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You may remember Samsung's Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (formerly known as "Gogh") from some training materials we caught sight of just a few days ago. Well, while the device is still unannounced, good old Sammy has decided to drop the Victory's kernel source ahead of time for anxious developers and tweakers to get started on.

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Samsung has had a good track record lately of releasing kernel source just after a device is announced, but releasing the code before we're even supposed to know about a device is pretty impressive.

While we still aren't sure exactly when users can expect to see Samsung's 1.2GHz dual-core wielding mid-range Victory 4G for sale, those looking to get a head start on development for the device can grab its kernel source from the link below.

Source: Samsung Open Source

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  • OMJ

    HTC, u better step it up!

  • http://pandu.poluan.info pepoluan

    It's quite ironic that the world leader in smartphone market share decided to 'bare it all', thus endearing itself more to the vibrant modding community, while the runner-ups are busy locking themselves up.

    I wouldn't be surprised if in 1 year time, Samsung held more than 60% market share.

    (I guess the hiring of Mr. Cyanogen has some influence on Sammy's decision to 'open up').

  • http://twitter.com/GitMuny Jimmy Rustles

    I'm sure it makes more sense for profit margins otherwise they wouldn't do it, but doesn't Sammy have about 10 4.0"-4.3" dual core phones being made? It seems like another one comes out every week. Makes me wish they took the HTC approach and made 2 phones. Then instead of being excited about getting ICS source before launch, (which is great don't get me wrong) we could be getting JB source very soon after launch.

    • http://pandu.poluan.info pepoluan

      Can't really blame them, though... they achieve their stature by catering to the financial capabilities of different market segments at the same time... from lower middle class to the highest income bracket...

      • http://twitter.com/GitMuny Jimmy Rustles

        Yea yea too bad. If only there was a company that made only one phone, and maybe came out with a new one on a consistant schedule
        /sarcasm