While it seems like it's becoming more and more difficult to get manufacturers to do what they are supposed to do in regards to releasing source code on time, ASUS stands tall and fulfills its responsibilities to the Android community by releasing the source code for the Transformer before the device even hits shelves. Take note, HTC, Motorola, Notion Ink, and the rest.

This means a great deal to those of you who are looking to pick up the Transformer when it's finally released and hope for a quick turnaround on custom ROMs and tweaks to the kernel.


If you are interested in developing for the Eee Pad Transformer, head over to the official Transformer page, hit the "Download" tab, choose Android in the dropdown, download the code, and get to work!

Source: ASUS

Cameron Summerson
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  • Eric

    That's awesome.

  • http://www.droidapp.co.uk Tony

    If only I could find a store where I could actually use it before I bought it (UK).

  • cosmic

    Probably dumb questions but the source code they released is just the linux kernels and not dalvik right? So unlikely to see honeycomb ports on other devices yet?(barring some xda magic)

    I guess my main question is does this mean anything for devices not already running honeycomb or is it limited to custom roms for devices with honeycomb?

  • Marc

    Dalvik and all of the front facing stuff is Apache, which, while open-source, does not force you to publish the source, so no, still no honeycomb AOSP :(

  • Elvis

    Amazing! I'm sold, hands down.