CyanogenMod 11 M1 builds are already available for Nexus devices, but these aren’t the only smartphones and tablets getting an Android 4.4 KitKat-based custom ROM.
CM11 nightly builds are also available for a variety of devices including current and former flagship Android handsets. The list includes multiple LG G2 version (D800, D801 and D802) as well as various HTC One models (m7att, m7spr, m7tmo, m7ul). Furthermore, the international Galaxy S3 (I9300) – which is officially receiving the Android 4.3 update as we speak – is also getting its own CM11 nightly ROM. On top of these, various other Android devices are listed as supported for CM11 (see Source link below).
Many custom Android developers are moving fast to releasing Android 4.4-based versions of their ROMs, while Google is already moving to Android 4.4.1 for its Nexus devices. Meanwhile, Motorola and HTC are the only companies to have released KitKat builds for some of their flagships, with others still working on the updates.
A future round of CM11 nightlies will include Android 4.4.1 goodies as well, the CyanogenMod team revealed.
That said, it doesn’t mean we’re encouraging you to update to the latest Android version by installing a custom ROM, a procedure that will void the warranty of your device. Make sure you understand what such procedures mean before going forward with them and follow closely available installation instructions.
Just a few days ago the CyanogenMod team released stable builds of CyanogenMod 10.2, the version based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Now the team has turned its attention to CyanogenMod 11, the version based on Android 4.4 KitKat, and the exciting news is that M1 snapshots are already available for Nexus devices.
The CyanogenMod project releases a wide range of build types from nightly builds to stable releases with the M snapshots featuring somewhere in the middle. The experimental and nightly builds are really designed for developers and die hard fans. But during 2012 the project started to release M builds which are made available at the beginning of every month and are somewhere between nightly and stable releases. The M snapshots offer quicker access to new features but with increased stability.
At the same time, waiting another month to get them going is, in all honesty, wasted time.
For a big release like CyanogenMod 11 the team would normally start slowly with nightly builds and after a few weeks of tweaking and bug fixing they would consider releasing a M snapshot. However since the Nexus devices are supported out-of-the-box on by the Android Open Source Project the team decided that waiting an extra month before releasing a M snapshot would be a waste of time. “At the same time, waiting another month to get them going is, in all honesty, wasted time,” wrote Abhisek Devkota (ciwrl) the CyanogenMod Head Moderator.
Since Nexus devices come from Google these smartphones and tablets will have none or minimal device specific issues. The CM team have done some basic testing on the devices to ensure they behave properly and it is expected that any issues found will be connected only to new code that the CM team has added!
The current M1 snapshot for CyanogenMod 11.0 can be downloaded for the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 10. For other devices like the LG G2, the Google Nexus S and International version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, CM 11 can be downloaded from the nightly builds page.
Are you a Nexus owner? Will you be trying out CM 11.0?
Despite being available only in some markets, the affordable Moto G has already been rooted, allowing users to further customize their Android experience on Motorola’s newest handset.
The Moto G root has been made available by MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien, and the procedure is available to anybody interested in rooting their device – we’ll remind you that we don’t encourage you to root your devices, and that you’ll be the only person responsible for whatever happens during such procedures.
In order to root your handset, you’re first going to have to head over to Motorola’s website in order to unlock Moto G’s bootloader. The process will wipe your phone’s data, so make sure backup your data before going forward. Also worth remembering is that unlocking the bootloader of the Moto G, even if done directly via Motorola’s website, will also void the warranty of your handset.
The Moto G root works on the off-contract Moto G sold by various retailers, but it’s unclear whether it will work on carrier versions of the handset. In order to go further with the process, make sure you follow the available instructions posted on MoDaCo forums (see Source link below).
In order to see the Moto G in action, check out our hands-on video with the handset.
The [#protected_0#] is now available in additional colors, with red and rose gold being added to the mix. That brings the total number of colors to 5, with white, black, and pink already on offer. Both new colors will be available worldwide early in the new year, according to rumors, though some carriers may reserve exclusivity for a while.
The Note 3 is currently the only device that can be reliably paired to the Galaxy Gear. Though some carriers have begun adding functionality to the Galaxy S4, AT&T has notably halted the rollout, leaving the Note 3 as the only smartphone for Samsung’s smartwatch. With that, we still like the Note 3 without the Gear, even though the Gear adds a depth t the user experience.
For fans of larger phones, the Samsung Note line is the benchmark. Though TouchWiz is a bit heavy, it does add a lot of functionality for larger devices and styli use. Multi window looks much better on a Note device, and the overall improvements Samsung made to the Note 3 over the Note 2 make it a very attractive offering. The art deco sides with Samsung’s smart cover are aesthetically impressive, too.
The new colors are currently available in Argentina, which is an attractive emerging market for OEMs. We saw the Moto G launch in South America, too, which signifies how important those new avenues are to device manufacturers. While we don’t know just when the new colors will reach the rest of the world, it would be nice to pair the device to a Galaxy Gear in color, too.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 available in two new colors for Argentina
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