CyanogenMod 10.1 M3 Builds Now Available For Large List of Devices

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It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get a shiny new ROM flashed for you to play with. Today, CyanogenMod launched the 10.1 M3 builds for an impressive list of phones like the Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, One X, Galaxy Nexus, etc. Naturally, as more builds are uploaded for different devices, you can expect to see this already impressive list grow even larger.  (more…)

Video: How to Set Up Pie Controls on CyanogenMod Nightlies

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This week, the CyanogenMod team announced that their newest nightly ROM builds of CM10.1 would include Pie Controls. We have been a fan of Pie since we first saw it being used in Paranoid Android, so it made us happy to hear it was coming to the more widely-used CyanogenMod. To help show some folks how to enable Pie Controls and set them up, we put together this nice little video that you see below.  (more…)

Pie Controls Now ‘Baked’ Into CyanogenMod Nightlies

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The CyanogenMod team took to their Google+ page earlier, announcing that Pie Controls, a feature made popular in the Paranoid Android ROMs, would now be baked right into the CM10.1 nightlies.

Pie Controls are quick controls that are triggered by swiping on the display. While not in use, they are hidden, but with the quick swipe of a finger, you have access to settings, home buttons, or however you want to configure them for your device.  (more…)

LMT Launcher Brings “PIE” Goodness Without the Custom ROM

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If you have been following our coverage of Paranoid Android ROM’s PIE and full desktop features, then we also wanted to direct you to an app with similar qualities that can be installed outside of a ROM. It’s called LMT Launcher, and it has been around for quite some time – November 2011 to be exact. It received a pretty major update today, though, so we wanted to make sure you were all aware of it. Its set of features is quite close to the PIE from PA’s ROM that we showed you, but only requires that you be rooted in order to use it. So for those of you looking for PIE goodness while remaining stock, this is an option.  (more…)

Paranoid Android’s “PIE” Feature is Now Incredibly Fast, Closer Than Ever to Prime Time

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Last week, we were the first to highlight a feature in Paranoid Android’s ROM called “expanded desktop mode” – better known now as PIE. We called it the coolest ROM feature we had seen in quite some time, even if it was a bit slow and buggy. We could see the potential, something that is now close to a reality.

Yesterday, the PA team posted a status update along with a new video to show the progress they had made. After having re-wrote almost all of the code from scratch, PIE is now “blazing fast” thanks to hardware acceleration and optimized drawing. There is no lag anymore – just watch the video at the bottom of the post to see how far it has come. They are still calling it a beta, yet are willing to admit that it’s mostly good enough for daily use.

Their post claimed that new builds with this latest PIE should be ready within hours. Are any of you running this?  (more…)