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This is a discussion on Google Keeping Android 3.0 Honeycomb Closed For Now within the Motorola Xoom News forums, part of the Motorola Xoom News & Site News category; Originally Posted by DjSpyy So what dose not open mean no Roms and killer apps ? X2 Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk...
Precisely. The source code will not be released to the public, which means amateur devs can't build ROMs or Themes (am I mistaken for saying themes?), only manufacturers will have the source code to customize the OS for their product. Killer apps tho? I don't think you need the source code to build a Honeycomb-optimized app; the SDK has been released so devs can test their apps for it. Open-source is pretty much getting the guts and brains of the operating system and customizing it yourself (or loading one from a dev).
Most are frustrated with this approach because Android was hailed for it's openness, now we've been stripped of that title (hopefully just for now).