Personally, I'd love to see Cyanogen on the First. I'd be willing to pour in some money if someone needs incentive. I worked for Facebook when the First came out, and I clearly saw the flaws in the marketing. We all knew that with such terrible marketing, the phone would be a flop. It's a shame, because it's such a nice phone that had so much potential. I actually worked a little on Facebook Home, which is a nice product, but managed and advertised very poorly. Sometimes the "Move Fast" attitude at Facebook leads to product being released way before they're ready.
I'm very glad to see some progress made on the First.
I actually couldn't care less about Facebook Home, I have that turned off on my phone. I just love the hardware itself. The 720p display is gorgeous, but I'm a huge fan of the design, it's simple and clean, yet beautiful. I love the look of the bullnose-edged digitizer, body that's symmetrical right/left and top/bottom, the thinness, solid feeling (not one weak creaky spot), placement of the buttons, subtlety of the earpiece and main speakers, simplicity of the capacitive button icons, and the soft-touch rubbery feel. I like the design of this phone even better than Apple products. It's also been a great phone, it always feels smooth and fast, the only Android I've had that seems immune to Android lag creep. Only thing I wish is it had a better camera, MicroSD slot, and wireless charging.
I kind of collect compact 4.3" phones: Moto RAZR M, Electrify M, LG Lucid 2, Kyocera Hydro Elite, and recently got a Droid Mini, but the First is still my favorite.
Really a shame that people didn't recognize how nice the First is, as an Android phone.
I would be excited to see cm for the first. I have no idea how to install it, once it is ready. I have never even rooted a phone. Is there any preparations I could do now? I don't want to sound stupid but I figure it's better to ask than assume things.
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