Honestly, this news came rather unexpectedly, as it’s hard for anyone to guess that a manufacturer would go through the ‘hassles’ to prepare the sources for the latest Android release available. But Sony, a no-ordinary, as always, is one step ahead from the competition in terms of developer-friendliness, and has done just that. And doesn’t finish here – the Japanese will upload KitKat sources for a bunch of other devices as well, including the high-end Xperia Z, ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and with a tiny chance of getting it, the Xperia S.
The current source is a bit buggy, as you will be greeted with broken Bluetooth and GPS if you ‘cook’ a build. The other functions including telephony, camera and sensors are working though, and we bet Sony will come up with a solution for the problems soon.
This again proves that Sony is the most developer-caring company and that is a foot above the other OEMs in this category. We would like to see this become a trend for the other companies as well in the near future.