Sony Xperia Z added to Android Open Source Project

Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z

Sony revealed Xperia Z back at CES in January.  Sony Xperia Z comes with 5inch HD display and is powered by 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor. It also included 13MP rear and 2MP front camera. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Memory. The most highlighted feature was its resistance towards water and dust. Now Sony is contributing to Open Source by releasing codes of Sony Xperia Z.

Sony officially released Android Open Source Project (AOSP) version of Android 4.2 for their latest smartphone, Sony Xperia Z making software of phone open for the developers and geeks.

The code is made available on GitHub by Sony. They are also providing non-open binaries source on their Developer World portal including binaries for hardware drivers for specific phone chipset. Sony added that they want to support Open Android Community and has made a good move with this project.


The released software is just basis code for Sony Xperia Z. Binaries for modem and camera isn’t included in package as they are something which Sony doesn’t want to reveal. However Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS codes are made available on GitHub.

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