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Google not Ready to Release Honeycomb Source

Google not Ready to Release Honeycomb Source

Those hoping to get their hands on the hottest version of Google Android, Honeycomb, will have to wait. The company has announced that it is not ready to release the source code, like what it had done for previous versions of Android. With the OS' apparent slant towards tablets at the moment, Google is probably cautious about allowing developers free rein to adopt the OS to other devices like smartphones, as a bad implementation could lead to negative publicity.

Businessweek - Google says it will delay the distribution of its newest Android source code, dubbed Honeycomb, at least for the foreseeable future. The search giant says the software, which is tailored specifically for tablet computers that compete against Apple's iPad, is not yet ready to be altered by outside programmers and customized for other devices, such as phones.

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