Sony Ericsson gives 20 phones to the custom ROM crowd, all Xperias to get CyanogenMod
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 30, 2011, 7:33 AM
After the creation of HTCdev.com and Samsung giving away Galaxy S II phones to the modders, then hiring Cyanogen, now Sony Ericsson is taking 20 of its Android phones to the modders and saying to fire at will.
There is a strong FreeXperia movement, which deals with custom ROMs for the Xperia Android line. The Timescape UI of SE offers pretty heavy modification of the stock Android interface, so the company deciding to cooperate with the ROM crowd is great news for Xperia owners. Both the FreeXperia and CyanogenMod teams have announced already that the Cyanogen custom ROMs will be coming to all handset of Sony Ericsson's Xperia line released this and last year.
Sony Ericsson's manager of developer relations, Karl-Johan Dahlström commented why they are giving away 20 Xperia phones and helping rogue developers with tools:
source: Cyanogen & AndroidAuthority
so what? android will fail. iOS and iPhone 5 is the future. go apple!
posted on Sep 30, 2011, 8:11 AM 0
Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011
Wait... im confused? so the phone manufacturers are telling the modders to mod their phones? Why?
posted on Sep 30, 2011, 10:01 AM 0
Modders improve software free of charge. It's a genius business strategy. If SE makes it easy for the modding community to load custom firmware on their phones, they don't have to spend as much money on software development.
posted on Sep 30, 2011, 2:11 PM 0
and what do modders get in return of their developpement?
posted on Sep 30, 2011, 2:40 PM 0
Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010
They get to do what they love to do without the hassle and headaches.
posted on Sep 30, 2011, 5:14 PM 0
SE is just throwing those old phones like x10 minis and x8 to devs completly.... they didn't developed it but the devs like doixh, slade87 or D4 made those minis did it.... They brought developed it to 2.3.5 and most importantly dual touch to the minis....... SE just threw us at the corner.... Atleast now we can use the latast android on our fav minis without any hessels....... Sony makes gr8 hardware. But in term of software support they sucks.... By doing this they are saying, Do it on ur own which we have done a long ago........ I'm grateful to cynanogen for keeping the life support on for our minis.....
posted on Sep 30, 2011, 10:29 PM 0
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