It is all well and good stating figures, but what does $20 million of crowd funding mean for a company? The Pebble Time just recently ended their Kickstarter with over 4000% of their initial request which was just $500,000. This level of funding is unprecedented for Kickstarter and it passed $1 million in less than an hour bringing with it a level of fame unavailable to many other OEMs. Produced by the Pebble Technology Corporation (PTC), the Pebble Watch has...
Compiling from Source the Easy Way
Not too long ago, we took a look at a simple, but comprehensive guide created by XDA Forum Senior Member neroyoung aimed at helping Android beginners get started with some basic ROM alteration and customization. However, kitchen work and scripting modifications can hardly be considered actual development work. That said, these methods make it easy for Android beginners to apply some basic tweaks, while serving as a gateway drug into real Android development.
What do you do after you’re ready to dig a little deeper and get further into the world of Android? Compile from source, of course. Now, thanks to XDA Forum member nerot, we have a simple and easy-to-follow guide that walks users through the process and gets them started in no time.
The guide is based on Ubuntu, and runs users through setting up Python, the Java JDK, gnu make, the basics of GIT, and the actual compile process itself. Geared for those who have never compiled their own ROM, this guide helps even the most novice users get started with some real Android fun. As described by nerot:
Before you can do anything you need to install Ubuntu.You can go with newer versions but i still think that 10.10 is best and this guide is adapted to it.You can install it like dual boot or use Wubi.However if you choose wubi there is a good chance that you wont have enough storage for more than 2 different source codes.
Those looking to get started should head over to the tutorial thread.[Thanks to nerot for the tip!]
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The LG G4 Note has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the news of the delay in the release of Oxygen OS and be sure to check out the article talking about installing Android 4.4 Kitkat on a laptop. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week...
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