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Apr
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HTC, keeping up with its recent pattern of speedy source release, has dropped official ICS kernel source code for a heaping handful of devices, perhaps most notably the One V, a member of HTC's new One line which hasn't yet debuted in many countries.

Other devices include the US variant of the Vivid and several iterations of the Sensation, with the Desire HD and myTouch 4G Slide's Gingerbread (2.3) kernel source also being dropped.

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Those interested in tweaking or developing with the official kernel source of the above devices should head over to HTC's Developer Center (linked below) to grab the downloads.

Source: htcDev

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  • http://twitter.com/anjiecai anjiecai

    why didn't they release it for one s and x and xl when they released for v...this makes no damn sense

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It is weird indeed, but I bet they'll release those soon too, and we'll hopefully live to tell.

      • http://twitter.com/anjiecai anjiecai

        hopefully samsung starts releasing stuff as much as htc does

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          What? Nobody releases kernels faster than Samsung, which often does it before devices are even released.

      • http://twitter.com/anjiecai anjiecai

        i meant the parts that a developer needs the most. I'm a n00b sorry. Remember signing a petition for making samsung releasing something for i9100 a month ago to help development

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chuck-Boucher/657338416 Chuck Boucher

    Verizon is absent from that list.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    They just released the GB Kernel for the Desire HD?  I admit I haven't been paying close attention, but that's like 9 months late.  I thought it was out ages ago.  Wish they would have done an ICS release so CM9 could get out a more optimized version.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Maybe it's an updated version of the GB kernel.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        Yeah, I think you're right.  They are all regional versions.  Good call.

        Still dying for a good ICS update :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ehret John Ehret

    Where the hell is the source for the Amaze 4G? I'm happy they do this, but seriously.. it's holding up dev for my device.

    • yisaokan

      I see today the source code for the Amaze 4G!! but for the TELUS Carrier.. My phone is T-Mobile (its works for me??)

  • Jasopan

    Does this mean CM9 might be out for DHD soon?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      This particular source release for the DHD will probably have no significant effect on CM9 coming to the DHD any sooner.  Only kernels for ICS (v4.0) roms are going to be measurably useful for getting CM9 out on those devices.  That's not to say that the DHD can't or won't benefit from the release of some of this stuff since there are some chipsets and common components shared between the DHD and other various phones...but the ones that have ICS updates (and kernel sources) coming sooner are also likely to get love on CM9 sooner.

      Remember that support on CM (any version) is largely dependent upon developers wanting to work on a given device; since the DHD was pretty popular it'll surely get some love sooner than some other phones (like many Motorola and LG phones), but some devices like the Galaxy S variants are far more popular and already getting some of the best support simply because of the number of people contributing to them.

      Count on it, CM9 will be on the DHD, it's probably just going to come in a while behind some of the others.  Since the DHD is the very last device HTC is committing to for ICS, I think it's safe to say that support for it is going to start slowing down as more people start moving on to newer gear.

      • Jasopan

        I'm thoroughly confused with your first paragraph (not your fault) as I don't really understand the kernels and source etc, but I understand how you're saying the more people and developers who use a device leads to a quicker release. I was on XDA forums and there were quite a few ICS based roms for the DHD which led me to wondering when or if there would be a CM9 now.

        Anywho it's good to hear that it'll come soon though:) Haven't touched anything since I started using CM7.

        • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

          Lol, actually it is a bit my fault that it's confusing.  I'm being intentionally vague because the CyanogenMod guys are pretty vague and the minute anybody makes any promises, usually something goes sour.  Really, the whole thing can be safely summarized as, 'This release will help, but it leaves a LOT of work for kernel developers'.  The reason other devices get more benefit when an ICS kernel comes out is that the most difficult work is already done and the kernel developers can stick to tweaking and optimizing...but devices like the DHD that don't have proper ICS kernels will rely on developers hacking together hardware support which won't always be reliable or optimized.

          As a brief disclaimer, I'm not a systems developer (I don't work on kernels).  While I understand most of what's going on, there's finer details that I must be explaining poorly...So this would be a great time for somebody to jump in if they've got anything to add or correct. :)

  • Scott Swain

    Hey HTC: How about the Amaze?