Google has announced the full GPL kernel Source for Android One devices running Kitkat. Advertised on the Android Building Google Group, Bill Yi lets us know that “the kernel source can be found on the android-msm-sprout-3.4-kitkat-mr2 branch in the kernel/msm project. It’s also tagged with ‘android-4.4.4_r3’.”
People needing to see what they can do with the open-source programming in these modest low-cost segment, however determinedly Googley, gadgets now have their first set of apparatuses to start. I expect many cheerful Android designers and tinkerers in India right about now. Might the energy be with every one of you, and may your USB links never break.