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...
What is the Big Deal with the SIM Unlocking Bill? – XDA Developer TV
The XDA Portal has featured many stories on the petition and SIM unlocking ban. This story has had quite a few unexpected twists, and The White House responded differently than we expected. A new bill has been introduced in Congress, and the Library of Congress responded as well.
But are those the only twists? Our favorite skeptic and XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch is here to talk about what he thinks of this whole situation. Is he a fan? Does he think the government is doing something correctly? Watch this video and find out what he thinks.
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Xiaomi was founded on April 6th, 2010 and its fifth anniversary is just around the corner. In the past five years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, rising to the positions of largest smartphone OEM in China and third-largest globally and coupled with its expansion plans and 100 million sales benchmark, this anniversary warranted a fervent celebration. After teasing products on its forums for a few days, Xiaomi held the anniversary event earlier today and staying true to the...
A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...