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That was quick: it took Sony just a day to give Xperia Tablet Z an Android 4.3 AOSP ROM

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That was quick: it took Sony just a day to give Xperia Tablet Z an Android 4.3 AOSP ROM
Sony is the first manufacturer to announce Android 4.3 upgrade plans for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Z Ultra and SP, but also for the Tablet Z. As if to prove how quickly it plans to do the upgrade of its flagship devices to the latest version of Android, it already ported what Google released yesterday on the Tablet Z, in the form of an AOSP ROM.

It is not yet suitable for a daily driver, Sony developers warn, but still pretty functional as you can see in the demo video below, so if you are interested, hit the repos in the source link below.


source: Github via Sony

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:19 22

1. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Looks like Sony are finally getting priorities right, less phones and faster updates.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:01 13

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nailed it.

+1

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:38 10

2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


HTC, watch. This is how you handle updates.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 10:34 2

8. FiddyPence (Posts: 21; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


The HTC one has been updated to 4.2.2 with Sense 5.
The Xperia Z is still on 4.1.2 even though it launched 2 months earlier.

I think HTC have their priorities straight polished Sense 5 > Buggy ASOP.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 10:41 8

9. rgxVOiD (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


lul wut? Sorry to disappoint you but Xperia Z got 4.2.2 weeks before HTC One did, HTC One was the last in the flagship-ship to get 4.2.2 update

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 10:52 3

10. FiddyPence (Posts: 21; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


My bad its the ZR and Tablet Z getting 4.2.

My point still stands polished sense is greater the buggy ASOP or whatever Sony call their 2013 skin.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:10

11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


They call it Socialife... I think.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 12:56 4

13. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Dude, AOSP stands for android open source project. It is the pure google setup seen on their nexus devices. In no way is it less than sense or buggy. They might have a few driver issues on such an early release of 4.3 AOSP from Sony, but its better than a dodged announcement by HTC.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 18:21

14. rgxVOiD (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


They used to called it Timescape UI, now I'm not sure.

Their 2013 is not buggy at all. I'm using it right now, Z Ultra skin. It's much smoother than the original Z skin

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:46 1

12. GTR722 (Posts: 236; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


The hell dude...even here in LA XZ is already in 4.2

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:45 7

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6499; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


HTC this is how u do updates. Learn from Sony.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:26

5. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Does this point to a Google Edition Xperia Z Tablet coming soon with 4.3?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:27 1

6. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


They need to flash the GAPPS package... and it looks good...

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:36 3

7. marbovo (Posts: 652; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Congrats to sonny

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 01:36

16. rgxVOiD (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Skrillex? Is it his birthday or something?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:48

17. marbovo (Posts: 652; Member since: 16 May 2013)


what?

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 03:23

15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2664; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


So far so good. Time to get in the battle.

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