Stephen Elop held a press conference recently to discuss Nokia’s Q4 earnings. During the conference, he made some remarks about Google.
Android 4.2.1 started rolling out earlier today to the Nexus 4, 7 and 10. If all you want to do is use your device, that’s fine. Those who want to dig deep into the code will be happy to know that now the source code for Android 4.2.1 is available as part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Some of us are content to simply use the version of Android supplied on our devices, along with any carrier-supplied updates. Some of us go a little further and run custom ROMs on our devices. But what if you want to go further? Thanks to the Android-x86 Project, you can now install Android on your PC.
While official development of the Boid Twitter client may have ended, there is a glimmer of hope for fans of the app, as the development team have decided to turn Boid into an open source project. Boid is dead. Long live Boid.
Yesterday, Samsung made the source code for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and the AT&T version of the Galaxy Note 2 available on its website. Now, the source code for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been made available
Samsung has released the open source kernel for various carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 2. But does this come with approval to root/tweak, given the latest DMCA rulings on jailbreaking and phone unlocking?
Many developers are shying away from working their magic on Exynos-based devices due to Samsung’s reluctance to share proper documentations and sources for its chipset. Following its promise to come up with a solution, it seems Samsung is ready to open its Exynos playground – albeit partially.
Up until now, Sony’s software environment for interfacing with hardware sensors has been kept under private control. The Dynamic Android Sensor HAL (DASH) is the work of many years of refining on Xperia devices, but now the company hopes to expand DASH even further by opening it up to developers everywhere.
Outside of vehicles and smart devices around the home, the technology in this open-source OS could allow equipment like heart monitors to share their data with a mobile phone or computer. The user can also change where the data is going and how it works.
Android. We know the name but do we truly understand the ideals behind it? A few points to mull over before we begin this piece: Android is Google’s brainchild. Android is property of the public. Android is, and has been, a boon to mobile manufacturers, app developers, and retail outlets. Think about the above for a moment. Imagine a world without Android. Would we still have diversity in the market? Would Windows Phones have Android’s market dominance in a competitive battle with iOS? I surmise it wouldn’t but let’s backtrack for a moment. Google develops each release of Android. However,…