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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 Feb. 14, 2014

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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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Nokia X Software Platform

Nokia sure tried hard to give us something new, but its mashup of Android, Windows Phone, and Asha gives its Nokia X phone limited powers and a nagging identity crisis.

Feb. 24, 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 Sep. 17, 2013

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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 Jul. 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 Oct. 4, 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 Nov. 9, 2012

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Get the Galaxy S III experience on your S II right now

Those wily folks at the xda developers forum have made a port of the launcher for the new Android flagship available for S II users.

By May. 23, 2012

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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 Sep. 18, 2013

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With Linux merge, expect Android flowers to bloom

Developers outside Google who want to build on the mobile OS's foundation should be able to stretch out and blossom. That should pay dividends for building a better Android.

By Mar. 22, 2012