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Sony Xperia X Compact Added to Sony Open Device Program

Sony's latest little kid on the block, the Sony Xperia X Compact, was launched just a while ago. But even for a device so young, Sony has made its developer-friendly intentions very clear from the get-go. The Xperia X Compact is the latest addition to the Sony Open Device Program. What does this mean for the...

Sony Launches the Xperia XZ and the X Compact

It's raining releases at IFA 2016, and Sony just gave us two new ones at the event. Meet the Sony Xperia XZ and the Sony Xperia X Compact. Sony Xperia XZ The Sony Xperia XZ is the successor to the Xperia X, and it aims to change a few things around, especially with the design. With the...

Sony Posts Guide on Building AOSP 7.0 Nougat for its Xperia Smartphones

If, for some reason, you were still of the opinion that an OEM could never be developer friendly, Sony has given yet another example of being just that. On its official website for all developer resources, Sony has posted a build guide for building Android 7.0 Nougat, the AOSP flavor and not its skinned variant, for its...

Sony Xperia X Compact Makes Appearance in Leaked Image

Do you remember the Sony Xperia F8831, the Sony flagship device that looked like a design refresh? Not much has been made known about that device, and we're still waiting on receiving more information regards the same. But it seems Sony has more in store for us. Enter the Sony Xperia X Compact. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/768782671707148288 Leaked by Evan Blass,...

Android Nougat Coming to Many Sony Devices, Xperia Z3 Not on The List (Yet?)

Android Nougat is one of Android's sweetest releases yet, that much is true. With long-awaited features like multi-window and a plethora of user experience refinements, almost everyone wants to at least get a taste of that sweet software! Luckily for Sony fans, the Sony Mobile Team just announced that they will be making Android 7.0 Nougat...

Upcoming Xperia Phone Leaks Once More, This Time in Renders

The odd Xperia phone that was leaked a while back under the name F8831 puzzled us with its big redesign, and the alleged flagship then went on for sale... through a guy's listing on a Croatian classified ads website. The seller listing the phone back then spilled some specs including a 5.1 inch display, 23MP rear...

Sony’s Hero Open Source Developer Title for May-June Awarded to XDA RD Bumble-Bee

Of the many OEMs that we talk about here on XDA-Developers, only a very few actually work for and with the community. Most are all talk, but actions speak louder than words, and only a handful truly speak. Sony is one of those OEMs that continues to foster relationships with the developer community, with several initiatives...

XOSP ROM Review for OnePlus 3

  XOSP Settings Let's take a look at some of the personalization options in in the settings menu. You can toggle things like the XOSP logo, SU indicator and Headset icon. You can also change the way the date appears in the status bar. Tweak the font, style and position, until you have it exactly as you...

XOSP ROM Review for OnePlus 3

  XOSP Settings Let's take a look at some of the personalization options in in the settings menu. You can toggle things like the XOSP logo, SU indicator and Headset icon. You can also change the way the date appears in the status bar. Tweak the font, style and position, until you have it exactly as you...

Sony Xperia F8831 Photographed: Sony’s Next Phone with a Thorough Redesign (Finally)

Sony has been dwindling down in popularity recently, partly due to their pricing strategy but also thanks to a mix of other factors. A rethinking in their strategy is the need of the hour, and Sony appears to be starting with an aspect that they have stagnated on for a while: the design of their flagships. Some hot news is...

Sony Confirms Termination of the Xperia Beta Program

Earlier this year, Sony launched the Xperia Beta program intended to test Android Marshmallow, stating that it would run until 'at least the middle of 2016.' In accordance with that announcement, Sony has confirmed that the Beta program has ended, with 23.5.A.1.238 being the last build released. Do note that the Concept ROM program is not the one...

For Sony, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode Marks a Battery Life Regression

There's been a lot of debate recently over custom skins, stock Android, and the relationship between the two. Stock Android has been the favorite flavor of Android among our readers for quite awhile now. In Android enthusiast circles, it's practically a given that Google attempting to consolidate the user experience across various Android devices is beneficial to...