Tomek Kondrat · Apr 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Receives a KitKat Port

Some of you may remember when Sony smartphones were still branded Sony-Ericsson, and when the OEM offered a long list of devices. These devices included the Sony Ericsson , X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, which proved to be a commercial success despite their locked bootloaders.

Now, over 3 years since release, Xperia X8 users are able to try out KitKat. Big credit should go to AndroidARMv6 Team guys who prepared the source and XDA Senior Member afi1982, who ported OmniROM to this small, but still kicking device. As it’s an initial release and due to some technical difficulties, a list of bugs is quite long. As you would expect various features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, auto brightness, and of course the camera need some polishing to work correctly. Considering the fact that the Xperia X8 was one of the first Android devices released by Sony Ericsson and how official CyanogenMod support was dropped with version 7.1, having an unofficial version of KitKat is a big achievement.

If you still use your Xperia X8 or have it collecting dust in a drawer, head over to the development thread to try out Kitkat on this lovely device.


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GermainZ · Mar 4, 2015 at 07:09 pm · no comments

A Look at the Telegram+ Situation

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Aamir Siddiqui · Mar 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm · 2 comments

Multi Boot: The Fall of Nandroid?

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Emil Kako · Mar 4, 2015 at 11:49 am · 1 comment

HTC One M8 Owners: Upgrade to the M9, or Skip?

While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.

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