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...
Ubuntu Touch Q&A Responses Available, More DevCon Speakers, Updated Oppo Find Review – XDA Developer TV
Responses fom Ubuntu pouring into Ubuntu Touch Q&A thread! That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news are two articles about Pearl Chen and Mark Murphy talking at XDA:DevCon 2013 and the review of the Oppo Find 5 now that it is more widely available in North America.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video talking about controlling your device with your Voice, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler released a video all about CASUAL, and TK did an app review of four home automation apps. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Device Review: Oppo Find 5
- Responses From Ubuntu Pouring Into Ubuntu Touch Q&A Thread
- Pearl Chen to Talk NFC Development at XDA:DevCon 2013
- Developer Mark Murphy to Talk Android Plugins at XDA:DevCon 2013
- Forum Added for the Samsung Galaxy Mega
- What’s Possible with CASUAL & How to Make Your Own CASUAL – XDA Developer TV
- Voice Control Your Phone with Tasker and AutoVoice – XDA Developer TV
- Android App Review: Four Home Automation Android Apps Compared – XDA Developer TV
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