Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Android 4.3 / CM10.2 changes

I'm aware of them, and I'll fix them asap. I'm unfortunately without my computer at the moment..

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Freehand updates

I'm updating the Freehand variations for the Theme Chooser present in ROMs based on Cyanogenmod, AOKP and so on.

I've tried to get the most important system resources up to date with the latest CM10.1 and AOKP jb-mr1 builds.

The major change, though, is that I've pulled out all the launcher icons. The reason for this is twofold.
First off all the theme chooser engine is not at all ideal for distributing icon packs.
While it doesn't exactly suck, the Nova/Apex/Go/ADW/ActionLauncher themes are much better suited to the task, it's easier to handle app support, and therefore quicker to update.

Second, the introduction and more wide spread availability of 1080p devices with resolutions nudging up on 500ppi meant that the previous icons started looking a little bleak.

Therefore I've rebooted the Freehand icons, redrawing them in much higher resolution and releasing them as Launcher themes, usable by anyone running a custom launcher, not just rooted phones with custom ROMs.

So if you'd like a set of freehand icons to go with this theme, please check out the Freehand icon packs/launcher themes here...

As you'll notice, they aren't free. To preempt any objections, I'll say simply:

1. None of the old icons could be reused, and the packs represent a completely new effort.
2. Drawing one icon takes at least a couple of minutes, and up to 30 minutes, depending on complexity.
3. All proceeds from the sales are funneled straight into charity.



Tuesday, 28 May 2013

HTC One review

This review is a lot longer than I thought it would be, and I won't blame you if you want to skip around a bit. The article is comprised of my take on the main points: Design, Screen, Audio + BEATS, a couple of aspects of Sense. I'm going to dwell a bit on the Camera and then come to a conclusion of sorts. You'll find the main points highlighted in huge lettering, and...well, feel free to scroll to whatever interests you. Okay? Okay. On with it.

I imagine I'll be one of the first non-media individuals in Denmark to do a proper hands on review of the HTC One, since it's as elusive as a pink unicorn in the wild. It's been delayed several weeks in many European countries, while sales reps have had boxes upon boxes of of Xperia Z and Galaxy S4 to throw at customers asking in vain for The One. I've relentlessly teased HTC's public Twitter profile with the hashtag #RetailSuicide, but as I'm finalizing this review, the HTC One has finally become available in broader numbers.