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Now you can install MIUI 7 on dozens of non-Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi may be in the business of developing its own smartphones, but the company’s Android-based software can also be installed on other devices… and now it’s possible to install the recently unveiled MIUI 7 ROM on 69 different devices. The list of phones that you can install MIUI 7 on include the Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus […]

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Would you run an Android Auto custom ROM in your car?

Android Auto is a platform that brings a stripped-down version of Google Android to in-car entertainment systems, allowing you to use Google Maps for navigation, Google Play Music (or third-party apps) to listen to tunes, and voice commands to make phone calls or compose or listen to text messages. Not satisfied with the default behavior […]

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Remix OS 1.5 now available (Android 5.0 with serious multitasking tweaks)

Remix OS is a custom version of Android designed to make Google’s smartphone and tablet operating system feel more like a desktop and notebook OS. It features a taskbar, customized home screen and notification areas, and support for running multiple apps in windows that you can move around the screen. The first version of Remix […]

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Xiaomi smartphone users can begin testing Windows 10 on June 1st

The Xiaomi Mi4 is a smartphone with a 5 inch, full HD display, 3GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It ships with Xiaomi’s custom version of Android called MIUI. But folks that want to try something a little different will get a chance starting June 1st. That’s when users of this Chinese […]

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Original Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 5.1 (unofficially)

The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone launched in mid-2010 and it’s been a long time since Samsung has release a software update for the phone. But nearly 5 years later independent developers are keeping the phone up to date. Xda-developers forum member humberos has released a custom ROM that brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to the first-gen […]

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Paranoid Android 5.0 Alpha 1 gets a first taste of Lollipop

Paranoid Android is a custom version of Google Android known for bringing innovative features to smartphones and tablets including alternate methods for interacting with notifications, on-screen buttons, settings, and more. The developers of Paranoid Android have just released the first public build of their software that’s based on Google Android 5.0… and most of those […]

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CyanogenMod adds official support for Android One smartphones

Android One is Google’s program to help smartphone makers offer low-cost phones in developing markets (including Indiawith decent hardware and up-to-date software. Google offers device makers a list of compatible hardware to choose from and the software company provides the software and updates. But if you’d rather run different software, independent developers have been offering custom […]

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HP TouchPad gets Android 5.0 Lollipop (unofficially)

HP’s long-discontinued webOS tablet continues to find new life as an Android device. The company launched the HP TouchPad in 2011 and discontinued the tablet just two months later due to disappointing sales. But when the company slashed prices and sold off its remaining tablets for as little as $99, HP managed to sell millions of […]