Oppo debuted the N1 smartphone with several unique features. A rear touch sensor can be used for navigation while the rear camera is also a front facing sensor thanks to the swivel hinge.
CyanogenMod may be the best Android firmware you’ve never heard of. You probably will though: The small group of developers behind it became a company this week with $7 million in funding. Meanwhile, HP launched four tablets that could appeal this holiday season.
Oppo released a video to YouTube that hints the upcoming Oppo N1 will be the first CyanogenMod phone.
CyanogenMod has become a full-fledged company – Cyanogen Inc. – and plans to release a CM installer app in Google Play.
Cyanogenmod developer Koushik Dutta managed to bring Chromecast support to any app that uses Android’s default media player. This hack could one day allow anyone running Cyanogenmod to beam any audio or video content to their TV — think AirPlay for Android. Check out a demo video on Dutta’s Google+ page. Somehow, I doubt this will find its way into the next version of Android. Google seems to be more keen on getting media app developers directly involved.
Fragmentation? What fragmentation? Netflix’s Android app is being used on close to 1000 different Android devices each and every day, complete with multiple OS versions and custom ROMs. But for its daily testing, the company relies on a surprisingly small array of Android handsets and tablets.
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