CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Froyo Spotted Running on the Blue Angel!!!
Long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, there was once a device spotted in the wild, running Google’s attempt to enter into the mobile platform world. This device, praised as one of HTC’s best devices ever released at the time, was running an emulated version of a new operating system called Android. This device was the HTC Blue Angel. Long left for dead, but not forgotten by many (including yours truly), some development has still prospered even though people have moved on to bigger and better things (no, we don’t mean tablets). After several years in hiatus, this project was picked up again by one of the only remaining devs for the Blue Angel, XDA member d-two. While doing a parallel development for a multi-language WM6.5.5 rom, which is almost complete in its fifth incarnation (RC5), the dev has been working tirelessly into getting one of Android’s latest versions to work on this device. The dev has not posted any download links just yet, but there is a video showing that this indeed is the real thing, booting from HaReT into AOSP’s lockscreen. The dev is also working on what seems to be a NAND boot, for which he posted a video.
If you know anything about kernel porting and development for WM devices, please be sure to stop by the thread and leave some feedback or suggestions to help the dev make this into a fully functional port.
- Theoretical WIFI
You can find more information in the development thread.
Want something published in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Reports indicate that Microsoft is investing in the rogue Android forker Cyanogen. The funding round is said to be upwards of $70 million, and could allow for a cooperation between Cyanogen and the Silicon Valley giant in the ongoing battle of mobile operating systems. This could be a strategic movement in coordination with other investors given Cyanogen's expression of rebellion against Google's tightening control over Android, as the custom ROM maker has recently spoken out against the "tyranny" of Google in regards...
Reports keep iterating over the rumors that Samsung has been trimming down TouchWiz for its upcoming devices. After years of customer complaints, particularly from power users, Samsung seems to finally have taken initiative towards cracking down the stutters that often plague some of its devices, particularly older ones or those that see a long life without clean-ups. But even handsets like the Galaxy S5 managed to be outperformed by low range devices. Android enthusiasts as a whole took disdain in Samsung's...