Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
The Galaxy S II i9100G Doesn’t Like Being Left Out of the Party
For many of you, the Jelly Bean-flavored tsunami sweeping over the forums has already consumed your device. However, there are still many devices out there that have yet to be shown the tasty goodness that is Android 4.1. The users of the Samsung Galaxy SII, GT-i9100G have been saved thanks to the fantastic work of XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx.
For those of you who are not aware, codeworkx is a member of Team Hacksung, an active development team producing a number of high grade ports and ROMs made available both here on XDA and on their website.
As such, codeworkx has managed to bring not just Jelly Bean, but a preliminary build of CyanogenMod 10. There are still a number of bugs that need to be worked out (as this version is unfinished), but the ROM looks to be functional enough for testing purposes. As with any experimental ROM though, there can be unforeseen issues that pop up, so keep this in mind before flashing.
If you’re a user looking to test this or a developer looking to contribute to ROM development, head on over to the original thread and give this a go.
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