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  1. How did you add the double tap to wake? I am trying to find a guide to follow to add it to the kernel. I have also been looking through the committs on github for various kernels, but I can't find a definitive commit where there was no tap to wake and then it got added so I can see what was changed. Do you have your changes on github?
  2. I know Codeworkx has done a CM bringup for this phone and he has done a kernel toolbox too which is awesome. VirusPlus has done great work with a toolbox to enable root, unbrick, rom install and much more. Just wondering if there are any other Devs working away on this phone. Seems like it is a great phone but nobody is really working on it seriously. Is everyone waiting on a stable Android 5 from Huawei?
  3. I think they have. It is certainly giving Nokia's windows phones a run for their money in this space. Being able to have customizable backs and being of a great spec for the price should make it a great choice for anyone off contract. Certainly a push in the right direction now that everyone has jumped on the bandwagon of going after the next billion smartphone users. Until this, I did not think Android had a contender in that field. The windows phones from Nokia were stomping all over cheap androids in terms of build quality, smoothness and usability in the low end market.
  4. It is pretty much the same story here in NZ, some stores are doing better and Samsung in particular are putting dedicated displays in retail stores with their phones, tablets and some PC's which are nicely designed and have good access to look at the items. Most just have a dummy phone which is generally on a tight leash. It is the same with desktops and laptops in retail stores though. Look at the Apple stand and everything is immaculate with staff hanging around constantly cleaning, tweaking and making sure the iDevices are well displayed. The PC section is in disarray with people having taken selfies and set them as backgrounds, the icons are all messed up, kids who think they are funny have messed with settings, the crap manufacturer bundled antivirus keeps telling you it is out of date. Apple just have strict rules about how you can sell their products and what the standards are I think. Staff just don't care. Watched a staff member in a retail store telling a customer that the S4 was the best alternative to an iPhone, which is fine, but then tell the customer when asked about app availability that you can search for apps on the internet and side load them, he also then said you need antivirus on an Android. Just tell them to buy from the android market, most every app is on both markets now.
  5. I think the Nokia 1020 pulls of this camera/phone trick far better. This looks too much like someone put a 3g chip and microphone into the galaxy camera and called it a day. Its just a bit of an odd combo to me, too much camera, not well enough integrated.
  6. I really like these and I particularly like the philosophy of them. Build for the lowest common denominator to run it well and all phones will handle the OS and apps. Would love to get one of the slightly more upmarket ones with a bigger screen, more RAM and features.
  7. Possibly, but there is a pretty big body of evidence building up that Google just don't want anything to do with Microsoft and Windows phone. There is a complete lack of official google apps apart from a crappy search tool. They have blocked mobile IE from seeing google maps online before. They have made this youtube app into a total debacle. They completely block windows PC's and laptops from Google HQ unless by exemption citing security concerns, Google uses a custom rolled Ubuntu. They have publically stated they will not support Windows Phone citing resource issues, which is hard to believe looking at their stock figures. Personally, I just think that Google feels they are in a position where they do not rely on the old windows install base any more. People have to come to them now as they are dominant in so many fields and they are in a position to dictate terms, maybe they are right, but maybe it will bite them eventually.
  8. http://bluishcoder.co.nz/2013/04/22/running-firefox-os-on-nexus-s.html Rydelis, source is in Mozilla B2G repos on github. Build instructions here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/Firefox_OS_build_prerequisites https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/Preparing_for_your_first_B2G_build This is where I get lost, I don't know how to build with Dazzozo's device tree, vendor tree and kernel or even if I need to. If anyone could put up a guide on how to build, I would love to get B2G running on this phone, it is a lot more interesting to me than android. https://github.com/Dazzozo/android_device_huawei_u8815/tree/b2g https://github.com/Dazzozo/proprietary_vendor_huawei/tree/ics/u8815 https://github.com/Dazzozo/B2G https://github.com/Dazzozo/android_kernel_huawei_u8815/tree/ics I would like to devote some time to it, but I just don't have any at the moment which is why I stopped building kernels for the G300 too.
  9. Not until the details are made public and/or an update is pushed out by OEM's. I doubt Huwaei would bother. As above, it has been patched in latest CyanogenMod. https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_libcore/commit/fe70e697810a7a8b9ce47325f53d16fdbc19f1f8 http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/45251/
  10. Yeah, this chip seems really limited in overclocking. 1.2ghz is about as high as anyone has managed to go without reboots/bootloops. I think it is to do with PLL2 overclocking vs PLL4. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2337886 Something to look into perhaps.
  11. Someone was doing a paranoid android port a while ago and by default the settings menu looked like that. If you can alter the DPI on PACman try it for the settings.apk.
  12. Yep, hopefully in 8.1! 4gb of internal storage is not enough for apps once WP has had its way with it. Apps need to have the option of using external storage.
  13. No, unfortunately not. It is one thing I miss since going to windows phone. I don't like having almost all my apps the same colour in the app drawer, makes it hard to pick them at a glance. Why should all my tiles be the same colour on my homescreen too? So many questions, but I still love Windows phone. Still the nicest phone OS I have used.
  14. Its not that bad :) I have traveled a lot within NZ and very seldom struggle with coverage. Even so, I am thinking there will be some caching and other tricks to keep it going with no signal, I believe there are also local as well as connected apps.
  15. Why do you say that glossywhite? The goal of Firefox OS is to provide a simple but smart interface to unify feature phones and make use of the availability of mobile data. I think it does it amazingly and could really take off. It is not meant to be an Android or IOS or Windows Phone clone. It is meant to be a replacement for feature phones and thus has low hardware requirements so it will be fast on all hardware. It should carve out a niche at the top end of the feature phone market and the bottom end of the Android market where manufacturers are using Android because it is free, but not optimized for low end hardware. I can't wait to see them down here in NZ and would love to get my hands on a geeksphone peak, but they seem to be listed as permanently sold out.
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