Back in September, OPPO announced an interesting partnership with CyanogenMod, one that would allow the custom ROM to be baked right onto the device from the manufacturer, making it the first real device of its kind. The N1 features very unique hardware, such as the back/front-facing camera that is completely flippable. OPPO finally announced availability for the N1 this morning, stating that the device will be available starting in December to anyone looking to order. (more…)
Members of the rooted crowded running an LG G2 on Verizon can go grab the first nightly builds available of CyanogenMod 10.2. For those unfamiliar, CM 10.2 will bring a vanilla Android-like experience to your device, complete with a ton of customization options and tweaks to make sure you are getting the most out of your device. CM is basically the industry standard of custom ROMs for Android. (more…)
Just last month, OPPO made headlines by announcing that their newest device, the N1, would be the world’s first device to ship with CyanogenMod pre-installed. The N1 is notable for lots of other features, including a rotating camera on the top and a touch-sensitive back. Unfortunately for us here in the States, the announcement was in Beijing while most of us were asleep, so OPPO is turning to us to tell the N1′s tale. (more…)
The CyanogenMod ROM has a few great aspects to it, thanks to all of the hard work that third-party developers submit to it. One of the neat apps that gets baked into the custom ROM is a widget by the name of cLock aka Chronus. The widget looks like your average Android clock widget, but it also adds in your upcoming scheduled events, as well as your current weather conditions. It’s a clean and good-looking widget, which is now available through Google Play for anyone who wants to use it on their own device. And better yet, it’s completely free to download. (more…)
Oppo announced its new flagship, the N1, this morning at a press event in Beijing. As expected, thanks to a teaser, this phone will ship as the first with a Cyanogen Inc partnership. All that means in the end, is that the phone ships with Oppo’s Color Android skin, but can easily be flashed to CyanogenMod using the stock recovery. Also, there will be special edition CyanogenMod versions of the phone that will ship with CM preinstalled. (more…)
Shortly after CyanogenMod turned into Cyanogen Inc. last week, the camera app that had recently been incorporated into its code – called Focal – was removed with almost zero chance that it would ever return. (Oh, drama.) Thankfully (I think), the project will continue to live on through Google Play, currently in beta form for free.
For those not familiar with Focal, you’ll find an app that is fully-featured (assuming all of the features work on your phone) using a UI that requires gestures to bring up menus and other options. Things like burst mode, PhotoSphere, Panorama, and a number of manual settings can all be found. It’s certainly a choice, if you aren’t satisfied with your phone’s current camera app, just expect there to be issues for now. Again, it’s a beta.
Earlier this week, CyanogenMod announced it was incorporating. One of their announcement hints was that they were already partnered with a mystery hardware vendor to bring an official CM-powered phone to market. Earlier today, manufacturer Oppo tweeted about its new device, the Oppo N1, and provided a link to a trailer. This is pretty basic marketing, but the real surprise in the room was an appearance from Steve Kondik, the founder of CyanogenMod. (more…)
Back in July, CyanogenMod baked in a completely new camera application called Focal. Focal was a highly-customized and feature rich application, but over time, many of its bugs apparently became too much for users and the CM team to keep up with. To top it off, there seems to be some internal dispute between CM leads and Focal’s developer regarding new relicensing issues due to the incorporation of CM, but we won’t be getting into that. For now, and possibly the rest of time, Focal has been removed from CyanogenMod. (more…)