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...
ICS Minimum Specs Tested to the Limit
Since the release of Android 4.0 we’ve seen it running on a large number of devices thanks to either an official update, leaked OEM ROM or a port by one of our many talented developers. While the vast majority of these devices are still reasonably current, there have also been many older devices lucky enough to receive the ICS treatment. The device we’re about to look at though, is probably not one that you would have ever envisaged running Google’s latest and greatest.
Enter the Samsung GT-i5510. Even when it was released back in November 2010 this was a fairly mid range device. It sports a modest 600MHz Qualcomm CPU and 240×400 display. Released in the same month as the Samsung Vibrant & Fascinate, it had effectively half the specs of its bigger sibling’s with their 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and higher resolution. Despite that, it’s still keeping up after receiving an unofficial and Ice Cream Sandwich-laden CyanogenMod 9 port thanks to XDA senior member WillingMagic.
Now, the build is by no means fit for daily use. There are numerous issues still to be resolved but the developer insists that he will support this project, and fix as many as possible, while still working on CyanogenMod 7 for the same device. If for some reason you’re still not convinced of what an achievement this is, consider the fact that Google’s previous flagship device, the Nexus One, will never receive an official taste of Android 4.0.
Head over to the ROM thread to get started. It just goes to show, sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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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.