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Backdoor to several Samsung Galaxy devices discovered and refuted

Security vulnerabilities, especially in software, isn't completely unheard of, but very few are portrayed as being deliberately included for the benefit of certain individuals....

Muzei live wallpaper from DashClock creator turns your device into an art gallery

Roman Nurik, best known for his DashClock homescreen widget, has announced a new open source project of his. Muzei, which is Russian for "museum",...

OmniROM OmniSwitch improves Android multitasking workflow

Ever since its incarnation, one of Android's crowning achievements is its ability to multitask or have multiple apps truly running at the same time....

Facebook Conceal API quickly encrypts large files on disk

Facebook has just made available a new set of cryptographic API for developers on Android. Aptly named Conceal, this Java library will allow app...

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...

OmniROM looks back at 2013 accomplishments, will have privacy features soon

As customary this time of year, OmniROM takes stock of what it has managed to fulfill this year and gives its users a sneak...

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...

Phonebloks’ Dave Hakkens talks about plans, partnership with Motorola

If you've been on the look out for tech news today, you're probably well aware of the big splash that Motorola made with its...

Key Lime Pie could boost Android to Linux Kernel 3.10

We don't know what number or name the next version of Android will be, but if all signs are pointing in the right direction...

Google Open Patents pledge gets 79 more patents, consumer-oriented patents coming soon

Google just announced that it has added 79 more patents to its Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge (or OPN, for Open Patent Non-assert) to help...

Sony launches Xperia Z Android Open Source Project

Sony has launched their latest Android Open Source Project. This one is for the Xperia Z, however a similar project was launched for the...

Tweet Lanes Twitter app goes open source

The Tweet Lanes Twitter app originally launched back in July 2012. The interesting part here, the app launched with quite a bit of hype,...

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