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HTC posts the kernel source for the HTC One M8

Kernel source M8

Here’s a promising sign that HTC is going to be more friendly to developers this time around: Just a few days after releasing the all new HTC One M8, the Taiwanese manufacturer has already posted the kernel source code on its developer site for the Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T versions, along with a bunch international carriers. Additionally, the kernel source is available for the Google Play Edition and the unlocked European version, as well.

If you noticed that T-Mobile is absent from the list, that’s because Magenta isn’t even taking preorders yet – the nation’s fourth largest carrier is only registering interested users. While it does have plans to carry the One M8 soon, an exact date has not yet been announced.

This is obviously very good news for developers, including those who create custom ROMs for the root crowd. Without the source code, it’s much more difficult to create custom ROMs – and since HTC has been notoriously slow about posting kernel source code, this bodes well for the future of this device. Let’s just hope HTC can keep it up.

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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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