Thanks to your support and interest in the recent AOSP project for the Xperia™ Z smartphone, we are happy to announce that we are adding Xperia Tablet Z to our Android™ Open Source Project (AOSP) for Xperia devices, with the help of our pals at Sony Mobile. After all, the Xperia Z smartphone and Xperia Tablet Z are family, and we can’t let only one family member have all the fun.
For all you developers out there, of course this means you can now access the software and contribute to this project. And this is all before the tablet is even available in the US. A special thanks to our Sony Mobile team for helping us create the package early and a huge thanks to the Android developer community for all your support. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with the code. As usual, we must emphasize that the purpose of this project is not to make stable software suited for daily use. The AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z project starts off in a very similar state as the current status of AOSP for Xperia Z. Check out the code on our GitHub for the latest technical status.
Want to participate?
All collaboration and contributions will be handled through the GitHub tool, so just head over to the project you’re interested in on GitHub. In the readme files over at GitHub, you will find all instructions needed to compile and build the project. Make yourself familiar with the code, and feel free to have a look at the issue list to see where you might be able to help out. And just as before, all contributions will be managed by Björn Andersson and Johan Redestig who maintain the gits for all our AOSP for Xperia devices. We hope to see a lot of developers engaging in these projects!
Now, check out the below video to see how the software looks when running on the Xperia Tablet Z.
For more information on this project, please visit Sony Mobile’s Developer World site.