SE confirms assistance to FreeXperia devs; showers team with 20 phones and camera libraries

by X10 on September 28, 2011

in Firmware, News

Custom ROM Xperia arcWow, this is some stunning news. Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations at Sony Ericsson, has just posted a very interesting post over on the SE Developer Blog. He has just confirmed that Sony Ericsson has been assisting the FreeXperia developer team, beyond what we’ve seen from most other manufacturers.

If you’ve been following us for a while now you’ll know that the FreeXperia team over at xda-developers have been providing custom ROMs for the Xperia X10 initially and branched out to all other Xperia phones. One of the problems that has always been difficult to solve is the proprietary work that Sony Ericsson has undertaken on the camera side of things.

Well apparently the hard work and passion shown by the dedicated FreeXperia team caught the attention of Sony Ericsson. They have worked hard to assist the team in making a CyanogenMod custom ROM for the Xperia range of smartphones. Sony Ericsson has given around 20 handsets to the team and even provided “debugged and rebuilt camera library binaries”. These libraries will made available to all under a special EULA license shortly to further assist developers.

So what does this mean? Well it shows that not only are Sony Ericsson delivering timely Android updates, but they are now actively helping the developer community not only in unlocking the bootloader but providing solutions to get custom ROM’s to the people that want them. This is some superb news and hopefully long may it continue.

Via SE Developer Blog.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Waldir Leoncio September 28, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Bravo! They are really starting to regain Android users’ respect.

2 rasto September 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Awesome! SE finally realised that this is the way to go

3 kkscchaos September 28, 2011 at 8:36 PM

About time!

4 Kiwi September 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Thats great news, well done S.E!! I was trying to decide what to replace my X10 with.. a Galaxy S2 or the Neo.. I think this post has just made my mind up!!

5 Damo September 29, 2011 at 1:08 AM

That is what SE customers like to hear, once the suport is over for these handsets. Now we are talking..

6 snehal September 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM

awesome 🙂

7 amber September 29, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Yea!!!! Wow grt news…..:)

8 b waffle September 29, 2011 at 12:23 PM

s o l i d

9 Bandit September 29, 2011 at 3:29 PM

DEATH TO SE. Hahhahaha
You suckers. I am fully enjoying my Galaxy SII while you nitwits still meddle around with your craperia x10. I cant even describe the world of difference between craperia and galaxy. SE will cntinue to make shit phones with shit service while stupid stories like this are used to make the sheep make the same mistake again. Go ahead, buy another SE phone and good luck.

10 blue waffle September 29, 2011 at 9:11 PM

i am thinking of buying an x10 second hand or new from a phone shop

11 asdfasd September 29, 2011 at 9:19 PM

im scoobysnacks dicksucker and i love my incredible ASS! its so big that many fanboys can fit in it. i got 500 xperia x10’s ,best phones ever i put them in my incredible ass to fucking squirt all over you my powerfull xperia x10 army.

12 Osama September 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM

I love Swedes! I bet ya the Japanese Execs were like WHAT? You want to give away free phones to some Hackers? WHAT, you want to give them our prop. codes??? Have you lost your mind!?

13 lghost September 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM

too late for x10 though, but still welcome for their help.

14 D3llerium September 30, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Kudos to Sony Ericsson, I think of all the android phones in the market SE’s android phones are under rated and under appreciated.

Bring on CyanogenMOD to X10!

15 Lovell September 30, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Better late then never I’d say ! Good news indeed !

16 scoobysnacks October 1, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Lion3494 u mad 😉

17 GizmoKick October 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Now this is what I call freedom! Now even cyanogen is available!!

18 Jesper Simonsen, Denmark October 5, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Too late!!!

19 Nemesis October 12, 2011 at 9:27 AM

lol never seen such a stupid comment from BANDIT.

Sounds like someone is jeaulous

Hahhah knob

20 Armin October 16, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Fantastico!
It’s about time, finally, HTC and Samsung you ain’t got nothing on us!

21 Deani77 November 15, 2011 at 7:23 AM

They still not giving out camera libs… And for 2010 device, still no support from SE…

22 Joyce January 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I need an xperia x10,but i cant afford it.any one good enough to buy me one.i would be very glad

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