POSTS TAGGED: AOSP
Posted December 20, 2014 at 08:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Just a few days ago, Sony did an utterly fantastic job by pushing out numerous device trees for all 2014 Qualcomm based Xperia devices to its GitHub account. This came as a rather big surprise for some, but Sony wants to finish this year with a little extra oomph. The Japanese OEM decided to update the device trees, kernel and binaries to Android 5.0.1. Way to go, Sony!
The list of currently supported devices is impressive. In addition to almost the entire Xperia Z line, Sony also supports the Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, and Xperia T3. If you have one of those devices, you can try to build the AOSP by following the provided materials. Keep in mind that these ROMs aren’t intended for daily use and you ha. . . READ ON »
Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Android 5.0 is has been publicly available since early November, and the number of devices getting Google’s latest OS is growing bigger every day. In the first few weeks after its release, Google focused on stability and released quite a few update builds. Now, it’s the time for a small numerical bump, because Android 5.0.2 has just been pushed into Google’s AOSP repos.
Android 5.0.1 was rather minor update, with only a few notable changes. Android 5.0.2 is definitely bigger, but it’s still not huge. Google managed to address some issues with MountService which should now start before performBootDexOpt. This fixes a previously reported bug in the issue tracker. Some other ch. . . READ ON »
Posted December 16, 2014 at 11:10 am by jerdog
Back in the summer of 2012, Sony made waves in the independent developer community when they partnered with Google to include the Sony Xperia S in the Android Open Source Project code base. After that experiment ended, they have continued to support AOSP on their released devices, with the Xperia Z3 being their most recent addition. Even confusing steps taken by Sony Mobile to purposely break the camera on their Z* line (since the Xperia Z1) if a user chooses to unlock the bootloader on their device (using tools Sony themselves provide) has not dampened the desire of developers to have AOSP on their Xperia devices.
Posted December 3, 2014 at 05:30 am by Anthony King
A month ago, XDA Developer Admin pulser_g2 wrote an article about how Google’s QA team seemed to be absent in the bring up of Android 5.0.0. Many of us hoped that a future update would solve at least some of the issues many have pointed out.
Hopefully, Google will soon realise it is not a good idea to have bugs scattered throughout Android, and will release a new revision soon fixing the issues that have been pointed out.
If you want to build these sources, then you first need to sync the correct branches. All you have to do is go to your AO. . . READ ON »
Posted November 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm by egzthunder1
The undisputed king of the beasts–at least in Sony’s current stable, is the 6.4-inch behemoth known as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The sheer size of this device (and the lack of accessories to carry it outside of pockets) has been a major cause for the not-so-successful life of this phablet. Other than this, the device itself is a powerhouse worthy of carrying the “Z” denomination in its name. One of Sony’s most prominent moves in the past couple of years has been to be more forthcoming and open with the third-party developer community. They are getting faster at delivering updates and are releasing sources for AOSP projects for their hottest devices, so that devs can actually de. . . READ ON »
Posted November 19, 2014 at 06:38 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Google continues to play its nightly game with the release of the latest 5.0.0_r7 revision of Lollipop. The updated code isn’t everything, as the Mountaon View giant decided to publish the factory image for yet another Nexus device–and surprisingly, it’s not the Nexus 7 GSM, but rather, the Google Nexus 6. Original Android developers have also released new versions of the OS for other devices in the last few days, so it’s a wise choice to check if your build is up-to-date.
The Google Nexus 6, codenamed Shamu is one of the latest devices presented by Google. It is produced by Motorola and is one of the most powerful devices currently available to buy. Google hadn’t published . . . READ ON »
Posted November 13, 2014 at 01:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The Android world has been dominated by Lollipop in the last few weeks. Recently, Google not only released the source code, but they also updated the factory images for various Nexus devices. The release of Android 5.0 differs from previous versions, since various OEM partners had access to the source code much sooner than usual and managed to prepare their modified variants earlier than ever before.
Sony has done a brilliant job to maintain its AOSP projects. Not too long ago, we let you know about some of Sony’s recent AOSP project work. Sony Developer Relations Community Manager Alin Jerpelea has now prepared something else that will undoubtedly please our homegrown XDA developers. Sony added a dev. . . READ ON »
Posted November 12, 2014 at 04:00 pm by GermainZ
Posted November 6, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The Android Lollipop madness continues at an incredible pace and every few hours, we learn about new ROMs for various unsupported devices. There are some OEMs out there that have shown that they care about aftermarket ROM development. In the last few months, we’ve written quite a bit about the Sony AOSP program. Now, we have a chance to write about it once again.
Sony announced that there will be device trees, binaries, and a unified kernel for three of their latest flagship devices: the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z3 / Z3 Compact. In fact, the developer team, with the help of XDA Senior Recognized Developer jerpelea, already managed to run it on the Xperia Z3. You can see the result on the v. . . READ ON »