Android is now Open Source
By Jason Chen
October 21 2008
Over the past year, we announced Android [ http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2007/11/posted-by-jason-chen-android-advocate.html ], released several SDKs (eventually resulting in the 1.0 SDK [ http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2008/09/announcing-android-10-sdk-release-1.html ] ), gave out the first half of the $10,000,000 prize money for the Android Developer Challenge [ http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2008/08/presenting-winners-of-android-developer.html ] , and prepared the first Android-powered device for users. Tomorrow, the T-Mobile G1 [ http://t-mobileg1.com/ ] goes on sale.
But today, we're making what might just be the most exciting announcement of all: we and our Open Handset Alliance [ http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/ ] partners have now released the source code for Android [ http://source.android.com ]. There's a huge amount of code and content there, so head over to http://source.android.com/ for all the details.
I'd like to offer a huge thank you and congratulations to my colleagues and the Alliance partners for what I hope will be a red-letter day for the open source community, and openness in the mobile industry.