Wednesday, 18 July 2012

An update . . .

Hello fellow Novo 8'ers

Firstly I want to say the site is not dead, I'm not dead and neither is my Novo 8. :)

I have not put much time into the rom development of late as my work has been leaving me brain fried at the end of the day so I have not been able to sit down and want to work on it.

I plan to recommence work soon in roughly the following order:

1) Create a version 3.x SE for folks stuck on that version, like Pashby and Nacho who's units refuse to run the 4.x releases for what ever reason this will give you some of the benefits of the later releases within your units capabilities. Main things will be tweaks and updates including the Tegra and Market mods.

2) The 4.0SE release I promised will get done for those who cannot get 4.1 to run due to the touchscreen bug that crops up on certain units. As mentioned before this will be the updated touchscreen fix I was working on before 4.1 along with the Tegra and Market mods.

3) 4.1 will not be updated as a release it was pretty spot on (aside from the touchscreen bug some folks have) Cheyee on china digital has been producing updates to his rom I base mine on at a crazy rate, the differences are too great for a patch to be effective so I shall start with a brand new 5.x release run which will bring me back into line with his base firmwares with all the goodies he has been adding.

Long term I would love to see the features from Paranoid Android added in as that would give so much flexibility to the tablet that it would be a true power users device. In theory using the Per-App-Layout and on the fly DPI adjustments you could have a hires desktop but drop the DPI down a notch when using iPlayer or playing a Tegra game to give much needed performance boosts. This is a personal big wish but way outside my current skills.

My thanks to all of you who have tried my various releases and your feedback. Watch this space . . .