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Google Android Honeycomb OS will be Open…Eventually

Google has responded to the media reaction to the news that they will be keeping the Android Honeycomb OS in-house, claiming that they needed to set the record straight.

The search engine giant posted a blog recently in response to the criticism they have been receiving for the OS not being open, as they claim it to be. Google VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin, posted “We continue to be an open source platform and will continue releasing source code when it is ready.

“As I write this the Android team is still hard at work to bring all the new Honeycomb features to phones. As soon as this work is completed, we’ll publish the code.

“This temporary delay does not represent a change in strategy. We remain firmly committed to providing Android as an open source platform across many device types.”

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