Sony Mobile named by XDA Developers as ‘OEM of the Year’

Sony Mobile has been named ‘OEM of the Year’ by XDA Developers, highlighting the strides the company has made to become as developer friendly as possible. Actions from Sony include allowing users to unlock their bootloaders to allow custom ROMs, releasing kernel source, being one of the only manufacturers we know to release a beta of their ICS firmware, releasing ICS for their entire 2011 Xperia range, open-sourcing much of its code and more recently taking the lead in the Xperia S AOSP project.

We may be a bit biased here, but even so, it’s hard to argue that any other manufacturer has been as open to the developer community as Sony Mobile has. It’s a well-deserved accolade and we offer our congratulations to all of the developers at Sony Mobile and everyone involved in the Xperia developer scene including the FreeXperia team.


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