Will Verduzco · Jul 9, 2012 at 09:00 pm

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Source Code Released to AOSP!

The time we have all been waiting for is finally upon us. As announced by Android’s “Open-Source Tech Dude” Jean-Baptiste Queru, source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been released to the Android Open Source Project. This comes a mere two weeks after Google unveiled the new operating system during the first day’s keynote at Google I/O 2012.

While there have been various ports of Google’s latest that have appeared throughout the forums on various devices, full source code release gives developers the tools they need to get cracking on crafting truly fantastic Jelly Bean releases. However, we must ask that users refrain from harassing their favorite developers about when the source-built goods will arrive.

Get in on the discussion in our forums and in the official Google Groups thread. If you’re a ROM developer, fire up that Internet connection and download the source! And if you’re looking to build on a Nexus device, make sure to head to the Google Developers page for the required binaries.

[Thanks to XDA Recognized Developers febycv and cdesai for the tip!]
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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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Pulser_G2 · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · 1 comment

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...

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