SONY XPERIA XZ Posts on XDA

Sony posts guide on building AOSP Android Pie on Xperia devices

When it comes to developer friendly OEMs, Sony is generally somewhere towards the top of the list. While they have been known to do things such as wipe DRM keys when the bootloader is unlocked, they have had multiple developer programs over the years. From giving devices back to the community for their hard work...

These smartphones will support Fortnite Mobile on Android

Fortnite Mobile on Android is a long-awaited upcoming release of an already massively popular game. Since launching on Apple iOS, users of Android smartphones and tablets have been wondering when Fortnite would launch on their devices too. The Android release has apparently been delayed as we recently reported that it will be launching as an...

Sony Xperia XZ2’s full theme engine ported to older Xperia devices

The Sony Xperia XZ2's theme engine was one of the best available on Android phones. As part of stock on Marshmallow or Nougat on older Xperia devices, you could theme nearly everything. When the Android Oreo update came, though, many of these older devices lost their theming abilities. Only the wallpapers, accent, and home launcher...

ARCore 1.3 adds support for the OnePlus 5T, Xiaomi Mi 8, Honor 10, and more

Google ARCore is a platform for augmented reality applications on Android. Version 1.3 of the Android application started to roll out on the Play Store today, and within the APK are new device profiles hinting at support for a plethora of new devices including the OnePlus 5T, Xiaomi Mi 8, Honor 10, Nokia 6, Nokia...

[Update: More Devices & Information] The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a hidden 120Hz screen mode like the Razer Phone

Well, here's something interesting. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a 2017 flagship that is most notable for its 4K HDR display, but there's another hidden trick up its sleeve: Its display panel actually supports a high frame rate 120Hz mode like the Razer Phone. Rumors of this hidden screen mode have been floating around...

Sony Xperia XZ Pro with 5.7″ OLED 4K Display Reportedly Launching at MWC 2018

Sony might be gearing up to announce a new flagship smartphone. That's according to a report in Chinese news site MyDrivers, which states that the company will take the wraps off the Xperia XZ Pro at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. Previous rumors pegged the phone for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, but the...

Sony Xperia XZ and XZs Now Officially Receiving Android Oreo Update

Android Oreo has been slowly rolling out to devices, and with it comes a number of improvements to Android. Some of the changes include Picture in Picture support for many applications, access to a new Autofill API, fingerprint gesture support, rootless Substratum through native OMS support, and a whole lot more. Many OEMs have started to roll...

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...

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...