Android prides itself on their “open” mobile operating system, however Google is being extremely protective regarding the source code for Android 3.0, Honeycomb.
Google said earlier this week that they will not release the source code Android 3.0, just yet. The company says it’s not yet ready to be customized in the same manner as previous versions of the OS, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. However, company’s such as Motorola, Samsung, HTC and other hardware partners will not be affected by this decision, and these companies are to start releasing devices running Android 2.3.
At the introduction of Honeycomb, Andy Rubin did make a statement saying that even though Android is an open-source operating system, Google considers themselves the shepherd. From his statement it is not to far of a leap to believe that Google wants to have a little bit more control and oversight on when and how their software is used.
Google has stated that this move is just temporary, but the question is how long in till they do release the source code? And what exactly is there reason for not releasing it?
When we know more on this we will be sure to let you guys know. In the mean time what are your opinions on Google refusing to release the source code for Android 3.0? Let us know in the comments.