Samsung releases 180Mb of source code for Galaxy SIII

The Korean smarthone maker Samsung has open sourced its Android operating system source code less than a week after launching the device.

Samsung has released 180MB of source code for Samsung Galaxy S3 units with the model number GT-I9300. Along with Samsung’s original source code release it has also found time to release a 1.2MB update adding support for the GT-I9300_MEA, GT-I9300_SEA and GT-I9300_SWA models.

With Samsung open sourcing its code, third party Android developers can incorporate parts of its Touchwiz interface into their distributions. Android distributions such as Cyanogenmod have proved popular with those who want to wipe mobile operator bloated Android installations.

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