Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Oct 2014 06:48 UTC
Android In just a few weeks, Google will be pushing out one of its largest Android releases ever: Android 5.0, Lollipop. The update changes nearly every aspect of the OS - a new design for every app, a new runtime, lots of new features, and a focus on battery life. The company is also launching a pair of new Nexus flagships, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 aiming for a more premium market, and the first Android TV device, the Nexus Player. Together with the release of Google Inbox and a new Wear update, we're in the middle of a very busy few weeks.
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AOSP
by fkooman on Tue 28th Oct 2014 08:41 UTC
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Unfortunately nothing on AOSP. It seems with all the unbundling going on there is not much left in the base OS... even the WebView component was removed. Great if you run CyanogenMod or Omnirom and don't want to use the Google Play services/store...

It seems Android gets very close now to becoming useless without proprietary Google components. Rough times ahead for F-Droid.

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