SONY Posts on XDA

Xposed Module Adds Tons of Features to Sony Xperia Home Launcher

Sony includes a number of features in their Xperia Home Launcher already, but some people would always prefer more. So XDA Recognized Developer and Themer serajr has released the Serajr Xperia Home Xposed Module for those running Android Lollipop, Marshmallow or Nougat. You simply need to make sure the version of your Xperia Home Launcher matches the compatibility list...

Jolla’s Sailfish X OS with Android App Support Available for Sony Xperia X Today

After Jolla excited the consumer market and switched to a B2B model, the company has been working closely with Sony to keep its consumer smartphone software alive. They introduced their latest version of Sailfish OS for the Sony Xperia X late last month and followed that up with some build instructions for those who want...

Folding@Home Android Client and Web Server Component are Now Open Source

Folding@Home is the product of a partnership between Pande Lab and Stanford University dating all the way back to its initial release in 2000. The goal is to donate your CPU and/or GPU processing power to researchers that simulate protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. The project started on PC has has...

Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Added to Sony’s Open Devices Program

The Sony Open Devices Program is a program run by Sony, wherein they release Android Open Source Project (AOSP) configurations on GitHub for certain devices they have released. The Sony Xperia X is an example of a device in Sony's Open Devices Program. As a result of a partnership with Jolla), Sailfish X - an...

AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo Available on Sony’s Open Devices program

Compared to other Android smartphone makers right now, Sony puts a lot of effort into the open source part of Android. The company contributes a lot of code to AOSP and they've been known to be quite friendly to developers as well. It was just last month when the company released build instructions on how...

Google Assistant is Coming to Android TV, Starting with the NVIDIA Shield TV

Google may have been late to the game when it came to getting Google Assistant into the home, but the company has been working hard to allow 3rd-party developers the ability to integrate it into their products. We're already starting to see these products appearing but many have wondered why it hasn't been made available...

Sony’s Next Flagship Smartphone to Feature a New Design

Last year we saw a big transition in the smartphone market where OEMs were focusing on improving the quality of their camera like never before. This year, there's been a clear trend where the goal is to reduce the bezels any way possible. Sony though, they've been using the same design for their smartphones for...

DxOMark Published Their Camera Review of the Xperia XZ Premium (New Protocols), Scores it an 83

There are times in which DxOMark is able to get a camera review out for a smartphone before it's even released, and then we have those cases where it can take months before something comes out. The company recently revised the way they handle their mobile camera reviews and this week marks the first Sony...

YouTube HDR Playback Support is Rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xperia XZ Premium

HDR video is an interesting new type of media that has slowly started to creep its way into the smartphone industry. Some platforms with HDR are littered with bugs right now (such as Windows 10), but a big drawback to the technology is a limited number of content sources. Netflix is slowly adding more smartphones...

[UPDATE: LINK REMOVED] Sony’s 3D Creator Software gets Ported to Android 6.0+ Devices

UPDATE 9/8/2017: Download link removed at Sony's request Sony typically has some smartphone launches prepared for IFA and that's exactly what happened last week. The company formally announced both the Xperia XZ1 as well as the Xperia XZ1 Compact at the event in Berlin. These are devices we had reported on rumors in the past, but...

Sony Equips the Xperia XZ1 with 3D Scanning and Image Creation Software

Sony is in Berlin this week for the big IFA 2017 conference and they're announcing a number of new devices there. We reported on their two new flagship devices earlier this month that were leaked before the unveiling, and they have also launched a new connected speaker with support for Google Assistant. Now that these...

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...