12
Apr
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HTC wasted no time making its new One M8 flagship available, which inevitably means that the source code for its software kernel would need to follow. HTC has dutifully published the code for a range of new M8 phones on top of those published earlier this month, specifying carriers in the United States and Europe and one model in Asia. Here's the list of new source code files now available from HTCDev.com:

  • United States - T-Mobile
  • United Kingdom - Orange, H3G, and O2
  • France - Bouygues, Vodafone, Orange
  • Spain - Generic
  • Germany - T-Mobile
  • Netherlands - T-Mobile
  • Poland - T-Mobile
  • Austria - T-Mobile
  • Taiwan - Generic

That's in addition to various phones published last week, which includes the source code for the One M8 Google Play Edition. Also note the "Brightstar US" model in the screenshot below, marked as a Developer Edition, probably the GSM (de facto AT&T) model available on HTC's website. Brightstar isn't a carrier, it's a business-to-business hardware distributor.

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Developers, you know how this works: take chances, make mistakes, get messy. Custom ROM afficionados will be happy to know that ROM devs can now dive into the new One M8 hardware with reckless abandon, and custom ROMs should be showing up at the usual forums and sites soon.

Source: HTCDev.com

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • epsiblivion

    I'll start dabbling in roms when my warranty expires in a year

  • epsiblivion

    I'll start dabbling in roms when my warranty expires in a year

  • PhilNelwyn

    [Off topic]
    What the hell is going on with the mobile version of your site?
    First it gave me server errors, now it has an ugly iphonish theme...

    Edit: and now that I just posted this, it's back to normal. -_-
    Edit 2: ...or not?

  • AllThingsReviewed215

    WTF are the RUU's

  • Nicholas Ruiz

    Nice Magic School Bus reference

  • TheLastAngel

    By the way where is the review? And don't forget that other big Android phone...

  • ConnorL

    Since when did Vodafone operate in France?