Developers as well as coders will be pleased to hear that Google’s source code for Ice Cream Sandwich, their latest and greatest version of the mobile operating system, is ready to be released to the masses so that they can tinker with it. A post on the Android Building Google Groups page saw developer Dan Morrill mention that Google will “release the source for the recently-announced Ice Cream Sandwich soon, once it’s available on devices.”
This was in some way fulfilled when Google rolled out the SDK for Ice Cream Sandwich, although the Internet search giant remained quiet on when the exact day would the source code be released to the masses. Developers will no doubt feel let down by this, but should the source code roll out alongside the Galaxy Nexus when November rolls around, you can more or less predict that developers will most probably perform attempts to have Ice Cream Sandwich up and running on just about any device – far earlier than device manufacturers themselves.
This is a good thing in our books, but there is also the stability issue to think about.
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