Samsung Galaxy S III source code posted online

Samsung Galaxy S III source code posted online
The Samsung Galaxy S III has only been out for a couple of days in some 28 countries, but Samsung has already posted its full source code at its open-source repository.

This shows not only that Samsung is following the Android guidelines, but that it cares for developers, who we are sure will be quick to come up with their custom ROMs for the quad-core Galaxy S III.

So far, the source code is the one for the international version of the SGS III, known as model GT-I9300, but not for the upcoming US-specific models. Hit the source links to get the zipped files containing the source code and stay tuned for the first custom ROMs.

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

No thanks, stealing code from Apple and release it as open source... How smart.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

iOS isn't open source, so how they could steal it ? Think before talking!

3. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Rip design, distribute it, and there. How smart.. Now it become Samsung's. Google is also one of them.

4. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

@QinEmpire, Wow genius!

5. duckymomo26

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

@QinEmpire - What The flipping Glob?! Really?! Really?! I mean Really?!

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So, make a decision, you are talking about design or about code because this article talks about source code.

11. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

his just a troll that makes no sense dont even bother trying to understand you said he talks of design when this is about the source some just dont have a life

7. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

How productive and coherent trolls raisin'™ Just for fun, let's play: 1) Android development started in 2003, bought by Google in 2005 - first iPhone was released in 2007. 2) First computer was a Xerox Alto, not an Apple PC 3) Tablet idea was first seen in Star Trek, in year 1966: often enough you see officers signin off on electronic clipboards with some kind of stylus. 4) Yes, S-Voice is a reskinned Siri with more available languages but vocal control was already existing by ages. Again, Star Trek's LCARS inspired Apple - that's why Google's future vocal research will be codenamed Majel. Both Siri and S-Voice are potentially useless as you anyway need to trigger it by touching the phone. Google Project Glass suggests that soon we will activate Vocal control just by talking. 5) Samsung is adapting an already Open Source code to its hardware, custom ROM developers need Samsung's version for hardware drivers.

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Ugh! I hate when parents just give kids access to the internet.

9. SleepingOz unregistered

Learn how to control your jealousy, man. So much hatred will lead you to a nervous breakdown someday.

10. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Why you keep bashing trolling samsung?? It is samsung the biggest supplier of apple, you obviously knew it, iphone will never exist without samsung. Keep it always in mind!!!

12. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012


13. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

you dont know a thing you f**king idiot. get lost. comments should be posted for productive discussion. its not for people like you who have absolutely no idea about anything they are saying. please go the f*ck away. stop commenting on this site. smart people who actually know about things comment here.have you ever read remixfa's or Hunt3jr2's comments. do that and then you'll know what kind of people should comment.

15. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

why you even commenting if you dont care for the phone

14. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

i am very happy to see this. i love samsung for it. there are so many developers who work on galaxy s2 and thats why when i rooted my gs2(which was very easy due to the reason that sammy is so developer friendly) i had hundreds of kernels and custom roms to choose from and so many people develop for gs2 so theres a lot of people i can talk to and take advice from and stuff. i am looking for the gs3 rom to be adapted by someone for the gs2 so i can flash it. and quite a few people on xda are working on it right now

16. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Nice one Sammy.

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Huh, what other company does this so quickly? Not many....Looking forward to adapting some of it for my Droid RAZR....

18. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Cyangenmod please! for me though,i prefer to keep touchwiz pure.

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