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“Transform” Your Xperia into an Xperia M2 in Just a Few Steps

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Sony’s Timescape UI is one of the most eye-pleasing custom Android interfaces currently available. Many consider it to be elegant and minimal, which has lead to it amassing quite a following of fans. Not too long ago at MWC this past year, Sony announced the Xperia M2, a mid-range device with development that is just now starting to flourish. And now, you can enjoy some of the M2 goodies on other devices.

XDA Senior Member xperiaz2 ported the M2’s System UI to other Sony devices running Android 4.3, and added fonts from its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z2. And given that the majority of Sony devices are now running 4.3 thanks to recent update pushes, quite a few Xperias can get . . . READ ON »

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FXP Founder Alin Jerpelea Joins Sony Developer Program

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If you own a Sony Xperia device, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the FreeXperia Project, or FXP. For the few who are unfamiliar, FXP is best known for its massive efforts to bring official CyanogenMod support to dozens of Sony Xperia devices ever since its start in 2010. Chances are that if you’ve heard of FXP, you’ve also heard of the project’s founder, XDA Senior Recognized Developer jerpelea (formerly username “FXP”). Something else that practically every Sony device owner is familiar with is the OEM’s cooperative attitude towards the development community. So what happens when you combine Sony’s positive attitude towards the develo. . . READ ON »

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Xposed Makes Customizing Your Sony Xperia Camera Easy

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Not too long ago, we featured a great tutorial written by XDA Themer, Developer, and Contributor Rizal Lovins that teaches Sony Xperia device owners how to tweak numerous settings of the camera app such as the audio and video bitrate, color format, and output resolution. It’s a nifty set of customization options for anyone looking for some more flexibility regarding their camera usage.

With this said, Rizal Lovins has come out with a new Xposed module to make customization of your camera app significantly easier. Known simply as the Cyber-Shot Camera Xposed Module, the module allows you to change the default resolution of the Superior Auto mode without having to decompile and recompile any APKs, . . . READ ON »

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Sony Open Sources Xperia M2 Kernel Files, Add Android Wear Notifications to Your App – XDA Developer TV

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Sony has released open source files for the Xperia M2! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is information on how to add Android Wear notifications to your App and a couple of updates to Google Now. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Be sure to check out the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for the Xposed Framework 2.6 Update. Then, Adam reviewed the Samsung Galaxy NX. Lastly, TK gave us a an Android App Review of Dial’em All.. . . READ ON »

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Sony 2013 Flagships Get KitKat, OmniROM Alpha for Oppo Find 7A, Motorola Provides Moto E Bootloader Unlock – XDA Developer TV

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Official Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling to the Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the arrival of Official OmniROM alpha builds for the Oppo Find 7a and official KitKat finally arriving on the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for the Xposed Framework 2.6 Update. Then, Adam reviewed the Samsung Galaxy NX. Lastly, TK gave us a an Android App Review of Dial’. . . READ ON »

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Easily Switch Tasks with a Sony Xperia Small App

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For those who aren’t familiar with the feature, Sony Small Apps are lightweight floating applications that run on top of other, standard applications. They are intended to allow users to be more productive and more efficiently multitask.

Some time ago, Sony opened up the Small App API, allowing application developers to create their own applications compatible with Sony Small Apps. Now, XDA Senior Member hansip87 has released a streamlined task switcher application that makes use of the Small App API.

Fast Recent Apps Switcher does exactly what its name says; it switches between your recently used apps quickly. Rather than clicking the Android multitasking button and then select. . . READ ON »

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Sony Xperia Z2 Smart Social Camera and Addons Ported to Xperia Devices Running CM11

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It’s often enjoyable to experience another device’s software package on your existing hardware. Because of this, it’s quite common to see applications and even complete ROMs ported from one device to another—and one of the most popular device-specific apps to port is the camera app.

You may recall that not too long ago, we talked about how the Xperia M2’s camera software had been ported for use on other Xperia devices. Now, the Z2’s Smart Social Camera app has been ported for your enjoyment as well. This port, just like the M2 camera port, comes courtesy of Senior Member xperiaz2.

Unlike the previous port, which was compatible with any Xperia device running . . . READ ON »

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Sony Xperia M2 Smart Social Camera and Addons Ported to All Xperia Phones Running Jelly Bean or KitKat

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The Sony Xperia M2 is Sony’s affordable offering for early 2014. While not quite a lust-worthy flagship device like its big brother the Xperia Z2, the M2 is still decently specced, and it offers quite a bit to make it an ideal device for those who don’t need the absolute latest and greatest.

One of the nice software additions found on the M2 is its Smart Social Camera app. Luckily, XDA Senior Member xperiaz2 has ported it to all Xperia devices running either Jelly Bean or KitKat such as the Xperia M, SP, TX, V, Z, Z1, Z1 Compact, ZR, and ZU. The camera app itself offers automatic scene recognition with 36 predefined scene types, and automatic HDR mode. The addons then build on the camera app. . . READ ON »

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Verizon LG G2 Updated to Kit Kat, Sony Xperia Z Ultra Gets Android 4.4.3 Bluetooth Certification – XDA Developer TV

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Android 4.4.2 KitKat has finally arrived on the Verizon LG G2! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement that the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will receive their KitKat updates in May and the story about how the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition has received a Bluetooth certification for Android 4.4.3! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan also talks about the exciting news of the Xperia Z1 receiving multiboot. Pull up a chair and check out this and other XDA Developer TV videos like, XDA Developer TV Producer TK’s Xposed Tuesday video f. . . READ ON »

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