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...
Nexus One Lives On, Gets Jelly Bean
The last time we brought you news of the Nexus One, it was to assure everyone that it wasn’t too old to run Ice Cream Sandwich. The trackball-wielding device certainly isn’t getting any younger, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting left behind either. Along with another not-so-moldy oldy, the Nexus One has received a healthy dose of Jelly Bean.
XDA Recognized Developer texasice has released a pre-alpha Jelly Bean ROM for Nexus One owners. The ROM is actually in pretty decent running condition. The list of things working include:
Data is working for me
Usb Mass storage
HWA is a bit slow. But working fine for now.
Since this is a pre-alpha release, there are bound to be quite a few bugs. So despite the impressive list of working items, there is an equally impressive list of things that aren’t working. This means that this probably can’t be used as a daily driver just yet. Also, users must be running the latest HBoot in order for the release to work correctly. Simply download it, and flash via fastboot.
It is quite nice to see the old device getting the latest and greatest of Android. For additional information, check out the original thread.[Thanks to XDA Member Advocate Admin egzthunder1 for the image idea.]
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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...