Tagged: open source
source code for Ice Cream Sandwich has been made available to one and all, cheap tablets running Android 4.0 will be coming in a torrent out of the east. GizChina has a look at the very first one.
Security software vendor McAfee agrees: they've sent out a much-publicized report claiming that threats for Android have increased by 37% in just three months, and they're predicting "75 million unique malware samples" across all mobile platforms by the end of the year. Juniper Networks is claiming a 472% increase since July. Google's Open Source Program Manager Chris DiBona had a pointed rebuttal to this and other Android malware news on his personal Google+ page, mostly (go figure) in defense of Android's open source nature.
community-authored versions of Honeycomb based on its Software Development Kit. Now preliminary versions of Ice Cream Sandwich based on the recently-released SDK are already making their way onto the Nexus S.
released the source code for the LTE-sporting DROID BIONIC, and the Android masses are waiting on their custom software. We can rebuild it. We have the code. Make it, and fame and adulation on countless Android forums are yours for the taking. Get going!
targeting platforms other than desktops, namely Android, iOS and a web app. That's great news for anyone who isn't satisfied with the Google Docs app and doesn't want to shell out $15 or $20 for QuickOffice.
Epic 4G Touch on launch day, they've gone a step further here and it's already available before the phone itself.
available to the public last December in a beta test. Basically Google created a program that would help users with zero coding skills or knowledge of any sort to build Android applications using the App Inventor tool. This was one of many great things that came from Google Labs.
released the source code for the Galaxy S II, opening the door for developers to craft more complex apps and modify Samsung's customized Android 2.3.3 build. The GT-I9100 open-source repo will allow for ROMs that further overclock the GSII's 1.2GHz processor, among other things. Samsung has been criticized in the past for its attitude toward updates for its existing Android phones While this isn't necessarily a sign that the firm is upping its game overall, it's a welcome release. You'll need to be a developer to make the most of the download - which you can find here - but users should likely expect the fruits of dev's efforts in the not too distant future. More on the Galaxy S II in our full review.