Today the flagship devices Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi have been added to our Open Device project. With this addition, it is now possible for developers to build AOSP versions for the first Xperia devices based on the 64-bit Qualcomm© Snapdragon 810 processor.
Developer World team has selected the next hero open source developer who has made the most accepted commits to our projects on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. During the months of May and June, Brazilian developer Humberto Borba contributed the most to our projects. Read on for more details about Humberto, and learn how you could become the next hero open source developer.
Update – In response to queries regarding the technicalities of the post, we’d like to clarify what we’ve released here. We provided build instructions based on the AOSP project under the branch android-m-preview, showing the Android M platform changes so far. That build gives an early preview of Android M for custom ROM developers to play with. Be aware that at this point the API levels are still at Lollipop MR1, what we show is Android M Developer Preview purely from a platform perspective.
Note that the Android M Developer Preview for Nexus devices from Google supports the latest API level. Xperia devices flashed using the build instructions linked from this post, do not support those APIs.
With our open device program, we aim to provide a developer environment close to that of Nexus devices. In line with this, we now provide recovery mode for selected unlocked Xperia™ devices. We hope this will help push innovation and kernel development, since it is now easier to perform software debugging. Read on to find out what devices are supported and how to enable recovery mode.
The Developer World team is happy to announce the next set of hero open source developers who have made the most accepted commits to our projects on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. During the months of March and April, David Viteri of Italy contributed the most to our projects, followed by Marin Spajić from Croatia. Read more about these hero open source developers and how you could become one of them, after the jump.
If you’ve got an AOSP build issue, a question about custom ROMs, or you just want to help other community developers using open devices, we now have a forum available for these topics. The Open Devices community is where you can discuss open source issues, and ask (or answer) open device development-related questions. Read more after the jump.
As we have previously mentioned, functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, audio, and full device encryption can now be built from open source code for devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. This is thanks to the efforts from you open source community developers. You are all heroes to us, and to acknowledge your work, we want to salute those of you who contribute most to our AOSP projects.
As of today, full device encryption is possible to build from open source code for the devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. Together with last week’s addition of functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and audio, this is thanks to the efforts from open source community developers, who spends hours and hours of their free time developing and adding their commits to the SonyXperiaDev GitHub projects.
Today we’ve added Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 to our open device project, which means that developers can now build their own version of AOSP for most* Qualcomm®-based Xperia devices released during 2014. We’ve also updated the source code for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia M2 to improve stability.