The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...
Guide for Building CyanogenMod 9 on a Mac
If you’ve ever looked into compiling your own version of CyanogenMod or AOSP from source then I’m sure you will have noticed that there are a wide selection of extremely detailed and helpful guides out there. However if you intend on building on a Mac, you may have noticed that most of those guides aren’t quite applicable.
While there a few tutorials on how to build CyanogenMod 7 on Cupertino’s finest, it seems that CM9 has yet to receive the same treatment. This is where XDA Senior Member ArmanUV comes in. He has put together a comprehensive guide on how to do just that.
The guide is based around building CM9 for the GSM Galaxy Nexus on OS X Lion, but could also be adapted to building for other devices with a little cross referencing from one of the other many tutorials available. It should enable you to start building from source in no time at all. Pretty much everything is covered from setting up the required tools such as Java and the Android SDK right through to downloading the source, device specific files, and obviously the compiling process itself.
If you are a Mac user and wish to learn a little more about how to build your own ROMs, you should definitely take the time to check out the guide thread.
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There are so many Power Banks out there. However, they are not all the same. Some sacrifice weight for capacity. Others do the opposite. Some come with two ports and some come with more, while others come with less. Some are just batteries with a case around it, but others have some unique features. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the RAVPower RP-WD02 Wireless Filehub & Portable Travel Router. This device is the successor to the RP-WD01...
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...