Earlier today, Dan Morrill of the Android Team posted a message to the Android Building Google group updating the status of code availability due to recent server downtime. Buried towards the bottom of that post come hopeful words for those still fuming over Google’s neglect in releasing the full Honeycomb source.
“We plan to release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it’s available on devices.”
Morrill’s words are music to the ears of ROM developers and Android modders everywhere, and provided the new source is released in a timely fashion it means top-tier software developers such as the CyanogenMod team will have that much more time to craft up some beautiful alternative OS builds for those that love to root their phones and experiment with various software. It should also help to quiet some detractors who claim Android isn’t as open source as Google may claim, but that’s still up for debate.
[via Google Groups | Thanks, Jeremiah!]