A group of Android developers have joined forces to create OmniROM, a new ROM in a rapidly shifting Android custom ROM scene. With a title such as "open ROM", this new project sets out to try to occupy a hole recently left by CyanogenMod.
Koushick Dutta, Koush from CyanogenMod has returned to his Google+ page with another video teaser. This latest is showing 'AirPlay' mirroring from one Android device to another. In this case, that means an HTC One smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet. The video offers a look at Angry Birds, however as this is just a mirror of the content -- it could be used for audio, video or anything else you do on your phone.
In making the move to an upright, wholly legitimate organization, Cyanogen was intent on having a strong hardware partner. They needed an avenue to showcase their OS, and get it into the hands of the masses without the bother of rooting and flashing a ROM. Steve Kondik and his team eventually found their way to Oppo with the N1, and tells SlashGear they couldn’t be happier.
Cyanogen had previously announced they were working on an app to simplify the installation process. Perhaps a bit nicer, it was said that installer app was going to be arriving in the Play Store. Well, flash forward till today and it looks like progress is being made towards that release. We have yet to see any sort of timeline given, however Koush has put out the call for beta testers.
The CyanogenMod cLock widget was released for all Android handsets running 4.2 or later a few weeks back. At the time that widget was available by way of the xda-developers forums and could be side loaded onto your device. Well, flash forward to the present day and it looks like users are now able to grab the app directly from the Play Store.
Google introduced a feature called 'AppOps' along with Android 4.3 and as such, it looks like CyanogenMod has something similar. In terms of Cyanogen, the feature is called Privacy Guard and while this is not yet available for all users, that appears as if that will soon be changing. In short, Cyanogen has updated Privacy Guard and also announced the new features have been merged into the early CM10.2 builds.
CyanogenMod has just announced that they have kickstarted the build engines for the general release of version 10.1.3 of the popular Android custom ROM. The CyanogenMod 10.1.3 release marks the end of an era as the team moves away from the 10.1 branch towards CyanogenMod 10.2, which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and eventually to Android 4.4 KitKat as well.
As we had been expecting, the OPPO N1 has been officially announced. There is some time before the handset will be available for purchase, however OPPO has offered a full set of specs -- including details on how the handset will be the first to ship with CyanogenMod preinstalled. First things first though, the specs and the breakdown of the different models and availability.
The Focal camera app was unveiled back in late-July as something called Phase 1 of Nemesis. This was something from CyanogenMod and was basically the start of what would be some overall improvements and changes. Anyway, the Focal camera app was released at the time and came available as part of some of the CM nightly builds and also as an apk file for sideloading.
Steve Kondik of Cyanogen appeared earlier today in the latest OPPO teaser video. These teasers are all leading up to the September 23rd announcement for the OPPO N1 smartphone. Anyway, given the combination of news from earlier in the week about Cyanogen forming into a company and looking for hardware partner and the earlier video from Kondik -- it was seeming likely that the N1 and CyanogenMod were going to be connected in some way.