Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 15:25 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Open-sourced Android code for the Sony Xperia Z has recently been released on GitHub to enable developers and partners to get knee-deep into the device. Though the promise of vanilla Android is tantalizing, Sony is quick to remind folks that the Android build they're posting isn't meant for everyday use. As you can see from the video, all of the important stuff is working, but there are a few apps and services missing - after all, they don't have the rights to open source everything." This should be mandatory for being allowed to carry the Android trademark. Unlikely, but alas, even cynics such as myself may dream.
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No thanks
by moondevil on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 18:49 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Since they pulled the stunt with Linux for the PS3 I swore to myself not to buy anything else from Sony.

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RE: No thanks
by dvhh on Wed 24th Apr 2013 02:40 UTC in reply to "No thanks"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

Sony really got this bipolar approach to their product. Their phone are probably still not popular enough to deserve the gaze of the crazy part of their management

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RE[2]: No thanks
by Neolander on Wed 24th Apr 2013 05:18 UTC in reply to "RE: No thanks"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Someone here once suggested that they may just have kept a large portion of the Ericsson teams as is when they bought the company, keeping an Ericsson flavor to the actions this division takes.

After all, getting into huge management changes overnight is dangerous, and it might explain why Sony's phone division differs so massively from the other ones.

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It should be mandatory
by metalf8801 on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 21:06 UTC
metalf8801
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2010-03-22

"This should be mandatory for being allowed to carry the Android trademark." I could not agree with you more

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RE: It should be mandatory
by WorknMan on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 23:31 UTC in reply to "It should be mandatory"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

"This should be mandatory for being allowed to carry the Android trademark." I could not agree with you more


Even still, until/unless it can get OTA updates from Google, it's still little more than a fake Android device.

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