Thanks to the efforts of XDA developer DoomLord, the Z Ultra GPe ROM has now been ported over to the Sony Xperia Z1, transforming the handset into an unofficial Google Play Edition handset. Keep reading for more details!
After a long period of relative silence the AOKP team has released the first 4.3 milestone build of its custom Android ROM for all supported devices. Read on for more!
In addition to the Google Experience Launcher that’s exclusive to the Nexus 5 – and can be unofficially installed on other Android devices – there’s also... a new Google Dialer application in Android 4.4 that’s exclusive to Nexus and Google Play edition devices running KitKat that can also be installed on other handsets.
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Sony has now released the Android 4.4.1 KitKat-based AOSP source for quite a few Xperia devices including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia S.
Mirror, a new app from well-known developer Koush, does screencast and Airplay display mirroring on rooted Android 4.4.2 devices and is available for download from the Google Play Store.
CyanogeMod now encrypts text messages by default, at least between CyanogenMod and TextSecure users. Read on for more details!
Android 4.4 KitKat-based CyanogenMod 11 nightlies are available for various devices including the LG G2, HTC One and Galaxy S3 versions. Read on for more details!
More Android devices have received OmniROM (KitKat) nightly builds including the Xperia Z, Oppo N1 and HTC One.
Stable builds of CyanogenMod 10.2, the last CM release based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, are now rolling out for supported devices. Red of for more info!
The Moto G root is already available to handset users, although it requires them to first unlock the bootloader of the handset.