Good guy Sony releases Xperia Z’s kernel code
We are sure that everybody in the mobile world, no matter the brand they are loyal to, is expecting the appearance of Sony Xperia Z. The unique 5-incher with scratch, water and dust-resistant screen is expected to be released on the market at the beginning of March. However, the impatient developers can’t wait to start creating apps for it. For their deep sorrow, nobody is likely to get the phone outside Japan before the end of the month.
Sony, however, played the good guy again and released the kernel of the smartphone on their open-source archive. The code is available for downloads and is with a size of about 200 megabytes. Not a lot of developers would be able to start working on apps, as they don’t have the device, but it’s worth having and keeping the source of this unique smartphone. We are sure some people are studying it by heart already.
Let’s remind you that the device with quad-core at 1,5GHz, 13MP camera and a great number of mind-blowing specifications is expected to come out with a start price of about £650. We have to admit that this is a reasonable price for the device that is going to compete for the leader’s position against Samsung Galaxy S4, Blackberry Z10 and HTC One.
Source: Sony Open Source Archive