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CyanogenMod team begins work on CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich, skips Honeycomb

CyanogenMod is without a doubt the most popular and prolific of the myriad custom Android ROMs, and now that the Ice Cream Sandwich source code is available, the team is hard at work on an Android 4.0 version. Cyanogen and his teammates only work with AOSP code, so they haven't bothered with the various SDK ports that have popped up recently. Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik confirmed that work has begun in his Twitter feed.

HTC Releases Thunderbolt Gingerbread kernel source code

Well folks, time to let the good times roll and the custom ROMs flow. HTC has recently released the full kernel source code for the HTC Thunderbolt, although this isn't for Froyo, no, this is for the recently released Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Now all of the hackers and tinkerers that make our custom ROM's can get to work on the Gingerbread aspects of things. Good news for Thunderbolt users indeed.

Samsung Galaxy Note source code released

Samsung is at it again, dropping the kernel source code for more devices and today they've added the Galaxy Note to the list. This awesome device announced back at IFA is a 5.3" Super AMOLED packing smartphone -- or tablet, or whatever you want to call it. While not yet available in the U.S. and may never will be, Samsung has already released the source code for said device.

Samsung releases source code for Stratosphere, Transfix, and more

Samsung has been doing all of the developers and Android tinkerers a solid lately and have been releasing the source code for many popular devices, often times before they even launch. They've now released said codes for the Stratosphere, Transfix, Galaxy Y Pro and more all before they've even been officially launched. Source codes and kernels are essential for developers to tweak and customize Android and build kernels and all those other things we all love about Android.

AT&T Galaxy S II kernel source code released already by Samsung

Let the hacking, modding and overclocking begin once this device is finally able to be purchased. Samsung has already released the kernel source code for the AT&T version of the Galaxy S II, even though the phone isn't even out yet. We sure wish other companies would do the same (hint HTC). While Samsung released the code for the Epic 4G Touch on launch day, they've gone a step further here and it's already available before the phone itself.

HTC Releases Source Code for Desire Z, Incredible S, and the Flyer Tablet

Lately HTC has been getting some more grief from the development and Facebook communities and another campaign was recently launched demanding they release the source code for many of their popular devices. The main ones being asked for in this online stampede over on Facebook were for newer devices like the EVO 3D or the Sensation and even the EVO 4G just to name a few but that didn't happen. Instead HTC released the source code for a few other not as popular devices to at least show progress.

Intel cozies up to Android, boosts shares

In their first quarter shareholder announcement, chip maker Intel announced that they would be embracing the Bot by porting the Honeycomb Android source code. The move was welcomed by Wall Street as shares of Intel rose 7.8% on the news. Intel plans to offer chips for Android based tablets within the next few months. There's also plans for smartphones running on with Intel inside.
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