Will Verduzco · Jun 10, 2014 at 06:00 pm

Cyanogen Inc Releases Full Device Tree for the OnePlus One!

Many in the XDA community are undoubtedly awaiting the upcoming full-scale release of the OnePlus One (OPO). This device intends to set itself apart from the sea of other smartphone options by not only offering flagship-level specifications at a bargain basement price, but also by aiming to provide a unique software experience through collaboration with Cyanogen Inc.

Those who’ve been following the device are likely aware that the GPL-mandated kernel source code for the device was just released four days ago. For the unaware, this enables aftermarket kernel and ROM developers to create source-built development work without having to hobble together pieces intended for other hardware. As such, this is generally the gate-keeping step before true, source-built development begins for a device. However, even before the GPL-required source code was officially released, we saw quite a bit of development activity for the OPO, largely due to its (many) similarities to the previously released Oppo Find 7a.

While Linux kernel source release is quite important and a great tool for aftermarket developers, this isn’t really cause for celebration. That’s because every shipping device that uses the Linux kernel must make this code available by virtue of the GPLv2 license. However, what is a big deal is when an OEM releases a full device tree in order to assist aftermarket developers in their journey. This has happened a few times in the past, namely by Sony on certain devices, but this is by far the except and not the rule. Now just about one hour ago, the CyanogenMod team released the full device tree for the OnePlus One. And if that doesn’t live up to the device’s codename (bacon), I don’t know what does.

If you’re a third-party developer looking to start building for the OnePlus One, head over to the device tree (and kernel source) to get started. Then, be sure to head over to our OnePlus One to share all of your newly created development work.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Aug 1, 2015 at 01:33 pm · no comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (July 25 – Aug 1)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week.  ...

XDA NEWS
Mathew Brack · Aug 1, 2015 at 09:00 am · 1 comment

Voices Of XDA: Orbiting The Earth With Android

Editor’s note: This week's feature has been written by forum member RowHanSolo and takes a look at the exciting prospect of launching satellites fitted with little more than an Android phone as an onboard computer. From a university to NASA, multiple projects like this have launched!   Technology is an ever-growing industry, regardless of which corner you look at. However, each area of technology has its limitations on what it can do and how far it can expand. For satellite technology,...

XDA NEWS
Mike McCrary · Jul 31, 2015 at 03:56 pm · 1 comment

CloudPlayer: DIY HiFi Music Streaming Solution

In our Helpful Guide to Music Streaming Services, we mentioned several different services that offer ways to stream catalogs of music directly to your device. While each service has their benefits and drawbacks, the common theme among them is to give you access to a vast library of music without the need to store your own, and charge you a monthly fee for the privilege. But what if you already had access to your own catalog of music? Sure, there...

XDA NEWS