HTC releases kernel source code for HTC One S … sans US version

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Yesterday, HTC made developers across the world very happy by releasing the kernel source code for the HTC One S; this comes on the heals of similar releases for the HTC One V and One X. But the US version of the One S that’s currently carried exclusively by T-Mobile is inconspicuously absent from the list, just like the AT&T version of the One X was previously.

Traditionally, T-Mobile has been fairly friendly to developers and Android enthusiasts alike; they were the first US carrier to offer an Android smartphone, after all. But even though neither HTC nor T-Mobile have officially responded to inquiries regarding the One S’s absence here, I’m beginning to wonder if  T-Mobile is possibly pulling the same act that AT&T just did.

I’ve asked this before, and I’ll ask it again: why are we allowing carriers to have so much control over the devices that we own? This obviously isn’t happening in the rest of the world – just look at the list above – so why do we let it happen here?

I’m hoping that this was simply an oversight that will be corrected soon, but I’m doubtful. Sprint: I hope you’re listening, and that you don’t pull the same thing with my new EVO.

[HTCdev via Android Police]
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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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