The next few slides show some areas of interest that involve Androids custom

The next few slides show some areas of interest that

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The next few slides show some areas of interest that involve Android’s custom forks.
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Amazon Fire OS Amazon has created its own version of Android named Fire OS. Fire OS is a fork of the AOSP that is installed on all Amazon Fire branded devices, such as the Fire Phone, Fire Tablet, and Fire TV. Amazon released the Fire OS 5 developer preview, which is based on Android Lollipop. According to a report by Strategy Analytics, Inc., there are close to 4.5 million Amazon Fire TVs that have shipped since launch. - digital-media-streamer-market-says-strategy-analytics-300094475.html With millions of devices available, supporting your Android applications on Amazon Fire OS is definitely worth consideration. You can learn more about the Amazon Fire OS version of Android here:
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Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod Cyanogen OS is based on the CyanogenMod project, which is a community-driven fork of the Android OS, without GMS. There are aftermarket instructions and tools provided by the user community for installing apps such as Google Play. The Cyanogen, Inc. blog boasts having over 50 million users in more than 190 countries who run different versions of CyanogenMod. CyanogenMod is classified as replacement firmware that requires manual installation by a user to replace the stock firmware that comes bundled when purchasing a device.
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Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod Cyanogen OS is stock firmware that will come preinstalled on Android devices. Cyanogen, Inc., the company behind Cyanogen OS, is working to create an Android ecosystem to compete with that of Google. Currently, Cyanogen, Inc. has received $80 million in venture capital financing from investors such as Qualcomm Incorporated, Twitter Ventures, Rupert Murdoch, Andreesen Horowitz, and Tencent, to name just a few. Learn more about CyanogenMod here: Learn more about Cyanogen OS here:
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Maker Movement and Open Source Hardware Another area to keep an eye on is the “Maker Movement.” This is a community of do-it-yourself technology hobbyists, often referred to as “Makers.” A subculture of this community involves projects that are based on open source hardware. Similar to the beginnings of the open source software movement, the hardware industry has been experiencing similar open source trends among enthusiasts, mainly in the area of electronics and printed circuit board (PCB) design. The barriers to entry for designing sophisticated electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, tablets, or devices for IoT, seem to be limited to one’s imagination and the desire to innovate.
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Maker Movement and Open Source Hardware Major hardware component companies that have traditionally guarded electronic PCB designs are now realizing the potential for innovation by open sourcing some designs.
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