Last Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: October 19, 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

“I’m late! I’m late!…No time to say ‘hello’, goodbye!” These past few weeks, I appear to be channeling my inner White Rabbit. Let’s recap last week’s activities shall we?

Saying goodbye to some old friends

With all the excitement surrounding the BBQ, one crucial piece of information got lost in the shuffle. Michael Scott (aka Hashcode) has succumb to the pressures of life and been forced to withdraw from supporting a handful of his Motorola OMAP devices, namely the Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR and Droid 4. He will continue to support the other devices he has, but given the time crunch he is feeling, it only makes sense that he focus on the devices that are more recent and (somewhat) easier to keep up to date. Hit the link to read his write-up.

DroidCon 2013 London! 

Shane Francis (BumbleBee) and myself will be in attendance and giving the Keynote at DroidCon this week! If you are in the area grab a ticket and come out and say hi!

Nexus 7 2013 LTE

The latest Nexus 7 and its maintainer romracer made their way onto the CM scene this week. If you have one of these models, check for ‘deb’ on your favorite CM downloads page!

Note 3

We’ve also begun the task of bringup on the Galaxy Note 3 – this device is not close to nightly status yet, but we thought some of you may appreciate knowing CM for the device (GSM and CDMA variants) is in process. Please respect the work of the maintainers and not ask for an estimate of availability, it’ll be ready when its ready.

Koush’s remote display framework in action

You may have seen Koush demonstrating Airplay support, and other ‘second screen’ functionality. But that same framework  also allows for built in screen-recording functionality right inside of CM – no root or external app required. AndroidPolice did a quick write-up, check it out!  The patch is still in review (see framework link) so don’t get caught asking where it is in the OS, its not there yet ;).

Got a suggestion for a topic you’d like to see in the next round-up? Let us know in the comments below. All device/port requests will be ignored.

  • Matthew Smith

    Why ‘deb’? Is this name set by the manufacturing or is it invented by CM developers? The term ‘deb’ implies a link with Debian as this is what their packages are called.

  • Russ

    Because that’s the proper codename name for it.

  • ciwrl

    Names come from the manufacturer. Flo (the WiFi edition) and Deb (LTE) are character(s) in the movie Finding Nemo.

  • Rohan Mathur

    set by manufacturing

  • Jase Whipp

    Thanks for the update on the Note 3…after two weeks of TouchWiz and no CM, I can tell ya, this is good news.

  • Jacob Dagenais

    I can’t find the deb download. Not live yet? :-(

  • midimench

    Absolutely, TouchWiz needs to die, and soon. CM makes me very happy

  • Ethan Cottier

    Would this screen recording work on the galaxy nexus? And if so, how would it perform?

  • ciwrl

    Finding Nemo (yes really, Google has a sense of humor).

    Flo and Deb are sister(s) (hint, she’s crazy).

  • OneOfOne

    as long as cm keeps the apps to sd feature I will be a happy guy

  • Zachary Hinson

    How come my SGH-t989 can’t boot cm10.2 after the first boot. It just sits there with a black screen.

  • m1l4droid

    Touchwiz is one of the worst things that happened to Android. I tell ya, my I9300 was lagging like a Nexus S one TW and now on CM it’s supersonic!

  • benjamimgois

    Good news. I´m still waiting for the day i´ll read: “Cyanogen brings a revolutionary new multiwindow feature for android”

  • Faizan Jamil

    Hopefully when Cyanogenmod becomes more widespread, they can get Samsung to ship their phones with CM, it’s a small chance, but it’s still something to think about

  • Brian Ramos

    It’d be a nice feature to add on wifi direct to devices that support it, it would be better rather than just having to use NFC all the time

  • Mike D

    Is there a forum that someone can link to where I can follow any Note 3 progress…need that CM back in my life. Thanks in advance!

  • AcE

    Are you fucking stupid??