A group of Android developers have joined forces to create OmniROM, a new ROM in a rapidly shifting Android custom ROM scene. With a title such as "open ROM", this new project sets out to try to occupy a hole recently left by CyanogenMod.
The entire Android community and Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has suffered a great loss this month, as the lead technical engineer known as Jean-Baptiste Queru left the team last month and has now been hired by Yahoo. We all know him as JBQ, who's done fine work managing Android's source code, but now he's no longer with Google.
Sony has launched their latest Android Open Source Project. This one is for the Xperia Z, however a similar project was launched for the Xperia S back in August of 2012. In fact, the reason behind the Xperia Z AOSP project was due to what Sony is calling the "great interest" they saw for the Xperia S. Reasoning aside, this basically means the software from the Xperia Z will be open and available for developers to use.
Want to work for Google? Want something better to do this warm summer season instead of wasting away hours playing Xbox or mowing lawns to earn extra cash? Google has released details on their Summer of Code 2012. A initiative to give college students a seasonal, summer long part time job making money by coding for various different Google open source projects. Sounds like fun right? Read below for all the information.
This week there was an article published by a pair of writers over at Bloomberg Businessweek : Ashlee Vance and Peter Burrows. This article tells an account of "about a dozen executives working at key companies in the Android ecosystem" including LG, Toshiba, Samsung, and Facebook. This epic tale even notes complaints with the US Justice Department over the situation. Noone directly commenting on the situation is named, and specific facts are sparse - is this a case of fabrication, or is it such a giant story that mafia-style gunmen will come down upon anyone tied to its publication?
Hooray for Froyo, Froyo for everyone! You can now have yourself a bit of the ol' frozen yogurt on your Samsung Fascinate 3G+, courtesy of Samsung's Open Source Release Center. You know what this means? Froyo ROMs for Galaxy S phones for everyone, everyone in the world! Yay and joyous day.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread was realsed to the Android Open Source Project just a few days ago and we are already seeing working ROMS for devices. One of the first to appear is Gingerbread for the DROID Incredible.