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OmniROM drops Android 4.4 Kit Kat based nightly release

There are plenty of third party ROMs available for Android users to pick and choose from. Some are better known than others and some have been around for longer, and while we often look towards Cyanogen and Paranoid Android as highlights here, there is another, newer option with OmniROM. The OmniROM team, which is made up of a few well known Android developers have released a Kit Kat based ROM with support for 15 devices.

Paranoid Android “Immersive Mode” teased ahead of release

Android 4.4 Kit Kat introduced something called Immersive Mode. Basically, this means users are able to go full screen. Immersive Mode is a good option for games and reading apps and allows the system status and navigation bars to be hidden, thus adding a bit more real-estate to the screen. Immersive Mode also removes some of the distraction. The catch comes in with app support though, this is something developers have to enable.

CyanogenMod 10.1 RC1 arrives with support for select devices

The first 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.

CyanogenMod Installer app arrives in the Google Play Store

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.

Android 4.4 Kit Kat arrives unofficially for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Following the launch of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat, Google offered some details in terms of which Nexus devices were going to get an update. That list included the usual suspects such as the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets as well as the Nexus 4 smartphone, however there was one device left missing -- the Galaxy Nexus. Basically, the Galaxy Nexus has reached the end-of-line in terms of updates.
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