Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Multi-User Android GUI, Google (Motorola) Sues Apple! – XDA Developer TV
This has been another great week for mobile development. XDA Developer TV Producer, and Level 14 half-elf wizard with a +5 staff of news summarizing, Jordan casts his spell of news gathering to keep you in the know. Jordan talks about the latest news in the mobile patent wars. Jordan mentions all the wonderful XDA Developer TV episodes from this week including Lance’s first episode of How to Build a Windows Phone App, Erica’s discussion of tempered and Gorilla glass, and TK’s review of the app ICS Browser+.
In CyanogenMod 10 news, Jordan mentions the HTC One V getting an unofficial CyanogenMod 10 port for both its CDMA and GSM variants. And in Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the Graphical User Interface to help manage Jelly Bean’s multi-account feature. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- GSM and CDMA HTC One V Receive Unofficial CM10 Ports
- GUI For Managing Jelly Beans Unfinished Multi Account Feature
- The ‘Sleeping Giant’ May Have Awoken
- How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 1: Using NuGet – XDA Developer TV
- Truth About Gorilla Glass – Drops, Tests, Composition – XDA Developer TV
- App Review: Enhance Your Browsing with ICS Browser+ – XDA Developer TV
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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...
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...