There was a huge debate on whether the Google Play edition phones, like the HTC One GPe and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 GPe, would get updates as fast as Nexus devices. We knew that manufacturers would be handling the updates, but some people held out hope that the process would be near instant. However, ... Read More »
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Custom ROM fans had a blast last Monday, when Google released the source code for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This means that developers can now download the source code, and get to work on those awesome ROMs.
One of the most popular custom ROM developers in the Android world is ... Read More »
The Android modding community may not be the majority when it comes to Android users in general, but they are by far the most passionate and vocal. When Google didn’t release the source code for Honeycomb, devout hackers were irritated to say the least. Google has explained why they did this, which for the most ... 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 ... Read More »
Early this afternoon, Google began pushing the source code for Gingerbread to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). This means all the code for Android 2.3 is now public and device manufacturers and carriers can begin to port it to their devices.