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...
KitKat Coming Soon to the HTC One Google Play Edition
After a wait that seemed like eternity, Android 4.4 KitKat was released 16 days ago, alongside the highly anticipated Google Nexus 5. Not too long afterward, we saw OTAs and factory images appear for some of the more recent Nexus devices.
Unfortunately, the Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Google Play editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 are still yet to be seen. However, Google’s Sundar Pichai stated that the updates would arrive “in the coming weeks.” Further bolstering that timetable, HTC’s Jason Mackenzie told Engadget that the update would reach the GPe HTC One within 15 days.
Now, it seems as if that time is almost here, as HTC has now submitted the KitKat code to Google for the HTC One Google Play edition. As seen on the official HTC Twitter account:
Good news, we’ve delivered KitKat code to Google for HTC One GPE. Timing of push via PlayStore to be determined by Google.
Are you disappointed that the GPe updates are lagging a bit behind the recently updated Nexus 4, 7, and 10, or are you just happy that these updates are coming relatively expediently? Let us know in the comments section below. Hopefully, it won’t take Google long to push out this update.
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...