- 12-06-2010, 11:39 AM #2
This is a great question - one in which I am unfamiliar with. I would ASSUME the SDK is for developers to design applications, and not a source code for an actual device. I think the ROMS will begin once we get source code from Google for the Nexus S/1, or more specifically, for that phone.
- 12-06-2010, 11:58 AM #3
The SDK is the software development kit. When they write code, new features will be available to them. So they can start writing new applications that take advantage of new things in 2.3.
The source code for 2.3 is not yet released, AFAIK. The source code is the primary thing ROM makers need. They can compile the source code and get a stock 2.3 ROM which they can work on porting to other devices. It also means they can tweak the source code and build their own "custom" ROM.
So no, the SDK doesn't mean ROM coding can start.
Edit: I guess I was wrong. They apparently ship at least some source code with the SDK, although it's not full 2.3, I have read.
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- 12-06-2010, 03:38 PM #10
I always felt (and wrote in forums) that OEM's should be able to add customizations via widgets only. Let HTC devices get Sense widgets over the stock Android UI. There are a couple of advantages to users here. Everyone gets a similar Android experience and these widgets could still work with home replacements like ADW or LP.
- 12-06-2010, 04:19 PM #12