Behind the definitive release of the stable version, and after the first brands confirm the update for some of your mobiles, Google has released the source code for Android 11. This code is already accessible in the AOSP project. And it is the first step for developers to adapt ROMs with the new system version, also for brands like Huawei to be able to use Android 11.
The update cycles end up repeating year after year, so this 2020 we did not expect less, even if it is not being too typical. Given these cycles, Google has developed the new version of the system officially releasing it for their PixelsSome brands have also already announced the update of their first models. And, as is also customary, Google has released the Android 11 source code in its open source project (AOSP), a code that serves as the basis for the development of custom versions of the system. Following the usual course of events, It won’t take long to see the first ROMs with Android 11.
Great news for developers, also for users
Although Google follows the usual trend, that does not mean that it is no longer good news: the release of strong code continues the company’s commitment to open source software. Google has moved away from this commitment by customizing its Pixel, also developing their apps and services on open source software, but the source code continues to be of enormous help to the developer community.
As Google has communicated in the Android development community, Android 11 source code has finished being released so that anyone who wants to compile their own version can develop it in their own way. This is suitable for both ROM cooks using Android AOSP as a base (LineageOS has already communicated its intentions) and for those device manufacturers that use the source code without the Google services layer (Huawei is a clear example).
The Android 11 source code is now available in full at the Google Git and ready for developers who want to fight with him can adapt their own version or compile the code directly. In addition, the factory images for the Google Pixel and also OTAs. Both are not AOSP.
Via | Android Police
was originally published in