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...
Verizon Galaxy S3 Unlocked! CM9 Stable, and Nexus 7 Phone Calls – XDA Developer TV
There was a lot of great news published on the XDA Portal this week, and in case you missed it or you prefer your news read to to by a man with a beard, Jordan is here to help you with that. In perhaps the most epic news of this week, Jordan talks about what happened to the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III. What happened to it? Oh, that’s right it got an unlocked bootloader! Also covered is the article regarding Google Voice calls on the Nexus 7.
Jordan mentions XDA Elite Recongized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler’s Q&A Video and XDA Developer TV Producer TK’s app review from this week. Jordan mentions the HTC Desire HD receiving Ice Cream Sandwich. Finally, Jordan mentions the awesome story of the Jelly Bean leak for the International Galaxy S III.
Links to stories mentioned:
- CyanogenMod 9 Stable Now Officially Available for 45 Devices
- Desire HD Receives Ice Cream Sandwich – No Thanks to HTC
- First Modified Sense 4.1 ROM for the HTC One X
- Make Google Voice Phone Calls on Your Nexus 7
- Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Unlocked
- Jelly Bean Leaked for the International Galaxy S III
- XDA Elite Recognized Developer Question and Answer Session (Q&A) – XDA Developer TV
- App Review: Toggle in Your Notification Bar with Notification Toggle – XDA Developer TV
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