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Sony Xperia Tablet Z joins AOSP

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z joins AOSP
Sony has been a big contributor to the Android Open Source Project, and has been making a push recently to add more of its devices to AOSP, which means that they get stock Android ROMs straight from Sony. The latest to be added to the mix is the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

The first device Sony brought to AOSP was the Xperia S, and just last month it also added the Xperia Z. That makes the Xperia Tablet Z the first Sony tablet to be added to the mix, but Sony does want to be clear that this is very early build. You're not going to be able to use this as a daily driver on your Tablet Z, but given how quickly work has gone on the other devices, it may not be too long before we see a usable build. 

The Xperia Tablet Z won't be the last device added to AOSP from Sony. Next up, Sony has promised to add the Xperia ZL to the list. 


source: Sony via pocketnow

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posted on 19 May 2013, 19:02 2

1. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Too bad they don't have devices that work on all US carriers. That's the only thing that has stopped me from buying their products in the past.

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:12 7

2. yowanvista (Posts: 275; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Too bad U.S crap carriers can't use international devices like anyone else from the rest of the world. It's not Sony's fault if Americans prefer locked bloated devices stamped with their carrier logo.

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:23 1

3. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Do you hear me saying I like the american system? That being said, sony is completely ignoring some 100+ million potential customers between two carriers.

posted on 19 May 2013, 19:57 4

4. yowanvista (Posts: 275; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Is Sony's to be blamed if U.S carriers can't use standard GSM/4G bands? NO
Sony is ignoring nobody, it's the carriers arrogance which is the cause, why should any manufacturer curb itself in front of such bs? Just go out in the real world and buy a 'normal' smartphone. It's like saying that one needs to adopt some crazy mindset in order to satisfy a country which still can't even use standards. (like the metric system for instance)

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:07

5. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Americas only hope on carriers if that Google starts up Google Wireless.

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:27 1

7. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


This I will agree with. But sadly, even if google wanted to, I doubt the stupid FCC would sign off on it. They are bought and paid for by VZW/ATT.

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:26 3

6. 14545 (Posts: 983; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


You don't understand much about business, do you? As a business, they are ignoring 100+ million dollar potential customers. Also, it's not just the US that uses CDMA bands, just and FYI.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_frequencies
Japan, South Korea, China, and sweden also have those bands. So yes, it's ignoring a massive potential market. Lastly, CDMA was in place far before smartphones were a retail consumer reality. So again, yes, it is sony ignoring certain markets. It's so simple to just go back and retrofit. Look at the LTE rollouts. Which will be the new worldwide standard. All the US carrier are moving to it, and European countries are far lagging behind.

Last, I'm going to ignore that last ignorant comment, because within the american scientific community, they do mostly use the metric system. Not that unit conversions are all that difficult. It's clear you live outside the US and just hate everything about it given your comments. You are just as ignorant about us, as some of our people are about you. (wherever you may be. )

posted on 19 May 2013, 21:33

8. HoneyBadger (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Haha you didn't really ignore his last comment but I like the response!

posted on 20 May 2013, 02:10

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


I agree 100 percent! If Sony is wise they will do what Samsung is doing and ....."expand"

posted on 19 May 2013, 22:03

9. BartSimpson (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 May 2013)


ha suckers.!! dey announced xperia s aosp long back but wr is it????

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