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Google holds back Android Honeycomb; Asus releases the source code

Apr 14, 2011, 01:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Fogarty)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Asus posted a link on the product page for its Eee Pad Transformer tablet that lets readers download a 97MB file with the source code for v8.2.2.6 of the Android kernel.

"Google released the software developers kit for Android v3 in February, but only to a few OEMs and selected other partners.

"It reportedly shut down access to the SDK after a member of the XDA Developers forum installed Honeycomb on a smartphone and discovered an unannounced new app called Google Music and the unannounced cloud service Android Market that goes along with it.

"Google said it wasn't holding back Honeycomb, it had just delayed release to finish adapting it to work well on smartphones, despite the more restrictive new approval process for new features or apps for the Android tablet OS that prompted complaints from developers."

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