The Chromium team is in the process of making the code base of Chrome for Android to open source. The over 100K lines of code has been moved so far, according to François Beaufort. So Chrome for Android is now almost open source.
External Developers can now build a full-fledged Chromium browser by building the brand new chrome_public_apk target. The developer team also promises that in coming weeks they will be simplifying the code and removing abstractions that are no longer necessary. So if you are a developer wanting to build a Chrome alternative, the moment has arrived.
The desktop version of Opera now runs on Chromium code. So, will Opera Mini, the mobile version follow the same pattern? That’ll be interesting to wait and watch!