Samsung Publishes Droid Charge Source Code [Update]
As we build up to the Samsung Droid Charge’s release, we’re seeing more and more of all the pictures, database listings, and documents that normally converge in the weeks and days leading up to a phone’s retail arrival. Earlier today we found the Charge hiding in Walmart’s computers, a couple weeks after uncovering some Droid-branded press shots. Now Samsung’s published the Charge’s source code in its Open Source Release Center, making it seem like the only thing we’re still waiting for is the phone itself.
The Charge’s source is up for download right now at the Samsung OSRC, but you’ll need to search by the phone’s model number to find it. SCH-I510_Opensource.zip is a 537MB archive, so save yourself the bandwidth and leave this one to the ROM hackers to pore over.
There’s a chance that the Charge could show up tomorrow. It does seem like it would be a bit abrupt, but as we said, much of the pre-release circumstantial evidence we’d expect to see is already in place, and the most recently-revealed Verizon roadmap that was leaked names April 14 as the Charge’s launch date. Keep your fingers crossed if you’re looking forward to a Thunderbolt alternative on Verizon LTE; we’ll know if the leaked date was accurate, come tomorrow.
Update: That April 14 release may have been a bit too optimistic, as despite that leaked roadmap, we’ve heard from a source with ties to the release that Samsung won’t be launching the Droid Charge until April 28, giving us another two weeks to wait.