Cyanogen Inc. and OnePlus are now pushing Cyanogen OS 13.1 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the OnePlus One. The biggest feature in this build is that the software is a Mods ready, so users can install different mods without the need of flashing to extend the software functionality. Talking more about it, the Mods are built natively into the operating system, so these Mods technically come with tighter integration with core operating system. To keep it even simple, the third party apps like Cortana, One Note, and others can now take advantage of platform APIs to lend unique experience.
The Cyanogen OS 13.1 (COS 13.1 —ZNH2KAS1KN) update includes mods for Skype, Hyperlapse, Twitter, Cortana, and OneNote. Here’s everything you need to know about Mods.
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Twitter mod: The mod gives a glimpse about trending tweets and news on users lock screen. All you have to do is just wake up your device and swipe left. That’s it. You can access the Twitter in full screen. All these things are without even unlocking your device or opening the Twitter app. However, users need to enable lock screen mods to make it work. All you have to do is, just go to Settings — Lock screen — Lock Screen Mods, and then tap on your mod of choice.
Skype mod: The particular mod lets you make Skype calls or a normal call right from within your Phone app in Cyanogen OS 13.1 (or above). Additionally, you can now easily check Skype contacts and call history right in the default phone dialer. In case, if you start with a Skype voice call, you can switch to a video call anytime with a simple tap.
More about Skype mod:
- Skype contacts are clearly marked and searchable in your Phone contacts
- You can buy Skype Credit right from the dialer (Skype has low calling rates to mobiles and landlines)
- Make Skype to Skype calls for free (data rates may apply)
- Make all your calls from one place with a consistent Phone experience.
Cortana mod: The company has integrated Cortana with CyanogenOS 12.1.1 update back in January, but it has loaded with new features in this latest update. Now, the Cortana mod is deeply integrated into Cyanogen OS, which allows users to do everything from setting reminders to scheduling meetings. Moreover, you can ask Cortana to “take a selfie.” And you can even use your voice to search right from the lock screen, thanks to the lock screen mods support.
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OneNote mod: The MOD platform now extends to Email, Phone and Messaging apps alongside Camera, Lock Screen, and Dialer. With the OneNote mod, you can easily save an important email to OneNote for future reference. Also, take a note while you’re on a call, such as a phone number or address, right from your Phone app and note your ideas down on your device by selecting the OneNote tile in Quick Settings.
Microsoft Hyperlapse mod for Camera: Similar to other Hyperlapse apps, the Microsoft Hyperlapse mod allows you to capture stabilized time-lapse and stop motion videos with your OnePlus One’s camera. The Microsoft Hyperlapse mod is super easy to use with an intuitive interface. Just open the camera app, and switch modes to Hyperlapse, then shoot your video. After done with shooting, you can set the speed, and Hyperlapse handles the rest. Besides, the Hyperlapse mod comes with even tighter integration with the Gallery app, so you can easily Hyperlapse existing videos on your phone. There is also an option to share your new Hyperlapse moment on different social media channels right from the film strip.
The rollout will be staged, so only some of you will get it under the first wave, and as always, patience is appreciated. If you can’t wait anymore, just download OTA ZIP file and flash it manually using recovery (here). If not, you can even get the update easily using the Cyanogen Update Tracker app. Check full details here.
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