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...
First Universal Kernel for the International Galaxy Note
The Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 has received significant attention in the ROM development department. CyanogenMod, AOKP, AOSP, ParanoidAndroid and of course TouchWiz-based ROMs have all made an appearance. The trouble with all these ROM variants on the N7000 is that TouchWiz-based kernels cannot be used on CyanogenMod ROMs and vice-versa. Naturally, this limits the choice of kernel depending on your choice of ROM.
XDA Recognized Contributor g.lewarne has broken through this barrier and developed a custom kernel that is compatible with both Touchwiz and CyanogenMod based ROMs. HydraCore Universal kernel comes in both a stock frequency/voltage version, and an overclocked / undervolted version for those who prefer to tinker a little more. It also contains all the usual kernel tweaks such as additional governors, I/O and scheduler tweaks, memory optimizations, and much more.
If you’re sick of swapping kernels between TouchWiz and CyanogenMod based ROMs, or just want to try out another tweaked kernel, head on over to the HydraCore thread.
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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.