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Paranoid Android 4.1 beta brings Pie controls to KitKat

The developers of Paranoid Android have released a first beta of PA 4.1. It’s a custom version of Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with a few major tweaks, including a customizable Quick Settings panel and the return of one of Paranoid Android’s most popular features: Pie Controls. When you enable Pie controls, the status […]

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Now with Android 4.4: AOKP, Paranoid Android ROMS and RK3188, Allwinner A31 chips

It’s been a busy week for developers working with Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat software. Two of the most popular custom ROM builders have released their first public builds based on KitKat, and two Chinese chip makers have also released builds of Android 4.4 which support devices with their processors. Here’s a quick roundup of things […]

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Android 4.4 KitKat arrives for the Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10 tablets

Google is starting to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat for its line of Nexus phones and tablets. Starting November 12th, 2013 users of the WiFi-only Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets should start to receive over-the-air updates. Both the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 tablets are getting the software update. Updates for the Google Nexus […]

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KitKat: Thousands petition Google for official Galaxy Nexus update, indie devs port Android 4.4 to more phones

Google plans to offer Android 4.4 updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 tablets, and companies including HTC and Samsung are starting to reveal their update plans. But despite the efforts of third party developers to port Android 4.4 to run on the 2011-era Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google still has no plans […]

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Android 4.4 KitKat ported to run on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google may have no plans to release an official Android 4.4 software update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. But the nice thing about phones that ship with unlocked bootloaders is that you can load your own software — and like most Nexus devices, there’s a pretty healthy developer community involved with the Galaxy Nexus. So […]

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Lilbits (10-31-2013): Hello KitKat

Google introduces Android 4.4 KitKat and launched the Nexus 5 smartphone today. The operating system is designed to run on a wide range of devices, provide tighter integration with cloud storage, support for more immersive apps, and much more. It also won’t be long before we start to see custom ROMs based on Android 4.4. […]

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Paranoid Android shifts gears, will focus on fewer devices

Paranoid Android is a custom version of Android that’s known for introducing unusual features such as custom touchscreen controls and a replacement for the notification and multitasking system in Google’s mobile operating system. Now the Paranoid Android team is laying out plans for their next release, and it looks like there will be a focus […]