Android is an operating system for mobile devices which is based on the Linux kernel. While primarily developed by Google, the various components that make up Android are released under open source licenses, allowing others to create their own derivatives. Read more about the many open source applications available for Android in these articles.

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix
I'm getting ready to hit the road—mentally ready, anyway. In less than 48 hours, I'll be back on the first of two legs heading from Vancouver to...Read more

5 open source drawing applications for Android

Open source drawing applications for Android
There is a rich and growing ecosystem of open source applications for mobile devices, just like the desktop. Learn about several free and open source...Read more

Android ROM goes open source, new IoT app, and more news

Weekly news on
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at IBM's Quarks IoT development tool, the rise of open source textbooks, open...Read more

Open source offline map tool for Android

World Map
To realize the full potential of location-based smartphone apps, they should be built to support offline mode and original map graphics. Creating a...Read more

Top 5 articles of the week: Video editing for Linux, FOSS Andriod apps, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on
Welcome to the Top 5! Every week I bring you the best of what we've published this week. It's always five articles, about five most...Read more

Going open source on Android with F-Droid

F-Droid brings free and open source apps to your Android deviceRead more

Beer and open source with Untappd

Interview with Greg Avola of Untappd, a check-in app for beer lovers.Read more

What kind of tablet do you use?

It seems today that the naysayers were wrong: tablets have become ubiquitous. But has open source made its reach into the tablet world to the same...Read more