Alin Jerpelea, Open Source Community Manager, Sony Developer Relations.

Alin Jerpelea from CyanogenMod’s FreeXperia team joins Sony’s Developer Program

Today we are happy to introduce our newest member of the team behind Sony’s Developer Program – Alin Jerpelea. Alin is well known in the open Android community for his work to bring the CyanogenMod custom firmware to Xperia devices, and he joins Sony to strengthen our work in the open source area, where we have an ambition to step up our work with the community.

“I am very happy that Alin is joining us, as this is a great way for us to increase our activity on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and other open source initiatives. It will also make it possible for us to work even closer to the community in this area,” says Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations at Sony.

Alin was one of the founders of the FreeXperia team, which brings the popular CyanogenMod firmware to unlocked Xperia devices. Since the start in 2010, he has been one of the driving members of the team, and in this role he has cooperated with us at Sony in different ways during the years.

“I am really excited to join Sony, and to get this chance to work full time with Xperia devices and AOSP is amazing,” says Alin Jerpelea. “I look forward to utilising my knowledge and experience to help Sony further drive open source initiatives.”

A big welcome from the Developer World team! And for any developers that want to engage and work together with us on open source projects, make sure to stay tuned to Developer World Mobile.

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  1. By crissman25 crissman25

    #1

    Fa-i praf, frate. Arata-le de ce sunt in stare romanii

  2. By Gabriël van der Kruijk

    #2

    Great – let’s hope this gets us Cyanogenmod on devices quicker… Any news on the Xperia Tablet Z2?

  3. By Hovsep Najarian

    #3

    amazing i have used FXP roms alot and they are good congrats for him hope that he fixes alot of software problems of sony :p . btw please 4.4 kitkat to us.xperia sp owner and proud of it.!!!!!

  4. By Gerd Steinwender

    #4

    This behaviour of sony is one of the biggest reasons my next device is going to be an xperia. While i have been using samsung devices from the i7500 up to i9300 i am no more satisfied with samsungs attitude and am pleased more and more by how sony behaves.

  5. By Cesar Matias

    #5

    Xperia C is an MEDIATEK SoC, im sure Sony did regret that decision ….
    It’s an SOC problem, not Sony’s ()

    I really hope Sony wont work again with Mediatek, Mediatek is NOT GPL friendly (at all)

  6. By Giulio Cervera

    #6

    congrats!

  7. By Abdul Ghani

    #7

    Now.please fix the camera software for Xperia z z1 z1c. And z2 so that it does not take bad low.light pictures this a big request from all z series phones owners we all had bad experience when taking low light pictures

  8. By Adrian Arf

    #8

    No manufacturer is opened like Sony is to their community. Many thanks to Sony and Alin Jerpelea and FXP TEAM!

  9. By Joern Hinrichsen

    #9

    I enjoyed reading that. jerpelea rocks (the 2011 line would be long dead by now without FXP) and Sony (Ericsson) made another right decision. I hope he can grease some tight nuts for the enthusiast dev crowd. goodwill++

  10. By Alwin George

    #10

    Please Kitkat Libs for Xperia 2011 Camera

  11. By Sfera Dev

    #11

    Congrats! Nice move Sony ;)

  12. By Wasi Khan

    #12

    Congratulations! BUT PLZ SOLVE THE LOW CALL VOLUME ISSUE ….

  13. By Joel Shankar

    #13

    Congratulations Alin!

    • By Abdul Ghani

      #15

      Now.please fix the camera software for Xperia z z1 z1c. And z2 so that it does not take bad low.light pictures this a big request from all z series phones owners we all had bad experience when taking low light pictures

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