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Google holds back Android Honeycomb; Asus releases the source code

[ 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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