Sony has officially announced that they have released AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo on their Open Devices program and now developers can create their apps for some Xperia smartphones. Right now, there are six smartphones that support AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo: Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia X Compact.
Are You a Developer? Then Get AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo on Your Smartphone
If you want the AOSP for your smartphone, you’ll have to read the build guide and see how to create AOSP for it. The build guide shows you what system you can use in order to build Android Oreo on an Xperia smartphone that has been unlocked. There are a lot of steps that are easy to follow if the one doing so is familiar with development on Android.
You will also have to go and visit the official Sony website to get the required software binaries that are specific for each smartphone.
Open Devices Program Allows Developers to Create Software for Sony Devices
Those that never heard of the Open Devices program from Sony, or who haven’t had the curiosity of finding out more, only have to know that this program has been around for some time and it’s great for developers that create or test apps/software for the Sony smartphones. So, when developers start working on their apps, they head to the official Sony website, they get the AOSP configurations for the devices, and the necessary binaries from GitHub.
The developers will be able to play around with the latest operating system (the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo), before it goes public and maybe they’ll launch some interesting apps too.
Other smartphones than those mentioned above will get the newest version of Android. These are the Xperia XA1 line: Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, and Xperia XA1 Plus.