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...
myTouch 4G, HTC Surround, Dell Venue Pro Forums Added
In the wake of the recent WP7 launch we have added three new devices, two of them being Windows Phone 7 and one Android. The phones that have been added to the forums are:
- HTC Glacier: myTouch 4G
- Dell Venue Pro (WP7)
- HTC Surround (WP7)
A little quick take on each phone: The HTC Glacier is HTC’s new 4G phone is supposedly running a Dual Core Snapdragon CPU along with Android 2.2. The Dell Venue is a new WP7 device, it features a 4.1 inch AMOLED multi touch display along with a full portrait QWERTY keyboard that slides up. And lastly, the HTC Surround. This WP7 device is a feature packed entertainment device. It has Dolby Mobile virtual surround sound technology, SRS WOW HD™, and just like the Evo, it has a kickstand along with slide up speakers.
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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...