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...
Nexus Q Receives Unofficial KitKat Port, Hiding Root Access from Apps with Xposed Module – XDA Developer TV
Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for the forgotten Nexus Q! That and much more KitKat news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that the XE12 release for Google Glass has had its factory images and rooted bootloader made available and the article talking about how Android 4.4.2 for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition has been ported to the Sony Xperia Z1!
In other important news, Jordan talks about the announcement that the LG G Flex’s “split view” has been ported to the LG G2. Also, there is an Xposed module to cloak root access from apps! Be sure to check out other videos on on XDA Developer TV, like the guest video showing you how to use Zooper. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Google Glass XE12 Factory Image and Rooted Bootloader Now Available
- Sony Z Ultra GPe Android 4.4.2 KitKat Ported to Xperia Z1
- Nexus Q Receives Unofficial KitKat Update and Becomes First Ball with Android 4.4
- LG G Flex’s “Split View” Ported to LG G2
- Xposed Module to Cloak Root Access from Apps
- Zooper: The Last Word in Android Widget Customization
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