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CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 brings Android 4.3 to over 70 devices

The latest numbers from Google show that manufacturers are still having a hard time delivering Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to their smartphones. Good thing the guys from the CyanogenMod team are here to help those in need.

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CyanogenMod’s cLock widget makes its way to the Play Store as “Chronus”

chronusIf you’re a CyanogenMod user, you’re probably familiar with their cLock widget. The widget that allows you to display the time, basic weather information, and upcoming calendar appointments on your lock screen has made its way to the Play Store under the name “Chronus.” It’s a pretty sleekly designed widget that is a free download.

You can download the widget through the link after the break.


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Oppo N1 introduced with swivel camera, official support for CyanogenMod

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Chinese hardware maker Oppo pulled the curtain back on its latest flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1. Powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, the handset boasts a 5.9-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but one that rotates 206-degrees and has a flash and soft light. Perfect for both standard photos and high-res selfies, it’s one of the standout components of the Oppo N1.

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The rear of the phone comes with an “O-Touch” panel which can be used with finger gestures for various actions. Additional details in the Oppo N1 include 16GB/32GB storage, an Adreno 320 GPU, 3610 mAh battery, and quadband GSM and pentaband HSPA+ support (no LTE yet).

In terms of OS, the phone allows for the option to easily flash CyanogenMod. While not quite the “out-of-the-box CyanogenMod smartphone” we were hoping for, Oppo is at least making it simple to go with something else besides the custom ColorOS.

The Oppo N1 also works with an “O Click,” portable accessory that can be used to take pictures remotely using the phone’s camera. Able to attach to your key ring, it pulls double duty for sounding an alarm.

Pricing and exact availability (“early December”) are not immediately clear however expect to see the Oppo N1 offered through Amazon and other online retailers.

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Oppo N1 to Dual Boot Android and CyanogenMod

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It looks like Oppo and CyanogenMod are working closely together, as Steve Kondik, the mastermind behind Cyanogen has made a cameo in the latest Oppo N1 teaser. In case you don’t know it already, the new Chinese smartphone will be officially announced later today. Last week, the tech publications were writing that Cyanogen will become […]

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AirPlay Mirroring Coming to an Android Near You Courtesy of Koush and CyanogenMod

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While CyanogenMod moved forward in becoming a company this week, there were worries that the tinkering days were over. This appears to not be the case as Koushik Dutta posted a video on his Google+ account demonstrating AirPlay Mirroring capabilities in CyanogenMod. For those that don’t know, the AirPlay Mirroring is a proprietary protocol of Apple’s that allows people to use compatible devices to push whatever their streaming in iOS to their HD TV through Apple TV.

While there are apps in the Play Store that can do this, this is the first that we’re seeing it built straight into the OS. As you’ll see from the video after the break, he’s mirroring through his HTC One. Koush hasn’t given a time frame other than “coming soon.” However, those of you who have an Apple TV and run CyanogenMod should rejoice as this will be another feature that adds convenience without the need for another app. Like it was said before, we have Koush’s video for you after the break.

Click here to view the embedded video.

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More details surface on how Oppo will utilize CyanogenMod

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News involving Cyanogen seems to keep surfacing at a frequent pace. After founder Steve Kondik teased the company’s involvement in Oppo’s September 23 event, light shed on their potential plans. An internal conversation revealed that Cyanogen needs to piggyback off of a manufacturer because of the Compatibility Test Suite for Android; therefore, this is why they are likely using Oppo as a launching pad. Once they have a manufacturer to work with, Cyanogen would be able to gain access to Google Apps. Being able to use Google Apps is of course a pivotal part of their next phase.

Google Apps contain the proprietary Google applications that come pre-installed with most android devices. Due to licensing restrictions, these apps cannot come pre-installed with CyanogenMod and must be installed separately. CyanogenMod does not require Google Apps to function properly, however, to take full advantage of the Android system, Google Apps are recommended.

This leads us to believe that Oppo may offer a dual boot system, but Android Police is reporting that consumers could have a choice of ordering the device with either Oppo’s UI or CyanogenMod. We should know more next week.

Also found internally was while Kondik will be attending Oppo’s event in Beijing, Koushik Dutta will be sitting this one out due to visa complications. Instead, Cyanogen will be sending a Chinese citizen to accompany Kondik on the trip.

Sources: Android Authority / Android Police

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Android Central 151: Tethering the Drama Llama

Phil, Jerry, Andrew and Alex talk up a week’s worth of news, including the Nexus 7 controversy, CyanogenMod’s rebirth as a real live corporation, more on the LG G2, and more of your e-mails. Join us!

Thing 1: New Nexus LTE hullabaloo

Thing 2: New devices

Other odds and ends

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Oppo may announce CyanogenMod smartphone on September 23

Check out the short teaser clip that Oppo posted online just a few hours back. Yes, that’s CyanogenMod’s own Steve Kondik telling the world that he’s excited to attend the Oppo event in Beijing on September 23. The description listed in the YouTube video? “OPPO + CyanogenMod = ?”

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We don’t have to tell you that the Android world could get very interesting next week with the new rumors that Oppo will debut the first official CM smartphone. We’re definitely interested in seeing that lies ahead for the Oppo N1.

As for the rumors of a CyanogenMod phone from HTC, well that seems to be a much less likely scenario.

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HTC rumored as CyanogenMod’s official hardware partner

UPDATE: Things are looking good for an OPPO announcement on September 23!

New water cooler chatter suggests that CyanogenMod will tap HTC as the official OEM partner of the CM phone.  A member of Ruliweb forums posits that this deal, which is expected to wrap soon, can be pieced together by a handful of HTC staff tweets. Couple that with the fact that both HTC Dev and Cyanogen both have Seattle offices and it sounds at least partially plausible.

everyone in town for team meetings this week…excited about 2014 and what @HTC is bringing, i hope you all are too. no guts, no glory!!!

— Leigh Momii (@jetleigh) September 19, 2013

We don’t have to tell you to tread lightly with this rumor, however it could make for interesting analysis.

If not HTC, then who?

For further fun, be sure to check out MobileBurn’s post on potential partners. Our friend Andrew Kameka puts odds on multiple hardware makers and he thinks it’s a long shot for HTC.

Sound interesting?

What’s your opinion of an HTC smartphone that runs CyanogenMod out of the box? Or, what do you think of a device that might allow for super- simple flashing of ROMs and updates? Would you consider something from smaller players who have not cracked that top tier?

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Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta reveal future plans regarding Cyanogen, Inc.

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Shortly after yesterday’s announcement that Cyanogen, Inc. was formed, Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta took to Reddit to answer questions about their plans. It was already revealed that they would offer a one-click installer for both Android and Windows. More details will be announced next week, but they did say that it will support all devices that CyanogenMod currently supports, which means any devices that can be unlocked. However, if there isn’t a legitimate manufacturer-supplied method, they might not support it.

Next up is hardware. I think it’s inevitable that Cyanogen will team up with at least one hardware manufacturer to offer a Cyanogen branded phone. They are saying it’s a long-term goal, but they do have a partner already.  This partner could be revealed next week. Eventually they hope to license their software to OEMs and/or sell it directly to consumers. Hopefully by that time they will be able to offer Google apps along with their ROM. For now, Gaaps will still need to be installed separately until they can reach an agreement with Google or shall I say pass all their requirements.

Those are just some of the highlights, but I encourage you to check out the full thread at Reddit by hitting the source link below.

source: Reddit

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