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: Am I reading this correctly?
by Timmmm on Sun 19th Dec 2010 22:08 UTC in reply to "Am I reading this correctly?"
Timmmm
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2006-07-25

No. The source code to *almost* everything has been released. Unfortunately, critical drivers (GPS, camera, battery, etc) are not considered part of Android by Google, and are often closed source. They need to be updated by the phone manufacturers in order for the new release to work.

Some good news on that front though, the Nexus One GPS driver is now open source, and the Nexus S audio and camera drivers are open source.

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