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Jimmy McGee · Mar 31, 2014

Verizon HTC One M8 Rooted, Sense 6 Ported to Evo 4G LTE, Omate SmartWatch Bluetooth Tethering ROM – XDA Developer TV

If you haven't gotten the Android 4.4.2 KitKat over the air update for your HTC One Max, we have a mirror! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement that Jcase and beaups have rooted the new HTC One M8---and in the process, they've S-Off-eds the M7. Jordan also talks about how HTC Sense 6 has been ported to the Evo...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 29, 2014

Bluetooth Tethering ROM for the Omate TrueSmart

As we've touched upon in the past, MediaTek-based devices are more often than not a world of hurt for aftermarket developers. No, the devices built upon MediaTek platforms aren't inherently bad. Rather, MediaTek themselves willfully fails to comply with GPL requirements by requiring a paid "Source Code License" in order to obtain code that should be freely available under the GPLv2 license terms. The Omate TrueSmart was launched earlier this year at CES 2014. But while the device has been otherwise highly regarded,...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 19, 2014

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler is known for his famous XDA Unboxings. In an unboxing the XDA way, Adam tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components. He then points out some of the components and what they do. He's done this to large devices, small devices, iPhone knock-off devices, just about anything. In this episode, AdamOutler shows off the Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch and unboxes it---but he doesn't stop at opening the box, he strips it down...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 22, 2014

Smartwatch Showdown: Pebble vs Galaxy Gear vs Omate TrueSmart – XDA Developer TV

During CES 2014, XDA Developer TV Producer TK got a chance to get his hands on the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch 2.0 and interview the founder of Omate about the watch. Be sure to check out that video. Also, TK got a chance to do a full review of the Omate device as well. There is a lot of interest in this device, and a lot of new smartwatches are in a the works. Some have even already been released. In...

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TK · Jan 15, 2014

Device Review: Omate TrueSmart

The Omate TrueSmart 2.0 is a new contender in the smartwatch category of wearable tech. The great thing about the TrueSmart smartwatch 2.0 is that it’s shipping to KickStarter backers right now in the form of a developer edition, and has community support from Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) and developers, such as Lokifish Marz, Dees Troy, Daniel Ortiz, and Kurt Huwig. At this time, production is ramping up and more units are ready to start shipping. The company recently...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 12, 2014

International CES 2014 Wrap Up – What Got Announced?

The spectacle that is the International CES show has come to an end for yet another year. While there are bound to be more Android announcements at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, there are still some things announced this week to look forward to---and some things that were announced that you won’t look forward to. Huawei Let’s start with the unexciting. The mobile device manufacturer with a name that is not pronounced how it is spelled, Huawei, released an updated...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 12, 2014

Omate TrueSmart Hands On and Interview with Laurent Le Pen at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

This year at the International CES 2014, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan saw a lot of smartwatches---everything from the Neptune Pine to the new MetaWatches, and much more. You can see all of this on his channel. However, he wasn't the only person in attendance, nor are these the only Smartwatches on display. XDA Developer TV Producer TK was on site, and he got his hands on the Omate TrueSmart. This watch is not just a notification panel for your smartphone. It, like...

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