Source Code Available for Android
Android is an open-source software stack for a wide array of mobile devices with different form factors. We created Android in response to our own experiences launching mobile apps. We wanted to make sure there was no central point of failure so no industry player can restrict or control the innovations of any other. That's why we created Android and made its source code open.
Compatibility Definition for Android
Android's purpose is to establish an open platform for developers to build innovative apps. The Android Compatibility program defines the technical details of the Android platform and provides tools for device manufacturers to ensure developers' apps run on a variety of devices.
Explore the Source
Get the complete Android platform and modify and build it to suit your needs. You can also contribute to the Open Source Project to make your changes available to everyone else in the Android ecosystem.
Port Android to Devices
Port the latest Android platform and create compelling devices that your customers want.
Sometimes, a device can't do it all. Tap into Android's open accessory standard and build accessories to complement the wide variety of Android-powered devices.
Being Android-compatible lets you offer custom features but still give users and developers a consistent and standard experience across all Android-powered devices. Android provides guidance and a test suite to verify your Android compatibility.