Tag Archive: AOSP

The Pixel 5 makes an early appearance in AOSP

It could also launch as a more mid-range device than we’ve expected.

What you need to know A reference to the Pixel 5 has been spotted in AOSP code. This is the first concrete evidence, other than expectation, that Google’s next flagship will be called the Pixel 5. There’s a possibility that the Pixel 5 may support 5G, and be more midrange than previous Pixels.

Google is expected to launch a bunch of new Pixels this year.  [Read More…]

Google updates AOSP bug tracker to use new in-house solution

Good news for the open source crowd.

Google’s Android developers head to the blog today to let us know it has migrated the AOSP issue tracking system to use its own Issue Tracker software.

Issue Tracker is the tool Google uses internally while building and maintaining all the various stuff it does. It’s also the public facing bug tracker for many of its other products, including the Android O Developer Preview. The new system looks and feels very much  [Read More…]

Here’s a great read about embedded AOSP to get your geek juices flowing

A start to finish primer on embedded Android from people who do it professionally is a must read for anyone who likes to roll up their sleeves and dig into things.

Android was designed for mobile devices, but it’s pretty scalable and actually not very difficult to get it to run on a long list of mobile and non-mobile embedded things. Of course, the difficulty is relative so you’ll need to be familiar with a few  [Read More…]

Android 5.0.1 shows up on AOSP, factory images also released

Google has pushed out a new build of Android Lollipop to the Android Open Source Project. Android 5.0.1 release 1 is now showing up on AOSP with a build number LRX22C. We’ll need some time to look and see what’s changed in Google’s Lollipop recipe, naturally, but the small version bump isn’t likely to change anything monumental. Helping us see what’s new are complete factory images, which have arrived for a few Nexus devices.

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Android Wear source code uploaded to AOSP

In a message posted on the Android Building Google Group, Bill Yi has announced that GPL projects for the software running on both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch have been posted to the appropriate places in the Android source tree. Interested developers can find them under the tag android-4.4w_r1, and we’re told that there are very few changes since the KitKat 2.2 maintenance release. As of now, we don’t see any specific  [Read More…]

Android L preview code hitting AOSP for current Nexus devices

While the Android L preview isn’t intended for daily use, there are plenty of us who want to have a peek at the source code. In a few hours, we’ll be able to as it’s populating right now. You can check the list of devices on the Android Git repo page.

Android 4.0.3 source code being pushed to AOSP


Googler Jean-Baptiste Queru has just announced the push of Android 4.0.3 to the Android Open Source Project tree.  This build is for the Motorola Xoom (U.S. Versions), the Nexus S (all versions), and of course the mysid and yakju builds of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  Yes, one set of sources and build number for several different devices — that’s a first for AOSP and if it’s pulled off well (I’ll bet it  [Read More…]

HTC G1 receives an alpha Android 4.0 AOSP port

HTC G1 Android 4.0

Well — there goes the joke, will my HTC G1 get Ice Cream Sandwich?

No, it’s not overly functional. No, it’s not extremely fast. But that doesn’t really matter. The fact Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can be jammed into a HTC G1 is just plain awesome and the fact it’s available for download — even more awesome.

Want to see it in action? Jump past the break for the  [Read More…]

Video: T-Mobile G1 gets its very own Android 4.0 AOSP port


If you’re into loading custom ROMs on your rooted Android device, I’m pretty sure you’ve been keeping a close eye on the development community, hoping to get an Android 4.0 build for your phone up and running as soon as possible. We’ve already seen a few Android phones get early AOSP ports over the past week, but none of us expected to see Ice Cream Sandwich running on the T-Mobile G1.

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HTC’s HD2 just won’t die; AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich ROM available now


Very few devices have seen the kind of life the HTC HD2 has. The ultimate hackers dream phone was originally released in November of 2009, with Windows Mobile 6.5. Since then, it has been modded to run Windows Phone 7, Android 2.x and Meego among others. And it’s not going to stop yet.

Just released a couple of days back, an AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC HD2 has  [Read More…]