Get ready and get excited developers, because Samsung has just dropped the kernel source code for their brand new and still unavailable flagship GALAXY S 4 smartphone. Get read for all that Samsung “S” stuff and more. As usual Samsung has dropped the links on their open source page, and they are now available for all.
Samsung didn’t just drop one either, they’ve released all 3 versions this afternoon to their open source repository, and we’re all happy to see it. Obviously this doesn’t do us any good at this exact moment since the device still isn’t readily available and won’t be hitting the streets for a few more weeks in the U.S., but once it does developers will already be ahead of the game.
As a reminder, there is three different versions being released and you’ll want to pay close attention to what you choose. GT-I9500, GT-I9505, and lastly SGH-I337M. The GT-I9500 is the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 8-core smartphone that will be arriving in regions around the world, while the 9505 model is the US and other regions Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series smartphone. Then the last one is for a few carriers up in Canada.
Being the most popular Android smartphone in the world, the Galaxy S III has a huge developer following and surely the same thing will follow the GALAXY S 4. These kernels will help developers prepare flashable zips and more for all you tweakers, hackers, and people flashing custom ROMs once the device ships. Although we’ll be seeing different kernel source files for each U.S. carrier, but this is a good start.
So who’s getting the HTC One this week, or are you still holding true to Samsung?[via Android Police]