Illustration for article titled Google Hits Back Over Android Fragmentation, Blogging That Its Still Open

So a month after the first Honeycomb tablet hit the shelves—the Motorola Xoom—and Android devs/tinkerers still aren't happy that they haven't been handed the Honeycomb source code. Obviously feeling the heat, Google's Andy Rubin took to his blog to defend their delay:

"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."


It's believed Rubin is responding to an article in Bloomberg last week, which concerned fragmentation on the Android platform.

Let us know in the comments below what you think about this whole mess—do you believe Google should withhold their source code until they're sure it's ready, or are they flouting Android's alleged "openness" in your faces? [Android-Dev Blog]

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