Google has made it very clear that the acquisition of Motorola will not change Android’s open nature. You can’t help but wonder if the company will actually stay true to its word, though. We’re sure manufacturers have been losing sleep. As Android fans, we definitely worry about manufacturers being scared off by the possibility ... Read More »
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Google’s biggest pride when it comes to Android has definitely been that it’s “open source.” Android is without a doubt the most successful smartphone OS currently, partly due to the fact that it is open. But just how open is our favorite smartphone OS? Open source is defined as a software with a shared ... Read More »
There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether Android is truly open or not. SVP of Mobile at Google — Andy Rubin — decided to set the record straight about Android’s openness. In the Q/A session at Google I/O this morning, he explained why Android is an open source project, but ... Read More »
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Just as promised, Google has released the source code for the upcoming Android 2.2 FroYo release. Andy Rubin revealed the news during today’s Droid X event and anyone can freely download the source now.
Because Google just released the source code, it could be several more months before some devices see Android ... Read More »
NPR (National Public Radio) has just issued a press release announcing that they have made the source code for their Android application public. For those who have never heard of public radio (shame on you), it is a member supported radio service providing (usually) unslanted news coverage, classical music, and entertaining programs such as the ... Read More »
Sorry everyone, CyanogenMod in its current state is done.
Well, its not free hardware, but its still a pretty big announcement. Google Wave is a new open source communication and collaboration tool from the creators of Google Maps.
From Google, “Today we’re giving developers at Google I/O an early preview of Google Wave, ahead of public launch. A “wave” is equal parts conversation ... Read More »
This smartphone article has gotten a lot of buzz around the office in recent days. (By office I mean apartment I share with my dog, but the fact remains.) Nearly everyone in the office is talking about this article. Fifty percent.
Jason Hiner does a disservice to Android, which upsets me personally, ... Read More »
Who will be first to market with an Android powered netbook? According to Always Innovating, their first Touch Book will become available between May and June 2009 and will run Android. While it will ship with a custom version of Windows called Touch Book OS, the device will be capable of running ... Read More »
When T-Mobile first released the HTC G1, many of the early adopters were Linux users and fans of open source. One of the most sought after features for Android, was the ability to gain root access to the G1. After root access was gained, users began ... Read More »