Earlier today, we talked about how the CyanogenMod Team released CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 1 for most of the current Nexus lineup. This included official support for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7, and Nexus 7 (2013).
Ever since the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, we knew that it was only a matter of time before custom ROM developer teams started incorporating the goodies into their own builds. Accordingly, the CyanogenMod team stated their plans to release their Android 4.4-based CyanogenMod 11 once work on CM 10.2 had finished. Approximately one month later, the CyanogenMod Team has now reached the M1 Milestone in their Android 4.4-based CyanogenMod 11 ROM for certain Nexus Devices.
Android 4.4.1 is scheduled to roll out over the next couple of days, and when it arrives, expect an improved Nexus 5 picture-taking experience. In an interview with The Verge, David Burke, Google’s Director of Engineering for Android, confirmed what we already knew, that the Nexus 5 takes longer to focus than it should. In an effort to produce a higher-quality image, the team opted to “make the shutter time longer, reduce the gain even longer, and get better shots.” This resulted in slower-than-expected shooting speeds, a drawback the next version of Android is aimed at fixing. Continue Reading
Popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam has made its debut on Android. The application launched on iOS earlier this year and a few months back the developers started beta testing with Android version with a small group of people who signed up for it. Now the app is finally available on the Play Store.
For the uninitiated, VSCO Cam is an app that lets you capture, edit, store and share photos from your phone. It has a completely custom and minimal UI that is neither native to iOS nor Android and looks identical on both platforms. The UI takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it, it really is as simple to use as any other photography app. Continue Reading
In what should be a pretty clear sign that an over-the-air update is coming soon, Google has posted the factory image for Android 4.4 KitKat for the Nexus 4 and all Nexus 7s.
Another thing that came along the Motorola Moto G announcement yesterday is the update to the Google Search app for Android. The latest version of Google Search is now available on the Google Play Store. The update brings to Android smartphones all the latest developments of Google Search, including prettier search results and a smarter Google Now. Of course, Google Now, as before, is only available to devices running Android 4.1 and above. Continue Reading
Given the past few days and some of the leaks we’ve seen, this might sound a bit obvious but finally, the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Android Runtime improvements will be arriving beginning in BlackBerry 10.2.1. If you’re wondering how exactly that helps you out, well this particular update brings hardware acceleration while improving the overall compatibility of the runtime and add support for many highly requested features and APIs within the Android app player. Continue Reading
The Android 4.4 update has started rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets around the world. But if your tablet has yet to receive the update, then don’t despair — we’ve got a quick walkthrough that’ll get you updated in a few minutes, assuming you’ve got a little experience with a command line. Continue Reading
When Google launched the Nexus 5 they also promised that Android OS 4.4 KitKat will arrive on the Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition devices “in the coming weeks.” Continue Reading
Feeling the sting of an older Android version? Experiencing a burning sensation with a launcher stuck in the sickly sweet world of Jelly Bean? Fear no more, users of Google’s mobile operating system, fear no more. Continue Reading