Week Ending: June 28, 2013
“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts.
Happy Friday! This was a busy and exciting week for us; this round-up has a lot of ground to cover.
CM 10.1.0 Release
We pulled the trigger on the release, with builds of Android 4.2.2 based CM 10.1 now available on our servers. As a reminder to those upgrading from CM 10.0, this latest release is based on a newer version of Android and will require that you update your third party add-ons to be compatible, and for some of you, your radios and bootloaders as well. If you receive an assert failure or can’t sync your email accounts, you are likely in need of an update.
We are actively tracking the need for any point releases (ie 10.1.0.1) and will put them out on a device by device basis.
Big Android BBQ
For those of you in the States, CyanogenMod is sponsoring the big the Big Android BBQ and the tickets are now available! Come hang out with us this October!
With 10.1.0 out of the way we unveiled some of the features we have been working on.
Xperia Camera Features
With some hard work and fancy code, we enabled some of the more advanced features on the 2012/13 Xperia devices, including HDR and Sony’s image & video stabilization.
HDR Video Capture
The HTC One variants and the Xperia Z received the added benefit of HDR video recording!
Camera Quick Settings Tile
Nebkat joined all the camera fun and introduced our first Advanced Quick Settings tile, with the ability to access the camera viewfinder and take a picture directly from the Quick Settings panel!
Privacy Guard Merged
We merged the Privacy Guard (formerly Incognito App Mode) patches into the nightly builds, and the functionality is now open for wide-scale testing. If you find a bug, drop a mention in our G+ thread and thank you in advance for not reporting bugs for a nightly build on JIRA.
Trio of Status Reports
With the device roster for 10.1 being finalized, we received a lot of questions on missing devices. We put out a few brief updates for affected devices.
First, for Tegra 2 based devices, we will be discontinuing general releases moving forward.
Next up, we brought back nightlies for four of our HTC devices, after a short 3 month hiatus.
Finally, the Exynos family got its report card and we aren’t going to be giving up on you Exynos 4 users (eg. i9100, i9300) any time soon. There was also a silver lining for International S4 users (i9500) with the announcement that we have the device in hand and are hacking away – no ETA.
Koush’s Secret Feature
Last week we teased that Koush had something in the works, related to SMS and Messaging. This week Koush let the cat out of the bag, with the reveal of Secure Push/SMS messaging coming to CyanogenMod! Checkout the patches and source code!
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