Open source portions of Android 3.2 now available


Huawei MediaPad

Google has released the portions of the Android 3.2 source code which are licensed under the GPL. Just like earlier versions of Google Android 3.x Honeycomb, Google is not releasing all the source code for the latest version of the operating system. You’ll have to wait until the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android is released to get that. But the latest release means two things:

  1. Google Android 3.2 is just about ready to go, so we should see tablets shipping with the OS soon.
  2. Now that at least some source code is available, independent developers can start digging in to find interesting bits that can lead to more interesting apps or operating system tweaks.

Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb is optimized to run on tablets with 7 inch and larger displays, including the Huawei MediaPad.

Update: Motorola has already started rolling out Android 3.2 for the Motorola XOOM WiFi tablet.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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