Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 20:35 UTC
Google It was inevitable, of course, and rightfully so: Google is having its big I/O conference, so we have to talk about the lack of Honeycomb's source code. While not violating any licenses, the lack of source code doesn't sit well with many - including myself - so it only makes sense people are asking Google about it. Andy Rubin confirmed we're never going to see Honeycomb's sources as a standalone release. He also explained what 'open' means for Android.
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Honeycomb is BETA
by weebnuts on Wed 11th May 2011 23:00 UTC
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2011-05-11

I don't understand why everyone is getting upset here, clearly Honeycomb is BETA and not ready for massive public consumption. They have said from the get go that Ice Cream (Sandwich) will be the proper release of Android for all hardware. They rushed Honeycomb to market to combat the iPAD. I want Honeycomb on my viewsonic Gtablet like everyone else, but I know that Google will release Ice Cream this year when it's ready, and it will be a much better product than a half-ass Beta that is Honeycomb.

So stop complaining and wait until the real release which is Ice Cream Sandwich

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RE: Honeycomb is BETA
by WorknMan on Wed 11th May 2011 23:51 in reply to "Honeycomb is BETA"
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2005-11-13

I don't understand why everyone is getting upset here, clearly Honeycomb is BETA and not ready for massive public consumption. They have said from the get go that Ice Cream (Sandwich) will be the proper release of Android for all hardware. They rushed Honeycomb to market to combat the iPAD.


Agree with you, and the fact that they rushed it is the reason why Honeycomb hasn't done shit to combat the iPad so far. So, they probably could've just held on to it until it was ready, and it would've had the same net effect.

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RE[2]: Honeycomb is BETA
by jeanke on Thu 12th May 2011 07:49 in reply to "RE: Honeycomb is BETA"
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2005-08-26

So, they probably could've just held on to it until it was ready, and it would've had the same net effect.


Probably they were pressured by their hardware partners. They don't own the full stack as Apple does, so now and then they probably have to sacrifice quality for time especially if it is about following competition rather than their own roadmap.

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