Sony Seeking User Interface Design Feedback from Swedes
Sony today announced the Sony Concept for Android program in Sweden, which is a way for the company to test new user interface features for its smartphones. To start, Sony is offering 500 Swedish owners of the Xperia Z3 access to a new user experience that's based on a nearly stock version of Android 5.1 Lollipop, with some core Sony elements tossed into the mix. Sony said it is significantly different from the user experience available on its current lineup of devices. "[This is] a chance for us to listen and act upon bug reports, opinions and experiences, so we can acquire feedback to improve the experiences based on what you like and what you don't," said Sony. Sony indicated this is the first step in a new business model that it hopes will see the company responding faster to customer wishes while being more transparent at the same time. If the small trial in Sweden is successful, Sony may expand it to other regions.
Review: Sony Xperia XZ1
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is one of the first smartphones to run Android 8 Oreo. It packs the latest processor and camera technology into Sony's age-old, metal-and-glass chassis.
Sony Pushing Marshmallow Concept to Testers
Sony today said a limited number of people can download and install its concept user interface for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on either the Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact. Sony says the concept is rolling out slowly over the coming weeks and will be updated over time with new features and experiences.
Sony Pushing Android 5.1 to Select Xperia Phones
Sony today said it has prepared Android 5.1 Lollipop for a number of its Xperia smartphones and tablets. The updated operating system is available to the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2, and Z2 Tablet.
Sony Pushing Update to Xperia Z5 Camera
Sony today said it is delivering a new camera experience to the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium. The heavily revised camera application has been streamlined and simplified.
Sony Says Xperia Z and Other Devices to See Android 5.1
Sony today said that even as it continues to update its Xperia Z line of handsets and tablets to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it will soon begin updating those same devices to Android 5.1. The Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, and Z3, and the T2 Ultra and C3 will all see Android 5.1 beginning in July.