Google reaffirms commitment to open source on Android

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Google reaffirms commitment to open source on Android

Kathleen Hall

Google's head of mobile software, Andy Rubin, reaffirmed the company's commitment to keeping Android an open-source project amid criticism that it is 'locking down' Android.

The claims came as it was revealed that Google was only releasing the source code for Android Honeycomb to its main partners.

In a blog post Rubin said there had been a lot of misinformation in the press about Google's role in supporting Android, and he wanted to "set the record straight".

"We continue to be an open-source platform and will continue releasing source code when it is ready. As I write this the Android team is still hard at work to bring all the new Honeycomb features to phones.

"As soon as this work is completed, we'll publish the code. This temporary delay does not represent a change in strategy. We remain firmly committed to providing Android as an open-source platform across many device types," he said.


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