Sony Xperia Z added to AOSP
shoe-horning by Sony engineers to make this work as it is. The microSD slot works, as well as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, the notification lights and sensors. What does not run on the AOSP'd Sony Xperia Z is the camera and the modem as they use proprietary binaries that Sony does not want to release to the public. Other binaries from Sony's partners have been released but can't be part of the AOSP project because they don't use open source code. Sony is expected to replace some of these binaries with a source code the further down the road the project gets.
For now, contributions to the Sony Xperia Z will start out on Sony's own GitHub rather than the main AOSP main branch. To contribute to the cause, head over to the sourcelink and start leaving your mark on Android.
source: GitHub, SonyMobileDeveloper via TechCrunch
1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4821; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Sony should focus on Android 4.2 update for the Xperia Z instead of this one.
2. itsjustJOH (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
There's a lot of things going on inside Sony, Tokyo and Lund to be specific. Hopefully, they sort this out and not let pride take over and ruin the now "One Sony."
10. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
Android 4.2.2 is ready already. Lund is king
11. akki20892 (Posts: 2663; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
that's better sony.....keep it up.....!!!
6. noim1 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Sony Always support Development ..that is a side i like of Sony ..
7. Cwilliams (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
Sony's camera doesnt work?
How come it works on the video?
8. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
It's always the case when a device is added to AOSP. Always something missing and not working but the dev's usually do kick butt job of getting things in order. Just takes a little time and support, but it will get there eventually.