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Sony Releases An AOSP-Based Recovery For Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, T2 Ultra, T3, M2, And E3 Phones

Sony is continuing its odd support for modifications and software based on Android's open source core. Today they're releasing a collection of flashable recovery partitions for some phones - technically these count as "custom" recoveries, but they're based on AOSP, and therefore pretty close to what you'd find on Nexus devices. Sony's intro video does state that the recovery can restore data, flash custom ROMs, and boot to multiple ROMs, something that most stock recoveries can't handle.

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[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 4: Bluestacks, Yakjus And Tweener Spots

The Android Police Podcast is back for another week of... whatever it is we do. Let's get down to it, this week's topics are:

  • Carrier 411
  • Rumor Roundup
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    Sony Releases Open Source Kernel Files For The Upcoming Xperia Z1

    Sony's Xperia Z1 (nee "Honami") made a bit of a splash at IFA in Berlin a few weeks ago. The phone's focus on high-quality imaging via a 20.1 megapixel camera, combined with the undeniably slick high-end industrial design that Sony has been putting out for the last few years, has already earned it a few fans. As usual, Sony has posted the required open-source kernel files for the new device to their developer website, this time before the hardware is actually available for purchase.

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    Sony adds Xperia XZ Premium to Open Devices program

    Sony's latest phone, the Xperia XZ Premium, launched in the United States last week. As the name implies, it's a rather expensive phone ($799.99), but offers a few unique features like a camera capable of recording 960FPS slow-motion video. Sony has now added the phone to its Open Devices program, making it easy for developers to build AOSP for the device.

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    Sony Releases The Xperia Tablet Z Worldwide Starting At $499, Available Later This Week On Amazon And Newegg

    If an official AOSP build and CyanogenMod support have got you hot and bothered to try out Sony's latest entry into the tablet world, there's good news. The Xperia Tablet Z is now officially available through Sony's partner channels worldwide, according to a press release issued this morning. This much-anticipated 1080p tablet is the larger brother to the Xperia Z smartphone, in both design and hardware terms. Sony's US store still shows a pre-order doesn't list any retailers, but Amazon shows the 16GB and 32GB models at $499 and $599, respectively, arriving on Friday the 24th. Newegg has it coming in the day after.

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    CyanogenMod 6.1 Final Released, Brings Android 2.2.1, Bugfixes, And New Features Galore

    After spending over a month in the release candidate stages, a final (stable) release of Android's most popular ROM has just been pushed out. Cyanogen himself tweeted the news, but also mentioned one small caveat: Samsung devices (read: the Galaxy S line) are left out of the fun, with no ETA. (Update: not available for the HTC Wildfire either.)

    cm6.1_1

    cm6.1_2

    What's new in 6.1, you ask? Oh, just a few things:

    6.1.0
    • Common: Update to Android 2.2.1
    • Common: Various bugfixes from AOSP and CodeAurora
    • Common: ADWLauncher 1.3.3 - Ander Webbs
    • Common: Configurable audio focus for music app - Jonas Larsson
    • Common: APN cleanup (fixes many issues with GPS and MMS) - Cyanogen
    • Common: Use ARMv6 optimizations for DS/Hero targets - Ninpo
    • Common: AudioDSP updates - Antti S.
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    36 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (11/6/14 - 11/19/14)

    Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

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    Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

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    Expense IQ - Expense Manager

    This week's roundup is brought to you by Expense IQ - Expense Manager from Handy Apps. This amazingly complete expense tracking system has a solid and colorful UI, and just about every possible checkbook, alert, and tracking feature you could want.

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    Sony introduces new Bluetooth sound bars, speakers, and headphones

    Sony has announced a total of eight new Bluetooth connectable audio devices at CES. Of these, three are extra bass portable speakers, three are sports headphones, and two are soundbars. Naturally, the Japanese electronics giant has a few tricks to show off for extra visibility. Simply hearing your music is clearly not enough in 2018.

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    Sony adds Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra to the Open Devices Program

    Sony is pretty good about letting the open-source community have a field day with its devices thanks to the company's Open Devices Program. Two new phones just got added: Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra. That means that they are open to flashing custom versions of Oreo.

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    Sony Xperia S No Longer An "Experimental AOSP" Device, Project Moved To GitHub

    Sony announced today on it's official Sony Mobile Developer blog that the Xperia S "experimental AOSP support" project, first announced by JBQ back in August, is no more. It was an interesting idea, to be sure - a non-Nexus device that would be supported both with the help of members of the Google developer community, as well as AOSP maintainer JBQ, on the AOSP main branch.

    The project did see some success, too - Android was booting, and according to Sony, Wi-Fi and sensors were up and running. Unfortunately, because of proprietary software binaries that by definition could not be part of AOSP (which requires legitimate open source code only), it seemed unlikely audio and mobile network modem functionality could be achieved in that environment.

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