Samsung makes a lot of phones, and that means it has a lot of open source packages to post. Today it's taking the time to drop the kernel source for two Galaxy S4 variants after the Android 4.3 update, as well as the code from the AT&T Galaxy Mega giganto-phone.

2013-10-23 10_50_58-Open Source Release Center

Developer types can head over to Samsung's open source site to download the Jelly Bean files right now. The ZIP archives for the GS4 devices clock in a little north of 800MB, but the Galaxy Mega is only 379MB. Regular folks won't have much use for these files, but they will make life a little easier for ROM developers and the like. That in turn makes life a little easier for the rest of us.

2013-10-23 10_51_17-Open Source Release Center

[Galaxy S4 Kernel Source, Galaxy Mega Kernel Source]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Santi

    *Today, Though I wouldn't mind having Toady drop by =)

  • Abbas Khan

    Still can't find any OTA updates for my South Asian Galaxy S4 i9500 which is stuck on 4.2.2 :/

    • robogo

      Go to XDA, a 4.3 for the I9500 is already posted there.

    • optiks

      Mine got pushed to me (weird since I turned off Automatic Updates) by Samsung on Sunday or Monday. I'm in Indonesia.

  • sourabh sekhar

    No love for the SIII :-/

  • Bigsike

    And the VZW Note 3???

    • Michael Pahl

      all good things comes with time.

  • Aincalandorn

    I'm still waiting for any news whatsoever for the Bell version of the Note II, there isn't even a leak for it!

  • SuyashSrijan

    The code is full of bugs.

  • A Black UI is the best UI

    And still no real crap exynos 4 sources released.

  • Luis PĂ©rez

    I understand they never release the full code of the exynos 4 or 5 kernel, they only release part of the code