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  • Xiaomi Mi 3 and 4 get stock Android 4.4.4 custom ROM

    Got one of Xiaomi's recent smartphones but tired of the heavily customized MIUI experience? If you're not one to shy away from a bit of heavy lifting and from the potential risks of ROM flashing, then you might want to take a

    September 22, 2014 • Views: 838

  • CyanogenMod 11 Xperia Z unified builds, Moto X cleanup

    CyanogenMod is doing some housekeeping on the number of builds it has in its care. Following its trend of providing a single build for similar devices, it is rolling up all Xperia Z devices into one unified build. On the other

    September 12, 2014 • Views: 371

  • Paranoid Android 4.6 Beta 1 now available

    Paranoid Android is one of the many flavors of Android out there that are focused on open devices. Paranoid Android is updated regularly and the last time we talked about it was in mid-August when 4.5 beta 2 landed for fans to

    September 2, 2014 • Views: 205

  • OmniROM extends contact grouping to external syncing

    Our phonebook lists have probably grown so long that the only way to tame these wild beasts would be to corral them into groups. While Android's People contacts app does have that capability, it is limited only to Google's

    August 25, 2014 • Views: 288

  • MIUI v6 launched, goes flat and simple

    Xiaomi has just released a major overhaul of its custom ROM, MIUI version 6. Calling it "visually stunning, stunningly simple", the Chinese manufacturer has opted to drop the aging skeumorphic design of the past decade and

    August 18, 2014 • Views: 913

  • Paranoid Android 4.5 Beta 2 gives Recents a bit more polish

    You can really tell how dedicated (or alternatively, obsessed) developers are with a feature when releases are dedicated mainly to the improvement of a single, but arguably major, feature. Inching ever closer, hopefully, to a

    August 14, 2014 • Views: 384

  • Paranoid Android 4.5 Beta 1: new Recents ready to go

    That was fast! Barely a week after 4.5 Alpha 3 was released, Paranoid Android is letting Beta 1 out of its cage. While this release contains mostly fit and polish on the redesigned Recents view, this version is important beyond

    August 5, 2014 • Views: 308

  • Paranoid Android 4.5 Alpha 3: choose your Recents style

    Another week, another Paranoid Android Alpha teaser. And like the previous two before it, 4.5 Alpha 3 focuses on changes to the redesigned Recent Apps view. Aside from visual polish and performance improvements, the dev team is

    July 30, 2014 • Views: 1799

  • Paranoid Android adds OPPO and OnePlus to supported devices

    Paranoid Android's development has been interesting and fast-paced, but its list of officially supported devices hasn't been impressive, limited to a handful of Nexus devices. That changes today, however so slightly, as the

    July 24, 2014 • Views: 417

  • Paranoid Android 4.5 Alpha 2 polishes new Recents style

    Just a week after Paranoid Android revealed that it was already hard at work at the next major PA version, it has revealed the second alpha for the upcoming 4.5 release. The changelog for this pre-beta version isn't really that

    July 22, 2014 • Views: 351