In one fell swoop, Paranoid Android has done two things. It has released the seventh beta of its 4.3 ROM version and it has set its foot down on the extent of features that will be included in its brand new Peek notification feature.
Hot on the heels of HTC's latest flagship receiving CyanogenMod 11 nightly builds, the HTC One M8 is now also getting Paranoid Android as well. While these builds are presented as official builds for Paranoid Android 4.x, it should still be considered as unstable versions for the purpose of testing.
It's time for another monthly milestone release from CyanogenMod, the sixth in CM 11 to be exact. But more than just a list of changes since the last update, the developer team is also announcing a shift in the pace at which they roll out M release, going from every 4 weeks to every 2 weeks.
The Paranoid Android team announced that they would reinvent their custom ROM as well as how they incorporate new features and they have slowly been delivering on that promise. In the latest beta release, Paranoid Android is introducing Hover to replace the multitasking but somewhat obtrusive Halo notifications.
It has been another busy week for the folks over at CyanogenMod and now they're sharing with the community the fruits of their labors. Looking back at all the activity from last week, we see a couple of new features, some of which have already made their way to CyanogenMod 11 nightlies.
The Nexus 5 was made to be played around with and nowhere is that fact more evident than in the number of custom ROMs available for the smartphone. Now another one joins the ranks, bringing along with it a so far rare feature: HTC's custom Sense UI, version 6.
Truly it was only a matter of time. Nokia's first, and probably only, foray into Android has just gotten its very first AOSP custom ROM, making the Nokia X possibly one of the most affordable Android devices you can play around with.
The CyanogenMod team has announced its monthly milestone release for CyanogenMod 11, now at its fifth, that brings another round of fixes and new features. Unfortunately, CM 11 M5 might disappoint some smartphone owners, particular those who have Samsung's Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4.
Smartphone notifications are a perennial problem, especially when you're busy doing something else, like walking or driving. The developer team of Paranoid Android believe they have one solution with their new Peek feature, which will allow users to quickly glance at those notifications without having to unlock their device or employ sometimes awkward systems like TTS (text-to-speech).
The Paranoid Android team has publicly announced their goal to change the way they create the custom ROM, but that never meant they will stop innovating on changes that make sense. Now the team is teasing its fance with a notification implementation codenamed "Peek" that it believes will revolutionize the way we interact with notifications.