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...
TexTab SMS For Android Tablets
If you want to be able to send SMSs from your Android tablet, and you also own an Android phone, check out XDA forum member howettl‘s TexTab app.
TexTab is an SMS app for Android tablets that allows you to connect your Android 2.1+ tablet to your Android 2.1+ phone over Bluetooth and send/receive SMS messages on your tablet as if you were sending them from your phone.
TexTab is currently in public beta and the XDA dev is looking for feedback.
Current features include:
- Honeycomb optimised (although not required)
- Push menu button to connect devices via Bluetooth
- Conversation thread use your Google contact information to display contact info
- Widget with button to enable/disable service, and displays connection information
For more information and to download the apk, head on over to the application thread.
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