POSTS TAGGED: AOSP
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 »
Posted November 3, 2014 at 06:00 pm by GermainZ
It’s the 3rd of November! As expected and announced, the Android Lollipop source code (LRX21M) is being pushed today. In fact, it’s being pushed right now, so get ready to sync it really soon! As usual, that can be done with the repo tool:
$ repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b lollipop-release
Developers can also head over to the AOSP Git webpage to check out the code without having to sync it all (under the lollipop-release branch). This will enable custom ROM developers to build “real” Android Lollipop releases for their devices of choice, so users should expect some L goodness and L based custom ROMs for their devices soon enough (“when . . . READ ON »
Posted November 3, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Sony Extends its AOSP Project to include the Xperia Z3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of a small wearable based update to Google Play and be sure the check out the article talking about Google allowing searches to interact with apps! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer Jordan does a Review of the Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video sort of reviewing AOKP. Be sure to check out Ethan Yonker’s (XDA Senior Recognized . . . READ ON »
Posted October 31, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
While most OEMs simply don’t care about the custom ROM community, others are doing an amazing job to build their image among developers and end-users. One such OEM is Sony, which hired XDA Senior Recognized Developers jerpelea to serve as Sony Developer Relations Community Manager.
Not too long ago, Sony released a unified kernel that works on all flagship devices starting on Xperia Z1. Recently, the kernel was re-worked and it now supports Sony’s newest flagship, the Xperia Z3. The kernel should work with every Sony device based on the Qualcomm MSM8974 platform. The kernel is based on Qualcomm’s LNX.LA.184.108.40.206-03010-8×74.0 branch and already contains some contributions from XDA u. . . READ ON »
Posted October 1, 2014 at 05:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Sony will be offering its users the possibility to use AOSP ROMs as an alternative to the currently offered, skinned firmware. This is the result of agreement made with FXP group associated with both XDA and the CyanogenMod team, which took place a few years ago. One of the leaders of the project, XDA Senior Recognized Developer jerpelea, is heading this operation and was hired by Sony to lead the AOSP program.
AOSP support isn’t something new to Sony. Currently this Japanese OEM supports five devices—mainly flagship devices, but also the Xperia L, which is a popular mid-range device. Sony and Alin Jerpelea are planning to extend the program to other devices, which are yet to be released. Jerpelea . . . READ ON »
Posted July 14, 2014 at 03:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
If you haven’t heard already, XDA is putting on its second annual xda:devcon. This year, we’re doing it international style and holding the event in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28. We have great sponsors from Sony and Oppo who joined us last year, to newcomer OnePlus. However, it takes more than great sponsors to make an event like the successful, it takes great speakers.
Returning to xda:devcon is a speaker from last year. Founding member of the “Free Xperia Project” and now a Community Manager with Sony Developer Relations, Alin Jerpelea has a core technical background and has been active on XDA since 2006 on multiple platforms.
At xda:devcon ’13, Jerpelea gave a presenta. . . READ ON »