• 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

    June 19, 2014 • Views: 911

  • Nokia X now has an AOSP-based ROM

    Truly it was only a matter of time. Nokia‘s first, and probably only, foray into Android has just gotten its very first AOSP custom ROM, making the Nokia X possibly one of the most affordable Android devices you can play

    April 10, 2014 • Views: 1015

  • Paranoid Android redefines itself to stick closer to AOSP

    The developers of the Paranoid Android just made an announcement that could further endear some users but also estrange others. The team wants to recreate itself in a new image, one that sticks closer to the Android experience as

    March 3, 2014 • Views: 599

  • Future Android security feature could break many root apps

    A set of commits have recently been pushed to the Android Open Source Project that seeks to harden the platform against malicious attacks. But while the intention is definitely good, this new feature could very well spell

    January 23, 2014 • Views: 1739

  • OmniROM reveals Google-free dialer in the works

    Google may have introduced a fancy new integrated phone directory in Android 4.4 KitKat, but that has not exactly sat well with everyone, particularly those who adhere closely to the more open source nature of the Android Open

    January 14, 2014 • Views: 1083

  • CyanogenMod GalleryNext takes a shot at becoming the next photo viewer app

    Users and fans of CyanogenMod will already be familiar with how the custom ROM tries to take a good idea and makes it better. Next on its hit list is the AOSP gallery app, which it has weighed and found lacking, and will soon be

    January 14, 2014 • Views: 979

  • Sony Xperia L added to Xperia Project AOSP

    Sony isn’t a stranger to offering device support under the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). We have seen several in the past, including the Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z smartphone and Xperia S. And as of today, it looks

    December 13, 2013 • Views: 511

  • 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

    December 2, 2013 • Views: 408

  • Android included in Google’s Patch Reward Program

    Google is asking the open source community to help with security. While we’re used to seeing the search Giant pay for exploits, we haven’t seen them ask for help in securing the platform yet. Chrome exploits are pretty

    November 20, 2013 • Views: 419

  • Android Gallery app may be supplanted by Google+ Photos

    It seems that 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

    November 12, 2013 • Views: 931