If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPL,v2 Android has to be open-source for everyone to study or modify, and those that modify the Android kernel have to make their sources immediately available for...
azrienoch Weekly Recap – 25 March – XDA TV
Azrienoch is back with the weekly recap on XDA TV. He begins by welcoming dbzfanatic to the Portal as a news writer, then goes on to talk about the new XDA servers, AT&T buying T-Mobile, the Galaxy Tab running Honeycomb, a registry hack for Windows Phone 7, Launcher 7 for Android, egzthunder1’s “Battle of the OS'” post, and more! Click on to see this week’s episode!
XDA News Writers Team Welcome to our Newest Member: dbzfanatic!
How-To: Mount the /Cache Partition as a Fake SD Card
XDA Server Update – Step 1 Complete
AT&T Buying T-Mobile USA
Porting Honeycomb to the Galaxy Tab
xPerfect Full Android Development Environment
Enable Instant Resuming On WP7 With Registry Hack
Give Your Android A Taste of 7 With Launcher 7
Battle Of The OS’ – Why Did You Switch?
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Xiaomi was founded on April 6th, 2010 and its fifth anniversary is just around the corner. In the past five years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, rising to the positions of largest smartphone OEM in China and third-largest globally and coupled with its expansion plans and 100 million sales benchmark, this anniversary warranted a fervent celebration. After teasing products on its forums for a few days, Xiaomi held the anniversary event earlier today and staying true to the...
A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...