Google Releases Android Mobile Platform As Open Source Project

by on October 21, 2008 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED October 21, 2008

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Android is now open source software and available for download from official website. It is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices. It is based upon Linux kernel and developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance. Today, Google made exciting announcement - they have now released the source code for Android. There's a huge amount of code and content there, so head over to official website to grab all the details.

From the project site:

Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Android offers a full stack: an operating system, middleware, and key mobile applications. It also contains a rich set of APIs that allows third-party developers to develop great applications.

=> Android is now Open Source

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1 bm October 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Hi,

It would be great if we can install this to replace windows mobile 6 on my smartphone … hope…

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2 chika.tambun November 19, 2008 at 6:27 am

which mobile device? SE or Nokia LoL

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