The Snapdragon 652-powered Redmi Note 3 was among the most popular budget mid-range devices in India last year. The company sold upwards of 2.3 million units of the handset in 2016 despite battling stock issues.
Custom ROMs for Android
CyanogenMod might be dead, but the team behind it is still alive and has moved on to work under LineageOS. The first official nightly builds of LineageOS started rolling out from the end of January for over 80+ devices.
The OnePlus 3 has turned out to be one of the most popular smartphones of this year. After the failure of the OnePlus 2, OnePlus went back to the drawing board and came up with the excellent OnePlus 3. As if the customization price-to-performance ratio of the phone was not already enough, OnePlus has also ensured that the 3 is among the most developer friendly phones out there.
The CyanogenMod team today announced the official roll out of CyanogenMod 14.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The team decided to completely skip CM14 builds based on Android 7.0 this year. Considering the short gap within which Google rolled out Android 7.1 and Android 7.0, this does make sense.
Custom ROMs might not be as popular as before thanks to the advent of Xposed, but they are not entirely redundant as well. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge might be near darn perfect, but not everyone likes all the bloat that Touchwiz comes with, even if it’s not too in-your-face this time around.
The CyanogenMod team today released a new snapshot build of CyanogenMod 13 based on Android 6.0.1. The latest snapshot build packs in a lot of new features, enhancements, and security patches.
A couple of weeks back, the Paranoid Android team made a surprise return into the world of custom ROMs after missing from the scene for over a year. Showing how serious they are about their ROM, the new Paranoid Android team has released an updated build of the ROM — Paranoid Android 6.0.1 — with tons of bug fixes.
Remember Paranoid Android? The custom ROM that was known for coming up with unique new features like Halo? The team and the ROM largely died after majority of the members behind the ROM were hired by OnePlus to work on their OxygenOS. Well, the ROM is now back with new team members and spanking new build for some of the most popular devices out there.
The OnePlus 2 was launched last year by the Never Settle company amidst a lot of hype. The marketing campaign before and after the launch of the OnePlus 2 dubbed it as the 2016 flagship killer. Sadly, the OnePlus 2 — in my opinion — has not really stood the test of time.
The CyanogenMod team today added three new devices to their CM13 nightly roster: the Nextbit Robin, HTC Desire 816, and the Yu Yureka. This is the first official version of CyanogenMod to make it to the Desire 816 and the Nextbit Robin, while this will be the first build of CyanogenMod 13 for the Yu Yuphoria.