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Google Releases Android Code

Google Releases Android Code

Just as the first Android phone, the G1, is hitting stores, Google has made good on its promise of last November and released the source code for Android as part of its open source commitment.

Android is the open source technology that Google hopes will be widely adopted and help it dominate mobile search and advertising.

In a posting, Google software engineer Dave Bort wrote:

"We’ve all put a lot of effort into the first Android device, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. But one device is just the beginning. Android is not a single piece of hardware; it’s a complete, end-to-end software platform that can be adapted to work on any number of hardware configurations. Everything is there, from the bootloader all the way up to the applications. And with an Android device already on the market, it has proven that it has what it takes to truly compete in the mobile arena."

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