Today we added Xperia Tablet Z to our Android™ Open Source Project (AOSP) for Xperia™ devices. Xperia Tablet Z follows in the footsteps of Xperia Z and Xperia S, which are open for developers to explore. Learn how to participate and get the latest technical status in the full post.
Just like for AOSP for Xperia Z and AOSP for Xperia S, the purpose of this project is to support Android developers. We know that kernel sources and AOSP configuration is useful to custom ROM developers, and ever since we announced the project, we’ve received a number of requests to add more devices. It is also worth reiterating that the purpose of the project is not to make stable software suited for daily use.
Technical status for the different AOSP for Xperia™ projects
Since the AOSP for Xperia Z was first published, we have been able to replace some of the binaries with source code. More specifically, we’ve dropped the precompiled sensors lib and replaced it with our Dynamic Android Sensor HAL (DASH), which is also available as a separate project on GitHub. This opens up more opportunities for custom ROM developers to adapt the system to their needs. It’s also worth noting that with the newly updated kernel source, the latest version of the Qualcomm prima Wi-Fi® driver can be used. This makes it easier for us to use the Xperia™ Z and Xperia™ Tablet Z as development platforms for this component as well.
The AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z starts off in a very similar state as the current status of AOSP for Xperia Z. And soon, we plan to add the configuration for Xperia ZL as well. Check out the code on our GitHub for the latest technical status!
Want to participate?
All collaboration and contributions will be handled through the GitHub tool, so just head over to the project you’re interested. In the readme files you will find all the instructions and information required to get started. Make yourself familiar with the code, and feel free to take a look at the ‘issue list’ to see where you might be able to help out. And just as before, all contributions will be managed by Björn Andersson and Johan Redestig who maintain the projects for all our AOSP for Xperia devices.
- Have a look at the AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z project on GitHub.
- Download Xperia Z and Tablet Z binaries.
- Read about the AOSP for Xperia Z project.
- Read about our AOSP for Xperia S project.
- Learn about the background of the AOSP on Xperia S project.
- Get an overview of AOSP for Xperia devices.
- Check out all our open source initiatives.