Just a couple of hours ago, Google released the source code for Android 4.3. And as you can see in the video above, we already have it running on Xperia Tablet Z, even though important functionality is not supported. And as a developer, you can build and flash it yourself as it is available on GitHub.
Android 4.3 is the latest maintenance release of Jelly Bean, and it has some nice new features like support for restricted profiles in the multiuser feature, and Wi-Fi® scan-only mode. You can check out all the news over at Android Developers. And as for Sony’s plans, check out the Sony Xperia News room tomorrow for some initial information on the Android 4.3 software upgrade for Xperia™ devices. And make sure you stay tuned to Developer World, as we soon will post more information about the work we do to get a new software version out to our users.
To get Android 4.3 running on your unlocked device, all you need to do is to head over to the device you’re interested in on GitHub (AOSP for Xperia Z, AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z, or AOSP for Xperia ZL). There you will find all the necessary instructions in the Readme file. However, you should note that there are important functions missing and this is not software suited for daily use. This means that you should only install it if you are an advanced developer. You must also make sure that you understand the consequences of unlocking the boot loader. Feel free to drop us a comment below if you have any questions!
- Find out more about AOSP for Xperia devices.
- Read more about AOSP for Xperia Z, AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z and AOSP for Xperia S.
- Check out Android 4.3 running on Xperia™ Tablet Z on YouTube.