HTC Releases Kernel Source for Eight Androids

HTC Android fans who are into some serious phone customization are coming home to some good news tonight, with HTC releasing the kernel source code to over half-a-dozen devices. The arrival of these code bases means that you might hope to see some new custom ROMs start arriving in the coming weeks. Just what models are covered?

First up, we’ve got the HTC Vivid, which came to AT&T early last month. Next we have the Salsa, one of the two HTC models featuring a hardware Facebook button (alongside the ChaCha). Both the original Incredible and its follow-up, the Incredible S, make the cut. Then there’s the Desire S, the Sensation, and finally, the tiny HTC Explorer.

At least, that’s as far as today’s code releases for smartphones go. In tablet-land, the HTC Flyer’s source code also makes an appearance.

If you feel so inclined, go ahead and start poking your nose through these releases, but if you’re like most of us, you’ll patiently wait while the more technically adept among us do their part in cranking-out some brand new ROMs.

Source: HTC

Via: Android Central

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