Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sony might be preparing a Xperia Z - Google Edition as well
As rumors go, this one’s not so far-fetched. Remember, Sony already has an AOSP project for the Xperia Z going. Of course, that raises the counter-question, why bother with a formal “Google Edition” when that stock software is already available?
Well, AOSP may be an option for the Xperia Z as we know it now, but it’s not a great one for every user. The allure of a proper Google Edition would be seeing regular updates pushed out to the phone just like all the other Nexus/GE models, rather than forcing users to go through a bunch of building and flashing – basically, making a stock Android Xperia Z just as accessible as one running Sony’s software. If any of this is true, we might hope to hear Sony (or even Google) announce its plans in July. (Pocketnow)