Google today announced that it won’t actively sue any users, developers, or other companies using code with Google’s patents “unless first attacked.” In other words, Google doesn’t want any trouble but will pursue litigation if need be. Today, we’re taking another step towards that goal by …
Xiaomi is a Chinese tech company most notably known for its MIUI version of Android. MIUI is based on Android v2.3.7 and CyanogenMod v7 sources. With its iOS look and feel, MIUI gives Android users yet another form of customization.
That didn’t take very long, did it? Samsung has already released the source code to their brand spankin’ new Epic 4G Touch (Sprint), giving anxious hackers a fresh set of tools to play with. If you’re the type who likes to create custom kernels, then …
Google is taking steps to ensure that fragmentation and “willy-nilly” customization doesn’t slow the growth and success of Android. According to roughly twelve executives spread across various players in the Android space, they have begun clamping down so much that Andy Rubin personally approves who …
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Amidst the talk of dishwashers, soap dispensers, tongue depressors, and who knows what else running Android, there seems to be a genuine ignorance for the Android Portable Media Player. We’ve seen a few, like the Samsung Galaxy Player, and the smaller Archos 3.2, but nothing that …
It’s becoming increasingly common for a hardware manufacturer to release the source code to their handsets. HTC does it all the time, most recently with their Droid Incredible and EVO 4G. Samsung has done exactly that with their new Fascinate handset from Verizon.
Great news! CyanogenMod 6 is now “stable” and available for download! For most phones, you’ll need access to the root and boot-loader. If you are a first-timer, make sure to head over the Cyanogen’s site for full directions as you could brick your phone if you are …
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 …
At the Google I/O conference, Google announced that Froyo code would be released to the open source community in “the coming weeks.” Many were beginning to wonder just how many weeks that would take. But the wait is over: Froyo code is beginning to be …
As we predicted in March, Microsoft has strong-armed HTC into signing a licensing agreement to pay Microsoft royalties for HTC’s Android phones. The good news here is that an Apple-style lawsuit is unlikely now that HTC has agreed to cough up the money. The bad …
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