Sony toying with stock Android ROMs for its major devices

Sony toying with stock Android ROMs for its major devices

Speaking at XDA Devcon, Sony's Alin Jerpelea talks about how he plans to support …

The best way to stay connected to the Android pulse. Our main newsletter is the Android Weekly which is sent every Sunday and contains all the top Android news, reviews and features from the past week. The best way to stay connected to the Android pulse. Sony has been one of the more developer friendly OEMs over the past few years, opening up its bootloaders, kernel source code, and driver binaries to aid others in the development of custom ROMs and the like. The company looks set to take its relationship with the custom ROM community one step further, but providing stock Android (AOSP) ROMs for its major smartphones in the future. Back in June, Alin Jerpelea from CyanogenMod’s FreeXperia team joined Sony’s Developer Program, and he has been giving a talk at the XDA Devcon this week about where Sony will be taking ROM support in the future. The key takeaway is that there is a major possibility of Sony offering officially supported AOSP ROMs for its popular smartphones. However, Jerpelea will be working solo on any future ROM project, meaning that development is likely to be gradual and limited to a number of handsets. Flagship smartphones are the most likely to receive direct support, although ASOP-ROMs from Sony are already available for the Xperia L, Z, ZL, S, and Tablet Z... Read more (4 min reading time!)

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