This week in your world of Android, KitKat hit a Verizon phone before a Nexus, Cyanogen teased a new partner, news of a smart new Camera API surfaced, we heard rumors of Galaxy S5’s processor, Google updated several of its apps, and Samsung got slapped with a $290 million fine.
CyanogenMod teases new hardware partner, to announce it in coming weeks
This week in your world of Android, KitKat rolled out to Nexus devices, while Samsung had problems with Jelly Bean, the incredibly cheap Moto G landed, Google Search got smarter, we heard news from the CyanogenMod team, and the Apple vs Samsung retrial kicked off.
Rumor: Cyanogen working on its own CM phone, priced at Nexus level
Interested in Oppo's latest, the Oppo N1? Come December, the handset will be arriving internationally in both a limited and standard edition. Both models with feature CyanogenMod onboard, though the latter comes with ColorROM running as the default OS.
Android 4.4’s verified boot has device modders worried
One of the new security features in Android 4.4 KitKat is verified boot which is designed to detect persistent rootkits that can hold onto root privileges and compromise a device's security. However it as a side effect, it could stop the installation of custom ROMs.