The news arrived earlier today via Android Police, which noted that the kernels for both the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the handsets are now online.
This means developers in all regions can begin working on the handsets’ code, including adding device support for existing ROMs.
Google’s use of the Linux kernel as the basis for Android stipulates that any person or company making changes to the kernel must also release those changes for the public use. Not all OEMs, however, are as snappy as Samsung has been to release its versions.
If you’re interested, you can download the kernel packages via the links below now.