Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Dec 2010 22:43 UTC
Google The source code for Android 2.3 has been released. "Nexus S went on sale yesterday morning in the US, running Gingerbread. Just like I did for Froyo, I'm open-sourcing the matching Android platform source code, right after the first consumers get their hands on it. I'm going to start literally right now, and the process will take a few hours."
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by kaiwai on Sun 19th Dec 2010 10:56 UTC
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Unfortunately like previous updates you'll be dependent on the OEM and/or carrier. Its all very nice to have 'open source' but if it requires elaborate hacking around just to load on a 'open source' ROM built by a community of enthusiasts then I don't hold out much hope. I've got a Vodafone 845 running Android 2.1 - although most of what is introduced in 2.2 is geared towards phones with particular features, what I protest is the principle that customers are left high and dry. Its a good phone and all but I'm still frustrated at the lack of any movement when it comes to end user based ROM upgrades rather than being held to ransom by carriers and OEM's.

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