Android Open Source Project (AOSP). In particular, this culture of openness, sharing, and cooperation has hardened and continues to improve the Android platform's security.
Google is slowly but surely making its social networking service the center not only of its own web-based social interactions but even in Android as well. Some are now speculating that the standard Android Gallery app may soon see itself on the way out and be replaced with Google+ Photos.
Android Open Source Project for its line of Xperia devices, Sony has provided the source code for its thermal management solution. This gives developers and modders not just the tool to keep devices' thermal output in check, but also the means to fine tune the manager as well.
Android 4.4 is now out, only the newly launched Nexus 5 officially has this latest Android version. That, of course, hasn't stopped the Android community from immediately getting Android 4.4 onto other devices that may never receive an official update. This growing roster of older devices now includes LG's previous flagship, the LG Optimus G.
Android 4.4 — or simply don’t trust that your device will be getting it — Paranoid Android has come through with a very early build of their take on Android 4.4 for you. Again, this is a really alpha build, but also a very good start.
Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is showing some movement in the android-3.10 branch of its source code repository. While nothing it definite for now, it could be signs that Android will soon be moving towards a more recent Linux kernel version and away from the year-old 3.4 kernel currently in use.