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...
New Forums: Microsoft KIN One and Two!
The administrators have decided to again add some new forums to XDA, this time the Microsoft KIN One and Two have been added. This will hopefully lead to more development for those devices… in that way we keep the forum healthy and updated. The new forum is further divided into:
The KIN devices are quite different from other devices that are getting support from the forums; apart from the fact that they are the first Microsoft devices, the operating systems on both devices are completely new. XDA moderator Da_G explains why the forums have been added nevertheless:
The KIN devices are branded Windows Phone and do run a version of CE as the underlying operating system, just a different UI from Windows Phone 7. Hacking away at these is good experience for WP7 hacking, at any rate.
Another reason is the fact that the bootloaders of these devices are similar if not identical to the setup for Windows Phone 7, so it is pretty possible to port it. However the resolution of the KINs is quite different which could cause some extra development effort. We hope to see some nice unique development in future for these phones, and expect to learn a lot from the development and research being done to this completely new OS.
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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.