Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: Got it today...
But, for the 2nd time in the last 3 1/2 years (and 25 phones/tablets), I got an unexpected FM chip. (First was the International HTC OneX, with an end of line TI chip when I wanted/expected Qualcomm.)
I expected a Qualcomm FM/combo chip and it turns out to be Broadcom BCM4339. (I think.)
So, maybe Sony is finally moving away from Qualcomm FM/combo chips.
If so, then at least I'll have a Sony device with Broadcom, but I still want to get a Qualcomm based Sony.
Now I'll have to go deeper and figure out what Sony devices have which chips.
Xperia Z1 C6903 now purchased: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-XPERIA-...-/200997148747
Must be "buying week", LOL. I presume "Factory Unlocked" pretty much guarantees an unlockable bootloader.
I went with Z1 because it's reasonably recent, and my sales stats show that Z1 and Z1 compact pretty much pay for the phone. Xperia Z is popular too, but I think/hope that Z1 testing will cover the original Z and it's variants.
AFAICT, pretty much every Sony phone (and 1 tablet) from Xperia T (September 2012) to Xperia Z1 compact (January 2014) uses Qualcomm FM/combo chip and Qualcomm audio.
I'm guessing that my Z2 Tablet, and the Z2 phone are the start of a series using Broadcom FM/combo chips with Qualcomm audio. Or maybe they'll go back to Qualcomm; hard to say.
I'm still looking forward to an official Z series Spirit FM Transmit app, but I'm pretty sure it won't be possible on the Z2 or other Broadcom FM/combo chip devices.