HTC and Samsung have just uploaded their versions of the Android 4.4 source code for the Google Play Editions (GPE) of their respective flagships. While the source code for Android 4.4 has been freely available for a while now, these device-specific versions could help custom ROM makers fine tune and fix their code for those devices.
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Samsung and Apple, it looks like the latter has requested records dealing with the Android source code. This comes as part of the second patent infringement case between Samsung and Apple. Here we have Apple requesting the information based on the argument that Android is being used in all the allegedly infringing products from Samsung.
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.
HTC has begun releasing source code for the One smartphone. The one catch as of now is that the source code has only been made available for select variants of the HTC One. Specifically, HTC has released source code for the Vodafone UK and Vodafone France variants of the One. The code is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the files measure in at a bit under 100MB in size.
HTC has released the source code and binaries for the freshly launched DROID DNA. With a phone as nice as that, we can imagine that developers are all too eager to get their hands on the source code. The source code arrives just a few days after we learned that the DROID DNA's bootloader was unlocked, so the phone's potential tweakability just went through the roof.
Galaxy Note II. The device has been released in select European countries and that means that custom ROM developers are looking to sink their teeth into the code. If you like installing custom firmware on your devices, this is fantastic news for you. Of course, most users will look at this code and have no idea what any of it means. That's fine; there are plenty of people out there who know just what to do with this publicly available code. We can only assume that developers like CyanogenMod are already hard at work coming up with some awesome custom ROMs for the newly minted device as we speak. Samsung has always been quick to release code to the public, and the 5.5 inch Galaxy Note II is no exception. This release includes the kernel source code, as well as everything else that makes the device tick. Hardware developers releasing source code allows the custom ROM community to make more stable mods, which is certainly a good thing for all involved. The quicker they can release stable builds, the better. The Note II, which is based on Android 4.1.1 and features Samsung's TouchWiz interface, will be rooted much quicker with the release of this source code, and that makes all of us happy. [via Android Police]
Galaxy Nexus. Just a couple of days later we saw it booting on the Transformer Prime, and today, the source code for the Galaxy Nexus port has been posted online, so the open source community can officially go nuts.
Jelly Bean source to AOSP. Google's finally released the source code, which means they are feeling good about its current state, are ready to let the world enjoy it, and we can expect those Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 tablets to start shipping soon.
Galaxy S III model once it was released, and now have made available the code for the US models over on AT&T and T-Mobile -- just days before the official release.