Sony really seems to be going out of their way to improve their reputation with the Android smartphone community, especially with the devs. They recently made their entire source code archive for the Xperia S available directly to the community, specifically to help developers create custom ROMs and mods. In fact, they even included complete instructions on building custom ROMs and kernels for use on that device. How's that for showing some love to devs by going the extra mile?

With Sony's new high-end Xperia ICS phones expected to hit sometime this year, along with this amazing commitment to the developer community, could we finally see the rise of Sony as one of the big serious Android competitors this year? Share your opinion.

Source: Phandroid and SonyMobile