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Leaked 'Android' Nokia X2 specs hint at Microsoft's phone future

Now that Microsoft owns Nokia's phone division, all eyes are on Redmond's next moves. These specs suggest that Microsoft is ready to back its Android/Asha/Windows Phone mashup for at least another year.

By May 23, 2014

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What Google really means when it calls Android 'open'

Google loves to woo app makers to Android by whispering the sweet sounds of "openness" and "open source" in their ears. While that's not entirely accurate, they heed the call for good reasons.

By February 14, 2014

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Android engineering manager is Yahoo's latest acquisition

The Android Open Source Project's technical lead, Jean-Baptiste Queru, bolts for Yahoo following a public denouncement of strife between Google and hardware partners.

By September 17, 2013

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Cyanogen aims $7M in funding at mobile OS conquest

As CyanogenMod raises venture capital funding, its new CEO and co-founder describe their plans to become No. 3 in the mobile OS world.

By September 18, 2013

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Top 5 custom ROMs for the Google Nexus 4

The brilliant Nexus 4 is well catered with custom ROMs -- special versions of Android that make things faster, smoother or more intuitive.

By February 14, 2013

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Top 5 custom ROMs for the HTC One X

Not sure which ROM to run on your HTC One X? Check our five of our favourites.

By December 20, 2012

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Xperia S seen running raw Android in Sony experiment video

Sony's made a video showing raw Android Jelly Bean running on its Xperia S smart phone, as part of an open-source project.

By November 9, 2012

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Viewdle could lead to multi-user profiles for Android tablets

The facial and gesture recognition technology is perfectly suited for shared Android devices. Ice Cream Sandwich was a good start, but now we need more.

By October 4, 2012

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Top six custom ROMs for the Google Nexus 7

We've rooted around in the jungle of custom ROMs for the Google Nexus 7 so you don't have trawl the forums. Here's our top six.

By October 2, 2012

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Google Now ported to Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs

The most exciting new feature of Jelly Bean has been ported to Ice Cream Sandwich, courtesy of the shed-dwelling geniuses at XDA.

By July 9, 2012