In a fascinating bit of news today it seems that Google has picked the Sony Xperia S to receive support via the Android Open Source Project. What this means in practice is that the handset would receive vanilla Android updates much like the Nexus devices.
This is what Google’s Jean-Baptiste Queru had to say about why they picked the Xperia S in this unique experiment: “It’s a powerful current GSM device, with an unlockable bootloader, from a manufacturer that has always been very friendly to AOSP.” Makes you feel proud to be a Sony Xperia fan. Maybe there’s more to this behind the scenes though. Could a Sony Xperia Nexus device be on the horizon?
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