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.

The PS5 DualSense Controller joystick has a drifting problem, and apparently it’ll only get worse

The Sony PlayStation 5 comes with a brand new controller called the DualSense, which features a fresh design and improved haptics. In our short period of testing both the console and the controller, we actually found the controller quite impressive, barring the fact that its full potential is only limited to a few PS5 titles....

Sony may hurt Xperia PRO sales by releasing this feature on the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II

Sony recently launched the Xperia PRO 5G, a $2,500 smartphone for creators that packs a couple of unique features. The device features a micro HDMI input that will let you connect it to your camera and use it as an on-camera monitor. Additionally, thanks to the device's 5G capabilities, you'll be able to stream video...

Grab the Xperia 5 II in pink and get a free pair of Sony’s excellent WF-1000XM3 earbuds

The Sony Xperia 5 II is regarded by many as a spiritual successor to Sony’s now-defunct Compact series, offering essentially the same hardware and software experience as the Xperia 1 II in a smaller package. Nearly six months after its official launch, the company is now releasing a new pink version of the Xperia 5...

The Sony DualSense sets a benchmark for immersive controllers

The Sony PlayStation 5 offers a next-gen gaming experience and if you have managed to get one for yourself, you would know that it is not just about the new hardware and stunning 4K visuals. The PlayStation 5 also brings the new DualSense Wireless controller which is unlike any other controller on the market. Marketed...

The Sony PlayStation 5 is a generational leap into the future of gaming

Sony's latest and greatest gaming console of all-time is finally here. Featuring a new CPU and GPU combination made by AMD along with a speedy internal SSD, the new Sony PlayStation 5 brings a revamped DualSense controller with improved haptics, along with a slew of exclusive gaming titles. Just like the new Xbox Series X,...

Android 11 Update Tracker: List of major phones getting the latest release!

It’s that time of year again when Google releases the new version of its mobile operating system, and after a long few months of beta testing, the American tech giant is finally rolling out the stable version of Android 11. But of course, it’s not just Pixel users who are getting this update. A range...

Sony’s next flagship phone may keep the headphone jack and microSD card slot

Sony is preparing to release a new flagship device that will compete with the likes of the Galaxy S21 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro. In other words, the Xperia 1 III will be one of Sony’s most advanced devices ever—but it could feature very un-flagship features. According to Steve Hemmerstoffer, the Xperia 1 III will keep...

Kernel sources for the Samsung Galaxy S21, Redmi Note 9T, and Sony Xperia 1 II’s Android 11 release are now available

Android is built on top of the Linux kernel, which means the OEMs are obliged to provide the source code, upon request, of any Linux kernel binaries they distribute on devices they sell. Most vendors nowadays release the sources within a short period of their devices hitting the market, fulfilling their legal obligation of the...

Sony’s Xperia 10 II is now getting its Android 11 update

After rolling out Android 11 to its flagship Xperia 1 II in December, the Xperia 5 II earlier this month, and the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 just last week, Sony is now bringing the latest flavor of Android to one more Xperia phone. The company has started rolling out stable Android 11 to last...

Sony’s Xperia PRO doubles as a 5G phone and 4K Camera Monitor for $2499

Nearly a year ago, Sony launched the Xperia 1 II, the company's first flagship smartphone with 5G (sub-6GHz) connectivity. Alongside the Xperia 1 II, Sony also teased the Xperia PRO 5G which was said to pack support for 5G on both sub-6GHz and mmWave networks, but what was most interesting about the announcement was a...

Sony may launch a compact smartphone to rival Apple’s iPhone 12 mini

Although Sony may have officially killed off its Xperia "Compact" brand of small form factor flagships, the company has continued to offer a smaller, more handy version of its top-of-the-line flagships over the last couple of years. Following the launch of the last Compact-branded device, the Xperia XZ2 Compact, in 2018, the company launched the...

Sony Xperia 5 II, Xperia XZ1 series and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 receive Android 11 custom ROMs

The custom ROM‌ development scene is in full swing over on the XDA‌ forums. Ever since Google published the Android 11 source code, aftermarket developers have been relentlessly working toward making the latest flavor of Android accessible to more and more devices. The Redmi K20 Pro/Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro was the first phone to receive...