egzthunder1 · Dec 17, 2010 at 02:00 pm

Gingerbread AOSP Being Pushed Right Now!!!

It looks like Christmas is coming a week early for the devs at xda-developers. According to a thread started by XDA member crpercodani, Google has started pushing out the source code for Gingerbread. Last week, we had the SDK hitting the shelves, yesterday we had the first dumps of the Nexus S, and now we finally have the real deal, AOSP (Android Open Source Project). This means absolutely nothing if you are not a rom dev, but in essence, it means that for those who are familiar with the internals of the OS itself, you will have new toys to play with.

The highly possible outcome of this? True Gingerbread roms (not like the SDK versions that we have seen until now) coming at us from all directions. This particular thread was found in the EVO section, which is a very good candidate to be running the new OS in a smooth manner. There will be lots of effort involved due to some preliminary work showing that things like display drivers are different (making the phone sluggish) as well as the usual hicups (no BT, no camera, force closes on… everything, etc). All good things will come in turn, so if you are desperately waiting to have 2.3 as your daily OS, you may have to wait a few weeks.

Jean-Baptiste Queru

Nexus S went on sale yesterday morning in the US, running Gingerbread.
Just like I did for Froyo, I’m open-sourcing the matching Android
platform source code, right after the first consumers get their hands
on it. I’m going to start literally right now, and the process will
take a few hours.

You can find more information in the announcement thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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