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Sony takes over the Xperia S AOSP project, previews it

08 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony takes over the Xperia S AOSP project, previews it - read the full textSony announced that it has taken the lead on the Android Open Source Project for its popular Xperia S smartphone. The exercise began back in August when Jean Baptiste Queru, Google’s Technical Lead of the AOSP announced it. The current progress on the Sony Xperia S has been demonstrated in a video,...


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Actually... there is awefully false info as the phone really has no SD card slot !!! and when you say most of the hardware functioning ... does this mean that there are some features which stopped working ??

seriously... an update is supposed to give better performance or more features... not less !!!!!!

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  • 2012-11-09 10:25
  • fm3x

sd card working?????

the phone doesn't consist of a sd card slot....

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  • 2012-11-09 08:51
  • 7tZQ

Either they provide the files needed or if not then they should close that damn project! I'm pissed when reading about some "libraries" etc. they can't provide us with.

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  • 2012-11-09 07:45
  • 0wQC

sony's ui looks good with the stock ics and jellybean theme... sony's phones looks good with the blue color scheme so why not mix jellybean or ics theme in it.. not to replace the current ui but to be mixed together to make it look super cool.

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  • 2012-11-09 05:50
  • K7eu

Please also give fm and walkman app, Sony

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  • 2012-11-09 05:05
  • 7tyI

I don't see any improvement.
The only thing i see is a new design.
It's still the same only it looks a bit different.

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  • 2012-11-09 03:43
  • S1HN

is sony xperia s getting jelly bean

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  • 2012-11-09 03:26
  • utMQ

> In reply to Zorril @ 2012-11-08 21:54 from TSBT - click to readandriod isn't laggy on 4.1 and regular dalvik cache clearing on a light launcher! lag is only lies
laggy is windows phones, not android!

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  • 2012-11-09 03:18
  • uBSa

> In reply to Zorril @ 2012-11-08 21:54 from TSBT - click to readDear hater, the slow scrolling is just to make the video look better and professional. Well, that's what I think. But you know, my old Xperia Neo V doesn't event lag when using the stock AOSP apps running on Jelly Bean. Glad you lose your phone :D

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  • 2012-11-09 02:07
  • bJbk

Trying... to... care about... anything sony does.... trying.... trying....

Nope can't do it!

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  • 2012-11-09 01:45
  • 425Y

it looks like UI of nexus7.. but please dont take away the walkman app coz i love it

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  • 2012-11-09 01:15
  • Ia7L

what's the trance music called ?

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  • 2012-11-09 01:05
  • jmKk

Does this mean I should delay in getting the Xperia S? I'm trying to decide between the S and the new T.

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  • 2012-11-09 00:25
  • q{3V

GSMArena, you mean both the mass storage and system reserved memories when you say that "for the Sony Xperia S with most of the hardware functioning properly, including the SD card"??

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  • 2012-11-09 00:23
  • L0{v

"...well for the Sony Xperia S with most of the hardware functioning properly, including the SD card ..."

>Sony Xperia S
>SD card

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  • 2012-11-08 23:51
  • dW2w

forget it,

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  • 2012-11-08 23:46
  • P@1G

I'm a bit confused here. In my understandings, AOSP is the original version that Android team made for the first time.
And the smartphone manufacturer use it and develop it into their own, changing the features (usually add features), and the UI.
Why they create an 'AOSP Project'?
But I think I'm wrong...

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  • 2012-11-08 23:12
  • sEDA

iam gonna sell my Samsung galaxy s3
to take this!
Am I crazy? HELL YEAA!

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  • 2012-11-08 23:04
  • 6vUE

WHY oh why did AOSP team waste their time on this outdated and unpopular phone??? It was DOA anyway, they should've focused on GS2, Galaxy Note, GS3, Galaxy Note2, One X+, One X, and One S, all those have great hardware, a great mod community and are far more future proof than this Xperia S.

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  • 2012-11-08 22:45
  • f4Q3

Sadly, jelly bean wont come to Miro...

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  • 2012-11-08 22:15
  • K1I9

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