Tag Archive: Source


Essential should open source its accessories platform

Essential hit the ground with a nice buzz last year with the launch of the PH-1 Android phone. Fans, including this guy, loved the idea of super solid hardware running very stock Android. For the most part, Essential accomplished this but had glaring issues with the camera being rather crappy. It also had pricing completely wrong. The company failed to identify its competition being Moto and OnePlus. Instead, it priced the phone at $ 700 in a flooded premium market  [Read More…]

Google Camera’s Portrait Mode technology from the Pixel 2 goes open source

The Pixel 2 is arguably the best camera experience on Android with Google achieving with software what others require hardware to do. One of these features is the Pixel 2‘s Portrait Mode which identifies a subject and then blurs the surrounding background to provide focus on that subject. Google is using semantic image segmentation to […]

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Google made the Pixel 2’s portrait mode tech open source

In other words, developers can now harness the Pixel 2’s portrait prowess.

The Pixel 2‘s camera package is excellent for a lot of different reasons, and one of my favorite features is easily its portrait mode. The Pixel 2 continues to create the best-looking portrait-style shots even with phones like the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X out in the wild, and now Google’s doing the unexpected by making it open source.

Portrait mode on the Pixel 2  [Read More…]

Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition coming ‘soon’, Motorola releases Android 7.0 kernel source

Android 8.0 to be released this month; Moto X Pure Edition to get 7.0 “soon”

As Google gears up for the imminent Android 8.0 release, Motorola has released the Android 7.0 kernel source for the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition, also known as the Moto X Style elsewhere in the world (via Android Police). The Nougat update was originally promised for the device in April of this year, some eight months after Android 7.0 was made available to manufacturers.  [Read More…]

What is the Android Open Source project?

Google makes money from Android by giving it away to everyone else.

Android is a free open-source operating system. The AOSP (Android Open Source Project) is free to download, free to alter, free to build into a product that can power just about anything. But it’s probably not something you’ve ever used when you picked up a phone or other gizmo that runs “Android”.

Android is not a thing as much as something you use to make  [Read More…]

Ottm Watchbands: Unique artworks with a renewable source. (Review)

Ottm Watchbands started as a little IndieGoGo project with a relatively modest goal of $ 10,000 to make unique, wooden watchbands for smartwatches. It ended up raising three times that – a success by all metrics. Mark Adams – Ottm’s founder – oversaw production personally, living in China for three (freaking) months to make sure everything […]

What is the Android Open Source project?

Google makes money from Android by giving it away to everyone else.

Android is a free open-source operating system. The AOSP (Android Open Source Project) is free to download, free to alter, free to build into a product that can power just about anything. But it’s probably not something you’ve ever used when you picked up a phone or other gizmo that runs “Android”.

Android is not a thing as much as something you use to make  [Read More…]

Google unveils new site to highlight open source projects and processes

Learn about Google’s commitment to open source projects and communities.

Google has been a long time supporter of open source projects — the core software on your Android phone, for example, is open source and available for developers looking for a flexible, mobile OS.

Google has released millions of lines of open source code over the years and helped support thousands of open source projects, but until now there was no place to find all these projects under one  [Read More…]

Six open source Android games – Offering flexibility to users

With the invention and gaining momentum of smartphones, Android users have a huge variety of apps and games almost at our fingertips. However, something that is very irritating for the users is that some games have too many advertisements, in-app purchases and various other features which diminish the stellar experience of the games. Although the world of

Simplenote for Android is now open source

Simplenote releases the Android, iOS, and Mac client source code under the GPL. That gives us the warm fuzzies.

Simplenote is a lightweight yet full-featured note taking app that’s cross-platform on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac. It’s a great alternative to Evernote and their new pricing, and offers syncing and sharing as well as the ability to work while offline. And as of today, it’s now open source on all platforms.

As announced  [Read More…]