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?
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: JBQ is best known for…
Say hello to PiCast, the open source alternative to Chromecast. With a $25-$35 Raspberry Pi, PiCast can emulate the functionality of a Chromecast.
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!
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?
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.
Developer Michael Meeks sheds some light on why LibreOffice for Android is still in development more than year after the project began.
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.
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.
Stephen Elop held a press conference recently to discuss Nokia’s Q4 earnings. During the conference, he made some remarks about Google.