News on Me, PA 5.0 for the Evita, and Beyond
Hey everyone, I know it has gotten a little quiet in here, and the reason for that is because I ordered an AT&T LG G3 last week that will be here in a few hours. I struggled with the Nexus 6/G3 decision, and ultimately I think I made the right call based on me already owning a N7 '13 and not really needing a true phablet.
I will be posting a thread in the AT&T G3 forums in the next week or two for Paranoid Android 5.0, and will likely be maintaining the AT&T variant (D850) for the Legacy team.
What does this mean for the One X/Evita?
Thankfully, not a whole lot. I will be keeping ahold of my dear Evita, and once I have a little bit of time (hopefully soon), I am going to attempt
to get Paranoid Android 5.0 going on it. Honestly, I have to thank @jrior001
for building CM12 for the Evita, proving to me that it IS possible to get some sweet Lollipop treats on our old, RAM-less device.
With the direction PA's main team usually takes with development, I can only see pain in the future as they add RAM/Processor intensive features to the ROM. These features will work splendidly on most current (2 years old or newer) devices, but not so much ours anymore. For this reason, I can see the Legacy team dropping 'Official' support for the Evita somewhere down the road. We need to trim the massive list of devices down, but we don't really want to do it if the device can still run the ROM reliably, so it's kind of still all up in the air.
If any aspiring builders have already (or would like to) build PA 5.0 for the Evita, I would love to see your work, and maybe we could talk about that person taking over some of the responsibilities around here in the future.
I have absolutely LOVED taking over from @brotherross
on this project and learning from him to get started, and I couldn't ask for a more respectful and passionate little device community. If any of you are thinking of switching to the G3, that's where I will (mostly) be, but I will, of course, be a part of these forums until my Evita falls apart.