This week we’re back with your favorite Kickstarter Android Launcher, Chameleon. As you may recall, this wasn’t our first go with the HTML5 based widget launcher, we had an exclusive interview with Chameleon when it all began back in early August. This week they dropped version 1.0 to the Play Store and we went live with them again to bring you all the goodies such as widget API’s, upcoming widgets and performance increases. Besides Chameleon, other popular apps had some hefty updates and overhauls this week. Google Maps added a few features, Facebook began copying Google+ features again, and Twitter had some impressive updates.
Android as a whole hit [...]
The air is buzzing with news and developments about Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s no doubt that many folks want to get their phones running this flavorful treat, and Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 users are just about to get started.
The credit goes to XDA Developers member toxicthunder who compiled a Jelly Bean-based custom ROM for the 5.3 inch phone-tablet, bringing in smooth and slick Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean features along with the performance improvements and customizations — all these courtesy of some of the best from the CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) and Android Open Kang Project sources.
Half Illusion as this ROM is called, suggests [...]
After seeing a CyanogenMod 10 (Jelly Bean) port for the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000, we’re now going to tell you that AOKP Jelly Bean has also been ported to the phablet, and users interested in customizing their Android experience on the device can go ahead and experience it.
AOKP, short for Android Open Kang Project – not to be confused with AOSP which is Android Open Source Project) – is a custom Android-based ROM that works on various devices. Therefore, we’re not surprised to see the the AOKP Jelly Bean version available for the Galaxy Note.
The AOKP Jelly Bean ROM is built using the earlier “CM10 preview build and AOKP nightlie [...]
Just a small bit of information today for you Asus Transformer (TF101) fans. If you like the AOKP ROM as much as I do and keep flashing every upgrade, don’t flash Build 39 or 40! Whilst other devices work perfectly fine with these build versions, the Transformer suffers from bugs in both builds.Build 39 Issues
This build was catostrophic and wouldn’t even boot. While it was endlessly cycling in a boot loop, I realized I should probably have googled to see if there were any major problems with the ROM. Needless to say there were bug reports everywhere. A little lesson for all custom ROM users, always look up the ROM version before you flash it! Also, I am [...]
For those who have Samsung’s new Galaxy S3 Android super phone but want something closer to the vanilla Android experience, rather than the heavily customized UI provided by Samsung, then here is some good news for you. The S3 is now part of the official CyanogenMod 9 nightly build process and will eventually receive an official stable version of CyanogenMod 9 when it is released.
Due to the hard work of XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, the Galaxy S3 has been added to the listed of supported CyanogenMod 9 devices. Initial reports are that the firmware is stable and highly functonal, however there are a few minor issues:FM Radio: currently not supported, try [...]
We’ve been running more and more articles on AOKP lately, and many people keep asking what AOKP is. Well, within this article I would like to explain it to you.
The CyanogenMod ROM is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). These CM builds often contain a few extra features and tweaks to improve the overall Android experience. Users get to enjoy the stock Android experience and not the skins and additional clutter that manufacturers slap onto Android when distributing devices. CyanogenMod is hugely popular, supporting over 70 devices. I proudly run it on my own Desire HD.
There is a new kid in town, though. AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) started out [...]