Android News HeadlinesIn today’s news we find out what has changed in the past 24 hours and there are indeed some very cool things that went down recently. For starters, the guys at CyanogenMod have a lot of reasons to be proud as their custom ROM is now installed on more than 10 million devices worldwide and they have also launched their very own YouTube channel with the first video already posted. Google offers 6 new songs for free (6 for customers in the US although internationally there might be fewer). And if you’re looking for cloud storage space then you might want to look into SurDoc’s plans that include 100 GB of free cloud storage space. Read more in the following sections.

CyanogenMod now installed on over 10 million Android devices

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Another milestone passed by the guys at CyanogenMod. There are now officially more than 10 million users worldwide who have installed a CyanogenMod custom ROM on their Android devices. This can be checked, among others, on CyanogenMod’s website where there is a statistic kept. And this comes not long after the Oppo N1 became the first handset running CyanogenMod, after it was certified by Google.

Besides this, CyanogenMod has launched its own YouTube channel and the first video put there was the one presenting the Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod. The Oppo N1 will be launched on December 24. What do you guys think, will you buy one?

Galaxy Gear appears as a ladies magnet in a recent ad

So if everything we saw in the latest Samsung ad were just as they were portrayed, then the company would probably be in an even better situation currently. But they’re not. And most of the things seen in the latest ad can be quite confusing. We’ll just start with the fact that owning a Galaxy Gear doesn’t mean you can call a girl you just met “pretty lady” and get her interested. But this is just the start.

If you are to judge by the commercial, you would think that the Galaxy Gear acts as a smartwatch at all times. But it does not. If it is not connected to a compatible device it becomes less smart because it loses the capabilities displayed there so you have to have it connected to a device at all times. And smartphones are somehow made fun of, with the ad pointing out accidents that can happen with them due to several reasons, mostly size. Well for Samsung, a company that introduced the Galaxy Note, we don’t think pointing this out is the best idea. But maybe the ad will have a positive impact on Galaxy Gear sales. Only time will tell.

6 Free Songs Available on the Play Store

Google released six new songs for free on the Play Store to get us even more into the Christmas mood. These are available in the US and internationally although users from other countries might have less than six available to them. The six new songs are the following:

  • Merry Xmas I Love You by Sonny & the Sunsets
  • Christmas at the Airport by Nick Lowe
  • Jingle Bells by Trombone Shorty
  • The Little Drummer Boy by Michael Franti
  • Big Bulbs by Sharon Jones
  • Let is Snow by Christina Perri

SurDoc offers 100 GB of cloud storage for free

SurDoc is not one of the companies new to this business but they certainly have a range of offers that would get anyone interested. They might not be the most popular but when you get 100 GB of free storage you tend to not look so much at the name of the company but rather on what are the limitations. And in this situation there are some, like you being able to view and annotate no more than 30 documents per month for the free version.

You can eliminate them by choosing one of the two other offers. The $2.50/month offer will allow you to view and annotate 300 documents per month. If you want to get rid of all of the restrictions and also have unlimited storage then you can choose the offer for $8.33/month. You can download the SurDoc app from the Play Store.

Hulu Plus App updated on the Play Store

The Hulu Plus app was updated to a newer version on the Google Play Store and now incorporates some special features that make it all the more enjoyable. Among these new features there are also included slide-out navigation and a redesigned view for shows which have more seasons.

There is also a persistent resume bar and certain bugs have been fixed while performance has been increased. You can download Hulu Plus free of charge from the Play Store.

These have been today’s most important news. If you wish you can leave a comment and tell us what you think of these recent developments.

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