AOSP

Sony adds AOSP support to all 2014 Qualcomm-based Xperia units

Sony is one of those manufacturers who seem to have found a groove in balancing their support for after-market software for their devices and continuing to encourage those who are part of the community who tweak the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) for their Sony devices. Because of this commitment, Sony has even now made AOSP support official for all Qualcomm-based Xperia devices released in 2014. Pretty nifty.

Google nixed the fingerprint scanner on the Nexus 6

On one of the earliest rumor articles regarding the recently launched Google Nexus 6, a number of things were predicted that have been realized by Motorola (the maker of the phone, if you didn’t know) – this includes the gigantic 5.9-inch screen, the codename “Shamu” (the whale), the November release, and that it would come with what is now Android 5.0 Lollipop. But one prediction got nixed – the plan to have a fingerprint scanner with Google’s newest flagship Android phone.

Android 5.0.1 code pushed to AOSP, coming to Nexus soon [UPDATE]

When it comes to Android Lollipop rollouts, majority of Nexus devices should have already had the dessert by now, though there might still be a few nooks and crannies where the latest version has yet to arrive. That said, there might already be a new update soon, coming to Nexus devices first of course. The Android Open Source Project has just seen a push to its code repository for build number LXR22C, which is set to become android-5.0.1-r1.

OmniROM looking to put out Android 5.0-friendly version soon

We’ve talked about OmniROM a number of times already here at Android Community. This was a project started a few years back in the wake of the CyanogenMod ROM project going commercial, and the response to the project has been very warm, with a number of famous developers getting on with the program. There were questions on how fast they were going to be able to put out a Lollipop-flavored ROM, and seeing as they were able to boot a device recently under Android 5.0, it shouldn’t take long.

Android 5.0 AOSP sources, binaries land for Xperia Z3

Before you start jumping for joy, no, this isn't Android Lollipop for the Xperia Z3 and its predecessors. What Sony is announcing here instead is the availability of the source code and the pre-built software binaries for the Xperia flagship family all the way from the Xperia Z1. While it's not exactly something that end users can use, it at least paves the way for custom ROMs to provide that experience as soon as possible.

Sony plays around with Lollipop AOSP on Xperia Z3

Everybody’s riding the Android 5.0 wave, and today, it’s Sony’s turn to show what they’ve been doing with Android Lollipop. Sony has traditionally been more friendly with ROMs and versions of Android based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project), especially with their unlocked Xperia devices. So here’s Sony sharing what they’re doing with Google’s recently released source code for Android 5.0.

Ready, get set, go! Android Lollipop added to AOSP

The Nexus 9 has launched and so has the Nexus Player. While the Nexus 6 is still on its way, currently still marked as out of stock, there is no stopping the inertia of Android 5.0's debut in the market. And as if on cue, Android Lollipop has also landed in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code repository, marking the start of the availability of the source code for the latest Android version and giving developers and OEMs the go signal to start porting their ROMs and versions to Lollipop.

OnePlus One gets its own Stock Android ROM

OnePlus promised to be different and, to some extent, they are. That desire to be unique and to never settle shows up once again today as OnePlus revealed a gift for lovers of a 100 percent, pure, vanilla Android experience: A stock Android ROM just for the OnePlus One, complete with a gapps download, and instructions for flashing, all without voiding your warranty.

Android source code says goodbye to Dalvik

Google has finally done it! It has completely flipped the switch and has removed Dalvik from Android's master source code. This will pave the way for only one Android runtime, and that will be ART, which is expected to be pushed in the next major Android version, whenever that is.
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