The Sony Xperia Z is now in the Android Open Source Project - a perfect place for developers and partners

Open-sourced Android code for the Sony Xperia Z has recently been released on GitHub to enable developers and partners to get knee-deep into the device. Though the promise of vanilla Android is tantalizing, Sony is quick to remind folks that the Android build they're posting isn't meant for everyday use. As you can see from the video, all of the important stuff is working, but there are a few apps and services missing - after all, they don't have the rights to open source everything. 

This project follows very closely in the footsteps of the Sony Xperia S Android Open Source Project, which kicked off last summer, but was eventually moved to its own little corner of GitHub

Developers can get dug into the Sony Xperia Z AOSP over here on GitHub, or hit up Developer World for a few more specific binaries for drivers and the like. So, anyone planning on contributing to the project, or making use of what's there? 

Source: Sony


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AOSP for Sony Xperia Z now available


Would be nice to have a play with this, unfortunately I've got one of the network locked bootloaders on my xperia z (Not unlockable using the standard Sony developer network method).
So playing with non-stock kernels is a no-no until we find a way around that..

on further examination of that github, there's not a huge lot there that's device specific.

Thats because you bought a network funded handset, you need to buy the handset SIM free for it to be unlockable.

That's obviously much more expensive, as there isn't a network subsidising it. You can't have it both ways unfortunately.

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