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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The Honor 6X is a great phone at its $250 price point and we imagine that some owners would like to improve upon its shortcomings with software modifications. But without source code, Honor 6X ROMs haven’t been stable enough for daily use.
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If you’ve picked up a Moto E for the purpose of modifying it, today is your lucky day. Motorola has released the full source code for the device, allowing developers to start building their own kernels. This means you’ll soon see new advancements in the modification scene, assuming enough developers have the Moto E. But ... Read More »
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It looks like Sprint is on a roll, because the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the carrier’s second Samsung device to have its KitKat source code released. Samsung released the Android 4.4 source code for the Sprint Galaxy S4 last week, making Sprint the first U.S. operator to get it. The full update started rolling ... Read More »
In a surprising turn of events, Samsung has released the source code for the Sprint Galaxy S4′s KitKat update, which hasn’t started rolling out quite yet. An update’s source code usually isn’t released until after the update has begun rolling out, but Samsung decided to do it before. This means that the final build is ... Read More »
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 »
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 the 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 »
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 »
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.