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Android source code says goodbye to Dalvik

Google has finally done it! It has completely flipped the switch and has removed Dalvik from Android's master source code. This will pave the way for only one Android runtime, and that will be ART, which is expected to be pushed in the next major Android version, whenever that is.

Apple requests Android source code documents in Samsung suit

In the ongoing legal issues between 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.

HTC One source code released

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 delivers DROID DNA source code

Good news for those of you who value customization options: 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.
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