android open source project Stories March 2

With an upcoming update, Google’s Pixel phones will no longer have both light and dark versions of their boot screen, ditching the stark bright white version almost entirely.

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android open source project Stories November 9, 2020

Since launch, the Pixel 5 and the soon-to-release Pixel 4a 5G have made you choose between using either Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) or a 5G connection, but that appears to be changing soon.

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android open source project Stories February 17, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but it’s only February and Pixel leak season has already begun. Today, a mention of the Google “Pixel 5” has appeared in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

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android open source project Stories January 28, 2020

For over a year now, Google has made the Android Open Source Project’s automatic build process public through a continuous integration (CI) dashboard. Today, the company has unveiled the Android Flash Tool as a simple way to try any AOSP build on your Google Pixel phone, right from your browser!

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android open source project Stories December 11, 2019

At the core of every flagship Android phone, underneath the layers of brand-specific and device-specific extras, lies the same open-source foundation of Android, the Android Open Source Project. To help us all better understand that foundation, Google has made it possible to browse and search through Android Open Source Project code in a way that makes sense.

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android open source project Stories September 5, 2019

Android 10 code find corroborates that Pixel 4 will have 90Hz display

Last month, our Stephen Hall exclusively reported almost the entire spec sheet for the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. One of the most exciting details first uncovered there, the inclusion of a 90Hz display on both Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, possibly branded as a “Smooth Display,” has now been corroborated by a piece of code uncovered in the Android Open Source Project.

android open source project Stories April 8, 2019

Last week, we were treated to the first appearance of the Google Pixel 4 inside the Android Open Source Project (or AOSP), which gave us a fairly clear indicator that the device is in-development and possibly already in some (but not all) Google developers’ hands. Today, the Google Pixel 4 has surfaced again in AOSP, this time side-by-side with the continuously-leaked Pixel 3a.

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android open source project Stories April 2, 2019

It’s barely April and Pixel 4 leak season has already begun. Today, we’ve shockingly found our first reference to Google’s next phone, the “Pixel 4,” inside of the Android Open Source Project.

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android open source project Stories December 11, 2018

Google has two operating systems intended for mobile devices (and more), Android, which we know and love, and Fuchsia, Google’s OS of the future. These two have just gotten further connected with the incorporation of the official Fuchsia SDK and a Fuchsia “device” into Android’s AOSP code.

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android open source project Stories November 9, 2018

In an interesting turn of events this Friday evening, the beginnings of support for the Java programming language has arrived for Fuchsia. Where things get interesting is that this change was found in Android’s code, not Fuchsia’s.

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android open source project Stories August 8, 2018

Google appoints new tech lead for Android Open Source Project

Shortly after the launch of Android 9 Pie earlier this week, Google pushed the source code for its latest mobile operating system to AOSP. Coinciding with the release, the company also named a new tech lead for the Android Open Source Project.

Android Pie source code details internal SystemUI customization platform

With the launch of Android 9 Pie on Monday also came the release of its source code. Inside that code is new documentation on an interesting feature that allows for the modification of basic Android UI. This system, called SystemUI Plugins, will help in the design process of future releases of Android.

android open source project Stories July 23, 2018

Google’s ‘AndroidX’ developer support libraries are now open-source

As part of the Android Jetpack announcement at I/O in May, Google unveiled a redesign for the Android Support Library, called AndroidX. Like its predecessor, AndroidX is designed to help developers maintain backward compatibility with old versions of Android. As announced on Reddit, these libraries are now open source, as part of AOSP.

android open source project Stories July 2, 2015

Artem Russakovskii: code tags are ‘no indication’ 2012 Nexus devices will get Android M

Update: Previous version of this story said the original post was from yesterday, when it was actually from June 11th. The story made its way to the /r/Android subreddit yesterday.

Last night a story bubbled up in the Android community that led many to believe that older Nexus devices – specifically the Nexus 4, 7, and 10 – would be receiving official updates to Android M, Google’s upcoming major release of Android. Artem Russakovskii from Android Police, however, has come out on Google+ to say that the evidence presented shows no indication that these devices will be updated.

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