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Kernel sources for the Galaxy S20 series are now available for download

Samsung has released the kernel sources for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. Developers who may want to start optimizing their apps for Samsung’s latest flagship can now download the kernel sources for both the Exynos and Snapdragon-powered variants from Samsung’s open source repository.

As usual, the kernel sources are of no use for the average user, and that includes early Galaxy S20 adopters. But they are vital components for developers who want to release new apps or optimize existing ones for the new flagship series. Kernel sources are also the key to developing custom recovery tools, stable custom ROMs and more.

Samsung continues a tradition of timely releases

Samsung has been releasing kernel sources for its devices for years now, and the company seems to have formed the habit of making them public in a timely manner. This greatly benefits developers who may want to start creating or optimizing apps early on, and in turn, it benefits customers. These timely releases indicate that Samsung values third-party app developers and the custom scene.

The kernel sources can now be downloaded for the model numbers SM-G981U, SM-G981B, SM-G986U, SM-G986B, SM-G988U, and SM-G988B. The model numbers correspond to the 5G models, and the letters ‘U’ and ‘B’ correspond to the Snapdragon and Exynos variants, respectively.

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