Sony: Hackers Welcome to Have a Pop at Our Xperia Z

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sony's software engineers have released an open source version of the Android code that powers the Xperia Z, for users to hack around with free from the restrictions of its skin and custom interface modifications.

The AOSP code is not something to install on your ordinary, day-to-day Xperia Z, though, as some parts of the software are owned by Sony (for the camera and modem) and not included, while certain other chunks that have been provided by chipmaker Qualcomm also aren't part of the AOSP release. So the phone will have a few broken features should you get it up and running.

It's for those lucky and/or rich enough to have a spare Xperia Z knocking about to experiment on. [Sony via TechCrunch]

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