By Alexandra Burlacu | Jul 28, 2013 04:10 AM EDT
Sony has big plans for the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and the company has now released a new video to further entice fans.
Not only was Sony the first manufacturer to confirm which of its devices will get the new Jelly Bean flavor, but it already has the latest open source code (AOSP) for Android 4.3 running on three Xperia devices, namely the flagship Xperia Z, the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Tablet Z.
The company has now released a video showing the Android 4.3 AOSP running on the Xperia Tablet Z. Moreover, Sony also provided details on its blog on how to get the AOSP up and running on unlocked Xperia Z devices.
"To get Android 4.3 running on your unlocked device, all you need to do is head over to the device you're interested in on GitHub (AOSP for Xperia Z, AOSP for Xperia Tablet Z, or AOSP for Xperia ZL)," Sony explains in its blog post. "There you will find all the necessary instructions in the Readme file. However, you should note that there are important functions missing and this is not software suited for daily use. This means that you should only install it if you are an advanced developer. You must also make sure that you understand the consequences of unlocking the boot loader."
In other words, regular users who are just too eager to get the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean are advised to hold on a little while longer, as this AOSP version does not support all functionality. It is designed for skilled developers to build and flash it using the AOSP device configuration on GitHub, not for casual users.
The update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is coming to select Sony devices nonetheless, but it's not here yet. The company said it would update the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra, but provided no timeframe for the upgrade rollout so far. It did, however, promise to offer more details shortly. In the meantime, check out the video below to see the Android 4.3 AOSP running on the Xperia Tablet Z.
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