Voodoo mods for Galaxy Nexus
I feel the need to create a post here as my mail & twitter accounts are filled with "Please support Galaxy Nexus" requests, pressuring me everyday.
My goal here is not to generate expectations or start teasing but to give answers I can give.
What I'll do and what I'll not do on Galaxy Nexus:
Yea, I know, I said a few weeks ago I might add Galaxy Nexus in Voodoo sound but eventually that won't be the case for several reasons.
- Galaxy Nexus audio quality potential is good but not quite as good as what I target.
- Galaxy Nexus audio codec, TI TWL6040 has no DSP, which means:
Advanced recording presets using Dynamic Range Compression
Using hardware: those cannot be done.
Its the signature and exclusive features of Voodoo Sound and what matters to me.
I know devices with WM8994 tend to become old compared to the latest generation but I don't care.
Sound quality stay just as excellent and class-leading, that's what's important no matter how many new devices are released each week.
That's why I created this different app, in order to host useful audio mods/hacks even if they don't reach the quality and features I require for Voodoo Sound.
Things I'll implement here:
- Analog headphone amplifier control, with perfect OS integration and automatic optimal setup for the best audio quality results.
If there are a few dB left to squeeze at maximum output level, the biggest interest here is the opposite: with optimizations for sensitive headphones & in-ear.
I'll implement a few more things but you'll see it by yourself.
Where there will be no compromise, its about usability, seamless experience, automatic optimal settings and most importantly no custom kernel requirements (only root)
This is why it require more work (and more time) than random hacks but eventually its of course worth it as I'm sure it will become one of the app you'll use daily.
Wi-fi screen-off fix:
Wi-fi is terrible with several routers (loosing every packet as soon as the screen turns off) and that has to be fixed.
I started working on it as well but as usual, I target a patching & flashing free solution.
Too soon to comment:
Screen color rendering customization and calibration − long term project unifying most Super AMOLED and LCD Samsung flagships.
- no ETA. It's done when it's done.
- Don't count on anything before it's actually released. Some part can be very challenging due to constrains (compatibility, no flashing) and might be impossible, or possible, or take months.. I'm sure you see what I mean
I say that because if the devs I try to publish look like simple apps, they depend on crazy hacks, doing things not how it was supposed to. So there's always research and challenges behind and it the outcome can be better but also worse than expected.