Since the beginning of time, there has been but one rule among men: release GPL source code on time. For those who choose to ignore this rule, terrible things ensue; most of which are so horrific, I dare not speak the details. The code has always been upheld by the law, but one foul beast has found a way to circumvent the system and hold the source for weeks, even months, too long: HTC.
I've always wanted to give some sort of dramatic introduction like that. Joking aside, though, HTC released a whole gaggle of source code to its developer repository this morning, encompassing devices both new and old:
- EVO 4G Gingerbread
- Droid Incredible 2 Gingerbread
- EVO 3D
- Desire Z
And we all know what that means: full custom kernels are on their way! The EVO 3D has already been overclocked to a blazing 1.8GHz, so I can only image the treatment it will get now that the kernel source is available. Viva la Android community!