Wow, 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.