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Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rolled out in 2007 with the goal of creating a unified framework for mobile operating systems and, in turn, expediting the development of mobile products. The core of the code was open to everyone, but to help guarantee quality products -- and promote it...

June 6th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Google has released a white paper detailing what the Android security team's been working on in the last year. Of course, this is the company reporting on itself, but it at least offers an insight into the degree of security threats the company has to deal with. In 2014, the company noted 79 vulne...

April 2nd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Following a temporary ban in India, OnePlus has released its own alpha Lollipop ROM for the One based on stock Android 5.0 -- with no Cyanogen influence. For now, the alpha software is only available as a download, and you'll need to wipe your phone in order to get it. It's also very basic and One...

January 2nd 2015 at 7:49am 0 Comments
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For all its beauty, Android's openness is the reason why manufacturers and carriers are able to make their own tweaks to the OS. Some companies go as far as completely forking the platform, and we know how terrible that can be -- though there are exceptions like Amazon's Fire ecosystem, which offe...

July 20th 2014 at 7:01am 0 Comments
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If you're still rocking a Nexus One, but are jealous of all the new devices running KitKat, you're in luck. The folks on the XDA Developer's forums have hacked together a custom Android 4.4 ROM for the three year-old device. Unsurprisingly, the patched-up build has some issues; namely, it's suscep...

November 28th 2013 at 5:24am 0 Comments
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Wanna mod that shiny new Nexus 7? Today's your lucky day. Google just posted the factory image and binaries for its second generation 7-inch tablet -- also known by the product name "razor" and device name "flo". The factory image lets you restore your new Nexus 7 to the exact software it shipped...

August 9th 2013 at 9:57pm 0 Comments