SONY XPERIA XZ Posts on XDA

Sony Announces Which Devices They’re Updating to Android Oreo

When Google releases a new version of Android, people start asking which devices will be updated to it. Since each individual OEM handles their software updates differently, it can be confusing to know which device will get the new update. Some OEMs are easy to predict though, since they generally stick to flagships released in...

Overlay Adds Ambient Display for Sony Xperia Z5 and XZ on Nougat

Ambient display is one of the best features found on Android devices, but unfortunately not every device has this feature available for it. Typically, the feature is available only for those devices with OLED displays (due to battery drain concerns) as the feature lights up a part of the screen to show incoming notifications. Some...

Sony Xperia XZ Custom ROM/Kernel Combo Brings Energy Aware Scheduler (Experimental)

The Energy Aware Scheduler (also known as EAS) is an advanced CPU scheduler that tries to coordinate CPUFreq and CPUIdle power-management subsystems to improve the battery life and performance of a device. XDA Senior Member _LLJY has put together an experimental custom ROM and kernel combo that adds this scheduler to the Sony Xperia XZ. The developer says you should...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

Excessive Lag Time Between Device Announcement and Release is Killing Excitement

We've talked at length about how overhyping a product can create unreachable expectations, and it goes without saying that a complete lack of hype can be just as disastrous. However, neither is as damaging as hyping up a product and then letting that excitement die off before launch. People can't maintain excitement about a product that they were...

Sony begins Nougat roll-out for Xperia XZ and X Performance while Huawei unveils their update plans

Some companies pounced on the initial Nougat hype and rushed out of the gate with announcements for which devices they will be bringing up to date. Sony, for instance, announced their Nougat plans back in August. The company promised support for the following 11 devices: Xperia Z3+ Xperia Z4 Tablet Xperia Z5 Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia...

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...