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...
Receive Email from within Any App with FloatMail
While our Android-powered smartphones are fully capable of executing two complex tasks at the same time, their user interfaces and (relatively) small screens make true multitasking a bit less than idea. Certain OEMs have tried to fill in the gaps to varying degrees of success with features such as Samsung Multi-Window. But despite these additions, not every Android device allows its user to truly multitask out of the box.
Luckily, we have floating applications. Floating apps help bridge the functionality gap between smartphones and other computing devices by allowing us to perform certain tasks while inside of another app, without leaving the other app. In the past, we’ve covered various floating apps ranging from floating dialers to floating music controls and more. Now, we’d like to cover a great new floating email app.
FloatMail by XDA Forum Member glensantacruz does exactly as its name implies and floats your email atop any currently running application. The app works by giving the user a moveable chat heads-like icon that indicates new mail notifications. Clicking this icon shows you the message and allows you to perform various actions such as deleting the message, quick replying from within the floating window, or opening the new message in your full client.
FloatMail works with IMAP, IMAP-IDLE, Pop3, and Exchange Email servers. You can get started by heading over to the application thread.
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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...