SONY XPERIA Posts on XDA

How to Add more Tiles to the Quick Settings Header on Google, OnePlus, and Sony Phones [No Root]

If you pull down on the status bar of your Android phone, you'll likely see a few notifications below a single row of Quick Settings tiles. This row is called the Quick Settings header as it only shows the first few tiles that are available in the full set of QS tiles. By pulling down...

Nav Bar Customization was Hidden in Stock Nougat All Along…and it never needed Root

Show of hands here: how many of you are actually running the first Android O Developer Preview? Not only is the Developer Preview only available to a handful of Google devices, but it's really not suitable as a daily driver. Of course, it was never intended to be used by the average user, but rather as...

Sony Ships 5.1 Million Xperia Smartphones in Q4 2016, Lowers Full Year Forecast to 15 Million Units

Sony has released a financial report for the last quarter of 2016, and things are still look downhill for its mobile division. Shipments and sales have fallen, and so have operating profits for this division. The Q4 2016 report showcase that Sony managed to ship only 5.1 Million Xperia smartphones in this three month period ending December 2016. This is...

XOSP introduces Delta Updates and revamps their Changelog Application

The Xperia Open Source Project (XOSP) is a project based on CyanogenMod which aims to "create a custom minimal Xperia oriented experience" and includes many of the Xperia apps and features that Sony lovers have come to expect. Recently, the team introduced delta update support for XOSP. Instead of downloading approximately 300 megabytes to flash...

Sony publishes instructions on how to build Android 7.1 AOSP for Xperia Devices

Sony is one of the few OEMs that remains a firm believer in AOSP. Most companies do not bother providing necessary firmware binaries to allow developers to port AOSP onto the device. But while some OEMs actually do provide binaries for developers to make AOSP builds, like we saw with the OnePlus 3, Sony takes...

Weekly Debrief

It seems Friday comes like every week now! I'm ok with that because that means we get to recap all of the best stories of the week in one video. Check out the articles mentioned in this video, down below. Sony Xperia X Performance Gets Pre-Release Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Sony is amongst the few OEMs who...

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...

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...

Sony Xperia Agent Concept Demo at MWC 2016 (Move Over Alexa)

We got hands on with the new Sony Xperia X line at MWC 2016, however that’s not the only neat item from the event. XDA TV Host TK shows off Sony’s quirky Xperia Agent personal assistant. This item is still in the concept stage, but could it replace Amazon’s Echo? Check out this video and leave...

Sunday Debate: Are Push Notification Ads Ever Okay?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on the problems with push notification ads (and how you would fix them). Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our...

Hands-on with the New Sony Products at CES 2015 – XDA TV

At the 2015 International CES, Japanese manufacturer Sony released an Android powered Walkman, the ZX2. We were very excited to take a look at it, and also ran into the other two latest products from Sony while we were there: the Xperia Z3C tablet and Sony Smartwatch 3. XDA TV Producer Jordan got a chance to get his hands...

Restore Functionality on Unlocked Xperia Devices – Part Two

As you might have noticed, not too long ago, we featured an article that detailed how to get back lost functionality on unlocked Sony Xperia devices. To recap, a simple system modification allows you to gain back most of the features you lost when unlocking the bootloader of a recent Xperia device. The reason for the reduced...