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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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BlackBerry Key2 LE review: For the frugal BlackBerry loyalist

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Opinion: These are my 7 essential smartphone features

by C. Scott Brown February 14, 20190 comments
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5 reasons why you absolutely shouldn’t miss MWC this year

by Oliver Cragg February 12, 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
 
 

Morrowind on Android port is currently in the works

You read that correctly, Morrowind on Android is a thing that may actually happen via a port called OpenMW.
by Joe HindyJuly 29, 2014

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

JBQ – maintainer of all things holy at AOSP, is quitting

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, ...
by Darcy LaCouveeAugust 7, 2013

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

Say hello to PiCast, the open source alternative to Chromecast. With a $25-$35 Raspberry Pi, PiCast can emulate the functionality of a Chromecast.
by Joe HindyAugust 2, 2013

Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

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!
by Alex SerbanJune 17, 2013

Open source OSes at bigger risk of spying?

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?
by J. Angelo RacomaApril 24, 2013
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