HTC releases kernel source for HTC One V


With all the recent news surrounding the HTC One X and One S, it's definitely been easy to forget about the smaller but still-capable sibling, the HTC One V. Luckily, keeping with the true spirit of an open-source platform, HTC just recently released the kernel source code for the One V.

Announced yesterday on Twitter, you can download the 97.7MB file for the Asian and European versions of the device right now on HTC's developer site. It's important to keep in mind that while this doesn't mean much right now to everyday users like me, this is huge for developers: the kernel is basically the window into the guts of the Android OS: without the kernel, things like the radios, the camera, and other items that are crucial to the phone's everyday operation simply won't work.

But now that developers have access to this, they can start working their magic and doing really spectacular things. And with news that the One V might make its way to Virgin Mobile later this year, I'm betting that only good things will come of this.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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