Google’s Project Zero teams set out to find the security differences between stock Android devices and devices made by various OEMs. Modifying stock Android software just adds more potential for security holes, so they took a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and decided to see how many exploits they can find.
Hot on the heels of Steve Kondik and company announcing their first real hardware partnership with Oppo and the release of the N1, CyanogenMod 10.1.3 stable builds are now available for a handful of devices.
Based on Android 4.2, for those of you not in the know, CyanogenMod is a stock Android based third-party ... Read More »
By now, I’m sure you’re all familiar with Dustin’s thoughts on the Nexus 7. But there’s another side to the story. I, for one, really like my Nexus 7. Mine still performs admirably for a one-year-old device. In fact, I even bought my dad one for Father’s Day. As far as I’m concerned, ... Read More »
Sony’s willingness to support third-party developers and hackers is well known at this point. Just some months ago, with support from Google, Sony more or less turned the Xperia S into a Nexus smartphone. They provided all the binaries they could for the device, along with a developmental AOSP, stock Android, build for developers to ... Read More »
When it comes to alternative software for your Android device, CyanogenMod is still the cream of the crop. Over the weekend, the first semi-stable builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 were made available for select devices, giving us an idea of just how far CyanogenMod 10.1 is into development.
With the release of CyanogenMod 10.1 Milestone 1, ... Read More »
When it comes to the wide world of custom third-party Android firmwares, three names have been established as the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me: CyanogenMod, AOKP and MIUI. All three ROMs have managed to stay caught up with the Android Open Source Project–in most cases beating manufacturers to the punch with better, faster updates. CyanogenMod began ... Read More »
The most talked about new feature to come out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has to be Google Now, Google’s answer to the virtual personal assistant craze. Unfortunately, there’s only a couple of devices officially capable of running Jelly Bean and using Google Now at the moment, and outside of officially-updated devices, only those who ... Read More »
Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, was just announced some 24 hours ago, and already the Android community has it up and running on several Galaxy Nexus models. So you say you want to give it a go for yourself? Here’s what you need to know:
Keep in mind that when doing these kinds of things, you ... Read More »