Nvidia unveiled the SHIELD Tegra X1 TV Box! 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 the Cyanogen's new corporate identity and partnership with Qualcomm and be sure to check out the article talking about Lollipop devices being no longer encrypted by default! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...
Recognized Developers of XDA Usergroup Formed
You might recall several months ago we posted about a new initiative at XDA to give the valued developers of XDA additional privileges (more control over their threads, a bigger PM inbox, a custom title, and several others). We’ve now completed the process. Those that have applied should have received a PM by now. The vast majority of submissions were approved. For those that weren’t, our Developer Committee didn’t find adequate proof of development.
Again, our aim in this wasn’t to make an exclusive club of developers, but to give something back to those that spend their free time generously making ROMs, apps, and other bits of hackery to make our smartphones better. THANK YOU again to all of the developers of XDA, and also thank you to our Developer Committee team who made this all possible: Pulser_g2, NotATreoFan, timmymarsh, 12aon, Egzthunder1, JimmyMcGee, Chainfire, and Willverduzco.
If you didn’t know about this initiative and want to be considered to be a Recognized Developer, go ahead and fill out this form. You should hear back within a week from our Developer Committee crew.
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