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Android Open Source Project

Kit Kat branches hitting the Android source tree, Nexus 5 factory images now available

Kit Kat branches hitting the Android source tree, Nexus 5 factory images now available

Jerry Hildenbrand 14

Source code is coming and computers will soon be crunching Google's Ed Heyl has announced on the Android Building Google group that the source code for Android 4.4 in now available from Google. We'll have two branches — one for the open-source contribution and one for the Nexus 5 itself, per Heyl. kitkat-dev for kitkat open source contributions kitkat-release the kitkat...

Android 4.2.2 code - with full binaries - now pushing to Android Open Source Project

Android 4.2.2 code - with full binaries - now pushing to Android Open Source Project

Alex Dobie 11

Google open-source guru Jean-Baptiste Queru has announced on the Android Building group that the Android 4.2.2 source code will shortly begin pushing to AOSP -- the Android Open-Source Project. The build number is the same as what's now being pushed to Nexus devices -- JDQ39  -- and the tag is android-4.2.2_r1. In addition, proprietary bits for all supported devices have been published...

Google launches 'experiment' to bring AOSP vanilla Android to Sony Xperia S

Google launches 'experiment' to bring AOSP vanilla Android to Sony Xperia S

Alex Dobie 25

More interesting news for open-source geeks this morning, as it's emerged Android Open-Source Project head Jean-Baptiste Queru has kicked off an “experiment” to bring AOSP support to Sony’s Xperia S. Previously, the only official AOSP target devices have been Nexus phones and certain “Google Experience” products like the Motorola Xoom. So the fact that work is underway to bring this...