Happy 7th birthday to Android… and AndroidGuys!

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November 5, 2007 It was exactly seven years ago today that Android officially became a thing. Whereas the world was anxiously awaiting Google’s first smartphone, (likely the gPhone), Google went much bigger in scope. Instead of launching a specific device we got Android and the Open ...

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Dell Working to Comply With Open-Source Standards with the Streak.

Looks like Dell is going to listen to it’s user base who have been giving the computer giant static for the fact that their drivers for the Dell Streak have not been open for the community.  With no source drivers, developers have not been able to “talk” to the Streak’s ...

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Viliv S5 Tablet Running Froyo

The above video shows the progress that the Android community has made on porting Android to the Viliv S5 Tablet.  As you can see, Android is pretty responsive and smooth on the device!  This project could pave the way for Android on x86 devices.  The biggest hurdle this tablet has are the ...

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Google Opens Door on Android’s Previously Closed Development

The Register reported this week that Google is taking a step in their development process to allow both OEM Manufacturers and the general public more access to the Android development process. This change is taking form in how public contributions are handled with the Native Development Kit, or ...

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Popular Facebook App “Bloo” Goes Open Source

Bloo developer Dimitris Couchell recently announced he is making his popular Facebook application open source.  Couchell cites lack of time as the main reason for making the source code available and who can blame him.  He recently started working for Logitech helping to develop their version ...

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Fight the Fights Worth Fighting For

More is at stake with mobile devices than the ability to run YouTube videos. If you are going to go to war, fight a fight worth fighting for. More in today's rather opinionated episode of Building 'Droids!

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Donut != Android 2.0

Tasty treats are not releases. Donut is not Android 2.0. Learn more in today's rant disguising as a post in Building 'Droids!

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Resource Roundup: Android Source Code

Want to find useful bits of Java in and amongst the sea of Android source code? Get a map in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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