Sony’s ‘Android concept’ to preview what’s to come

Got an Xperia Z3 and a home address somewhere in the Kingdom of Sweden? Sony wants your help with testing its next round of software updates for Android, which the company has rounded up in an initiative it’s calling “Android concept.” The goal, says Sony, is to develop new software “from the ground up,” meaning no additional Google Play apps like YouTube on the test build, just the core Google communications software and Sony’s stack of custom apps like Camera, Music, and Xperia Lounge.

Yet another random, disparate, limited, little, and utterly insignificant ‘effort’ to merely test bringing regular updates to Android devices. This is pointless. This is not what Android needs. At all.

Android needs Google to step up and reign its OEMs in.


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