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LG Posts Source Code of Optimus S Gingerbread

Written on August 30, 2011 by Lulu

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LG reportedly posted a source code of their upcoming Optimus S Gingerbread prior to the roll out.

Based on a report, LG posted a source code for their upcoming Optimus S Android 2.3 — ahead of its formal roll out. But despite the developers’ tidbits for Sprint’s Optimus variant, the carrier has yet to announce a specific date for the Gingerbread OTA release.

The aging Optimus S brings an entry-level feature set that goes along a 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen and a 600MHz processor. Unofficial Gingerbread builds already emerged for the device, but users were forced to wait for a stable release.

LG posted the Gingerbread open source files on their global support site. The official Gingerbread release date is set on September this year.

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Google Puts Android Under Martial Law to Phone Makers

Written on April 01, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Is Google starting to lose control of it's own offspring? And is closing the Android OS really a good move from an 'open' company?

How open is Google with their Android OS? Apparently, no longer like before. The company has been reported to take drastic measures in keeping Android phone makers at bay, as they withhold the latest versions of the OS from manufacturers who are going too far with Android software tweaks that are not under Google’s rulebook.

Is Google slowly steering away from being ‘open’?

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Google, Keeping Android Honeycomb Source Codes a Secret

Written on March 26, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Google does the unexpected, as it keeps Android Honeycomb's source codes from developers until further notice.

The Motorola Xoom tablet does have the Android Honeycomb inside. But according to BusinessWeek, Google has no plans of releasing the Android Honeycomb source code to small hardware makers and developers due to the fear of having unpleasant results and user-experiences, especially if programmers attempt to bring the Honeycomb to phones.

According to Google Spokesperson, Andy Rubin, the “Android 3.0, Honeycomb, was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization.” He further added that “while we’re excited to offer these new features to Android tablets, we have more work to do before we can deliver them to other device types including phones.”

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Google Unveils Android 2.3 Source Code

Written on December 20, 2010 by Adam Eve

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The Android 2.3 a.k.a. Gingerbread source code has just been made available for everyone interested. Meanwhile the Google Nexus S Gingerbread has been ported to the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S.

After Android 2.3 hits the market a couple of week ago and following the release of Google Nexus S in the market, the source code for Gingerbread is now made available for everyone interested. With the Android 2.3 source code made public, device manufacturers are now allowed to start working on their bringing Gingerbread on new and existing mobile phones and tablets. Needless to say, the first custom Android 2.3 ROMs should be released in the wild pretty soon.

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