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Morrowind on Android port is currently in the works

by: Joe HindyJuly 29, 2014
You read that correctly, Morrowind on Android is a thing that may actually happen via a port called OpenMW.
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How Cyanogen plans to be Android’s open-source champion

by: Gary SimsJanuary 16, 2014
Since Cyanogen has started to make deals with OEMs like Oppo and OnePlus can this custom Android firmware become the real champion for mobile orientated open source?
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JBQ – maintainer of all things holy at AOSP, is quitting

by: Darcy LaCouveeAugust 7, 2013

AOSP has given us so many custom ROM’s, and has extended the lifespan of many an Android.

Today is a sad day for Android, folks.

Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project maintainer, and revered Android personality at Google, Jean Baptiste Queru, has announced he is leaving the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) at Google. And JBQ wasn’t just a mere employee at Android / Google, but really went the extra mile to help independent developers and keep things ‘open.’ As you’ll see from the quote below, JBQ was well known for his keenness to help developers:

So many of your posts on the forums have [...]

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Say hello to PiCast, the open source solution to Chromecast using a Raspberry Pi

by: Joe HindyAugust 2, 2013
Say hello to PiCast, the open source alternative to Chromecast. With a $25-$35 Raspberry Pi, PiCast can emulate the functionality of a Chromecast.
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Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

by: Alex SerbanJune 17, 2013
Sony's SmartWatch is now open source, so anyone can develop a custom firmware for the device with the help of the Open SmartWatch project. Read on for more details!
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Open source OSes at bigger risk of spying?

by: J. Angelo RacomaApril 24, 2013
Are open source OSes secure because you can scrutinize their source code, or are these risky because malicious entities can insert spyware into the code?
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Google promises not to sue first, in a new pledge to open-source developers

by: Rob TriggsMarch 28, 2013
In a show of good faith towards the open source community, Google has pledged not to sue "unless first attacked" regarding ten of its patents.
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LibreOffice Viewer “frustratingly close” to an Android release

by: Rob TriggsMarch 14, 2013
Developer Michael Meeks sheds some light on why LibreOffice for Android is still in development more than year after the project began.
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Tweet Lanes goes open source

by: Conan HughesFebruary 16, 2013
Admitting he can no longer actively improve Tweet Lanes, Chris Lacy has passed the future of the app to the Android community as an open source project.
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Can Jolla make it big in China as an Android alternative?

by: Gary SimsJanuary 25, 2013
How can Jolla, the company that was formed to take over the development of the MeeGo operating system, succeed with its Sailfish OS? It seems that Jolla is betting on China where there are still huge numbers of potential smartphone buyers.
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