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HTC One A9 Android 6.0 kernel source released – which device versions get it?

HTC One A9 is starting to become available all over the world and so is its kernel source which became available today. You can find it at the HTC developer center, where you can download it for models already released in Spain, Germany, Austria, Arabic-speaking countries and Turkey.

 

HTC One A9

 

 

There’s not much to say here except that the kernel source is 205MB in size regardless of what phone version you have. There are no US model kernels available at the moment, not even HTC One A9 Google Play editions. As these kernel source codes come out, they will ease developers’ work in creating more customizable builds of Android that can replace the relatively stock build that A9 has, so it’s all good news.

 

Source: HTC Developer center

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HTC One M9 open source code posted online – most European variants available

HTC just posted the kernel source for One M9, which can only mean that a seasoned dev can tinker all he wants with HTC’s new flagship. You can take it from the dev site in the source link below and you should know it is based on Android 5.0.1, measuring around 500MB.

 

HTC open source

 

The download options include Asia, UK and a few other European country variants yet no US versions are available.

Usual users will not be too interested in this update because there’ s not much you can do with just these open source files. Developers can flash them to improve app functionality and work towards creating stable custom ROM builds for the device.

Source: HTC Dev via AndroidPolice

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Google releases kernel source code for Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Google recently released the kernel source for Nexus 9 (Volantis) and for the Nexus player (Fugu), just in case you wanted to dev your way through the new devices from Google. If you head out to the Android Open Source Project, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. Non-developer customers don’t fret: even if this is not big news for you, it doesn’t mean this doesn’t work in your favor.

Kernel source files give devs the tools they require in order to develop ROMs and troubleshoot app mismatches on newer devices. Considering Android is open source, this means that every device maker will have to get the source code out and make it available for download sooner or later.

Just in case you want to examine the code for the first Android Lollipop devices out there, you will find Nexus 9 code at android-tegra-flounder-3.10-lollipop-release, and the Nexus Player code will be found at android-x86_64-fugu-3.10-lollipop-release.

Source: Google Groups