Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Android code source released

Image representing Android as depicted in Crun...What better day for Google to release the Android code source, when the first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1 hits the stores today.

First, here is the precious sesame, Android code source is available here and it weighs around 2,1Go. For this, you will get the OS based on Linux, all of the middleware and several apps that come with Android.

Google have also released a video explaining all of this, check it out here:

So now that Android is really open-source, what does that mean? Android's biggest argument is that any developer can recode the OS and offer a completely unique and personal version of it. No doubts that big companies like Sony Ericsson and Nokia will have their people working on that code and the results can be incredible and breath-taking.

Google is also keen to remind us that this is only a first version of Android and that many will follow, probably integrating ideas that third part developers will work out.

In the meantime, the T-Mobile G1 is out and is already offering an interesting Android experience

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