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People are so happy the source code of Ice Cream Sandwich became available for syncing. Why is that cool?

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It allows for the custom roms that exists, to update their code base to ICS, in the past they were stuck working against versions before 3.x. –  Ramhound Nov 18 '11 at 13:13
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It means they can understand how the OS is working and if they want to modify it for their devices, they can.

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