Earlier today, some disappointing news came from Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod's founder and Cyanogen Inc.'s cofounder; because of Cyanogen Inc.'s failure, "(CyanogenMod) is very much affected." For the time being, though, CyanogenMod maintainers are still churning out new builds of CM14.1 (Android 7.1 Nougat) for many devices. We've got seven new devices with CyanogenMod 14.1 nightlies this time around (well, more like five, since two pairs of the devices are almost exactly the same). Read More
We've mentioned it before, but Mo Versi of HTC's American division is a good dude. Any given day you can find him on Twitter, answering questions from HTC customers and giving out juicy info on the next major software releases from the company. If every Android manufacturer had someone like Mo, the world would be a better place... and maybe our comment section wouldn't seem so bitter and despondent. Anyway, his latest tidbit is that the AT&T variants of the HTC One M8 and One M9 will be updated to Marshmallow starting tomorrow. Read More
The CyanogenMod ROM development team continues to add to its ever-expanding range of officially-supported devices. Today we get a little-known variant from a huge manufacturer and a huge phone from a little-known manufacturer (outside of China, anyway): the dual-SIM version of HTC's 2014 flagship One M8, and Xiaomi's Mi4, respectively. Both are available as nightly builds on CyanogenMod's download repository.
The ROMs are labeled "M8dug" for the One M8 and "cancro" for the Mi4. Both have just two builds at the time of writing, and they may or may not be added to a more stable release the next time the ROM team releases one - it all depends on how stable and feature-complete the developers can get the builds. Read More
The HTC One M9 is HTC's new flagship, but there are still plenty of M8s floating around out there. Best Buy is looking to unload some stock today with a steep discount. You can get a new M8 for AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon for $299 off-contract. This deal is valid today only, or until supplies are exhausted.
Update: both HTC and AT&T have posted changelogs for the update, you can see them here (ATT) and here (HTC).
Ahhh. The feeling of spring. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and flowers are blooming. Everything feels fresh and new, and - if you are an AT&T customer who is the proud owner of an HTC M8 - things are about to get even fresher and newer. Mo Versi, Vice President of Product Management at HTC, announced this evening via Twitter that Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the AT&T One M8 starting tomorrow April 7. Read More
HTC is expected to announce the release date for the One M9 any time now, but there are some treats for those of you sticking with the M8 as well. A new version of the Dot View case app is out, and it has a ton of improvements. Also, games. Yes, games. I don't know why either.