Here's the deal, folks. I co-founded and ran Carbon, and the main reason I don't do it anymore is it's a hell of a lot of work. It's like a second job. I tell you this so you understand that I know what I'm talking about.
It's long hours of looking at device trees, merging commits, fixing that stupid thing that git just did for no good reason, building and flashing tests, and debugging things that should work but don't. It's keeping up on forum posts for every single build you use, and trying to figure out which user issues should be addressed and which ones are due to problems with the processor that the user was born with. It's people saying "well I'd use your rom if you just make this one change for me."
And then for all of that people assume that you're just rolling in donation money. Believe me when I say that even when you're very successful and have tens of thousands of users and downloads per day, donations add up to nearly nothing.
I don't know about the other devices, but this is the best thing going on the 5x, period. Nate's doing great work. Throw him some cash. Do it right now. Broke? Find three or four bucks. Not broke? Toss him ten bucks. Hell, it's like 20 bucks to go see a movie, and I got just as excited about having working Android Pay as I did seeing Darth Emo on the big screen. (Just kidding TFA fans, I really liked the movie. Please put down your torches and pitchforks.) You absolutely do not need a paypal account, either. It works with regular old credit and debit cards.
The number one reason you should donate? He never asks, never complains if he doesn't get them. He does it for the love of Android. That gets my dollars flowing.http://forum.xda-developers.com/donatetome.php?u=4395895