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Android, Open Source and a self-induced hackathon

Posted on Apr 11, 2013

Android, Open Source and a self-induced hackathon

tl;dr Android as a whole -from Google’s code repository to cheap Chinese tablets- is open source to a certain extent but, although this acts as a cushion for poor product releases, it isn’t an excuse. Some weeks ago I had to spend more time than usual to get my Android devices do my binding; more time as in four (4) days! When it comes to Android, I am an advanced user, having rooted and flashed some ROMs on my devices. Also, due to my Linux knowledge, Android’s lower levels don’t feel that strange to me. That said, without any specific knowledge, in 4 days I got to resolve a hardware (software related though) issue, write a really basic Android...

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