It’s been a couple of weeks since we shared newsÂ that theÂ Sony Xperia SÂ was being added to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) by Technical Lead Jean-Baptiste Queru. This aims to deliver a Nexus-like, pure vanilla Android experience to the device. Now, Sony has released the proprietary binaries required to make it happen!
This is the first time since the introduction of the Nexus One that a non-Nexus phone receives the official AOSP treatment. We hope this is a sign of things to come, as this will make ROM development easier, without worries of filing petition after petition for the requiredÂ proprietaryÂ binaries and other essentials. What’s more, the CyanogenMod team has also committed to submit software patches to AOSP development for the Xperia S in order to help development.
If you are developing ROMs or kernels for the Xperia S, you can grab these binariesÂ from the SonyMobile website. To learn all the details on the development, check out the official blog post at SonyMobile.