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Google starts uploading the Android 11 source code to AOSP

Google has officially released the stable version of Android 11 for its range of Pixel smartphones going back to the Pixel 2. The much-anticipated software update sports a range of exciting new features, such as conversation bubbles, a screen recorder, quick access to smart home controls in the power menu, one-time permission prompts, and much...

Source code for the Lawnchair v2 custom launcher is now available

Lawnchair is one of the most popular custom launchers on Android alongside Nova Launcher. The app closely follows Pixel Launcher's look and feel, while simultaneously adding a great deal of customization options. The app's v1 stable release was released in June last year, and since then, the developers have been working on Lawnchair v2. Up...

GitLab Ultimate and GitLab Gold now free for open source projects and education

Nearly every developer will be familiar with GitHub, but slightly fewer may be familiar with its competitor GitLab. Following the purchase of GitHub by Microsoft for $7.5 billion, many are switching over from GitHub. The platform has seen a surge of activity in the past 24 hours. To gain the trust of more users as...

Kernel Sources for the Essential Phone Are Now Live, Factory Images Coming Soon

Essential seems like they want to make the Essential PH-1, most commonly known as the Essential phone, at least a partial spiritual successor to the Nexus phones. The Essential phone comes with a close to stock Android build with little to no bloat included, comes with an easily unlockable bootloader (with the company providing instructions themselves),...

LeEco Releases Kernel Source Code for their Devices

The company launched the LeEco Le S3 and the LeEco Le Pro 3, and despite mixed reviews decrying the software experience, few have denied that these smartphones pack quite a punch in spite of their pricing. But software is something that can be fixed with enough tinkering, as we here at XDA are especially wont...

Android Nougat Source Code is Dropping, Work on CyanogenMod 14 is Already Underway

Rejoice, fellow flashaholics! If you, like me, have been waiting for custom ROMs to pop up on our forums before hopping on the Nougat hype train, then your long wait will soon come to an end. With the official release of Android 7.0 Nougat the other day, Google has begun uploading the source code for the latest...

Android Wear Watch Face API Available – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop kernel source is available for the HTC One M7 and M8 Google Play Edition! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Android Wear Watchface API and be sure to check out...

Android Lollipop OTA Coming Soon, Two New Release Tags Pushed to AOSP!

While we were expecting Android Lollipop to start rolling out to Nexus devices a few days ago, it unfortunately got delayed for a bit… until now. Google has now pushed out the final Android 5.0 release, along with some updated AOSP code for developers.

Android Lollipop Source Being Pushed to AOSP!

It's the 3rd of November! As expected and announced, the Android Lollipop source code (LRX21M) is being pushed today. In fact, it's being pushed right now, so get ready to sync it really soon! As usual, that can be done with the repo tool:$ repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b lollipop-releaseDevelopers can also head over to the...

Submitting a Patch to Gerrit – Featuring XplodWild – XDA Developer TV

Not every developer specializes in every area of development. Our own AdamOutler generally uses Subversion for his development projects. Most kernel and ROM developers use Git, so he was a bit confused when trying to figure out how to "submit a patch to gerrit." Gerrit simplifies Git based projects mainters' job by permitting any authorized user...

How to Make an App Launch with Google Now – XDA Developer TV

We've covered How to Build an Android App in the past. We've showed you how to install Eclipse and Android SDK and how to write a root app. We even showed you how to develop with Arduino and the Google ADK. There is a lot of thought that needs to go into building an Android...

Working with Google ADK, Arduino, and Amarino – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler talked about why the Google ADK code is poor. In this episode, Adam put out the Hardware Hacker Signal, which looks a bit like a soldering iron, and got some responses. There are ways of working with the ADK and making it work for you.AdamOutler introduces like minded hardware...