Google’s Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge: Don’t start nothin’, there won’t be nothin’

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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 ...

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Xiaomi makes MIUI ROM and Applications Open Source

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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.  Did you know you can advertise your app on AndroidGuys?

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Samsung Releases Source Code to Epic 4G Touch

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 you’ll need to ...

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Google Tightening the Android Reins

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 ...

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Root Tools: an Open Source Toolkit for Developers

Root Tools is a new open source project aimed at making life easier for developers of apps that require root. The library already includes about half a dozen methods, including ways to remount, send shell commands, find busybox, and more. Did you know you can advertise your app on AndroidGuys?

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Fan Made Android Commercial Celebrates its Openness [VIDEO]

A short commercial about Android that celebrates the fact that the OS is Open Source

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Samsung Releases Source Code for Galaxy Tabs

Samsung released the open source code of their Galaxy Tab OS to any and all interested parties to grab.

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New SDK from Liquidware Offers New Hardware Possibilities!

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 really ...

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Samsung Releases Fascinate Source Code into the Wild

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.

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Stable Version of CyanogenMod 6 Now Available for Download

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 not ...

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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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Samsung Open Sources Captivate (SGH-i897) Code

Developers signed up at Samsung’s open source website have started to receive emails stating that the source code for the Captivate (AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S series) has been released to the open source community. Did you know you can advertise your app on AndroidGuys?

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BREAKING: Froyo Code Being Published to AOSP Right Now

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 dropped into the Android Open ...

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NPR Open Sourcing its Android App

In a posting on their site, National Public Radio has announced that they are opening up the code for their Android app to some crowd-sourcing love! Not only are they giving the app an open source license, they are actively asking for the input of interested developers. What’s awesome ...

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HTC to Pay Microsoft Royalties on Android Phones

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 news is that we’ll ...

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