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Sony adds the Xperia 1 to its Open Devices program

The Xperia 1, Sony's flagship phone of 2019 and its best phone yet, is the latest device to be admitted to the company's Open Devices program, joining the ranks of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus.

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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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