Amazon Puts Kindle Fire Source Code Up for Download

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There's source code everywhere! A few days ago, Google released the source code for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and now Amazon's released the code for its new Kindle Fire tablet.

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The Kindle Fire is pretty awesome, but it's got a feeeew little UI quirks. The release will let hackers dig in and customize the OS without forcing users to move all the way to a non-Amazon Android build. And, you know, overclock the thing into the stone age. [Amazon via Brief Mobile via Techmeme]

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So instead of trying to deny the reality that people love screwing around with and customizing software, they're taking two steps forward and handing out the source code...

Well played, Amazon.