Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Android is Now Open Source

Via my coworkers at the Android Developers Blog: Android is now open source.

Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Android offers a full stack: an operating system, middleware, and key mobile applications. It also contains a rich set of APIs that allows third-party developers to develop great applications.

Across my career, I am most proud of Android—as a platform, as a family of phones, and as a catalyst for change in an otherwise closed industry. But the most exciting part is what's next. Download the SDK and start hacking.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Download the Android SDK 1.0 release 1.

Walt Mossberg: "The first real competitor to the iPhone ... the software is slick ... the G1 is a powerful, versatile device."

But the sui generis: Android is open to developers, open to consumers, and open to handset manufacturers. Cannot wait to see what's next.