Android

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.

10 open source task management and time tracking applications for Android

10 open source task management and time tracking applications for Android
Enjoy 10 open source apps for your Android phone that can help you get organized, keep track of the time you have spent on a task, and make sure you...Read more

How to find Android apps that respect user privacy

How to find Android apps that respect user privacy
Have you ever downloaded an Android app only to find that it wants access to all your phone's features and all of your data? This experience, while...Read more

12 open source games for Android

12 open source games for Android
We took a look at 12 of the best open source Android games in the F-Droid repository.Read more

6 open source fitness apps for Android

6 open source fitness apps for Android
All six apps are available from the F-Droid repository and licensed under the GPLv3, providing an experience that respects the user's freedom.Read more

How a free mobile app fights Ebola and other global epidemics

How a free mobile app fights global epidemics
This is the story of how a dispersed global health IT community banded together to solve the enormous, unique information challenges presented by...Read more

Learn an instrument with this open source music teacher

Learn an instrument with this open source music teacher
Nootka gives real-time feedback, has multiple difficulty levels, and is customizable.Read more

A first look at Google's Science Journal app

A first look at Google's Science Journal app
The app makes use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings.Read more

7 open source Android apps for chess players

7 open source Android apps for chess players
With these seven open source apps, you can play chess against your phone or an online opponent, study and analyze chess games, turn your phone into a...Read more