Sony is once again doing something cool for its customers. The company is releasing the Android M Developer Preview to the Xperia devices in the Sony Open Device program, allowing those with specific Xperia devices to run the Android M Dev Preview in all of its glory.
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The Android 5.0 Lollipop code has been released and all the manufacturers are starting to announce their update plans. Sony is the latest manufacturer to disclose plans regarding Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it has some interesting news. First of all, Sony currently has AOSP Android 5.0 running on ... Read More »
We’ve heard talks of future Android versions not being too friendly to root users, but so far, workarounds have been found. The changes seen in AOSP could be avoided with an update to root apps. But the latest changes to AOSP that have been spotted could be a lot more drastic, if implemented.
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Get your pen and paper ready, folks, because today I’ve got a couple of new codenames that you’ll want to make a note of.
A changelog for Android 4.4.3 was discovered in the Android Open Source Project today, and buried deep within the .txt file are references to a couple of ... Read More »
Just six days from now, every Android user’s dream is going to come true. Or at least that’s what a very vocal minority wants you to think. On June 26, the two hottest Android phones available, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, will be available directly from Google running bone stock Android. You would ... Read More »
Sony’s willingness to support third-party developers and hackers is well known at this point. Just some months ago, with support from Google, Sony more or less turned the Xperia S into a Nexus smartphone. They provided all the binaries they could for the device, along with a developmental AOSP, stock Android, build for developers to ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
When it comes to the wide world of custom third-party Android firmwares, three names have been established as the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me: CyanogenMod, AOKP and MIUI. All three ROMs have managed to stay caught up with the Android Open Source Project–in most cases beating manufacturers to the punch with better, faster updates. CyanogenMod began ... Read More »
We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for any sign of good news in regards to an update to Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.1, coming to the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus. There’s undoubtedly going to be some form of a wait still ahead for Verizon Nexus users, but with the release of Jelly Bean compatible binaries ... Read More »
Yesterday was a huge day for Android developers. Just weeks after being debuted at Google I/O 2012, the source code for Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, was made available in the Android Open Source Project. But that’s not all that happened. Along with the introduction of Android 4.1, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE earned back ... Read More »