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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Good but sad
by unoengborg on Sat 18th Dec 2010 20:31 UTC
unoengborg
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's sort of sad that this is good news.

It would have been much better if Android had been an open opensource project, i.e. we could have followed how the code evolved from day one. That way we could have software that was updated to make use of new features from day one.

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RE: Good but sad
by arpan on Sun 19th Dec 2010 17:07 in reply to "Good but sad"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

That way we could have software that was updated to make use of new features from day one.


Considering how much Google likes betas, you'd think they would release a beta to developers before the official release.

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