AOSP

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.

Android security benefits from culture of openness

The fact that Android, at the end of the development process, is an open source product might be lost on end users, but that open nature does have benefits that trickle down even to those that don't make use of custom ROMs based on the 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.
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