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Sony’s Open Device Program Releases An Updated Guide For Unlocking Bootloader Of The Xperia Devices

Sony is one of the best OEMs when it comes to providing support for community developments and giving users the tools to truly own their devices. The Open Device program provides useful resources and guides for developers interested in developing AOSP builds and custom software for the Xperia series devices. As you may already know,...

Xperia Projector Shows up Again at CES 2017 — Android Touchscreen Device Projected Anywhere!

Lately, Sony has showcasing new devices that it claims are the next step in innovation for mobile technology. Dubbed "Xperia SmartProducts", they are a new take with a small twist on not-so-old gadgets, often with just enough pizzazz to raise some eyebrows. First shown alongside the Xperia X series back in February of 2016, these smart devices are...

Xperia X is the first non-Google Smartphone to Receive Android 7.1.1

Back in the beginning of December, a member of Sony's concept developer team stated that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was their "number one priority." The team had a goal to be the first smartphone manufacturer (excluding Google) to release the latest 7.1.1 update. And they succeeded. Granted, this release comes in the form of a Concept...

Sony Invites X Performance Owners to the Xperia Beta Program

We recently learned that Sony had released step by step instructions on how to build an experimental version of Android 7.1 Nougat for select Xperia smartphones. We rarely see smartphone OEMs go to these lengths in an attempt to connect with the developer community. They even go as far as to create a beta program...

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...

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...

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...

Sony Xperia F8831 Photographed: Sony’s Next Phone with a Thorough Redesign (Finally)

Sony has been dwindling down in popularity recently, partly due to their pricing strategy but also thanks to a mix of other factors. A rethinking in their strategy is the need of the hour, and Sony appears to be starting with an aspect that they have stagnated on for a while: the design of their flagships. Some hot news is...

Sony Confirms Termination of the Xperia Beta Program

Earlier this year, Sony launched the Xperia Beta program intended to test Android Marshmallow, stating that it would run until 'at least the middle of 2016.' In accordance with that announcement, Sony has confirmed that the Beta program has ended, with 23.5.A.1.238 being the last build released. Do note that the Concept ROM program is not the one...

Sony Xperia X Launch: Live Feed

The Sony Xperia X range has now burst on to the scene, including a Snapdragon 820 and water resistance, stay tuned as we find out all the juicy details about the X performance, X, XA. Sony

Sony Brings Android M Dev Preview to 17 Devices

Sony has now released a guide on creating and flashing a test image of AOSP Android M Preview that can be used for any of the 17 Xperia devices listed on their Open Device Program. Although neither the modem or camera have been implemented, the preview is an excellent opportunity to test the new features...

Change the System Accent Color of Your Xperia Device Easily with Xposed Module

One major and welcomed addition to the Sony Xperia user interface that came along with the Android 4.3 update was Xperia Themes. This feature allows you to effortlessly change a number of UI elements with custom themes created by the community, one of which includes the system-wide system accent. Normally, the only way to change...