I’ve been unable to put out a ROM update over the last few weeks as I’ve been rather busy, but I’m working on one that should address most of the little issues I have with the ROM currently.
I’ve been asked by a few people to make a KitKat theme. I wouldn’t mind working on such a thing, but it could take me a while to find the time as there’s a lot of subtle changes I’d need to make. Like there’s new icons, a new launcher, a new font and the status bar even behaves differently with it’s gradient. So, will I release a KitKat theme? I’m not going to announce anything or make any promises, but if I find some time then maybe I’ll work on one.
The past few days I’ve watched my websites stats and I can see that one person in particular seems to have tried to guess my password by using a brute force attack. Honestly, what kind of idiot does this person think I am? I use different passwords for different accounts and I use complex passwords, so you’re not going to be able to crack my password by using a generic word list.
The other type of attack I’m seeing is from someone who’s trying to access areas of the website that they shouldn’t have access to. They’re attempting to use old WordPress exploits no doubt. Well that wouldn’t work as I always keep the website up to date, and even if by chance one exploit did slip through then I’ve got daily backups, so downtime while I restore everything would be less than half an hour.
I’ve enhanced the websites security a bit more due to these hack attempts and all information associated with these people has been logged. I guess it shows though that some people really do have too much time on their hands when they’d attempt to hack an Android developers website.
After a long wait people can now finally download my ROM.
The ZTE Skate is a really old Android device now, so there’s not many people using it anymore, especially when it comes to English speaking people like myself. I guess for that reason it’s bitter sweet, knowing that my ROM won’t be used by thousands of people, but that it’ll probably be the last fully stable high quality ROM for the device.
I think what I’m most proud of is that there’s no bundled in paid for apps, no “install this to speed up your device” scripts. There’s just bug fixes and a lot of hard work. And what really made it all worth it for me is the one person who said that it was worth the wait.
Just about every other email provider has supported IMAP since 1986, yet Microsoft has only just made it available for Outlook.com. It’s great news though as this will now allow email apps such as K9-Mail to function correctly with Outlook, Hotmail and Live accounts.
Server port: 993
Server port: 587
For the last year I’ve been working on a heavily themed holo version of Gingerbread in my spare time. That’s one of the reasons I’ve not posted a lot as I’ll soon be releasing the ROM.
The past week I further modified the statusbar and I’ve got to say that I’m really happy with the result. I know it’s my own work so I’m going to be biased, but I can’t find any other holo themed Gingerbread ROM that looks this polished.
Google quickly announced the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, its next major Android release, which now puts rumors of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie to rest. The company did not reveal any of the Android 4.4 features instead saying that it’s “our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”
This falls in line with rumors that suggested that the next version of Android would see its requirements lowered so that it could become available for a host of devices including wearable technology and gaming consoles. It likely will emerge for lower-end phones as well.
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