Cyanogen, the company behind the popular open source operating system and the OS of choice for last year's OnePlus One, wants to be even more independent from the Google-based software that lies at its foundation. According to Cyanogen's CEO, Kirt McMaster "We're attempting to take Android away from Google."
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An upcoming build of the CyanogenMod operating system includes a simple but brilliant security feature called "Scramble PIN Layout." It's exactly what it sounds like: a way to scramble the keypad when you unlock your phone, so that people can't peek at your keystrokes and learn your PIN.
App continuity is all the rage at the moment, thanks to Apple's recently introduced feature to share apps and data between iOS and OS X devices. Nextbit, a software team of ex-Googlers, is trying to bring the same electronic wizardry to Android.
Snagged a HP Touchpad (or seven) during its $98 fire sale in August? Either you've come to terms with what webOS offers and its decidedly terminal fate, or, you've been hanging out for CyanogenMod to get Android onto the hardware. It looks like CM are getting closer to making this reality, judging by their latest video.
Looks like we'll have to rely on the efforts of the Cyanogenmod crew for stable Android on TouchPad, with the TouchDroid team having closed its doors. Before it was shuttered, though, the team did release video and walkthrough information for getting rather unstable Android running on TouchPad. You know. For if you're really keen.
CyanogenMod is one of the biggest hacks to ever hit the Android mobile platform. It's got an estimated 500,000 users. Many Android programmers use it as a starting point for their own coding projects. And according to the project's founder, a number of Google employees have it installed on their Android devices.
It's just possible that the crafty folks at the XDA developers forum have managed to upgrade the Galaxy Tab from trainwreck to fender bender. All it needed was a healthy dose of Gingerbread. Here's how to get it on yours.