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    OnePlus continues to deliver news of its upcoming One handset piecemeal, and earlier this week we got details about what to expect from the smartphone's imaging systems. Our next update arrives today, pulling back the camera a little and focusing on the One's external design as we get word of interchangeable covers crafted from a number of materials. OnePlus calls these “covers,” but from the harsh words it has to say about cases that are applied on top of a phone, obscuring its design, we're almost certainly talking about Moto G-style backplates. Five such options get confirmed today: ...

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    OnePlus is hard at work on its One smartphone, set to arrive running a special incarnation of CyanogenMod later this year – sometime in the first half, at least. While there's still a good deal we don't yet know about the handset, OnePlus has been remarkably forthright in disclosing certain details about the phone's hardware, and especially in these post-MWC days we've been hearing a ton about what to expect. Pricing, display details, voice commands from sleep, the choice of SoC: all that's out in the open. Today we continue with the flow of OnePlus One news, learning what the company ...

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    Being able to talk to your phone, issuing voice commands while it's sitting around in its low power sleep mode, is a feature that really came to prominence last year with the launch of the Motorola Moto X. But while the Moto X gave it wings, the DSP hardware that can be used of to pull off such a trick is present on plenty of other handsets – just yesterday, we looked at an unofficial effort to bring the ability to the Nexus 5. There, it's the Snapdragon 800 offering that low power DSP – a chip we just heard confirmed for the upcoming OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone. OnePlus has been ...

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    Is it too early to start getting excited about the OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone? The handset isn't due to launch until sometime in Q2, but some of the recent details we've been hearing about it have been making the smartphone sound more and more attractive – specifically, that sub-$400 price tag sounds pretty great. But just what sort of phone will you ultimately get for that money? We've heard plenty of talk from OnePlus about “flagship specs” for the One, but haven't had a done of details about just what that might mean. This week, the company shares quite a few specifics, helping ...

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    Last month we started getting answers about Cyanogen Inc.'s plans to work with an OEM to produce an all-new CyanogenMod smartphone, with news of the formation of OnePlus from former Oppo staff and its plans for its One handset. From what OnePlus shared about the hardware (and those details were very sparse) it sounded like we were looking at a pretty darn high-end phone. We've talked a little about our dreams for the OnePlus One, but would flagship-level specs translate into a flagship-caliber price? Thankfully, that won't necessarily be the case, with OnePlus CEO Pete Chou sharing on ...

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    Google's Chromecast is a cheap, easy-to-set-up way to stream content to your television. Really, its biggest problems have stemmed from the limited sources able to send Chromecast video. In the past, that meant it would only work with a select handful of apps, and even then your phone really only acted as a remote control, directing Chromecast to pull content from across the internet. But then last week we saw Google open up the Google Cast SDK, allowing developers to start sending app content straight to Chromecast. Now one dev is teasing something that goes one step further, mirroring ...

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    CyanogenMod has long been one of the leading names in the custom ROM community. Only recently did the group go "corporate" when they formed Cyanogen, Inc. Before that, CyanogenMod was available as a flashable ROM for devices from virtually all manufacturers, and brought unofficial updates and current versions of Android to devices that had been abandoned by carriers and OEMs alike. However, CyanogenMod was limited primarily as a second-class-citizen, since devices came with their own ROM pre-installed, which would then be replaced by a custom CyanogenMod ROM. What we needed was a device ...

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    If there's nothing else to say about last year's incorporation of Cyanogen Inc. and the company's plans going forward, it's that they're wildly ambitious. In contrast to a platform being helmed by a Microsoft or an Apple, we're seeing how what began as a side project for a group of enthusiasts can evolve into something greater when they really put their minds to changing the way we think about the software on our phones. With plans this year for the launch of the OnePlus One, the first really from-the-ground-up CyanogenMod phone, we're quite optimistic for what's on the horizon. Helping it ...

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    Two weeks ago, back during the CES, we finally learned what was going on with Cyanogen Inc.’s plan to have a manufacturer release a pure CyanogenMod smartphone – rather than the reflashable Oppo N1. The phone would come from new manufacturer OnePlus, spun off by a former Oppo employee. The handset – the OnePlus One – was said to be on-schedule for a launch sometime during the first half of the year. This week, OnePlus has been posting a series of short messages to Facebook, and in doing so has revealed a few hardware details, as well as some new aspects to the One’s launch. Some ...

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    CES is a time of the year for us smartphone-obsessive types where we find ourselves coping with an utter deluge of new announcements, previews, products, and demos. We're keeping you up to date with all the really big news, but the sheer amount of info coming our way means that some of it inevitably gets shuffled around a bit. This afternoon, we're looking back to an announcement that came down the wire overnight, with word arriving of the hardware partner Cyanogen Inc. is going with for its first from-the-ground-up CyanogenMod smartphone. While we've been expecting to get word of this ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the CyanogenMod variant of the Oppo N1, and its official launch today. Amazon follows the news as we talk about their new app store deals and why they exist. Nokia is next as we keep talking about their possible Nokia Android phone, as unbelievable as that may be. Sony is then making headlines with Android 4.3 for existing Xperia smartphones. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans for the display of the Galaxy S 5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition goes up for sale; any takers? - Amazon’s ...

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    Oppo's N1 is an interesting phone for a lot of reasons: a rear touch panel, that cool rotating camera... but one that's really grabbing a big chunk of the attention is the phone's special status as officially supporting CyanogenMod as an alternate platform. Earlier this month, we saw the regular N1 go up for sale, which fully supports users re-flashing their handsets with a CM ROM. In addition to that model, we've also known about a special CyanogenMod Edition of the phone, which would arrive from the factory with CM already installed and ready to go; this week, that CM N1 becomes ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla's first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung's plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia's plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today's show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unboxing the Jolla phone: ...

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    In the precious few month since some of the team behind CyanogenMod found themselves some backers and put together Cyanogen Inc., things have been moving fast. We saw the launch of the first smartphone with official manufacturer-blessed CyanogenMod support, even arriving in a straight-from-the-factory CM edition. We also got a streamlined CyanogenMod installer app in the Play Store, though Google eventually forced it out of there. Most recently, we've been hearing about possible new hardware partners for future CM phones. All this has sounded pretty ambitious, and today we learn about the ...

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    CyanogenMod is a custom ROM that runs on many "otherwise OEM" devices. It's a very popular ROM and is said to have more active installations than Windows Phone has.  The only real downside to CyanogenMod is the relative difficulty to install it. CyanogenMod isn't alone, all custom ROMs share the same basic steps to put them on your phone: assume the risk, oem unlock, root, flash a custom recovery image, and flash the ROM and any auxiliary packages (like GAPPS). To many of our readers, this process is something they could likely do in their sleep -- but t0 the vast majority of Android ...

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    The CyanogenMod team has been busy getting the Nexus 5 running CyanogenMod 11. A few days ago the first milestone along the path to a stable CyanogenMod 11 was released for the Nexus 5 and a few other devices. I didn't have much luck with it. After a few hours of troubleshooting I finally gave up and moved along to the 12/09 and 12/10 Nightlies. Both have been working quite well, but they do have some rough edges and hiccups here and there. Those are to be expected since Nightlies are "not stable" by definition. The version of Android that CM11 is based upon is the "new" Android 4.4.1 ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Asus PadFone Mini launch, and why you shouldn't really care about it. We then talk bout CyanogenMod 11.0 M1, and what this means for the current Nexus line-up. Oppo is next as their future Find 7 plans to be the first smartphone to run the Snapdragon 805 processor, aside from a great display. Then we talk about Samsung's plans to bring us a 1080p Windows Phone early next year, even if Samsung Windows Phones have never been hot. We end today's show talking about Apple's iBeacon service for Apple Stores. All this and more after the ...

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    Owners of all versions of the Nexus 7, the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 -- though they have to be "actively AOSP-supported Nexus devices" -- can get a taste of KitKat done the CyanogenMod-way. Today, the team has released a "Milestone 1" version of CyanogenMod 11, instead of going the old, regular, nightlies-way. This is possible, as the team puts it, because "the AOSP-supported Nexus devices should have minimal to no device specific issues (as their hardware code comes mostly from Google)". Devices have been tested and bugs, should there be any, will most likely refer to the changes ...

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    On September 23 Oppo announced the N1, and, aside from the sexy swiveling camera, the phone-maker is offering future owners a choice for the OS: either Oppo’s own ColorOS, which is basically Android 4.2, or CyanogenMod. According to the latest information from Oppo's Google+ page, the phone will be available for purchase starting from December 10, 2013. It will set you back either $599, or €449, depending on where you purchase it from. However, there's no word on whether the CyanogenMod-powered N1 will be available on the same day; there's also no word on whether the price refers to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Dual-SIM and expandable HTC One reaching UK retail stores. We then talk about how US Carriers plan to avoid stolen phones to be activated outside the United States. Microsoft follows the news as the company is addressing some overheating issues with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. YouTube is next as a recent dissection of the mobile app reveals a paid music service in the works. We end today's show talking about how Google pulled the CyanogenMod app from the Google Play Store. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dual-SIM HTC One ...

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    It seems as if it was just yesterday that we were all celebrating the fact that a CyanogenMod installer became available on the Google Play Store. As the company became incorporated, it focused on making its services easier to use through the typical channels that every Android user knows in order to make it popular. This worked, and for a while we enjoyed the benefits behind it, but sadly this just came to a dramatic halt. As of today the CyanogenMod installer app was pulled from the Google Play Store. According to the CyanogenMod blog: "After reaching out to the Play team, their feedback ...

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    The Oppo N1 is a CyanogenMod-centric smartphone but what could come next? What you want from a CyanogenMod phone might be different from what we expect to see, but, in any case, hardware diversity coupled with CM's exceptionally tuned bits is attractive, to say the least. According to a recent Google+ post, Cyanogen Inc. does indeed have a new hardware partner. "We're not quite ready to lift the veils", says the official page, so we're still left in the dark just a bit, though we should see official information in the "coming weeks". And, since the phrasing clearly indicates a "new" ...

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    CyanogenMod is simply blowing up this fall. When the team behind the custom ROM decided to go all corporate and form Cyanogen Inc., some of us long-term fans were understandably concerned – any big change carries with it the potential for disaster, and despite all sorts of assurances, we just didn't know what this would all mean for what to many has emerged as the custom ROM to beat. Since first getting that news of incorporation, things have been moving fast for Cyanogen Inc., and we've already seen both the release of a streamlined CyanogenMod Installer app into the Play Store, and a ...

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    CyanogenMod has really been in the public eye lately, following its incorporation earlier this year. Just yesterday, we saw the official CyanogenMod Installer hit the Play Store, hoping to introduce new (and maybe less tech-savvy) users to the custom ROM, and we've also seen the launch of the Oppo N1, not just with official CM support, but also its own special CM edition available. We expect to see a lot more from Cyanogen Inc. over the coming months, and one new rumor out today suggests that includes plans for a full-on CyanogenMod phone. Apparently, that means that unlike the N1, with ...

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