Evolution of the Android ROM Community

29th October 2015 in London at Business Design Centre

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Android has come a long ways since its humble beginnings in 2003. What began as a desire to develop, in Andy Rubin's words, "smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's location and preferences" has grown into a behemoth which can now be found running on cars and washing machines.

Due to its open source nature, it was only a matter of time before the independent developer community would rise up, and extend, Android. XDA Developers was founded with the sole desire of creating an environment where developers could share, collaborate, and create. It was here where famous projects like AOKP, CyanogenMod, OmniROM, and Paranoid Android began. XDA has now grown to over 6 million members around the world. You will explore how the developer community has evolved, and even struggled, since Android began.


Evolution of the Android ROM Community

Jeremy Meiss

Bio: Jeremy is the Developer & Community Relations Manager at XDA Developers, the largest mobile community in the world with over 7 million members. In his role he helps OEMs and Developers engage with the mobile community to implement their product in a way which fosters trust and loyalty. His passions are his wife and kids, coffee, and all things tech.