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Android OS source code now available
This is pretty significant as it opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities for the platform and mobile computing in general. Android can now be easily ported to anything, from phones to GPS receivers, to in-car entertainment systems as well as other funky things nobody has thought of yet. It also allows companies to stop re-inventing the OS wheel and focus on building better hardware.
As long as Google can keep the project together, avoiding too many forks, everybody will win. Being open is Android’s killer feature and is why it will be remembered as a milestone in mobile computing.