.55 Receive Xperia Small Apps
Sony’s Small Apps debuted on the James Bond’s very own Xperia T, allowing the superspy to do some quick and simple maths calculations and jot down some quick reminders among other functions while having other applications running simultaneously. Useful to many Xperia users who have had received ports to their Xperia devices running stock ICS firmwares such as the Xperia Arc, Xperia P, and Xperia Ion, Sony Small Apps have also been ported to devices from any manufacturer running CyanogenMod versions 9 and 10 and Paranoid Android version 2.55.
Ported by XDA Forum Member c3ma138, they allow users to have floating applications running over other applications concurrently. Installation is relatively simple, requiring users with root access to flash the ROM-respective flash file in recovery mode on their devices and then installing an app called ‘SLauncher’ once flashing has finished and phone rebooted. Tested on a Samsung Galaxy SII running CyanogenMod 9 and 10, and a Sony Xperia S running CyanogenMod 10, c3ma138 assures that any Android device, regardless of manufacturer, running the compatible ROMs will be able to enjoy Sony’s Small Apps.
This is great news for CyanogenMod 9 and 10 and Paranoid Android 2.55 users, as they don’t often see ports of manufacturer-specific features. For more details on the port, please check the original thread.
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