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FreeXperia Team Beginning to Develop 3.4 Kernel for 2011 Sony Ericsson Devices
Many times, we have discussed how developers at XDA refuse to take “No” for an answer when confronted with the likelihood of a manufacturer update to older devices. The FreeXperia team has done a great job with Sony Xperia devices over the last two years, and they’ve now begun working on an essential element to keeping the 2011 Sony Ericsson devices relevant: the Android kernel.
Being part of the Linux mainline kernel is essential for Android, as it provides a seamless integration with the latest and greatest fixes and features. That inclusion was announced earlier this year and back in September when we told you about new features beginning to appear with the release of the 3.4 Linux kernel. While this is good news, many manufacturer’s top devices (Samsung’s Galaxy S 3 and Sony Xperia T, to name a few) are still stuck on 3.0 kernels.
The FreeXperia team, led by XDA Recognized Developer FXP, are determined to bring the Linux 3.4 kernel to Sony’s 2011 SEMC device-line, which includes the Xperia Arc. To begin discussion and encourage involvement, they have opened up a thread and a Github as they begin work. If you’re interested, make sure you let them know and jump right on in!
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