Sony had “nothing to announce” regarding an official Jelly Bean update for the phone back in July and there’s no word about it even today. On the eve of the Xperia SL unveiling, the Xperia S predecessor will become subject to a rather interesting experiment. Jean-Baptiste Queru, Technical Lead for the Android Open Source Project at Google, said: “For a new challenge, I’d like to try to go one step further, and to target some hardware beyond the usual categories. I’ve added a git project for the Sony LT26, i.e. Xperia S. This seems like a good target: it’s a powerful current GSM device, with an unlockable bootloader, from a manufacturer that has always been very friendly to AOSP”.
Head over to the source link below to find out more. Even though AOSP will put a smile on many faces (and we wish we’d see more similar project), we’re still waiting (and hoping) for an official Ice Cream Sandwich update from Sony (maybe after the SL unveiling).