Nov 09 AT 4:17 PM Nick Gray 12 Comments

Sony takes control of Xperia S AOSP development as Google shifts focus back to own hardware


Less than three months after Jean-Baptiste Queru from Google announced the experimental addition of the Xperia S to the Android Open Source Project, Google has decided not to pursue further development. As it stands now, the AOSP build for the Sony Xperia S is able to boot up with support for 3G data and calling, microSD storage, Wi-Fi, multiple sensors and media playback.

While Google’s official involvement in the project has been scaled back in an effort to focus resources on its own hardware, Sony has transplanted the code to its GitHub account, hoping other members of the development community will chip in to keep the project alive.

Check out the video below to get a feel for what Google and Sony have been up to over the past few months.

Via: Engadget

Source: Sony Developer World

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • lolobabes

    Sony will surely recover, they got great designs

  • LukeT32

    I wonder why Google bailed…. at least finish a release.

    • Bpear96

      Sony and some of the hardware manufactured used in parts in the xperia as wouldn’t release all the proprietary binaries

  • veracu

    I’m glad to hear Sony is still down for Aosp, hope for an lte device for me!

  • pearl harbor bomba

    sony must be desperate…

  • Bpear96

    Fxp (freeXperiaProject) has a mostly working aosp build ( well cm10) next release will have working camera

  • nebsif

    final nail the coffin for sony. I doing this right?

    • Luke Piewalker

      IN the coffin

    • kazahani

      I love this.

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  • raghu

    Xperia S is able to boot up with support for 3G data and calling, microSD storage, Wi-Fi, multiple sensors and media playback.

    i believe xperia s doesn’t have microSD storage

  • Nathan D.

    Well if they can get more focused on their own hardware I guess it alright.