Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 for Galaxy S3, Sony Announces Android 4.3 / 4.4 Xperia Schedule – XDA Developer TV
Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 releases for Samsung Galaxy S3 variants appear! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that new TI OMAP4 GPU drivers binaries have been found that could aid in KitKat development and you can find the rollout schedule for the Sony Xperia line Android 4.3 and 4.4 releases. That’s not all that covered in today’s video!
In other important news, Jordan talks about the KitKat versions of Google Keyboard and Hangouts showing up in the Play Store. There is an article talking about how to change the boot logo on the Moto X without root. Be sure to check out other videos on on XDA Developer TV. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- New TI OMAP4 GPU Drivers to Possibly Aid KitKat Development for the Galaxy Nexus
- Unofficial CM11 Appears for the Galaxy S III I747 and T999
- Planned 4.3 and 4.4 Upgrades for Current Sony Xperia Devices
- Hangouts and Keyboard from KitKat Appear in Play Store
- Change the Boot Logo on the Moto X without Root!
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