SONY Posts on XDA

Sony is an electronics company from Japan. It entered the Android market with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in 2009. In 2011, Sony fully acquired Ericsson and dropped its name from the branding. The company has created Android phones, tablets, smartwatches, and Chromebooks. Visit the Sony forums.

Sony Xperia 1 IV Review: A different approach to mobile photography

Sony's smartphones have always differed from other handsets on the market, in that they never seemed to care about industry trends. This could be something as superficial as bezel sizes -- Sony has never bothered to chase the all-screen look the way other Android brands have -- to something as crucial as digital imaging philosophies....

Sony’s new Xperia 10 IV packs a massive 5000mAh battery and the Snapdragon 695 SoC

Sony is in a world of its own when it comes to Android smartphones - and that isn't meant as a compliment. For the past few years, its flagship devices have been eclipsed by the competition, consistently offering much of the same, but coming in at a drastically higher price. While its strategy might seem...

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones unveiled with new design, improved ANC, and Microsoft Swift Pair

Sony has been nailing headphones for years, starting with the all-around incredible Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones launched in 2018. Sony released their sequel in 2020 in the form of the WH-1000XM4, and now the company has finally unveiled the Sony WH-1000XM5 after a short period of leaks and rumors. They pack a new design, improved ANC,...

Sony’s new Xperia I IV brings a 4K 120Hz display, improved zoom lens, and a large battery

Sony has long given up on the idea of competing against big smartphone OEMs in every market at every possible price bracket. Instead of trying to appeal to mainstream buyers, the company has embraced its identity as a niche player and seems content with catering to a small but dedicated audience. The company's Xperia 1...

Sony’s mid-range Xperia 10 II is getting its stable Android 12 update

Towards the end of last month, Sony rolled out stable Android 12 updates for the Xperia 10 III and the Xperia Pro-I. The update brought all the new Android 12 features to the devices, along with the Android security patches for February 2022. Sony is now rolling out a similar update for the older Xperia...

Sony’s upcoming LinkBuds just look like normal earbuds

Sony has been one of the leaders in noise-cancelling headphones for a while now, and the company's WH-1000XM4 headphones is still one of the best options for over-ear ANC headphones. The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones were just leaked, and images of the next Sony LinkBuds have appeared as well. The images for the WH-1000XM5 published by TechnikNews...

Android 12 and 12L Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Ever since Google announced the arrival of Android 12's stable release and dropped the source code to AOSP, the tinkering party is underway here at XDA. But unless you own a current-generation Google Pixel device, there’s a very good chance that you will have to wait for a few months to have your OEM send...

Sony WH-1000XM5 could offer up to 40 hours of battery life and even better ANC

Sony makes some of the best noise-cancellation headphones on the market. The company’s current flagship headphones Sony WH-1000XM4 have garnered much admiration from all around for offering the best in class ANC, amazing sound quality, and great battery life. There have been rumors that the Japanese electronics giant is gearing up to launch the WH-1000XM5,...

PlayStation games might also have advertisements soon

Earlier this month, an industry report indicated that Microsoft was considering a strategy to show advertisements from select brands in free-to-play Xbox games. Sony is apparently thinking about the same idea, according to a new report from Business Insider. Sony is reportedly interested in showing advertisements in free-to-play games, just like Microsoft, with the goal of...

How to update a PlayStation DualSense wireless controller using a Windows PC

Although the DualSense wireless controller that Sony ships with the PlayStation 5 works with Android devices and Windows PCs, you need to connect it to a PS5 if you want to update its firmware. This makes it difficult to recommend to people who just want to use the controller with a Windows PC. Thankfully, Sony...

How to Root your Android smartphone: Google, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and others too!

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device, even the best Android phones! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a message to Skanda Hazarika (SkandaH on the...

Sony rolls out stable Android 12 update to the Xperia 10 III and Xperia Pro-I

After rolling out Android 12 to the Xperia 1 III, Xperia Pro, and Xperia Pro over the past week, Sony is bringing the latest flavor of Android to two more smartphones. The company has just released Android 12 for the Xperia 10 III and Xperia Pro-I. The global variant of the Sony Xperia 10 III is...