CyanogenMod is bringing Android to devices no manufacturer, or even Google, would dare go. In particular, the popular custom ROM has been the savior of many older devices that are relatively capable of running more recent Android versions, such as some of Sony's Xperia smartphones from 2011.
Tagged: Sony Xperia
Sony may be looking into delivering Android 4.4, or at least Android 4.3, to some of its slightly older devices dating back as far as 2012, but some devices aren't so lucky. But thanks to custom Android ROMs and the persistence of some individuals, the Sony Xperia go, Xperia P, Xperia Sola, and Xperia U might soon be enjoying the latest Android version via CyanogenMod 11.
Sony has yet to confirm which device, or devices they were going to announce during the event. And while Sony has yet to confirm the Xperia Z1S announcement is coming on the 12th, a recent leak certainly suggests that is the device that will be announced.
Sony is preparing a smartphone that might bear some uncanny resemblance to the Sony Xperia Z1.
Android Open Source Project for its line of Xperia devices, Sony has provided the source code for its thermal management solution. This gives developers and modders not just the tool to keep devices' thermal output in check, but also the means to fine tune the manager as well.
Sony did hit up Twitter with mention of both Android 4.4 Kit Kat and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean earlier this morning. There was mention of them being excited, however the they went on to say they will not be revealing anything additional until sometime next week. The details are expected to include "news on: 4.3, 4.4; products and more."