Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2012 10:27 UTC
Google Fascinating bit of news dug up by The Verge. AOSP's main man, Jean-Baptiste Queru, has announced that he is going to try to add support for the Sony Xperia S to AOSP - effectively turning it into a Nexus-class device. "Over time, AOSP has added files related to various hardware targets. [...] For a new challenge, I'd like to try to go one step further, and to target some hardware beyond the usual categories. I've added a git project for the Sony LT26, i.e. Xperia S. This seems like a good target: it's a powerful current GSM device, with an unlockable bootloader, from a manufacturer that has always been very friendly to AOSP." AOSP support is usually reserved for Nexus devices, so this is certainly a bold new step for Android to take. Coincidentally, I made a list yesterday of possible Android phones to replace my Galaxy SII if the need were to arise, and the Xperia S sits firmly atop that list because of its distinctive, angled design (as opposed to the rounded blandness of the SIII and One X). In other words, this is yet another reason to go with this one (since my SII is doing just fine, I'm actually holding out for a WP8 Lumia to replace my HTC HD7).
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RE: Sony is the Acer of phones.
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2012 12:41 UTC in reply to "Sony is the Acer of phones."
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reliability over aesthetics.

I prefer and drive an Italian car. So uhm, yeah ;) .

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Well, then, you're in luck! those same designers of your cars, design phones too.

I think I just found your next phone:

I'm not sure of the status of the iden network in the Netherlands, but its okay if it doesn't work as a phone, right?

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quackalist Member since:

Wow, just be careful you don't go shopping for a Ferrari and mistakenly take home a phone like I did when shopping for an iPhone only to find I'd bought a Samsung instead, so easily done.

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