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...
XDA Roundtable Highlights: DMCA & Franco’s Kernel – XDA Developer TV
Here at XDA-Developers, we are a community of developers and power users. XDA is a community whose history and purpose is based on a long standing sharing of knowledge, ideas, creations, and opinions. XDA is a place where you can learn to do just about anything for your mobile device, sometimes at the detriment of your warranty.
In that same vein of sharing information, XDA Senior Moderator jerdog recently held an XDA Roundtable hangout with many developers to chat about what’s on their mind. Presented today is a short highlight video of two of the topics covered, franco’s kernel and the DMCA. So check out this video and be sure to stay tuned when we announce our next hangout, and you can watch it live!
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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...