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.
Google closing up its open ecosystem according to Nokia’s Stephen Elop
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.
Boid Twitter client ends official development, goes open source
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
Galaxy Note 2 gets open source kernel release for T-Mobile, US Cellular, Sprint
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?
Samsung promises to open up its Exynos chipset some more
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.
Sony reaches out to developer community, open sources its DASH sensor software
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.
Webinos provides open-source platform for gadget interconnectivity
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.