HTC One Google Play Edition phone gets kernel source code

oneblackSmartphone maker HTC released its Sense-less (as in Sense UI not included) One smartphone today for tinkerers and codehackers to develop their own tweaks but to do that, they need the phone’s kernel source code to get right into the depths of the phone’s software.

HTC released the source code this morning on its website. You’ll find it and other releases now at

The HTC One Google Play Edition comes with the same hardware as the consumer release but does not include HTC’s Sense user interface, instead, coming as a vanilla Google Android 4.2.2 interface. The kernel source code is a 100MB download with kernel version 3.4.10.

The HTC One is HTC’s flagship smartphone featuring a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 touchscreen panel with Full HD (1920×1080-pixel) resolution and powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC CPU. Graphics performance is provided by the SoC’s integrated Adreno 320 graphics core.

The phone also comes with a 4MP image sensor with built-in optical image stabilisation for improved photography. The phone’s 2300mAh Lithium-ion battery is rated for up to 27 hours talk time and 500 hours in standby mode.

It comes with 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of on-board storage, augmented by MicroSD card, up to a further 64GB.

The phone weighs in at 143grams and measures 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm.

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