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.

XDA Basics: How to Boot into Recovery mode using button combos, ADB, and root apps

Every smartphone, regardless of what OS it's running on (yes, even an iPhone), has a built-in recovery mode. On Android, the recovery on your smartphone can be used to perform tasks like clearing cache, factory resetting the phone, or even installing update packages directly from the phone’s storage or sideloading from a computer via ADB....

Sony Bravia X90J 55-inch 4K TV with HDMI 2.1 is now available in India

Sony has launched the Bravia X90J 4K smart TV series in India, starting with the 55-inch model. The highlight feature of the new smart TV series is the inclusion of HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz refresh rate support at 4K resolution with auto low-latency mode and variable refresh rate. This essentially makes the TV the perfect...

Android Hidden Codes: All the custom Dialer Codes and What they do!

The Android operating system is well known for its hidden features and easter eggs. One such area is using custom dialer codes to access various hidden apps and settings. Some of these codes are universal, which means you'll get the desired output on any Android device, irrespective of them being a great flagship or a...

Xperia 1 III Hands-on: Sony has finally hit its stride

It's hard to stand out in the Android smartphone space these days, but Sony's new Xperia 1 III manages to do just that with a couple of tricks: It's the first phone in the world to sport a 4K, 120Hz OLED panel and a variable Periscope zoom lens with a focal length that can switch...

Sony’s WF-1000XM4 are premium wireless earbuds with ANC and a whole lot more

Sony has unveiled the WF-1000XM4, the latest product in the company's long lineup of true wireless earbuds. These earbuds are the direct successor to the WF-1000XM3 released nearly two years ago. Those earbuds were widely regarded as one of the best audio accessories the average person could buy, and Sony is now following them up...

Get 12 months of PlayStation Plus for only $45 right now ($15 off)

Ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony has required an active PlayStation Plus subscription to play most games online. The service also provides select PlayStation 4 games on a monthly basis at no extra cost, and some exclusive sales and discounts. The 12-month option normally goes for $60, but for a limited time,...

Dolby Vision, Atmos could come to PS5 and Switch as they aren’t Xbox exclusive

Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos could come to the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch as Microsoft has confirmed that it doesn't have an exclusivity deal with Dolby. The confirmation came shortly after Microsoft's Xbox France team erroneously shared a blog post claiming that the company had signed a two-year console exclusivity deal with...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

Leaked video reveals every feature of Sony’s premium WF-1000XM4 earbuds

Sony's lineup of audio accessories is already impressive, but it's about to get even better with the addition of the WF-1000XM4, the latest entry to Sony's premium true wireless earbuds line. Earlier today, an official product video was apparently shared to YouTube where it was quickly taken down, but not before it was rehosted on Reddit...

Android will soon get better support for Sony’s awesome PS5 controller

It's no secret that Android runs on top of the Linux kernel, which means whenever there's a new Linux kernel feature, it (should) eventually trickle down to Android devices. While the PS5 controller — officially called the DualSense Wireless Controller — works out of the box on many Android devices, its two best features (ie....

Latest Sony WF-1000XM4 leak confirms IPX4 rating and more

Recent leaks suggest that Sony is gearing up to launch the WF-1000XM4 truly wireless earphones early next month. Ahead of the official reveal, we've seen quite a few leaked renders and live images of the earphones, and we've learned quite a bit about its specifications. The upcoming TWS earphones will feature a brand new compact...

Sony wants to bring PlayStation franchises to mobile platforms

Mobile gaming is becoming more lucrative every year, even though we rarely see games ported straight from consoles and PC. Instead, publishers have focused on creating new mobile-focused titles based on massive franchises, like Pokémon Go, Mario Kart Tour, and Fallout Shelter. Nintendo has released a steady stream of games on iOS and Android over...