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Amazon Releases Kernel Source Files For The New Kindle Fire HD 6 And 7

Before this can happen, though, custom ROM developers need to bring their offerings over to each particular model, and before that can happen, Amazon needs to release enough code for them to work with.

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Samsung Releases KitKat Kernel Source For Sprint Galaxy S4

While no US carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S4 have received an official update to Android 4.4/KitKat yet, Samsung has dropped the KitKat kernel source for the Sprint's model. While that by itself is really only of interest to developers, its implications will matter to a much larger audience. Generally, Samsung does not release kernel source for builds that aren't official. Historically, once source code is made available, official OTA updates follow in reasonably short order.

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The new firmware build number is L720VPUFNAE. Currently, there is no official word from either Samsung or Sprint on when the accompanying OTA update will roll out, but if building kernels and hacking are your thing, go have fun.

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Sony Releases Open Source Kernel Files For The T-Mobile Exclusive Xperia Z1s

Sony announced the Xperia Z1s at CES earlier this month, and it quickly showed up on T-Mobile's website. So Americans looking to just own the handset have had a week to order one online from the carrier, while those wanting a deeper relationship with the device - to love it for what's on the inside, rather than the outside - have had to wait a little longer. But now their opportunity has come as well. Sony has published the kernel source code for the Xperia Z1s on the same day as the phone's debut in T-Mobile's retail stores.

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These files are necessary for developers to create custom ROMs, and Sony has had a good track record of making them available for its devices.

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Code Commits In AOSP Indicate Android Will Be Updated To The v3.10 Linux Kernel

As the latest update to Android looms ever closer, we've got our eyes peeled for anything that may hint at what's to come. While most of that information comes to us through leaks or hidden surprises, sometimes it will try to hide in plain sight. Over the last few weeks, an increasing number of code commits have been made to the android-3.10 branch of the kernel/common project. As you might be able to guess from the names, kernel/common is the codebase from which every device kernel is eventually derived. The existence of a 3.10 branch in AOSP is pretty solid evidence to believe we will see a version of Android running on it soon.

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Samsung Releases Kernel Source For The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids And GT-i9507

Back in late August, Samsung announced a new version of the Galaxy Tab 3 specifically for kids. Dubbed Galaxy Tab 3 Kids (bet you didn't see that name coming), it's a festive-looking little gizmo with a kid-friendly form factor and easy-to-understand UI. And now you can download the kernel source code.

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Normally, we would discuss how the source code allows developers to tweak the device's kernel, opening up a new world of possibilities for the device. But this is a kids' tablets. Not that things chance because this is a kids' tablet – just that, well, why would you want to tweak the kernel on a kids' tablet?

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Sony Releases Open Source Kernel Files For The Upcoming Xperia Z1

Sony's Xperia Z1 (nee "Honami") made a bit of a splash at IFA in Berlin a few weeks ago. The phone's focus on high-quality imaging via a 20.1 megapixel camera, combined with the undeniably slick high-end industrial design that Sony has been putting out for the last few years, has already earned it a few fans. As usual, Sony has posted the required open-source kernel files for the new device to their developer website, this time before the hardware is actually available for purchase.

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The Z1's other charms include a 5" 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage plus a MicroSD card slot.

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Samsung Posts Kernel Source Code For The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

The Note 10.1 2014 is essentially a blown-up version of the Galaxy Note 3, right down to the physical control buttons and faux leather back.

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HTC Releases One Kernel Sources For U.S. (Sprint, T-Mobile), Asian, And European Variants

HTCdev just finalized a fairly timely release of kernel sources for several carrier-specific and unbranded variants of the HTC One. The list of newly covered models includes:

  • U.S.: Sprint and T-Mobile
  • Asia: Taiwan and Hong Kong (CHT)
  • Europe: unbranded European version, Italy (TIM), France (Bouygues), and Germany (O2).

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Of course, the Canadian and Developer Edition had their own releases earlier this month.

Among US carriers, only AT&T and Cincinnati Bell are still unaccounted for, but likely to make their own appearances shortly. You can pick up your copy of the source code at HTC's developer portal.

Source: HTC Dev

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More Source Code Goodness: Samsung's Drops The Kernel Code For The T-Mobile Galaxy S III LTE

If you've been feeling sad because of the lack of posts about source code lately, today should be making up for it. This morning, Samsung released the first bath of kernel source for the Galaxy S4, and just a bit ago HTC offered up the code for five different variants of the One.

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Looks like Samsung wasn't quite finished after the S4 code this morning, however, as the company just pushed the T-Mobile Galaxy S III LTE's code to its download server. This may indicate that the phone is due up for release soon, we've heard nary a word since the last rumored date of late March/early April – a time which has clearly come and gone.

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HTC Releases Kernel Source Code For The One Developer Edition, Canadian-Branded Variants

It's One launch day! You can get HTC's newest flagship on Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile here in the US, as well as Telus, Bell, Brightpoint, and Rogers in Canada. To go along with the official launch of the device, HTC has also decided to throw the development community a bone by releasing the kernel source code for five variants of the device: Developer Edition, Brightpoint, TELUS, Bell, and Rogers.

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Notice anything particular about that list? Yeah... no US variants anywhere to be found. No word when we may see the source hit for those variants (don't hold your breath) – but if you're looking to tinker with a Canadian version of the phone, hit the link below and go nuts.

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