Tag Archive: builds

Google tests macOS-like ‘Quick Answers’ in Chrome OS Canary builds

Google Assistant is geting more to do on the desktop platform.

What you need to know Google is testing Quick Answers, a Chrome OS feature that uses the Google Assistant to provide resources based on highlighted text. Quick Answers works a lot like macOS’ ‘Look Up’ feature. Google is currently testing it out on Chrome OS 81.

Google is working on a new feature for Chrome OS — Quick Answers. Doing exactly what the name implies, Quick  [Read More…]

LineageOS already supports almost 70 builds with SU options

They’re back, and they’re running strong.

It may feel good for a handful of knuckleheads to stand up and talk about how they “totally called” the epic collapse of Cyanogen, Inc. but as usual there’s a far more interesting story here. The open source, community-run program that so many people around the world have used for years, lives on. The shift from CyanogenMod to LineageOS is significant, returning a team of people working on an alternative version  [Read More…]

New Android 7.1.1 builds bring Jan security patch to Pixel, Nexus devices

New month means new Android 7.1.1 builds for Nexus and Pixel devices!

Google has released new Android 7.1.1 builds for the two Pixel models and several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6P, 5X, 9, Player and Pixel C.

The new builds bring the requisite bug fixes that we all know and love, along with nearly 50 security updates bundled in the January 2017 (happy new year!) security patch. Pixel owners should look for Build NMF26U or NMF26V depending on  [Read More…]

Cyanogen’s services and nightly builds are shutting down next week

Cyanogen’s grand plan to put “a bullet through Google’s head” has failed.

It’s been a rough couple of months for Cyanogen that saw the company undergo a round of layoffs, shutter its headquarters, and part ways with its co-founder Steve Kondik. The company has now announced that it will be shutting its services and nightly builds after December 31.

In a short post on its blog, Cyanogen said:

As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen,  [Read More…]

Verizon builds on IoT division, acquires ‘smart city’ tech firm

Verizon is hoping to make our city street corners smarter in the not-too-distant future.

Verizon made a move to expand it’s IoT business today, announcing the acquisition of LQD WiFi LLC., a private company based in New York that designed and developed publicly-accessible smart hubs. Branded as Palo, they are street-level kiosk-style structures that offers a range of services such as local community information, wayfinding, public safety announcements, and transit updates via 46-inch touchscreens, as well as providing free  [Read More…]

NVIDIA rolls out developer preview builds with support for Vulkan graphics API

NVIDIA has released preview builds for developers looking to take advantage of the Khronos’s new graphics API, Vulkan. The low-level API is the successor to OpenGL, giving developers a unified cross-platform framework for high-performance 3D graphics that works on Android, Tizen, SteamOS, Ubuntu, and Windows (going all the way back to WIndows XP).

The main benefit of Vulkan over OpenGL is low CPU overhead, which is achieved by leveraging multi-threading and multi-core CPUs. The API  [Read More…]

Reminder: You can help beta test our app and get early builds!

A quick reminder, folks, that there’s an official beta track for the one and only Android Central App, and it’s open to anyone who wants to test things out and get their hands on updates a little early. These builds are generally pretty close to final, so think of it more as a thank-you to those who love Android Central and just can’t wait. Join the G+ community and follow the instructions. [AC App Beta Community]

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Samsung Galaxy S II (I-9100) gets a couple new leaked ICS builds

Samsung Galaxy S II with Ice Cream SandwichSamsung Galaxy S II with Ice Cream Sandwich

For you folks who enjoy poking your heads where they don’t quite yet belong, a couple new Ice Cream Sandwich builds have leaked out for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. And, yes, TouchWiz is there. And still looks like TouchWiz.  Of the two alpha versions, KP4 and KP8, the  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod 7 nightly builds now available for SE Xperia Active, Xperia Pro and LG Thrill

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Following a slew of other phones late last week, the CyanogenMod team has just added nightly build support for three new devices — Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Pro and Xperia Active, as well the LG Thrill 4G — AT&T’s version of the Optimus 3D. Nightly builds of the popular custom ROM are built every day by the team’s army of robots, giving advanced users the change to try out the very latest untested  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod 9 alpha builds making their way online


Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs have been coming out of the woodwork for the past couple weeks now, but there are none as anticipated as CyanogenMod 9.

The amount of work that goes into a stable CyanogenMod release is astonishing. Not only does the build have to be fully functional, but bug free as well. With every new release, be it alpha or nightly, more bugs are discovered. So as time goes  [Read More…]