Stories by Mike Bucken

Tip of the Hat: Google's Project Ara unmasked

Since disclosing last fall that an internal research team is developing an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones, Google has offered few details of the effort, dubbed Project Ara.

Tip of the Hat: The 'forking' of Android is inevitable

The open source code that made Android a success is started blunting Google's control over mobile platform. Device makers like Amazon and Nokia are modifying -- or forking -- Android's source code to support its apps rather than Google's.