Sony now leading Android Open Source Project for Xperia S
Sony has revealed it's now at the helm of a project to bring pure Android 4.1 to the Xperia S and will bring Android 4.2 in the future
Sony has taken the reins of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for its Xperia S device and is actively working with Google to bring pure Android to at least one of its phones.
We previously reported the news in August that Google’s AOSP lead, Jean-Baptiste Queru, posted an announcement about the start of the project, which would attempt to bring Nexus-like support to Sony’s Xperia S with an unadulterated Android build.
Sony has now published a demonstration video of where things are so far. The results are quite impressive, showing Sony’s hardware can produce a very smooth Android experience.
The video was part of a post on the company’s official Xperia Blog, where it revealed it had taken the lead on the Xperia S project. Apparently with the arrival of Android 4.2, the AOSP project under Google won’t focus its attention on the Xperia S as a main device, so Sony is going to carry on its efforts due to ‘great interest from the community’.
Sony’s software engineers announced on the company blog post that they plan to bring Android 4.2 to the Xperia S too.