CyanogenMod support for four LG devices, including LG G3 S

The CyanogenMod Team keeps expanding its supported device roster by the day. If you have an LG device and the most recent supported version of Android does not please you, you now have an alternative – depending on what device you own, of course.       The newest nightly builds from CM are compatible with LG G3 S, LG Optimus L70, LG G2 Mini and LG G3 Beat. All of the builds are CyanogenMod 13 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow) and they are currently available for download and flashing.   Three devices have two nightly builds and LG G2 Mini has only one. The LG G3 S is codenamed “jag3gds” on the download page. It is a smaller and cheaper version of the G3 flagship from last year.   G3 Beat is an alternative name for the G3 S, used when sold on some territories (it has the codename “jagnm”).   LG G2 Mini is the mini version of LG G2 – the LG flagship for 2013 – and it bears the codename “g2m”. Optimus L70 is one of the low-cost entry-level smartphones on the market and it has the code name “w5”.   You have to prepare for some instability with these nightly builds and some bugs may also pop up if you are unlucky. You will need a latest version of the Gapps ZIP package if you want to get access to the Google Play Store and additional Google services.   Source: CyanogenMod LG G2 Mini, Optimus L70, LG G3 S, LG […]

CyanogenMod 13 spotted, will allow Wi-Fi calling where supported

CyanogenMod 13 is soon going to grace us with its custom presence and then you will not have to worry about losing your Wi-Fi calling feature on your new phone again. T Mobile just included the Wi-Fi calling on their most recent smartphones used in areas where the network is not able to penetrate yet. Until now, this was one of the best reasons for you to stay on Android stock, but it is no longer the case, if you like to adorn your device with a custom ROM.     A Cyanogen Inc. employee, namely former AOKP leader Roman Birg recently posted a photo on Google + showing T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling on a custom ROM build. This confirms statements that this will be CyanogenMod 13 in the near future, a custom ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This implementation will use some proprietary software plus some Wi-Fi calling code.     Although it is still in an incipient phase, Wi-Fi calling will soon become a norm for stock smartphones and custom ROM-using ones, especially since most carriers are allowing their customers to use off-contract phones. CyanogenMod 13 does not have an official release date as of yet, but alpha and beta builds will soon show up.   Source: Google+

Android One devices get Android 6.0 OTA just after Nexus devices

Android 6.0 update rolls to Android One devices today! After the release of the factory images and OTA updates, Google decided to go on with their update schedule and the next devices on the list following the Nexus smartphones are the Android One devices. It seems that Google is keeping to their word when it comes to these cheap and affordable smartphones – as they promised not long ago that they would update them efficiently and in time.     The OTA is already hitting devices in the Philippines and in India: Micromax Canvas A1 Spice Dream UNO Karbon Sparkle V.   You can also flash the update to your device if you don’t want to wait for the automatic update. There is no news regarding other countries’ Android One devices, but everyone should get ready because Google seems to be moving fast with the Marshmallows!   Source: AndroidPolice

Android 6.0 officially rolling out next week

Android 6.0 starts rolling out to devices as soon as next week. The first to get Google’s freshest android experience are, of course, the Nexus devices, namely Nexus 6, 5, 7 (2013), 9 and Player. Marshmallow will get to devices probably starting October 5th, as specified in some leaks, and that is also the date when the OS gets to the AOSP.       The OTA rollout will probably be slow but zip files will be relatively easily procured and then everyone will be able to taste the Marshmallow.   The first devices to launch with the freshest Android 6.0 OS are the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, of course. The devices were also launched today and they can already be pre-ordered.     On a side-note, the Android page has suffered some changes to match the new operating system. The site now features highlights such as Now on Tap, permission support and smart battery usage. You can also find dozens of new things related to the Marshmallow update (interactive animations included).   Source: Marshmallow Android