Google delays delivering Android Honeycomb for Open source


Google announced that it will delay the distribution on Android Honeycomb, its newest source code, for the foreseeable future. Designed to run on tablets, the Honeycomb Operating System is already powering Motorolas Xoom tablet and is expected to appear in other devices too. But Google, said Honeycomb is not yet ready for the public release as open source software for the people to tweak and customize their gadgets.

Android 2.3, Honeycomb was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and improves on Android favourites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. Google said in a statement.

While we are excited to offer these new features to Android tablets, we have more work to do before we can deliver them to the other devices types including phones. Until then we have decided not to release Honeycomb to Open Source. We are commited to providing Android as an open platform across many devices and will push the source as soon as its ready. Said Google

Amarnath Natarajan

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