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Google Closes Android 3.0 Honeycomb Source Code

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Android 3.0 HoneycombMOUNTAIN VIEW, USAGoogle announced recently they would close the Android 3.0 Honeycomb source code. The closure comes to prevent unauthorized development of the software for smartphones.

The closure of the source code comes to a surprise as some but is a good move by Google. The Android community loves to use source code to write new custom ROMs and make new versions of programs that are not available or meant to run on their devices. A good example of this is the recently leaked Netflix official app. The app came from an LG phone but was made available, and working, to all Android users. The app worked for sometime before Netflix got wind of it and pulled the plug.

Closure of a source code designed for tablets that people are customizing to run on phones is not a huge deal but just another jumping off point for fans of alternate operating systems. This is not going to affect how people chose their phone or devices, but just something for non-Android users to complain about as Android continues to dominate the smartphone market.

The Honeycomb source code has been closed indefinitely but will most likely be reopened once more Android 3.0 tablets are launched.

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By , Chicago, IL, USA on Mar 28th, 2011 GMT +2


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