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8th January 2014, 07:17 PM |#11  
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General UI and app starting. The phone was smooth on Dalvik but it's noticeably better on ART imo.

Cool wasn't aware it was for any device other than the N5 at this point. Good to know.

I like my xposed and gravity box stuff too much. If I can't use them on ART then I'm sticking with Dalvik. Best device I've used so far anyway.



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8th January 2014, 07:18 PM |#12  
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What do you want in a custom ROM or kernel to do?

Custom ROMs or kernels are not automatically better than the stock kernels. The developers at Motorola, or HTC or Samsung for that matter are not bad developers and actually have full access to the hardware specifications in these devices. I'm not taking anything away from the guys who put together these custom peices of software, but I think they'd agree that they're working at a disadvantage when compared to the engineers who actually work for the maker. There's a reason why things are often weird when running a custom ROM.

The main reason you are not seeing a bunch of custom roms is Moto has kept things pretty vanilla, but added some features like active notifications and touchless control. They haven't done what samsung or HTC has done where they pretty much re-work the face of the OS. The reason I have flashed any custom roms in the past is to get updated versions of android before officially offered, or to go to an AOSP ROM. I feel that I would actually lose out by running CM on this phone. On other phones there were trade-offs, losing the camera app or some applications tied to the framework, but on this, I don't see the benefits like I did with the S3 or HTC phones I owned before it.
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8th January 2014, 10:12 PM |#13  
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for those very reasons you should just flash eclipse rom and everything is happy go lucky. all the same features but none of the bloat. gets great battery life as well fyi.
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9th January 2014, 12:27 AM |#14  
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The lack of development should be addressed in the near future now that the price has dropped permanently on this phone. The new price point makes it very enticing for devs to pick up and start development on. We already have a CM device tree as well and builds that are essentially stable and just have one or two glitches that should be addressed in the near future.
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