Android Open Source Project

Microsoft invested in Cyanogen’s anti-Google war chest, says tip

According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft has invested in Cyanogen, Inc., making a small contribution in the $70 million of the $100...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sony Thermanager thermal management solution goes open source

In line with the company's commitment to support the Android Open Source Project for its line of Xperia devices, Sony has provided the source...

Android 4.4 unofficial build arrives on the LG Optimus G

Although 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 4.4 gets new non-destructive Photo Editor, coming to AOSP as well

Image editors and enhancers are a dime a plenty on the Android platform, yet there is still something to be said about tools that...

AOSP code commits hint at Linux kernel 3.10 in the near future

The 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...

OmniROM “open ROM” coming soon to take CyanogenMod’s place

A group of Android developers have joined forces to create OmniROM, a new ROM in a rapidly shifting Android custom ROM scene. With a...

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