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 Ericson and dropped its name from branding. The company has created Android phones, tablets, smartwatches, and Chromebooks.

Sony Xperia 5 II and Motorola Razr 5G kernel sources are now available

We always cover the latest and greatest from manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus, but there are still several Android phone manufacturers that are doing exciting things, yet they don't get as much of a spotlight from news outlets. Take, for example, the Sony Xperia 5 II and the Motorola Razr 5G. The Sony...

Today’s Top Tech Deals: $200 Insignia Smart TV, $146 Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch, and More!

Which brings us to today's top deals! They include $50 off the Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch, an Insignia Smart TV for just $200, and more!Dell's Monitor Sale Tired of me picking out monitors and just want to browse a collection for yourself? Dell is currently having a big sale on its monitors, so now is your...

Developer brings mainline Linux Kernel support to the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua with unofficial Android 11 custom ROM

In the past few weeks, we’ve made a lot of posts about official Android 11 updates and Android 11-based custom ROMs. There is even a special custom Generic System Image (GSI) build through which anyone can get the taste of Android 11 on their Project Treble compatible devices. However, a similar achievement has yet to...

Sony’s Open Devices Program releases an Android 11 build guide and binaries for select Xperia phones

Unlike some major OEMs, Sony Mobile has yet to publish an elaborate roadmap for Android 11 update distribution. The company doesn't even offer a public beta program to evaluate the newest iteration of Android on Xperia smartphones, but that's not the whole story. With every major Android revision, Sony releases software binaries and instructions on...

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the OnePlus 7T Pro, Redmi Note 8/8T, and Sony Xperia Z3 series

The team behind the popular LineageOS custom ROM has been extending LineageOS 17.1 support to new devices ever since the ROM made its debut earlier this year in April. Over the last couple of months, the team has added support for devices like the ASUS ROG Phone II, Google Pixel 3 series, Xiaomi Mi A1,...

This could be our first look at Sony’s canceled Xperia Play 2

Back when Sony Ericsson was still a thing, the company had launched an innovative Android device geared towards mobile gamers — the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The device featured a sliding mechanism hidden underneath the display, which could be opened to reveal a D-pad, two touchpads to be used as joysticks, PlayStation buttons, and start/select...

Today’s Top Tech Deals: $255 Sony WH1000XM3 Headphones, $270 50″ 4K Smart TV, and More!

There is some wild news coming out of the U.S. today, with the Department of Commerce moving to ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores. Interestingly enough, the keyword 'VPNs' is tending on Twitter right now--that's curious, isn't it? It's a pretty weird state of affairs this Friday.Regardless, today's top tech deals include a low-cost...

Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones launched in India for ₹29,990 (~$410)

Sony is among the most reputed brands when it comes to audio products, including a variety of headsets. Its WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) have been widely appreciated for their sound quality, comfort, and battery longevity. Last month, Sony revealed their successor globally, and now, the Sony WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones are coming...

Sony Xperia 1 II Display Analysis: Content Creators, Beware

Firmly seated as a goliath in the multimedia industry, the Sony Corporation produces electronics that are well-respected in many different tiers and categories. From consumer audio equipment to prosumer cameras and professional reference monitors, one would think that Sony can make a beast of a handset that combines the company's many fields of expertise. Unfortunately, this...

Sony unveils the Xperia 5 II with a 6.1″ 120Hz OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and 3.5mm headphone jack

The Sony Xperia 5 was launched in September 2019, coming in as a compact version of its Xperia 1 flagship. The Xperia 1 II has arrived in February 2020, and so now, it is time for Sony to launch a compact version again. Right on schedule, Sony has now unveiled the Xperia 5 II (read...

Forums are open for the Xiaomi POCO X3, Sony Xperia 5 II, LG Wing, and Motorola Razr 5G

We recently opened forums for the Realme 7 series and ZTE Axon 20 5G. As we brace for the next wave of smartphones to hit the market, we are following up with the launch of XDA forums for four new and upcoming smartphones: the Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC, the Sony Xperia 5 II, the LG...

Xperia 5 II leaks reveal the design & specs of Sony’s flagship smartphone

At the IFA trade show in September last year, Sony unveiled the Xperia 5 — a compact version of its flagship Xperia 1 with the Snapdragon 855 SoC, triple cameras, and a 21:9 display. Similarly, the company is expected to launch a compact version of this year's flagship Xperia 1 II and the device will,...