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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...

Sony’s Concept for Android with 7.0 Nougat Launches for Xperia X

Way back in July 2015, Sony launched a unique "concept" software update for the Xperia Z3. Ordinarily, Sony Xperia devices came in with Sony's own skin and set of modifications on top of Android, but this concept software update was Sony experimenting with stock Android on its device. The best part about this experiment was...

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...

Sony IMX378: Comprehensive Breakdown of the Google Pixel’s Sensor and its Features

IMX378 Overview We reached out to Sony to try to learn a bit more about the IMX378 sensor that is used by the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, as well as by the Xiaomi Mi 5S. Unfortunately, Sony was not able to distribute the datasheet for the Exmor RS IMX378 sensor just yet, but they were extremely...

Sony Xperia X Compact Added to Sony Open Device Program

Sony's latest little kid on the block, the Sony Xperia X Compact, was launched just a while ago. But even for a device so young, Sony has made its developer-friendly intentions very clear from the get-go. The Xperia X Compact is the latest addition to the Sony Open Device Program. What does this mean for the...

Sony Launches the Xperia XZ and the X Compact

It's raining releases at IFA 2016, and Sony just gave us two new ones at the event. Meet the Sony Xperia XZ and the Sony Xperia X Compact. Sony Xperia XZ The Sony Xperia XZ is the successor to the Xperia X, and it aims to change a few things around, especially with the design. With the...

Sony Posts Guide on Building AOSP 7.0 Nougat for its Xperia Smartphones

If, for some reason, you were still of the opinion that an OEM could never be developer friendly, Sony has given yet another example of being just that. On its official website for all developer resources, Sony has posted a build guide for building Android 7.0 Nougat, the AOSP flavor and not its skinned variant, for its...

Sony Xperia X Compact Makes Appearance in Leaked Image

Do you remember the Sony Xperia F8831, the Sony flagship device that looked like a design refresh? Not much has been made known about that device, and we're still waiting on receiving more information regards the same. But it seems Sony has more in store for us. Enter the Sony Xperia X Compact. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/768782671707148288 Leaked by Evan Blass,...

Android Nougat Coming to Many Sony Devices, Xperia Z3 Not on The List (Yet?)

Android Nougat is one of Android's sweetest releases yet, that much is true. With long-awaited features like multi-window and a plethora of user experience refinements, almost everyone wants to at least get a taste of that sweet software! Luckily for Sony fans, the Sony Mobile Team just announced that they will be making Android 7.0 Nougat...

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...

Sony’s Hero Open Source Developer Title for May-June Awarded to XDA RD Bumble-Bee

Of the many OEMs that we talk about here on XDA-Developers, only a very few actually work for and with the community. Most are all talk, but actions speak louder than words, and only a handful truly speak. Sony is one of those OEMs that continues to foster relationships with the developer community, with several initiatives...

XOSP ROM Review for OnePlus 3

  XOSP Settings Let's take a look at some of the personalization options in in the settings menu. You can toggle things like the XOSP logo, SU indicator and Headset icon. You can also change the way the date appears in the status bar. Tweak the font, style and position, until you have it exactly as you...