Sony may consider making custom Android ROMs in the future
posted by Michael H. / Oct 01, 2014, 5:49 PM
Sony has reiterated that it does not plan to release full AOSP ROMs for any of its Xperia branded devices, but it did leave the door open for future development in that arena:
The few AOSP ROMs that Sony has released have basically been little more than alpha/beta builds of software updates for certain hardware. The chance of a proper AOSP ROM from Sony may be slim, but at least the option is being left on the table. We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.
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Well , google android is not so profitable for them (even LG & htc are struggling)
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 5:52 PM 1
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The new Nexus is too big, its gunna tank haaaaaaard
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 6:20 PM 1
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In case you aren't aware, the nexus devices doesn't care about what the average consumers want, it is about what developers need. They need different form factors that are easily and cheaply available for coding of apps. Which is why Google is launching so many different GPE phones
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 10:23 PM 2
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Sony has a lot of the assets to have a decent ecosystem, but the one thing they (along with Samsung, HTC, etc.) lack is an App Store that could compete with Google. If they had that, they could become the "Apple of Android" and have revenue streams to add to their media and hardware. They would need to work on distribution, because that is their Achillea. Honestly, though, they are in such dire straits that they should strike out on their own. The ship is sinking, and they need to go big or go home. If they opened a full-on app store with an attractive revenue sharing agreement, they could draw a lot of Devs who wouldn't need to do any more work.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 6:23 PM 2
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They also need to advertise their Xperias Average consumers don't know about their Xperias IMO that's the main reason Samsung is completely dominating Android sales, and why HTC, LG, Sony are struggling Also applys to Nokia and Blackberry as well
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 7:02 PM 4
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An new app store wouldn't be out of reach but I'd wait a bit if I were them. They already started a service called 'Remote Device Lab' where developers test their apps thorugh a virtual Xperia on a web interface. For free. They're probably trying to solidify overall third party support from devs for more stable ROMs, less buggy apps, potentially faster updates and releases. That's damn clever in my opinion. Sony apparently can't use normal advertising so word-of-mouth seems to be the next best thing.
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 12:47 AM 0
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Sony hardware (great cameras, beautiful designs, + waterproofing) and the pureness of Google? Yes, please.
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posted on Oct 01, 2014, 7:43 PM 0
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Before they develop Custom ROM, They need to provide bug fix update for their devices. My T2 Ultra is full of bugs after the Kitkat update.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 8:44 PM 0
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No OEM cares about mid-range devices .They only consider updating their Flagship devices. So they won't fix it my friend.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 11:35 PM 1
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