It’s Friday, September 4, 2015, and let’s talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. IFA is going on this week, so we’ve got a lot of new device announcements to go over.
Sony, obviously, is going to be releasing the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact, but they’re changing things up and including a third device in the lineup, the Z5 Premium, with a 5.5″ 4k display. For most of the specs, you can check out the Portal post, but they’ve all got the Snapdragon 810, which doesn’t sound like a good thing, 2 or 3 gigs of RAM, and pretty decent sized batteries with microSD card slots. Forums for those three devices are now available if you’re interested in talking more about them.
Huawei showed off its first Android Wear device, the Huawei Watch, and Jack was able to get hands on with it while he was there. He’s got an article with lots of information and pictures up on the Portal, and additionally, preorders for that watch are now available over on Amazon showing a release date of September 17th, if you’re interested.
XDA Recognized Contributor Gene Sixx BF3 released an early alpha of CM 12.1 for the T-Mobile and International versions of the LG G4. Bluetooth, RIL, NFC and the camera don’t appear to be working at this point, so that’s pretty major, but it’s a first step, so if you’ve got the G4 and want to help out, or try it out, head on over there.
An unofficial build of CM 12.1 for the OnePlus Two is now available thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Grarak. Laser Autofocus, the fingerprint sensor, the notification slider and enforcing SELinux aren’t working on that one, which are slightly less significant issues, so you might be interested in taking a look at his thread.