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Go back and use a 3.0 device. It was a mess.

It wasn't a mess. There was never a good reason to withhold the source code. It was eventually released, and there was nothing terrible in it.

My guess for withholding Android 3.x was to prevent Amazon from using Android 3.x on the original Kindle Fire. Instead, the original Fire was stuck using a modded Phone OS (Android 2.3) while Android 3.x remained exclusive to tablets licensed by Google.

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