The Essential Phone is a fantastic device with its fair share of issues. It comes from a small, new company with no experience in building a smartphone, so growing pains are to be expected. But the lack of ROM development for this phone so far has been a hindrance despite ... Read More »
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CyanogenMod has been the iconic custom ROM. Thinking of flashing custom software to Android phones, people’s first thought is almost guaranteed to be CyangenMod. Unfortunately, that software is done for.
Cyanogen Inc. has announced that it is shutting down CyanogenMod and all related services. The announcement was extremely brief and gave ... Read More »
The Roboto font has been a big part of Android’s visual evolution. It was introduced with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, alongside Holo design. It was a transformation for Android, focusing on visuals and moving away from the functional but ugly looks of previous versions.
Over the years, Rotobo has been improved and even ... Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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 »