Google acknowledges it doesn’t violate any Terms of Service, they take issue with what the app encourages users to do. More to the point, they’re uncomfortable that CyanogenMod might inadvertently cause users to violate their warranties.
CyanogenMod 10.2 Release Candidate builds have appeared on the get.cm website today. These are arriving as RC1 and at the present time we count support for nearly 15 devices. The support is expected to arrive for additional devices with time, but for now the list looks to consist mostly of HTC and Samsung as well as a few that are Nexus branded.
Cyanogen Inc working on another device. There was talk of this device running a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 8974AC processor and there had also been some talk of this being another from OPPO. Well, while the talk of the processor has gone quiet for now, the folks at Cyanogen Inc have confirmed this is not OPPO.
Android 4.4 improved resource management, not to mention the Android community's dedication, when the latest and greatest Android version is successfully ported to much older devices. Such is the case of the very first Amazon Kindle Fire tablet announced back in 2011, which can now run Android 4.4 KitKat.
Nexus 5 are amongst the lucky few to be running Android 4.4 Kit Kat at the moment, however that doesn't seem to have stopped some from tinkering. With that in mind, we have already seen details about how work has begun on CyanogenMod 11, which is based on Kit Kat -- and now it looks like an unofficial release has been made available for the Nexus 5.
Cyanogen formed into a company recently and also announced a partnership with OPPO. The partnership news brought word of the OPPO N1 which will be available in two forms -- one that can easily have CyanogenMod installed and a limited edition model that will be running it out of the box. Well, it looks like Steve Kondik is also starting work on another handset, this one with an even faster processor.
Cyanogen previously announced that an installer app was going to be coming available in the Play Store. The initial announcement came back in mid-September and at the time word was the installer was going to arrive sometime in the coming weeks. We later saw the folks at Cyanogen go looking for beta testers and it seems the testing phase has wrapped. As of today, the CyanogenMod Installer app is available from the Play Store.
OPPO announced the N1 smartphone back in September. That announcement ended a series of rumors, however it didn't answer every question that needed answering. For example, OPPO talked about a regular model N1 and also a limited CyanogenMod edition. Well, it looks like OPPO has since returned with some of those answers. To begin with, both versions of the handset will be available from December.
Android 4.4 uses a device mapper (dm-verity) to reduce the risk of root kits on your OS. This new device mapper checks the filesystem storage, and attempts to detect modifications at the block level.