CyanogenMod Adds Support for Huawei, Motorola Phones

24 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cyanogen Adds More Mid-range Devices to Support List.

Cyanogenmod has updated the list of supported devices lately, adding a handful of mid-range devices to list from companies like Motorola, Xiaomi and a few more.

Its products are not necessarily the greatest, because they’re not intended to compete with flagships, but because of their low prices, many consumers preferred to buy them. The list includes devices such as the Moto G (2015) and Moto E, as well as the devices from Huawei including the Honor 4 & 4x, Ascend Mate 2 and Snapto, making these devices the first ones to get supported after CM 7. Cyanogen said in a blog post, “Over the past few months, device maintainers new and old have been pushing hard to get support up to par for a wide range of devices. Lenovo’s strategy was to not allow Motorola to be influenced by Google anymore, and we’ve noticed a small evolution, right after the change of ownership.

Browsing through Cyanogen’s blog post, we learn that the company has added support for smartphones from Smartfren (an Indonesian device maker), WileyFox and Oppo as well. Furthermore, we’re told that the Korean version of the LG G, Samsung Galaxy S5 in Japan and China, and the HTC One M8 dual-SIM will work with the latest version of CyanogenMod. The standard colors of the backing are white and black, but thanks to the Moto Maker program, you can select other color (there are 10 options, in total), but not the material, as this privilege is offered only to the owners of the Moto X flagship.

If you have a mid-range device of your own and you think you’d like to give CyanogenMod a shot, go ahead and check the list to see if your device is eligible or not. But, you will like the idea to customize the back of your phone with your name (it will be engraved to the plastic), to select a different homescreen wallpaper or to use a custom greeting message.

In order to keep its price very low, Motorola didn’t improve the screen of its new Moto G, which uses the same 5-inch IPS LCD touch panel with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with 294 ppi. Motorola replaced the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 engine with a slightly faster Snapdragon 410 processor, which is based on the 64bit architecture and contains ARM’s new Cortex-A53 CPU with a clock speed of 1.4GHz.

It uses stock Android software, which means that it has a clean Material Design and it runs pretty fast, supporting intensive tasks, but not 3D games, because of the weak graphics. The 13MP rear camera takes photos with an average quality because it doesn’t have an advanced software to process the images, so they look washed out and have an annoying graininess.

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