SONY Posts on XDA

Xperia XZs Added to Sony’s Open Device Program

Sony is doing an excellent job in supporting the developer community. It's been a few years since the Japanese OEM first began releasing device trees, vendor blobs, and kernel sources for its most popular devices. And just yesterday, the company announced that the Sony Xperia XZs has joined the Sony's Open Device Program! As you might know,...

Sony No Longer Looking to Win the Handset Game, has Targets Set on What Comes Next

Sony's recent flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, is a device that gets discussed less than other stalwarts like Samsung's Galaxy S8 and LG's G5. Despite packing in some impressive specifications, smartphones from Sony often lose out because they tend to be priced higher than the competition. It is this pricing and positioning that has led many to...

[MAGISK] How to Enable PS4 Remote Play on Your Android Device and Play with DualShock 4 + Tips & Opinion

If you are lucky enough to own both a PlayStation 4 console and a Sony Xperia smartphone or tablet, then you might be aware of a service available to you: Remote Play, an app that enables you to play PS4 games on your smartphone by streaming it through your console. Now, Remote Play on smartphones is...

Jolla Collaborates with Sony Open Devices to Bring Sailfish OS to Xperia Devices

Jolla's open source Sailfish OS has been able to grab our attention at XDA over the years. The company's mobile software platform recently received certification for both government and corporate use in Russia. The company may have had a few stumbles when it came to fulfilling orders for their tablet hardware, but at least they stepped up and offered refunds...

Sony’s Open Device Program Releases An Updated Guide For Unlocking Bootloader Of The Xperia Devices

Sony is one of the best OEMs when it comes to providing support for community developments and giving users the tools to truly own their devices. The Open Device program provides useful resources and guides for developers interested in developing AOSP builds and custom software for the Xperia series devices. As you may already know,...

Sony’s New 3-Layer Stacked CMOS Sensor Allows for 1080p at up to 1,000FPS

Sony's may be struggling to sell as many smartphones as they have in the past, but their image sensors are used in some of the best smartphones available today. Sony established the Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation back in 2015 with a focus on its image sensors. The subsidiary does manufacture additional products but it's the camera sensors that...

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...

Users Report that NVIDIA Shield TV Now Pairs with PlayStation and Xbox Controllers

We're seeing reports from people within the community that PlayStation and Xbox controllers will now pair with both the 2015 and 2017 NVIDIA Shield TV devices over Bluetooth. It's unclear if this is specific to the NVIDIA Shield TV, or if it's something that is supported because of the new Nougat update that both of...

Rumor Says Sony Could Launch as Many as 5 New Devices at MWC 2017

We're just a few weeks away from Mobile World Congress 2017 and we already know that a number of smartphone OEMs will be showing off new devices at the event. LG has started to send out press invites to various online publications and it is speculated that they will be announcing the LG G6 on...

Sony Starts Rolling Out Android Nougat Update to Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium

After updating their Xperia X devices to Android 7.0 Nougat, Sony has now started rolling out the Nougat update for its Xperia Z5 series as well. Several users of the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium are now reporting that they have received an official update notification. The OTA is 1288 MBs in size and is labeled with a...

Xperia Projector Shows up Again at CES 2017 — Android Touchscreen Device Projected Anywhere!

Lately, Sony has showcasing new devices that it claims are the next step in innovation for mobile technology. Dubbed "Xperia SmartProducts", they are a new take with a small twist on not-so-old gadgets, often with just enough pizzazz to raise some eyebrows. First shown alongside the Xperia X series back in February of 2016, these smart devices are...

Rumor Reveals Specs of a 4.6″ Flagship from Xiaomi

Over the years, the screen size of smartphones has gotten bigger and bigger. A few years back, smartphone makers were ridiculed for releasing a product with a display that was 5" or bigger. Some have enjoyed this transition while others merely put up with it. Then there are some within the community who outright loathe the trend...