There’s often a ton of reason to go after a device that has all the making of being one of Google’s favorites. Two of the biggest reasons is that Google and Android like it, and that means it’s going to get a lot of attention. The other is that heaps of people use it which means that there’s a lot of people on it all the time and at the end of the day that spells money and popularity. The point I’m trying to get at is that always think of what you are buying before you get it. You always get what you pay for, and in some cases you can get a great bargain if it’s used by many People. The Nexus 5 is the prime example of what I’m talking about here, and once more owners get their hands on something before the rest of the crew using different handsets. If you have any of the Nexus products then you can get this at the same time, but you wouldn’t have been using the chocolate software for as long so you might be more inclined to wait it out longer.
If you have the original Nexus 5 then you have most likely been using the Android 4.4 Kit Kat for a while now because it came wit hit out of the box. That means as soon as you bought it, assuming you did when it first came out, you’ve been looking at it ever since. The other ones like the Nexus 7, and 10 weren’t so lucky because it took them a while to get the KitKat. It has only been around for a few weeks.
Depending on where you are, if you’re ready to move on to something else, or if you are comfortable staying put on what you have now, this is a new custom build of the same thing you can now download and install. There’s no hurry for this, if you’re not ready for it yet then it can wait until you are.
A lot of enthusiasts like to try lots of new different firmware, especially if it’s custom so this should keep you guys nice and happy.
CyanogenMod has had a pretty tough time of it lately. They were pulled from the Google Play store as an official installer. That tool was designed to make life a hell of a lot easier for people looking to get into modifications. Now with it gone, it will stop the progression and nowhere near as many people will be looking at modifying any more. That’s a real shame. It hasn’t kept them down and out for long though, because the team has been hard at work to dish out this beautiful Rom.
Remember that it is custom, so you can kiss goodbye to any warranty you might have had remaining. Not everybody has this because not all people pay for it. This generally takes place as you are purchasing the phone as an extra option. If you didn’t pay extra money, then you likely don’t have one anyway so it doesn’t really matter.
There weren’t many problems with the official Kitkat as you would expect with the software from Google becoming smoother and better working each time they make it. Combine that with as few extra features that people haven’t seen before, and everybody is happy at the end of the day.
There were lots of talk about this being mainly for Google TV, and we heard just the other day that there will be a Nexus TV coming in 2014. This could be as soon as Q1 or at the latest, Q2 before the big holiday break mid-year in the States. We also know that Apple has been constantly putting the Apple TV on hold. It looks as though 2014 is about to see a huge boom in entertainment if we were to take a guess from all of the tell-tale signs.
Nightlies suggests that this is a stable version, but not the final product yet. From what we have seen around the web, people are very happy so far with the way it works. If you aren’t confident, you always have the option of sitting back for 24 hours and seeing what comments pop up before you make a decision.
It was only 2 weeks ago that saw CM 11 Alpha bring Kitkat to the Samsung galaxy S4. That was very popular and worked well. Within the last week we saw a CM 10.2 stable release get launched. After they had finished this the developers then went on to this particular build. As you can see, it hasn’t taken them long to do so. Only about another 7 days and they were finished.
We also saw the CyanogenMod 11 M1 get released which is also based off of the same thing as this. That is different from the night time version however, and will be for a bunch of different phones instead.
Get your copy here from the official CyanogenMod website.