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...
MediaTek Continues to Adjust Stance Towards Developer Community by Sponsoring XDA:DevCon ’14
Over the years, much has been made about MediaTek not being open to the development community and not adhering to the GPLv2 requirements with regards to the Linux kernel. Recently, MediaTek has come around to understand that the development community has a wealth of resources to help an OEM grow and better their products, and their recent announcement that they were going to be opening up was a welcome bit of news.
In their continued endeavor to embrace the community, we are pleased to announce that MediaTek is sponsoring xda:devcon ’14 as a Senior Recognized Sponsor. Xda:devcon ’14 is being held in Manchester, UK on September 26-28. MediaTek will have information around their cutting-edge Systems-on-Chip (SoC) for Wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smartphones, feature phones, tablets, HDTV, DVD, and Blu-ray. They will also be hosting sessions around their development platform and MediaTek LinkIt.
LinkIt is a new operating system designed for Wearables and IoT devices that can connect to other smart devices or directly to cloud applications and services. The LinkIt Development Platform makes it easy for developers and makers to prototype wearable and IoT devices and associated apps.
If you haven’t already got your ticket for xda:devcon ’14, make sure to get yours before they’re gone!
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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...