Sony is going to launch the Xperia Z worldwide on February 28. We still have to wait until then for the device itself, but Sony Mobile has already made its kernel source code public. The code is available on the Sony open-source archive and has an amount of 203 MB. The kernel source code of the Sony Xperia Z will be useful only to the developers of custom ROMs.
However, there is a chance that the software developers won’t work on to many projects in the following weeks because the Sony Xperia Z is available only in Japan, for now. Although, it’s good to have code ready for when the smartphone will start hitting the markets, considering the fact that most phone makers have delays when it comes to open-source duties.
As I said, the Xperia z is due for launch at the end of this month and it will sport 5-inch TFT capacitive touchsceen display with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080. The device will be powered by a Qualcomm quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and will have an Adreno 320 GPU, and 2 GB of RAM. The storage space of the Sony Xperia Z is pretty decent coming with 16GB internal which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). It also features a 13.2 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash capable if recording full HD video, and a secondary camera of 2.2 MP. There isn’t much to say except that the device will come running Android 4.12 Jelly Bean right out of the box, but the company is planning to release an upgrade in order to reach the Android 4.2 version.