It looks like the first fight between Oracle and Google over Android's alleged infringement on Oracle patents has ended in the defeat of Oracle. The judge ruled in favor of Google and basically came to the conclusion that Google did not infringe on any of Oracle''s Java APIs because they were considered fair use.
The verdict basically means that Google will not be required to pay any of the $9.3 Billion that Oracle was demanding for supposed Android duplication of functions from Oracle's Java software.
More than likely, Oracle will appeal this first verdict, so this is really a case which will drag on for years just the way the Apple v Samsung case did. Despite this likely going into the appeals process for long into the future, this is still a landmark case and a solid verdict for the cause of software development.
Here are a couple of links with more of the details,
The latest rumors surrounding the next version of Android suggest the final dessert name could be a tough one for some of us to pronounce. Supposedly, an East Indian dessert called Neyyappam is at the top of the list of potentials at the moment. Neyyappam is a popular deep-fried dessert in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is made of rice and jaggery.
Google opened up the naming of this year's new version of Google to the public. You can submit what you think would be the best dessert name on the following web-landing page: Help name Android N. Entries will be tallied right up until June 9th.
We live in an increasingly more globally focused world, and it makes sense that at least some of the dessert names starting with letters from the English alphabet will need to be from a country other than a Western one. What do you folks think?
Here's another hot smartphone to share with you folks this fancy Friday. While it's not a device that is technically brand new like the slick-looking, leaked Lenovo Droids reported earlier, it's still a hot phone with a new look. Samsung officially announced their Limited Edition Batman Themed - "Injustice: Gods Among Us" Galaxy S7 Edge.
The hardware inside this special version of the Galaxy S7 Edge may be no different than any other S7 Edge, but the aesthetics of the device are what really makes it stand out, especially if you are a big Batman fan. Not only did Samsung share the images above, they also include a video which we shared below in the thread.
Check this hot hot hot Droid leak! Supposedly, the images you see above are the new Lenovo made Droids coming to Verizon later this year. Additionally, those backplates are supposedly swappable and are called MotoMods!
Not only that, but these backplates include the ability to attach add-on modules with different features as options: one is a projector, one is a set of JBL speakers and the third is a Hasselblad camera. The word given is that these devices will be unveiled on June 9th. Holy crap! That's less than two weeks away!
The Sunshine app is the go to app for Motorola and HTC devices. The app allows you to easily bootloader unlock and even S-Off your devices. It is the only one click automated solution. The app has just been updated and now allows you to safely relock your HTC 10 bootloader.
Apparently HTC handles LOCK status differently now. Old methods can cause the Lock status to revert on you which may cause damage to your device. The new feature in Sunshine allows you to choose your bootloader status. On the HTC 10 S-OFF and locked will work the same as S-OFF and unlocked. When running the S-OFF there is now an option to pick S-OFF Locked. This is the recommended status.
KovDev was one of the first Icon inovators! He was one of the first to add gradients and shadow effects. Stark was the original flat icon pack for Android devices. They are still the perfect icons for the minimalist.
There are over 2200 icons all in QHD resolution. There is also a full set of wallpapers matching the icons. The dashboard also includes a search feature to help you find the exact icon your are looking for. Just about every third party launcher that allows for custom icons is supported. The recommended launcher is NOVA.
The icon pack is currently on sale for $.99. Head to the link below to pick up this incredible icon pack!
Google has decided to team up with Trip Advisor. The new service will allow you to play curated play list corresponding to the destination they are browsing. If you try to launch a playlist from trip advisor you will be prompted to install the Google Play Music app.
In order to promote this new integration Google has decided to offer 2 free months of Play Music. The only catch is that you will need to be a new user. This offer won't be available to you if you have previously been a subscriber. This seems to be a great way for Google to drum up new business on a service that is only mildly popular.
LG has already offered an official method for unlocking the bootloader of the European LG G4 and G5, but now they have decided to add the LG V10. This is great for anyone who has been waiting and hoping to be able to flash cusotm roms to their V10! This will only work if you have already updated to Marshmallow. Apparently France is an exception here and won't be supported.
Using the official bootloader unlock tool to unlock your LG V10 bootloader will void your warranty so be careful. Head to the page below to unlock your LG V10 bootloader.
The LG G5 on T-Mobile now has root! So far it is the only US version that can be rooted. The root method is achieved by flashing a TOT file which flashes TWRP to your device from there you are able to flash SuperSU to gain full root access. There are some other commands you will need to type, and your PC will need to be set up for ADB and Fastboot.
As stated earlier this will only work on the T-Mobile variant. There are many variables here, but the root method dev has posted fixes for each situation that may arise. Head to the source link below for file downloads, and full instructions.
As you can imagine I was pretty excited today to find out that Verizon will finally be releasing the update that fixes the camera on the HTC 10 tomorrow. Earlier this week I shared my experiences with the camera. The main issue has been surrounding the laser auto focus. It just randomly freaks out. You will have your shot all framed and ready to go and just before snapping the shot the frame goes blurry. It has been a serious pain.
Some users suggested cleaning the laser focus and that seemed to help, but even after cleaning the laser focus the focus still randomly freaks out and does it's own thing.
The update is confirmed to be heading our way tomorrow. Apparently there will be some other fixes. Hopefully there will be improvements to battery life becuase so far I have only been getting around 3-4 hours of SOT and only about 10-11 hours use before needing to plug in.