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OnePlus 6T vs Honor View 20: Pushing back against the $1,000 smartphone

by Dhruv Bhutani February 14, 20190 comments
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Opinion: These are my 7 essential smartphone features

by C. Scott Brown February 14, 20190 comments
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Is Android really just Linux? (Video)

"Is Android Linux?" is one of those frustrating questions that seems like it should have a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, but doesn't.
by Jessica ThornsbyJuly 13, 2018

Why GPL violations are bad – Gary explains

The thing about open source software is that it is equally a social contract as well as a legal agreement. That is why companies that break the open source "contract" are immoral and unjust.
by Gary SimsFebruary 6, 2018

Xiaomi needs to adhere to the rules of Android (Update: kernel source code published)

Today, Xiaomi posted the kernel source code for the Mi A1. This is a consumer win, and hopefully future Xiaomi kernel releases will come at a faster pace.
by C. Scott BrownJanuary 30, 2018

Jide releases some of the Remix OS source code, attempts GPL compliance

Jide wasn't respecting its obligations to release the source code for some of the open source projects it was using, however it is now making amends.
by Gary SimsJanuary 21, 2016
 
 

How Cyanogen plans to be Android’s open-source champion

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?
by Gary SimsJanuary 16, 2014

Google now paying open source developers to make security improvements to Android

This week Google has announced that it is extending this new Patch Reward Program to cover other open source projects including Android! Patches need to be submitted directly to the ...
by Gary SimsNovember 20, 2013

Android 4.2.1 now part of the AOSP

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 ...
by Kristofer WoukNovember 27, 2012

Alternative app stores and platform branches: Is Android too open?

Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg ...
by Simon HillOctober 4, 2012

Multi-user support coming soon to Android

(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Multi-user support on Android smartphones and tablets is said to already exist within Jelly Bean, although there is no ...
by J. Angelo RacomaAugust 3, 2012
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