After the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, Google might also start offering a special version of Sony Xperia Z that runs on stock Android Jelly Bean operating system. So it seems that the Sony Xperia Z might soon join the stock Android battle.
If you have been waiting for a new Google Nexus device, then it is time that you start analyzing the way things are changing. At the Google I/O event, the company did not unveil any new Nexus device, not even the highly rumored Google Nexus 5. And on top of all that, Google will soon start offering special stock versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. And recent reports indicate that the Sony Xperia Z will soon join this list.
This information was given out by a source who is connected with Sony. There has been no other source who has either mentioned this or confirmed it. There is definitely a very good possibility that the Sony Xperia Z will also be offered by Google. It is quite obvious that Sony would not want to lose out on the business opportunity and would also let consumers feel free to choose a stock version of Sony Xperia Z.
In addition to that, Sony has always been active in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and the company has already released an early build of an AOSP ROM for the Xperia Z back in the month of April. With this interest in mind, we do not see any reason why Sony would not want to offer a special version of its flagship device, the Sony Xperia Z.
Sources from Android Geek said that Google and Sony are working together to come up with a Google Edition of the Xperia Z, but the sources also said that this device will not be ready before July. We would not be surprised if Google and Sony pull this off somehow and launch this new Sony Xperia Z on the same day as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.