What do the horses in the Xiaomi stable, notably the Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2 & Redmi Note 4G have in common with the YU Yureka or the Micromax Canvas Spark, or even the Lenovo A6000 and the A7000? For starters, the mentioned phones are amongst the more value centric Android smartphones, aiming to offer a better deal in terms of specifications and an overall package, than their domestic and foreign competitors in the Indian market. What...
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Receives a KitKat Port
Some of you may remember when Sony smartphones were still branded Sony-Ericsson, and when the OEM offered a long list of devices. These devices included the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, which proved to be a commercial success despite their locked bootloaders.
Now, over 3 years since release, Xperia X8 users are able to try out KitKat. Big credit should go to AndroidARMv6 Team guys who prepared the source and XDA Senior Member afi1982, who ported OmniROM to this small, but still kicking device. As it’s an initial release and due to some technical difficulties, a list of bugs is quite long. As you would expect various features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, auto brightness, and of course the camera need some polishing to work correctly. Considering the fact that the Xperia X8 was one of the first Android devices released by Sony Ericsson and how official CyanogenMod support was dropped with version 7.1, having an unofficial version of KitKat is a big achievement.
If you still use your Xperia X8 or have it collecting dust in a drawer, head over to the development thread to try out Kitkat on this lovely device.
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The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...
From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?