Originally posted on Gigaom:

Fans of custom Android(s goog) software should be happier this week thanks to a centralized service created for developers. Called OTA Update Center, it gives the creators of custom ROMs a place to store their software; helpful because without the service, these developers have to maintain or rent server space for their software. And Android device owners gain one place to get new ROMs or update their current ones, with full support for updates over the air.

Put together, this provides an infrastructure similar to what the network operators and handset makers have at their disposal for Android updates. The big difference, of course, is that OTA Update Center cuts out both of those parties and places control of Android software in the hands of users and developers. This would let device owners grab incremental ROM updates when they become available and would eliminate any need to connect their Android…

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