Sunday, June 21, 2015

ROM Transactions on RedMi 1S

So the latest news is that I'm back on Adria ROM. Back last month, I used Mokee Lollypop ROM for a while. Then because of deteriorated battery life I shifted back to Mokee Kitkat.
That didn't last more than a fortnight since I noticed stability issues. So I moved back to Lollypop. Except the battery life, things were good. But I found audio to be performing not quite good.
MiUi rom has much better audio settings baked in. And I am kind of an Audiofile. So I reverted to Adria ROM. And have been enjoying the great Sound quality since.

Lesson learnt, Sound matters more than UI and OS experience. :J

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GStreamer

Recently the current product I'm working on had a tussle with a no of GStreamer issues. So I have been moved there to put out the fire. So suddenly life is full of pipelines and pads and streams.
I have till date had no interaction with GStreamer. So it's going to be interesting - in that a non-multimedia person is going to have to deal with all the media. Lets hope it will be fun!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Update on Redmi 1S

In my last post about the Redmi 1S at Jan end, I had mentioned that I was using Adria ROM on it. And it was quite good. But the free memory was not much and after a while I got tired of using the same miui.
So for Feb and half of march I dug out my faithful Samsung Omnia W with WP7. And I hung out with it. Then by march end I still didn't have the miui 6 for Redmi. So I decided to try out mokee ROM. And to my surprise found it to be very stable.
There was a lollypop version too. So I tried out lollypop for couple of weeks. And found out that the battery life was taking a hit. Otherwise it was fine experience.
Then I had an idea about reverting to KitKat mokee ROM and see how good it is. Turned out it was even better. I am getting same battery life as Xiaomi's original ROM. And its way smoother and lighter than lollypop.
So I'm using Redmi these days. It's a great little phone. And with Mokee KitKat ROM, its going strong too.