Almost one year to the day after Google
first unveiled the Android platform
, they have now released the source-code to this mobile phone stack. This move is coming just one day before the first Android phone begins shipping in the US, the T-Mobile G1. The announcement came on the Android blog
and the code is available from the Android Source
The source-code to the complete Android stack is over 2GB in size and Git
is needed for obtaining the source. Additionally, Python, JDK, SDL, wxGTK, and other packages are needed for building the code on Ubuntu Linux.