Posts Tagged ‘CyanogenMod’
30 devices losing CyanogenMod support.
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2012 08:47 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 August 2012 08:47
A smattering of users running older devices are getting the sad news that their trusted electronic pal won’t be on the love train of CyanogenMod past 7.x. The team has found these old school units wouldn’t be capable of CM 9 or beyond, they most likely would end up breaking Android’s Compatibility Test Suite. Why is this bad? Well glad you asked since the hard working team explains:
“The CTS is used by device manufacturers to ensure that their changes to Android source do not break Android API, platform and other standards. This, in turn, brings stability to the Play Store for app developers. Breaking CTS would lead to a bad and inconsistent experience for app devs, which in turn would lead to a bad experience for you guys as users. If CyanogenMod was perceived to be blatantly violating CTS, developers could eventually blacklist CyanogenMod users from using their apps (or worse, Google could blacklist CyanogenMod from the Play Store altogether). No one would win by going down that path.”
Got it? Good. The list is comprised of phones at least a year and a half old or low cost\low end phones. Good news is, some of you should be able to upgrade to a swell super phone! More good news – Team Cyanogen could come back to these puppies if there comes a way to get CM 9 or 10 or whatever they’re on without breaking CTS. It’s a possibility, highly unlikely but still, it’s there.
Curious if your phone is on the list? Hit the break for it in its bullet pointed splendor!
Android kernel for TouchPad finally released by HP!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:00 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:12
Wow that only felt like forever. When HP blitzed out those TouchPads, some of them had a special prize – a crude version of Froyo. Understandably the tech community was aflutter with the prospects of turning those bargain basement tablets into Android powered beasts. Hackers took the source dump and got it working for others but devs wanted HP to release the full fledged kernel. HP balked at the idea, claiming it was never their intent for those near free devices to hit the wild with Froyo. Doing a 180 on their stance, the company shuffled out the kernel to the internet for playtime recently. And the community rejoiced!
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If HTC can do it why can’t Motorola?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:14 Written by StrifeJester Monday, 2 January 2012 08:33
HTC has announced that all bootloaders for 2011 model phones and all phones moving forward will have an unlockable bootloader. The Rezound bootloader was unlocked before it was officially announced which caused many users to start trying other phones that were released. HTC stated that all phones released after September 2011 ship with an unlockable bootlaoder. Read on for some other insights and details.
HTC has even started adding phones such as the Droid Incredible 2 to the list available at www.htcdev.com. Motorola has long said that the only reason it locks bootloaders is because of carrier request, but now that HTC can do it with Verizon phones and there is apparently no back lash from Verizon will Motorola give developers what they want? I have always been a fan of Motorola hardware but lately their software has been making me ill. I use the Droid X2 as my daily driver currently and my wife uses a RAZR plus both of us own OG Droids, which I still use almost daily running Cyanogenmod. Not having the phone features is a bit of a pain but I do enjoy being able to keep all of my Google accounts on separate phones. If it wasn’t for the Galaxy Nexus I would seriously consider the phone I plan on ordering in a the next few days to be an HTC phone.
TouchPad getting closer to having CyanogenMod 7…[VIDEO]
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2011 11:56 Written by The Geek Sunday, 18 September 2011 11:56
So you ran out and grabbed a TouchPad during the firesale right? Now you are sitting there looking at WebOS thinking to yourself that this tablet would be so much cooler with Android on it. As Professor Fonsworth would say (Futurama) “Good News Everybody”. The CyanogenMod team is hard at work trying to make a whole revamped version for your TouchPad. Looks like in the latest video they have added WiFi, sound, and accelerometer support and are working hard to get it all up and going. No code has been released yet for anyone to try out but with this team on it, it shouldn’t be long. Keep your fingers crossed and keep checking back for updates.