Samsung Makes Galaxy S3 Source Code Open

Last month, Samsung has introduced Galaxy S3 smartphone which has impressive hardware and run on Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. In the short time of introducing, Samsung has revealed 180MB of source code for Samsung Galaxy S3 units with the model number GT-I9300. Abreast original source code, a 1.2MB update is also available which supports for the GT-I9300_MEA, GT-I9300_SEA and GT-I9300_SWA models.

Samsung galaxy s3, Image Credit: Samsung

With Galaxy S3 source code open, third party Android developers can now use parts of Touchwiz interface in their own distributions. Third party distributions of Galaxy S3 operating system may gain popularity like Cyanogenmod if users want phones with custom interface tweaks and without operator locks.

Samsung’s decision to make the source code available to open source community is welcomed by many, and should be followed by other big smartphone vendors. The source code can be downloaded from Samsung website.

Source: The Inquirer

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