What a day! We were hoping for this but never expected it to actually happen - Andy Rubin, VP of engineering at Google and one of the main guys behind Android, just announced that the Froyo source is going to be available today:
1:41PM Andy Rubin: "If you're a third party developer who's built an app for Android, you can talk to it from the cloud." Talking up Froyo -- it's being open-sourced as of today.
That's right - the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) is seeping through into the public source tree as we speak.
Check it out right here - http://android.git.kernel.org/?o=age
Sweet, delicious Froyo drops!
So What Does This Mean To Us?
- it means the code for Froyo has been completed and frozen
- it means developers can download and start porting their custom ROMs to the official Froyo code, starting pretty much immediately and throughout the day, as the code upload continues
- it means the Nexus One will likely be getting the official update really-really soon
- it means manufacturers now have a baseline with which to merge their custom UIs
Who is excited!?
Andy's quote from liveblog by Engadget