With Apple and rival chipset manufacturer Qualcomm releasing their own 64-bit processors and LG’s Odin apparently besting Samsung’s Exynos 5 on AnTuTu, Samsung is apparently feeling the heat and is reportedly working on a new custom built CPU named the Exynos S chip
Well known developers from around the world including Chainfire, Xplodwild and Dees_Troy have come together to build another aftermarket ROM (or custom ROM) which aims to make the Android operating system more open and user-friendly – the OmniROM.
Being technology enthusiasts, we’re sure you have either come across a phone running on the popular aftermarket firmware, CyanogenMod, or have flashed it on one of your own devices. The very firmware has become so popular that they even have a hardware partner now.
The question put up by Andi, whether Mediatek should embrace GPL (or at least offer more tools to custom ROM devs) can, in my opinon, be easily answered with “Yes”. If you buy a device, its always great to have the opportunity to fiddle around with it and change things. Theres already a lot possible, once you acquire root rights on your Android system, but if the hardware base is open too, the possibilities are even bigger.