Samsung has stated that with the new S6 and S6 Edge you will "not have to worry about battery life again" with their new faster charging. Just ten minutes of charging will allow for four hours of basic usage and a fully charged device should last you for 13 hours of video viewing. During the unpacked event, Gregory Wade said, “we didn't want to have a built-in battery until we were absolutely sure users would be comfortable.” Well, it appears...
HTC ChaCha Receives Unofficial CM9 Alpha
Who could have possibly anticipated this? While many, more popular devices still don’t have an AOSP-based ROM, development seems to be moving right along for the HTC ChaCha. The device, which wasn’t scheduled to get ICS in any form, has received an update to Google’s latest and greatest courtesy of an unofficial CyanogenMod 9 port.
XDA Recognized Contributor Alex C. has posted a thread on behalf of XDA Recognized Developer adlx.xda for the alpha releases of the build that are, admittedly, pretty rough. However, a booting AOSP ICS build is better than no AOSP ICS build at all. Given the Alpha nature, the problems are quite plentiful:
1. Camera is not working (front/back)
2. Volume panel switching causes a crash in Trebuchet
3. Locker options do not fit in properly – minor cosmetic issue
4. Key X is not working
5. Wi-Fi Scan button does nothing
6. Performance issues. Phone seems sluggish
7. Movie Studio is not working
8. GPS might not work -> POSTPONED: Issue appears as fixed. Tested with Sygic, fix in 10 seconds.
9. Gallery crashes when started
10. Network drops when proximity sensors are activated
11. Wifi cannot lock on hidden hotspots
12. Physical keyboard and soft menu keys backlight doesn’t work unless you have specific brightness settings
13. Android terminal emulator cannot open /dev/tty (permissions)
14. Sometimes mobile data seems to get off
While many of these issues would discourage many potential flashers, several of the issues have work-arounds. As you may have guessed, though, there’s a lot of work to be done.
For additional information, hit up the original thread.
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