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Google Extends Its Patch Reward Program To Include Android 33

Posted by Soulskill
from the you-break-it-we-bought-it dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Google has extended its proactive Patch Reward Program to include even more open-source software. Among them is the Android Open Source Project, which the company previously did not reveal was going to be added. Last month, Google started providing financial incentives (between $500 and $3,133.70) for proactive improvements to OSS that go beyond merely fixing a known security bug. Google said at the time it would be rolling out the program gradually, and hinted that more project types would be on the way."
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Google Extends Its Patch Reward Program To Include Android

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  • I saw wut u did dere.

  • we shall abide by our Lord's wish.
  • You know, like this relentless drive to make things flat, single shaded and without borders / lines or dividers making information / data easier to identify. It's all mashed together.

    Furthermore the tabletification of web pages, the urge to push Google+ on their customers, really importantly also is the move to remove the menu (context) button on Android devices instead for a multi-task button. One of the _primary_ reasons, literally one of the biggest factors in me moving to Android from Apple was this g

    • "You know, like this relentless drive to make things flat, single shaded and without borders / lines or dividers making information / data easier to identify. It's all mashed together."

      This "flat-ification" of the UI did have a bit of a rationale behind it, but they turned it into a fad and carried it too far.

      3D elements, shading, colors, dividers between elements, etc... all are part good UI design that was developed over a period of decades. It is ultimately based on psychology and neurophysiology, and what makes up a good human-computer interface.

      But there are a lot of "fresh young faces" in the industry today, that never bothered to learn this stuff, and so because they don't kn

    • I know when I was asked to do usability on an early website I was designing to be as a portal, I committed hearsay -- and this is after I'd made a living creating 3D interfaces that looked like the real world. I said; look at the top 5 or 6 links that all the popular websites have and just do those. Break everything down based on that. What most people are used to is what they expect to see. Generic an vanilla is useful. People are not here to "interact" with our website, they are here for content and the q

  • to bad that the cell carriers and oem slow down updates on android

  • People who do this for a hobby get rewarded even more now for their contributions (along with a huge boost to the resume) while Google wins out because of the large amount of man hours saved from crowd sourcing these contributions.
  • Great idea but it's not exactly a secret that Google has a lot of trouble convincing carriers and OEMs to update their devices. Ordinarily, that would blunt the ability to fix problems and add features to existing devices but Google has an answer to that. Since Google can't convince carriers and OEMs to update their devices (apart from Google's own Nexus line), Google crafted a workaround. [arstechnica.com]

    If you have an Android device and you check your installed apps (make sure its on the All tab and not the Downloaded

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