Sony Keeps AOSP Ball Rolling With Xperia Tablet Z

Fans of stock Android have been enjoying a fair amount of good news lately. We just learned of that special Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 the other day, and today we get to see Sony continue with its own support for Android development, releasing an AOSP project for its Xperia Tablet Z.

You might remember that Sony did the same thing last month for the Xperia Z, following in the footsteps of last year’s AOSP experiment with the Xperia S. Today the Xperia Tablet Z joins those two, and Sony claims that it intends to follow these all up with the Xperia ZL in the near future.

As Sony is quick to explain, this is no compile-and-use daily driver, and is very much a work in progress, missing some key services. Still, things will get better, and the Xperia Z project, forcomparison, has already made some big steps in the short time it’s been underway.

If you’re a developer looking to get involved, links to the project’s GitHub repository are available through the Sony source link.

Source: Sony
Via: Xperia Blog

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