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FAEA might have gone all shy on us when it comes to hardware, but they still have a team working on software. The latest release being Ommi ROM based on Android 4.4 Kitkat!

Google are expected to bring the card based Google Now notification system to Google Chrome Beta for desktops.

At the start of this week we headed to Beijing to attend the OnePlus launch event where CyanogenMod CEO Steve Kondik took to the stage and answered a few questions here is the video from the event.

Samsung has made available the Android v4.4 kernel source code it’s premier phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The FAEA development team have been working to bring CyanogenoMod to the FAEA F2S for quite some time now and is seems some large steps have been made.

Chinese phone start-up OnePlus have just posted a video of the event they held on Monday. Watch the highlights here.

China’s Meizu have announced that they will be making no profit from sales through the Meizu appstore, while developers will get 100% of the revenue.

Tencent, developers of popular messaging app WeChat, are on their way to releasing the WeChat TV, a smart TV which integrates with your WeChat account.

Xiaomi have been selling phones at near-production cost for a while now. However, the revenues the upcoming Chinese maker manages to rake in regardless might manage to stagger you.

More great news for Oppo and CyanogenMod today after the Oppo N1 became the worlds first CyanogenMod phone!

Chinese tech start up Geek have launched a youth version of their popular smartwatch for just $165, along with releasing developer tools for 3rd party developers!

FAEA are promoting their open source phones once again with an offer to save $30 on a developer version of the FAEA F2 or FAEA F2S.

One of the issues with Mediatek phones is lack of custom ROM support, but this is slowly changing with the release of more sources codes, the latest of which is the Oppo R819.

Along with the launch of their new high-end 8-core processor, Mediatek have also reportedly shown off their own rival to NFC.

There has been a lot of talk about Mediatek’s 8-core MT6592, with many claiming it is just not needed on a mobile device, however this may not be true as game developers Gameloft are already announcing new games will be optimised for the powerful new SoC.

Kernel source codes for the Xiaomi Mi2 turn up on GitHub, custom ROMs coming soon?

The team behind the CyanogenMOD custom ROM have announced that they will be launching two version of the ROM to suit developers and regular users.

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.

Xiaomi have promised to release the kernel code to their phones opening up Xiaomi devices to 3rd party ROM developers.

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.