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...
Official CyanogenMod 9 Nightly Builds for the Galaxy S III
Back when we took a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S III at Samsung Unpacked 2012, we immediately knew that the device’s proprietary software would surely be appreciated by the community. While we’ve seen various parts of the TouchWiz-laden UI ported to other devices, some lucky SGS3 owners actually prefer vanilla AOSP over Samsung’s heavily skinned variant.
For those who haven’t been following development progress on the device, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire first rooted the SGS3, sight-unseen, about a month ago. Not too long after, he released CF-Root and an unofficial version of ClockworkMod for the device.
Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD of Team Hacksung fame, we now have official CyanogenMod 9 nightlies on Samsung’s latest flagship, enabling people to get a piece of the vanilla Android pie without intrusion from Samsung. The ROM itself is highly functional, though the following minor issues should be noted:
- FM Radio: currently not supported, try Spirit FM from market
- Using flash in camera causes problems.
- LED is not being lit when charging.
Those looking to get their fix of CM9 goodness should head over to the release thread.[Big thanks to XDA Forum Moderator babijoee for the tip!]
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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.