Massive HTC Android Vulnerability Leaves Security Expert "Speechless"

"I am quite speechless right now," begins Artem Russakovskii over at Android Police as he posts about a "massive" security flaw in HTC Android devices that allows malicious hackers to access phone numbers, GPS, SMS, email addresses and more. » 10/02/11 2:59pm 10/02/11 2:59pm

Apparently, Android Is the Least Open of the Open Source Platforms

Sorry Android. You get by with having this reputation of being open but in reality you're the least open/most closed "open platform" around. In a study with eight other platforms, Android finished dead last. And it wasn't even close. » 8/04/11 9:14am 8/04/11 9:14am

Nokia: Apple is a Closed Box, But "Google’s Open Box Still Has Flaps,…

Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop today provided a glimpse into why they chose Windows Phone for their OS instead of Android, explaining that with Android, you just don't know what they'll do in the future. » 6/09/11 7:45am 6/09/11 7:45am

Google's Andy Rubin Takes a Pop at Steve Jobs on Twitter in Nerd…

Android head Andy Rubin must've been pretty riled up by Steve Jobs' comments yesterday about the openness of Android, because he finally sent his first tweet, which you can see above. What does it mean? Why, it's Android. » 10/19/10 6:20am 10/19/10 6:20am

What "Open" Means to Google

This treatise was an email sent to Googlers about the meaning of "open" for Google. It's long, but if you use Google products (meaning they know a lot of stuff about you), you probably wanna know how they're thinking, right? The short version: open standards and open information, whatever that means. [Google] » 12/22/09 1:48pm 12/22/09 1:48pm

Android-Powered OpenMoko FreeRunner Spotted

OpenMoko built the first 100% open-source smartphone—hardware and software both—when Android was but a glimmer in Larry and Sergey's eye. But now, the FreeRunner hardware is officially kissing its open-source cousin OS, Android. » 12/30/08 10:00am 12/30/08 10:00am

T-Mobile's App Program Will Not Include Android, Sidekick at Launch

Last month mocoNews revealed that T-Mobile was gearing up to launch an open app development program » 9/11/08 12:58pm 9/11/08 12:58pm that would be similar to the one created by Apple. Initially, the plan was to have Android and the Sidekick on board, but since then the plans appear to have changed. now reports that T-Mobile reps have informed them…

Full-Screen Multitouch Mac OS X Is Here (But Not from Apple)

Click to viewIt's not from Apple, but it gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from them, especially knowing that only one guy—Christian Moore—got this system running at full speed on a simple Intel-based MacBook. His Lux free open framework enables true multitouch interaction in Mac OS X. In fact, he says it can… » 5/16/08 11:50am 5/16/08 11:50am

OpenMoko Neo Freerunner Pricing Details Surface

The OpenMoko Neo Freerunner has been in the making since before the Jurassic period, but it looks like official word has now been released regarding the final pricing details. The Linux based cellphone will retail at $399 for a single unit and $3690 for a pack containing ten handsets. » 4/12/08 4:00pm 4/12/08 4:00pm

Archos Releases 604, 604 Wi-Fi Firmware Into to Open Source

Thanks to the fact that Archos used GPL and LGPL code in constructing their firmware for the Archos 604 and 604 Wi-Fi devices, they're forced to release just about the source code for said firmware into the public domain. What does this mean to the average Archos 604 user? Not a whole lot, at least right now. The code… » 2/14/07 8:25pm 2/14/07 8:25pm

Open X Package Openers Now Cheaper, Still Great


These awesome Open X package cutters we wrote about two years ago has a pretty steep price drop. No longer $10, it's now $4.95, and even come with free shipping if you buy 6. Never rip the inside of your mouth opening a package like an idiot again. » 1/26/07 8:40pm 1/26/07 8:40pm

Sizemodo: iPhone vs. OpenMoko Neo1073

It's hard to tell how the open-source OpenMoko FIC Neo1973 smartphone compares to the Apple iPhone just by the two pictures we placed on our earlier post, so we decided to visually compare them with an official SizeModo. » 1/17/07 10:27am 1/17/07 10:27am

AIM Developer's Kit Available

I have a love/hate relationship with AIM. On one hand, the tech folks are great and they've done quite a bit to make things easier for folks who might want to implement their protocols in software and, on the other hand, the marketing folks still think AIM is a great Trojan horse to convince people to buy dial-up. » 6/12/06 12:44pm 6/12/06 12:44pm