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Open Devices

For some of the Xperia™ devices, we provide Android™ Open Source Project (AOSP) device configurations on GitHub. This means that the software will be open for you as a developer to use and contribute to. This is a way for us to support the open Android community, and it is also a tool for us to facilitate and verify contributions to AOSP.

News and Articles

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    Sony’s Open Devices program now supports Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra

    The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra has now been added to Sony’s Open Devices program. This means you can now build and flash your own version of Android O on these two new devices. Get started using our build guide for instructions on how to build AOSP for your Android O device. Please note that this

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    Sony's Open Devices finding use in secure communication

    Thanks to the openness enabled by Sony’s Open Devices program, Orange Business Services have been chosen to equip the French National Gendarmerie and National Police with Xperia smartphones and tablets. The project is led by Orange Business Services and the devices are certified by ANSSI (National Agency for Security Information Systems). Based on Sony’s open

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    Updated: Runtime Resource Overlay in DroidCon London 2017

    With DroidCon London 2017 behind us, the video of the talk is now available at skills matter. Note that sign-in is required, but it’s free and non-committing. If you’re interested in hearing more about this subject, see the talk and slides from Øredev. ——— DroidCon, one of the world’s largest annual Android conferences, will traditionally take place in London’s Business

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    Folding@Home releases Android client to Open Source

    The Folding@Home project, brainchild of Pande Lab and Stanford University, has a long-time partnership with Sony since the launch of its PS3 client back in 2007. Today we are proud to announce that the Folding@Home Android client along with its web server component have been released to Open Source here, in GitHub's repo.

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  • Sony’s Open Devices program now supports Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact

    Today, we announce our latest addition to Sony’s Open Devices program by adding support for Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. This means you can now build and flash your own version of Android O on these two new devices.

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  • AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo now available on Sony’s Open Devices program

    You can now develop Android O ROMs for selected unlocked Xperia devices via Sony’s Open Devices program. The recently released build guide gives developers the necessary tools and instructions to begin their development and the new software binaries adds support for Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. This means you can now build and flash your own version of Android O on all devices mentioned above.

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  • Sony’s Open Devices amplifies the openness of Sailfish OS

    Sony’s Open Devices Program opens up the software for selected Xperia™ devices and allows developers to use and contribute to the software. This is a great way to improve software together with the developer community.

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  • Xperia XZ Premium now part of Sony’s Open Devices program

    The Xperia™ XZ Premium has now been added to Sony’s Open Devices program. This means you can now build and flash your own version of Android N on Xperia XZ Premium devices. This software is meant for developers and can be unstable due to its early stage.

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  • Xperia XZs now added to Sony’s Open Devices program

    Xperia XZs is the latest addition to Sony's Open Devices program, enabling you to build and flash your own version of Android N on Xperia XZs devices. You can use our easy-to-follow build guide for instructions on building AOSP for Xperia XZs.

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  • Updated video: How to unlock the boot loader of an Xperia device

    We’ve updated the step-by-step tutorial video for how to unlock the boot loader of an Xperia device. By unlocking the boot loader, it’s possible to put custom ROMs on your Xperia™ device. However, we recommend standard users not to unlock the boot loader, as it is not needed. We are proud to deliver great software

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