It’s that time again, time for another round of Android rumors and gossip. The latest juicy rumor floating around the blogosphere is one that doesn’t sound too far fetched. According to AndroidGeeks, Sony has been feeling a bit left out with all these newly announced Google Edition coming soon to the Google Play Store — and they want in. Said to be announced sometime in July, Sony and Google will announce a completely stock version of the Sony Xperia Z, for sale directly from Google Play.
This actually wouldn’t be the first time Sony’s gotten their feet wet with AOSP. You may remember around this same time last year their Sony Xperia S was inducted into Google’s hall of AOSP before being ejected a short time later. Despite this, Sony Mobile has continued their work with Android ROM devs and Android modders to bring a stock Android experience to their devices. Their latest feat was AOSP Jelly Bean 4.2.2 running on the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z, (albeit still very alpha).
A Sony Xperia Z running a purely stock (and stable) Android OS while receiving updates directly from the Google sounds like a fanboys wet dream. And where it’s a dream we hope we’ll see come to fruition in the very near future, it’s also one you should take with a very tiny grain of salt. For now. I can’t help but wonder if previous rumors of multiple “Nexus” devices from multiple OEM’s being sold through Google Play were accurate, or if this was simply a snowball effect that started with Samsung and was followed by extremely competitive Android rivals.