Linux.com

Home News Embedded / Mobile Mobile Linux Google Kicks Xperia S Android Open Source Project Out of Its Nest, Sony Takes it Under Its Wing (video)

Google Kicks Xperia S Android Open Source Project Out of Its Nest, Sony Takes it Under Its Wing (video)

Google kicks Xperia S Android Open Source Project out of its nest, Sony takes it under its wing (video)

After just under three months of development, Google's wrapped up its experimental work on bringing the Sony Xperia S into the Android Open Source Project fold. According to Sony, AOSP Technical Lead Jean-Baptiste Quéru considers the effort a success, but the device is being taken off the project's roadmap so Mountain View can focus on its own hardware. Currently, an AOSP build boots on the Xperia S hardware with support for SD-Cards, Wi-Fi and its built-in sensors. Audio and the phone's modem are also operational, but they require proprietary binaries Hirai and Co. can't publish just yet. Work on polishing the handset's vanilla Android experience isn't over, however. Sony has moved the code to its GitHub account and is welcoming developers to pitch in and help with the open source effort. For more details and to see what code has already been laid down, tap the second source link or check out the video of the smartphone in action below.

Continue reading Google kicks Xperia S Android Open Source Project out of its nest, Sony takes it under its wing (video)

Filed under: , , ,

Google kicks Xperia S Android Open Source Project out of its nest, Sony takes it under its wing (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Nov 2012 06:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

 

Permalink Android Central  |  sourceSony Developer World, Sony (GitHub)  | Email this | Comments

Read more at Engadget Mobile
 

Comments

Subscribe to Comments Feed

Upcoming Linux Foundation Courses

  1. LFS426 Linux Performance Tuning
    21 Apr » 24 Apr - Virtual
    Details
  2. LFS520 OpenStack Cloud Architecture and Deployment
    05 May » 09 May - Virtual
    Details
  3. LFD320 Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging
    12 May » 16 May - Virtual
    Details

View All Upcoming Courses

Become an Individual Member
Check out the Friday Funnies

Sign Up For the Linux.com Newsletter


Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board