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...
TDUD: A Year-Old April Fools Joke That People Are Still Using
Happy April Fools Day, XDA! Over the years there’s been some excellent pranks thrown by everyone from Google to various news stations even down to websites such as our very own. However, something you don’t see every day is a developer group or team that goes the extra mile on old April 1 to give their users a little prank to play with.
This year on April 1st, we shall pay homage to one of the greatest Android development spoofs of all time. A year ago today, the CyanogenMod team played a little prank on their nightly users. When they released their nightlies, they changed the name from CyanogenMod to TehDuckUberDistro—TDUD for short—and changed the ROM from its hallmark cyan color scheme to an ugly duck color. According to CM Team member Ricardo Cerqueira, aka XDA Recognized Developer aremcee:
minor confusion ensued
The one-day-only nightly of TehUberDuckDistro came and passed, and nearly a whole year went by when aremcee was messing around in the CM statistics and found… Well it’s probably funnier if you hear it from him:
I accidentally noticed, while checking something entirely different in our stats data, that 29 people are still running TDUD today. That one year-old, one-shot nightly is still in use, and I want to meet these 29 people just to shake their hands.
You read that correctly. There are still 29 people out there booting up to see that quasi-creepy, googley-eyed, skateboarding duck in a joke ROM the CM team released a year ago. Maybe the CM team will pay homage to those dedicated 29 by releasing a 1-year anniversary TDUD nightly, right? We can only hope. Until then, if you happen to be among those 29 people still running TDUD, or happen to know one of the 29 people running TDUD, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the one shot ROM in the comments or at least let aremcee know in his Google+ post so he can shake your hand.
The few, the proud, the TDUD users.[Big thanks to iSaint for the tip.]
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
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?