The CyanogenMod project is the quintessential open source success story. It’s got open source code, an individual hacker burning the midnight oil, and community endorsement that led the project to the big leagues. From a forum board to the executive board, the CyanogenMod project has come a long way riding on the shoulder of its community of users and developers.
With over 12 million active users as of June 2014, CyanogenMod is the most popular free and open source aftermarket firmware for Android smartphones and tablets. The tricked-out version of Android replaces the stock OS that ships with your device and essentially gives you more control over it.
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Vertu slapped a Bentley logo on a mediocre Android phone and called it new
Do you own a Bentley? Do you also enjoy spending over $9,000 on subpar Android phones? Well if you're a member of this group that undoubtedly (probably) includes Adrian Grenier and Bret Michaels, Bentley and Vertu have joined together to rebrand an existing a phone just for you.
The Signature Touch for Bentley is the latest phone from luxury phone maker Vertu, and the third handset in the Bentley-Vertu partnership. If you're thinking, is this the same Signature Touch phone that came out last September? Why yes! You would be correct. BUT! There is a "3D Bentley logo" on there, and Bentley promises to deliver exclusive content through a unique Bentley app that will seemingly be exclusive to the device.
Apple Won’t Make Moving to Android Any Easier
Moving from an iOS device to Android won’t become much easier, despite an earlier report to the contrary.
- Verizon's Galaxy Note 4 is only now receiving the Android 5.1.1 update
TP-Link outs three Android smartphones - Neffos C5L, C5, and C5 Max
Neffos is the new brand established by TP-Link for its first entries in the smartphone market. The Neffos C5L, Neffos C5, and Neffos C5 Max by TP-Link are the first three smartphones aiming to carry the flag for the brand.
All three Neffos smartphones run on Android 5.1 Lollipop, skinned with lightweight-looking proprietary launcher.
Google Stock: This Chart Shows Just How Powerful Android Is
According to comScore, 195.6 million Americans owned a smartphone by the end of the three-month reporting period, of which more than half had their phones running on Google’s “Android.” The Android operating system (OS) now holds more than 53% of the smartphone market share in the U.S. and is expanding each quarter. (Source: “comScore Reports November 2015 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share,” comScore, January 7, 2016.)
N for Nutella? Rumored Features for Android N Appear
While many of us are still waiting for an update to Android 6.0, dubbed Marshmallow, we can be sure that Google is hard at work on the next version of Android. Since Material Design and the Google Play Services became integral parts of Android it’s hard to think that Android 4.0 and such are even the same operating system these days. As we look ahead to the next version of Android, it appears that Nutella could be the name for Android 7.0, or perhaps Android 6.1? Regardless, many of the new features and changes for Nutella have been rumored and whispered about for some time now and some of them could be the biggest changes to how we use our Android devices.
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I've been trying to run various Ubuntu distros through a USB stick (One from the livecd, one from a distro installed directly to the USB) on a gen 1 Surface Pro as well as on a Dell Inspiron laptop, and everything seems to work fine until I connect to wifi and open Firefox. As soon as Firefox loads up the entire OS freezes and I have to do a hard reset.
I've used Kubuntu 15.1 and the v14 LTS, as well as generic Ubuntu.
Also, I've attempted to apt-get chromium but it keeps failing. Could it be because of the xfinity wifi hotspot I'm connected to?submitted by daionnis