Android: Sony opens the AOSP project to Xperia Z

The manufacturer Sony announces the opening of its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for its latest flagship, the Xperia Z.

Since last summer, the automaker is working with Sony to bring the Google Android Nexus system on its smartphones. The goal is to have a mobile OS targeting not only the official end of the Nexus range but also those manufacturers allowing users to perform advanced manipulations.

The Xperia S was the first to benefit from AOSP in November and it is now the turn of the Xperia Z. The manufacturer says that this work enable it to contribute to the development of the system even if they are no longer hosted by Google but directly in a directory managed by Sony GitHub.

The manufacturer says that the stock version of Android works almost properly. More precisely, the system would recognize the SD card and would connect to WiFi networks and Bluetooth devices. The GPS chip is also known as LEDs and various sensors. Note however, that the camera and the modem require proprietary drivers that Sony can not distribute yet.

Below you can see a video presentation of AOSP on Xperia Sony Z. Developers can find the project on GitHub directory.

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