Sony has announced the Android Open Source Project (ASOP) for its latest high end Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z, which means that the software for the handset will be open to developers.
For the AOSP on Xperia™ Z project to run, we are also providing some binaries here on Developer World. Binaries are for example hardware drivers that are specific for a certain chipset. Since some of the binaries are proprietary files provided by Qualcomm, you can download Xperia Z binaries after accepting an end-user license agreement that states how the files can be used and what limitations that exist. Remember that the software is not intended for everyday use, and it does not include some apps and services that are part of standard phone software.
You can find out more details about the ASOP for the Sony Xperia Z over at the Sony Mobile developers website.
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