CyanogenMod 10 available now on all Sony Xperia 2011 devices
Sony sent their code back to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and as a result the CyanogenMod team has been successful in porting the latest version of Android (Jelly bean) to the 2011 Sony Xperia devices.
You must already be aware that Custom ROM’s preparation depends a lot on support from companies. And believe me, Sony has been exceptionally good at it right from the beginning. For development and porting of custom ROM’s, companies need to send their own code back to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Sony has done that and as a result the CyanogenMod team has been successful in porting the latest version of Android (Jelly bean) to the latest Sony devices.
And as a matter of fact, we now have an alpha version of CM10 for all Sony Xperia devices launched back in 2011. This is sort of good news because the earlier CM version CM9 ROM which is a custom version of Android 4.0 ICS is still not stable on most of the devices although it’s 9 months old from now. It would be ironical in case CM10 gets the porting sooner than CM9.
This has a string attached to it. The transition from ICS to Jelly Bean might not take a long duration due to minimal changes in both the Operating systems. Whereas the transition from Jelly Bean to ICS was quite a task due to significant number of differences. Developer Ricardo Cerqueira from the CM team previously stated that that the hardware integration has absolutely no issues. This was tested on the LG Optimus 4X HD and has been captured well in a video. The video reflects justifiable stability with a functional camera, sound, and calling capabilities.