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Google cracks open Android's closed development

Jul 22, 2010, 16:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"Google will crack open more of Android's development process but keep new versions of its mobile OS closed for competitive reasons.

"The giant will change Android's Native code Development Kit (NDK) so that contributed code joins the publicly available Android source tree rather than going into Google's private tree.

"There's no date for when the switch will take place, but it should follow a similar move on the Android Software Development Kit (SDK).

"Public contributions won't be possible on un-released versions of Android though. That will remain hidden, and Android's development will remain a private affair."

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