Hello everybody, welcome one more week to What the Android Didn’t See. After Christmas and April Fools’ Day, it is time to recall some of the news that we have been left in the inkwell in these last seven days, and thus, leave everything behind ready to say goodbye to the year.
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) publishes its own application
Yes, I know, some of you may be thinking “Good morning green sleeves”, Well, surely it would have saved you the odd upset due to bad weather. But hey, the important thing is that from now on we will be able to consult weather predictions of more than 8,000 Spanish municipalities. This application, which we can find on Google Play under the name of El tiempo de AEMET, will also allow us to see warnings about weather phenomena, as well as radar images of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
The truth is that although do not end up being too well integrated With the general design of Android, that of the application is not bad and its operation is very intuitive. Anyway, I am more in favor of receiving the information directly on the main screen with layers of customization like Sense.
Google play | AEMET time
Google sues Rockstar consortium of companies
About two months ago, the Rockstar consortium of companies (Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Blackberry, Ericsson…) sued Google and its Android partners for allegedly infringe some patents and now Google has done the same. This group of companies was created to be able to make a joint purchase of the Nortel patent portfolio and the curious thing is that they do not generate any type of product.
This is precisely the justification given Google when it comes to fighting back, that the consortium simply employs a few engineers in Ontario, Canada, dedicated exclusively to to look for infringements of said patents in successful products such as devices that run under the Android operating system.
But if that is curious in itself, it is even more so when we see that Sony belongs to both groups at the same time, so it has been found in the middle of a crossfire. It will be time to wait to see which way the balance is decanted this time.
CyanogenMod available for all Oppo N1
With the recent presentation of the version of the Oppo N1 that carries CyanogenMod factory installed, The Chinese company has published the factory image of said phone so that it can be downloaded by anyone. In this way, after 390 MB of weight, we will find the first CyanogenMod certified by Google. In addition, the file may be installed on any Oppo N1, whether it had the native version of Android or not, so it is great news for all lovers of this modification of the operating system.
Related topics: CyanogenMod, Other Android