Following on HTC’s release of the HTC Hero kernel to developers, Google has gone all open-source with their latest Android 2.0 operating system. Android 2.0 OS went live not too long ago with the launch of Verizon’s Motorola Droid, but we have yet to see another Android smartphone launched with Android 2.0 in tow. Today’s release of the source code could bring Android 2.0 features to older Android phone in due time.
The latest Android platform, codenamed “Eclair” (like the delicious pastry), features support for multiple gmail accounts, exchange support, support for Bluetooth 2.1 and improved media playback, just to name a few. Armed with the source code, developers are going to have the tools they need to bring at least some of these new features to other Android smartphones.
The Android 2.0 source code available through the Android Open Source Project.