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