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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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by _txf_ on Sun 19th Dec 2010 18:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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Unfortuantely, the best roms and aosp android versions come to the most popular phones and also depend on the most capable community.

i.e. you will find a ton for HTC phones but not say... sony ericsson. So obviously if a phone is popular the greater the chances that you can root your phone and write a non signed version of android (i.e. hack the bootloader).

Or you just buy a google nexus phone which is free of the blocks that a put on non google phones.

Your situation is just the same as it has always been. When I used carrier Nokia phones I always had to hack the region codes in order to dump the carrier firmware. The carriers would never update the phones firmware and their own extensions either outright ruined the phone or just didn't work very well.

It is a bit sad that Android changes very little about carrier and manufacturer behaviour, but for some (the lucky few of us?) the situation is a lot better.

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