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...
Jelly Bean 4.2.1 AOKP for Nexus Available, Free Android Backup and Kernel Config Apps – XDA Developer TV
Jelly Bean 4.2.1-Based AOKP for Nexus Devices. That and more news happened this week at XDA-Developers. Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week. Another story talks about Super Backup for your all-in-one needs. Additionally, Jordan talks about finding UART on Qualcomm variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Additionally, this week Jordan released three other videos, one is a Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Hands-On, one is a discussion on Nvidia’s CES releases, and the last is a recap of the whole CES 2013 event. Finally, Jordan talks about standard desktop apps being ported to Windows RT. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Jelly Bean 4.2.1-Based AOKP Available for Nexus Devices
- Super Backup – An All In One Back Up Solution
- SKU Kernel Remote: Open Source Configuration App for Any Kernel
- Find UART on the Qualcomm Galaxy S III Devices
- Several Standard Desktop Apps Ported to Windows RT
- XDA’s International CES 2013 Video Recap – XDA Developer TV
- Nvidia’s CES 2013 Unveils: Project Shield, Tegra 4, and Grid – XDA Developer TV
- Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Hands-On at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV
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