The CyanogenMod team develops one of the world’s most widely used Android custom ROMs, and the team has now started to roll out CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat nightly builds for a wide variety of devices. While the nightly builds will let you experience all that KitKat has to offer, there one downside. These custom ROMs are not stable and are far from finished, so its likely that users might encounter quite a few builds. It might not be a very good idea if you plan on using the nightly builds as your daily drivers.
The CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 nightly builds starting rolling out yesterday, Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 all received their builds yesterday. A list of upcoming nightly builds has already been posted online by the CyanogenMod team. Dozens of devices have made it to the list, including multiple variants of the HTC One, Galaxy S3 and the LG G2. So even if the OEM of your Android smartphone hasn’t released the Android 4.4 KitKat update as yet, you can get a taste of Google’s latest mobile OS update through the CyanogenMod 11 custom ROMs. Before flashing a custom ROM ensure that you have created a backup of your data, and ensure that there’s enough juice in the battery to last through the process of ROM flashing.
Back in September we reported that ASUS had confirmed it would be releasing the PadFone Mini later this year, apart from the MeMOFone HD5. The launch isn’t that far off. The company has already sent out invites for an event in Taiwan, which takes place this Wednesday. At the event, the company will finally unveil its latest product. However, its appearance might not catch you by surprise, considering the fact that its press shots have already leaked online.
The leaked shots have been published online by serial Twitter leaker @evleaks, who has a very lengthy as well as solid track record when it comes to these things, so perhaps you might want to put down that grain of salt for this particular leak. The PadFone is basically a smartphone and tablet hybrid, going by the press shots, it appears that the smartphone has a 4.3 inch display whereas the tablet appears to have a 7 inch display. While @evleaks hasn’t provided any technical details along with this image, the PadFone Mini is said to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 4.3 inch qHD display, 3G compatibility and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. No word as yet on pricing and availability, or if any carrier in the U.S. will strike a deal with ASUS to carry the PadFone Mini.