OPEN DEVICE PROGRAM Posts on XDA

Sony Xperia 10 II added to Sony’s Open Devices Program

Sony Mobile's Open Devices program is popular among Android hobbyists and aftermarket developers, given Sony's current market position. The OEM provides necessary tools and guides to the development community, which makes it possible to bring Android Open Source Project (AOSP) builds to select Xperia devices. This initiative can also be used as a base to...

Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus added to Sony’s Open Devices Program

In the early days of Android, Sony was one of the very few OEMs that worked towards fostering good relations with the developer community by releasing device trees, vendor blobs, and kernel sources for some of its most popular devices. At BABBQ 2015, we even had the opportunity to interview XDA Senior Recognized Developer jerpelea a.k.a....

Sony’s Open Devices program now supports the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3

Sony Mobile may not be making as much as other OEMs like Samsung, but they have worked with the open source community quite a bit. In the Android community, we have seen this in a number of ways with the company's Open Devices program being one of their popular contributions. Sony ends up adding a...

Sony’s Open Devices program now supports the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

The Sony Open Devices Program offers AOSP configurations on GitHub for supported Sony devices, which allows developers to build and configure custom Android software with relative ease. This week, the newly released Xperia XA2 and the Xperia XA2 Ultra are joining the program, meaning that you can flash your own ROMs for them based on...

Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Added to Sony’s Open Devices Program

The Sony Open Devices Program is a program run by Sony, wherein they release Android Open Source Project (AOSP) configurations on GitHub for certain devices they have released. The Sony Xperia X is an example of a device in Sony's Open Devices Program. As a result of a partnership with Jolla), Sailfish X - an...

AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo Available on Sony’s Open Devices program

Compared to other Android smartphone makers right now, Sony puts a lot of effort into the open source part of Android. The company contributes a lot of code to AOSP and they've been known to be quite friendly to developers as well. It was just last month when the company released build instructions on how...

Xperia XZ Premium Now Part of Sony’s Open Devices Program

Sony has officially added the Xperia XZ Premium to its Open Devices program. Users of the latest (and the most expensive) Sony phone can now easily build AOSP for their devices. If you need a refresher, Sony periodically adds some of its devices to the Open Device program. The company releases device trees, kernel trees, binaries...

Xperia XZs Added to Sony’s Open Device Program

Sony is doing an excellent job in supporting the developer community. It's been a few years since the Japanese OEM first began releasing device trees, vendor blobs, and kernel sources for its most popular devices. And just yesterday, the company announced that the Sony Xperia XZs has joined the Sony's Open Device Program! As you might know,...

Sony’s Open Device Program Releases An Updated Guide For Unlocking Bootloader Of The Xperia Devices

Sony is one of the best OEMs when it comes to providing support for community developments and giving users the tools to truly own their devices. The Open Device program provides useful resources and guides for developers interested in developing AOSP builds and custom software for the Xperia series devices. As you may already know,...

Sony Xperia X Compact Added to Sony Open Device Program

Sony's latest little kid on the block, the Sony Xperia X Compact, was launched just a while ago. But even for a device so young, Sony has made its developer-friendly intentions very clear from the get-go. The Xperia X Compact is the latest addition to the Sony Open Device Program.What does this mean for the...

Sony Open Device Program Interview: Opening Much More Than Just Software

At the Big Android Barbecue 2015, we had the honor of interviewing Alin Jerpelea from Sony, after his great talk on Sony's plans to open up the hardware of their devices as well as future plans for their developer programs. You can find the full, highly recommendable talk here. A notable takeaway is that Sony is now helping developers...