Android Central

Verizon's Droid DNA is one of the hottest Android phones around right now, so developers are surely waiting to get stuck into the device's hardware. To that end -- and because the open-source gods demand it -- HTC has released the kernel source code and other open-source bits for the Droid DNA.

The code, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is available on the manufacturer's HTCDev site, and should help custom ROM developers get a better handle on the DNA's beastly hardware, which includes a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro and a 1080p display.

There's no need to download this if you're not a developer, and it'll likely be a while before regular users see any benefit from the release of this code. Nevertheless, it's always good to see OEMs meeting their open-source obligations without any delay.

Source: HTCDev

There are 6 comments

gregmcph says:


Too bad it doesn't boot , give thanks to HTC for a faulty source code ;)

Amir47 says:

Waiting to see if this gets ported soon

cpuangel says:

Is this a new record for releasing source so quickly after launch?

Vince Font says:

I'm torn. I am so smitten with the LG Intuition's huge, 4:3 screen because my eyes just can't see the iPhone, even with reading glasses! But the DNA's high-res screen is so tempting. Love the thought of high-res image onscreen. Great for viewing it on the table when I'm cutting hair at my salon. AT&T just put 4G LTE here in Austin a couple months ago and whatever phone I get has to work on that, but the "phablets" are few and far between. Maybe in another six months...

AlisaDianna says:

in 2 years time HTC will be a history or go back to roots of making phones for other companies.