Welcome to the Android Open Source Project!

Android is an open-source software stack for a wide range of mobile devices and a corresponding open-source project led by Google. Here you can find the information and source code you need to learn more about the Android platform. From there you can create custom variants of the Android software stack, port devices and accessories to the Android platform, and ensure your devices are compatible with the Android compatibility definition.

What's New

64-bit build instructions added

Detailed instructions for building Android on a 64-bit architecture have been added to the Source section of the site. These instructions cover product configuration, module definition, the install path, and more.

OpenGL ES graphics diagnostics documented

The site now contains a user guide for the GPU testing suite drawElements Quality Program (deqp). The guide offers an overview of the suite and instructions for porting and building the test modules.

Ubuntu version and Eclipse instructions updated

The recommended version of Ubuntu LTS has been increased from 12.04 to 14.04. Similarly, the Creating a project section of Using Eclipse has been revised to replace an outdated step.

SELinux instructions revised

The entire set of Security-Enhanced Linux instructions have been revised thanks to open source contributions.

Compatibility manual and CTS updated, CDD source made available

New versions of the Compatibility Test Suite (5.0_r2) and the CTS Manual have been uploaded to the site. HTML versions of the Compatibility Definition Documents (CDD) have been uploaded to AOSP for easy diffing.

Audio terminology enhanced

Audio Terminology has been updated to include definitions for FIFO, lossy, transparency, and more.

Getting Started

Explore the Source

Get the complete Android platform and modify and build it to suit your needs. You can also contribute to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository to make your changes available to everyone else in the Android ecosystem.

Android framework summary

Port Android to Devices

Port the latest Android platform and create compelling devices that your customers want.

Build Accessories

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.

Get Compatible

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.

Help this Site

Please note, source.android.com is maintained in the Android Open Source Project. See the docs/source.android.com project log in AOSP for the complete list of changes to this site. Contribute your own updates to that same project and help maintain source.android.com.