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#‎GSoC‬ begins today! ‪#‎JdeRobot‬ project has 3 students assigned to work during 3 months http://t.co/IaGJ9ZeHAP https://t.co/3DBqnubKC8
The three months GSoC-2015 working period begins today. This year JdeRobot was accepted by Google as one of the GSoC-2015 mentoring organizations, and three slots were granted. We had to prioritize among the received student's proposals and among our ideas list. Finally JdeRobot project accepted ...
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¡Muchas gracias por las fotos! ¡Ha sido todo una pasada!
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A step forward for the Android Open Source world

There's a hidden gem in Nexus 9, which was announced by a short sentence in the middle of a reply in a long mailing-list thread:

"No proprietary binaries are needed for Volantis. The proprietary vendor binaries are on a separate 'vendor' partition."

Until now, in Android devices, the proprietary device-specific files that live underneath Android itself were stored in the same /system partition as the Android files.

This made sense from the point of view of software architecture, but it had a major drawback in the Open Source world: in order to distribute a functional system image of Android, it was necessary to also distribute those proprietary device-specific files, since those files were aggregated into the same distribution medium.

Starting with Nexus S, those files had been somewhat available, with two caveats: not all files were available for all devices, and the files that were available were controlled by licenses that allowed the most common use cases but didn't give the same freedom that can be expected for Open Source components.

On Nexus 9, things are different: those proprietary device-specific files are stored in a separate partition. As a result, it is now practical to distribute functional versions of the Android system without having to distribute or copy those proprietary files. Therefore it becomes possible to enjoy the freedoms associated with Open Source in a broader range of situations, including (e.g.) commercial distribution.

While Android has always been distributed under Open Source licenses (i.e. in the world of lawyers), this brings it closer to the spirit of the Free Software definition in the real world (i.e. in the world of hackers).

This makes me happy, as this is the conclusion of a task that had been started 3 1/2 years ago with Galaxy Nexus, and in which I had been closely involved when I worked on AOSP. Chances are, this is probably also the last aspect of Android to get released in which I've been closely involved while at Google.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/android-building/bm3iwCrjO2s/wvtma5pYEEsJ

As usual, I'm not speaking on behalf of any past, present or future employer. Also, I'm not a lawyer, and this is therefore obviously not legal advice.
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The Android Security Team has built a tool called nogotofail that provides an easy way to confirm that your apps are safe against known TLS/SSL vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. Nogotofail works for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, Chrome OS, OSX, in fact any device you use to connect to the Internet. 

Starting today nogotofail is available as an open-source project, so anyone can test their apps, contribute new features, provide support for more platforms, and help improve the security of the Internet. 

Nogotofail project: http://goo.gl/lYbPQJ

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Awesome! audio/video #streaming from the #googleglass to the computer.
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¡Abierta la inscripción de la 3ª Edición del Curso de Desarrollo Android de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos!
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DVB-T channels switched off in Madrid (~800-860 MHz). 4G networks comming soon in these frequencies. We got this data using raspberry pi, usb dongle RTL2832U, sdr-rtl project, and our own software to processing the signal.   #raspberrypi   #RLT-SDR #RTL2832U #phd  
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Developers can begin developing for Android Auto today. Your existing audio and messaging  Android apps can extend to the car in a way that’s optimized for the driving experience, without having to worry about vehicle-specific hardware differences. Check out our blog post for more details. http://goo.gl/wgCFLs

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Los alumnos del #CursoAndroidURJC  pudieron probar en vivo y en directo las Cardboard de Google (gracias a +Andrés Leonardo Martínez Ortiz) http://cursoandroid.gsyc.es
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Últimas semanas para apuntarse al #curso de #android de @urjc con presencia confirmada de ponentes de #google
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El temario del curso se compondrá de 15 lecciones teóricas (con sus correspondientes prácticas) y charlas orientadas al mundo de Android y del Software Libre. El modelo del curso se basa en moodle y se compone de 80 horas: 50 horas presenciales además de 30 horas online ...
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Después de meses de semilleros, cuidados y mucho agua, los primeros frutos empiezan a salir, y qué pintaza! 
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