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Unlocking a Motorola Developer Edition phone no longer voids the warranty

Motorola offers a few of its latest smartphones in ‘Developer Edition” configurations, allowing customers to pay full price for the phone and request codes that let them unlock the bootloader. Up until now, if you actually did unlock the bootloader you took matters into your own hands and voided your warranty. Now Motorola is reversing […]

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Google posts factory images, binaries for 2013 Nexus 7 tablet

It may have taken a little longer than planned, but Google has uploaded factory images and binaries for the new Google Nexus 7 tablet. You can download the factory image and use it to restore the tablet to its factory state if anything goes horribly wrong, and developers can use the binaries to build custom firmware […]

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NVIDIA Shield portable game console is hackable: NVIDIA releases source code

NVIDIA’s Shield is a handheld gaming system that runs the open source Android 4.2 operating system. But there’s open source, and then there’s open source. Most Android phone and tablet makers only release as much source code as they have to by law (usually based on any changes they make to the kernel, for instance), […]