Great news for Cyanogenmod (CM) users. CM developers are planning to add a “run in incognito” mode in the latest Cyanogenmod ROM. Users will be able to simply go to system settings and turn this feature on. In the Incognito mode, third party apps will not be able to access your personal information. Even when the apps request such information, your ROM or operating system will return empty list for contacts, messages, calendar and browser history. Your location will also be invisible since GPS will appear as off to apps. Continue reading
So you bought your HTC One X only a year back and it’s already gotten older now that the HTC One is released. However, HTC One X is a powerful-gorgeous device and installing the latest OS can make it function faster and chances are it will even make you forget that there is a newer HTC on the block. While HTC One comes with the Android 4.1.2 Jellybean, the One X came with 4.0.X Gingerbread. The user experience of android 4.1.2 on HTC One is far better than that of older android operating system like on the One X. Upgrading to a newer operating system is said to improve memory management which means faster operation, a better user interface means easier operation and also visually better looking. Continue reading
Chitika insights recently conducted a study regarding the OS fragmentation or usage percentage among six versions of Android OS- Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and the latest Jelly Bean. The study showed that Gingerbread had the highest usage of 42%, followed by Ice Cream Sandwich 34.3 %, Jelly Bean 13.6%, Froyo 7.9% and Eclair 1%. WE can see that Gingerbread though an old OS, still has a far better share than the latest Jelly Bean. This is because many carriers and hardware vendors take a lot of time to bring new OS updates for their devices and consumers must wait for those releases. Continue reading
The Cyanogenmod community has now released the unofficial android 4.2 release called the Cyanogenmod 10.1. Currently the 10.1 nightlies are released for many selected models. Though a stable release is yet to come, the cynogenmod users are already downloading/updating their roms and are reporting numerous bugs. Based on these reports the 10.1s are updated almost daily eliminating any known issues for the particular android smart phone.
You can go to www.cynogenmod.com and select your mobile phone and download the latest 10.1 nightly or stable release, you can then follow these steps, as mentioned in the xda forum, to install Cyanogenmod 10.1 in your android device: Continue reading