Google IO 2016 Coverage

Cyanogenmod 12 finally released for the Nexus 9

Nexus_9_LTEThe wait for Cyanogenmod 12 is finally over for HTC’s flagship Nexus 9 tablet. The first nightly build for the tab is available on CM’s download page, and getting it flashed to your device isn’t too much of a hassle, considering this a Nexus tablet.

Cyanogenmod 12 is built from Lollipop’s source code, so you fortunately won’t have to abandon any features here. The first builds are going to be nightly builds, though, so there may be a few bugs here and there. Read more

Cyanogenmod 12 nightly builds now including the CM Theme Engine

cyanogenmod-12-cm12-android-lollipopOne of the coolest features that Cyanogenmod offers is a fully fleshed out theme engine built directly into the OS for your Android device. There are tons of available themes on the Play Store and the internet that can completely change the look of your phone on the fly, and it’s one of the biggest things that’s been missing from Cyanogenmod 12. Read more

OnePlus releases custom Lollipop-based ROM alpha to close out 2014

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OnePlus announced yesterday that they were releasing an alpha build of a custom ROM that has been in development. The ROM will eventually be customizable, but starts out with a bloat-free, stock-Android experience for users. Although OnePlus has not added any extras yet in this version, the ROM is built on AOSP Lollipop, so users can get the latest sweet goodies included in Google’s most recent version of the Android operating system. Read more

OnePlus turns 1 today, announces a new battery pack and starts contest to name their new ROM

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OnePlus unveiled a new portable battery pack, called the Power Bank. It’s 10,000 mAh so it can power the OnePlus One three times before it needs to be charged again. It can of course charge other devices, not to mention it features a second port for charging two devices at the same time. It will be available early next year in either Silk White or Sandstone Black and cost $14.99.

Today also happens to be the one year anniversary for OnePlus, and they have a couple of things going on. The first is they posted a video, which looks back at the past year. They are also giving you a chance to win a OnePlus One if you wish them a Happy Birthday on their Vine page.

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Vsenn pledges support for Paranoid Android ROM on upcoming devices

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When Vsenn announced they were working on a modular smartphone platform to compete with Google’s Project Ara, more than a few eyebrows were raised that a start-up would want to take on Google, especially in a brand new market. To help set itself apart from its much larger competitor, Vsenn has announced plans for an Approved ROM Partner (ARP) program. The ARP is intended to give customers the flexibility to flash a new ROM onto their device while still maintaining their warranty and factory support for their device. Along with the announcement of this new program Vsenn also announced that Paranoid Android would be the first ROM approved for use. Read more