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Sony i1 Honami interface and camera app ported to Xperia Z for some sample shots

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Sony i1 Honami interface and camera app ported to Xperia Z for some sample shots
The Sony i1 aka Honami cameraphone system dump from the other day has resulted in someone porting the software to the Xperia Z and other Sony gear, albeit unofficially, of course.

We are looking at a somewhat updated interface indeed, but the biggest changes are within the camera app. 

If anyone doubts that the camera on the Honami will be above average in terms of functions, they need to just have a look at the photo options in the slideshow below. Here are the subtle UI changes at first blush:


  • The title bar and backgrounds for holo apps look similar to the Xperia Z but are not textured. There is apparently noise added to the dark app background, but it's hardly noticeable. It's overall a flatter look.
  • Gone is the SoMA font. The UI uses Roboto throughout the system. There are a couple areas, such as the lockscreen clock and the plain digital clock widget, that use a font known as SST.
  • Check boxes and radio buttons have a new look. Instead of the check mark/radio being coloured, the background is coloured (when the box is activated).
  • Progress bars look more like holo progress bars, except with matching accent colours, like in the 2012 Xperias.
  • Sliders and switches are still metallic and have the matching accent trail. The slider itself looks a little bit more refined, but nothing drastically different. Slider trails are not holo, but are not similar to the Xperia Z design.
  • Section headers of lists will match the accent, along with dialog titles (as well as dialog dividers like in previous versions).
  • Tabs are 3d and do not have any relations to accents, the content inside the tab will match the accent colour whether it's an image or text.
  • Transition animations are different, but have some similarities to the Xperia Z's, where it fades and floats up.

Here are some images of what the framework may look like in Honami, based off the default (blue) accent. This is on my Xperia arc with my modded framework-res. Remember, don't look at the apps themselves (I'm using ICS Xperia apps), but the smaller things such as switches, check boxes, radio buttons, action bar, tabs etc.


There are also a few pics taken with the Xperia Z loaded with the Honami interface and algorithms for an initial overview of the postprocessing amount one might expect from the Honami.

source: XDA-Devs (1) (2) (3)

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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:29 10

1. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Smart SONY

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:11 7

18. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


My comment was removed in other post, I don't know why. I'll retype it.

"I love quality products" I love Apple, LG, Nokia, SONY, HTC etc.. Apparently Sammysung is not one of them. I'm not a fanboy, I really love Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y! Don't remove this PA!

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:40 1

31. iushnt (Posts: 762; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I love quality products too and i like all products you mentioned above except apple and HTC..My apple products(ipod4, 3g, 3gs,4) ditched me and I doubt about HTC too..

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 16:13 1

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3655; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Go sonyyyyyyyyyyyyy

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:30 4

2. tech2 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Well if this doesn't dethrones GS4 then nothing will !

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:45

11. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


nothing will......except note 3 or t6.....but nothing will in terms of sales....that is a given

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:38 1

20. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Since S4 unable to do what S3 can do in sales,
So please tell me anything special about note 3 that can flatten the competition??

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:52 1

21. tech2 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


S4's sales may not have been what they anticipated but it surely is higher than S3 in every way. JK Shin confirmed this himself !

Also, higher sales doesn't mean the product is better.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 09:34 1

24. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


S4 sales have a blisteringly fast start, but now S4 have a slowdown in demand even samsung has started cutting back component orders for the S4, and now they start lossing their market share.

I know higher sales doesn’t mean the product is better, but so many samsung fanboys think that note 3 will beat anything on the market.

so i’m asking them anything special about note 3 that can crush the competition maybe you can answer my question

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 09:35

25. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


S4 sales have a blisteringly fast start, but now S4 have a slowdown in demand even samsung has started cutting back component orders for the S4, and now they start lossing their market share.

I know higher sales doesn’t mean the product is better, but so many samsung fanboys think that note 3 will beat anything on the market.

so i’m asking them anything special about note 3 that can crush the competition maybe you can answer my question

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:46

26. tech2 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Can you back your statement with a link to the article, which points to decrease in market share ? I know the growth of S4 has slowed down but there is no way Samsung's market share has declined.

If they are 'fanboy' of course they'll think Note 3 will be better than anything because they're 'fanboys'

As for me, looking at the past record what Note Series has brought to the table I think they have a potential to WOW us ! I can't comment further before an actual launch but you can't just ignore them either !

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 16:23 1

28. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


you don't have to worry samsung still rule the smartphone market share but in some country like britain Some 38% of Xperia’s users are ex-Samsung owners
http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/Global/News/Samsung-nears-50-share-across-Europe-as-Apple-powers-back-in-the-US

and because the S4 slowdown Samsung's shares also have fallen
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-shares-fall-again-to-a-nine-month-low-on-diminished-earnings-outlook_id44526

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 01:31

30. tech2 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You need to read between the lines here. 38% of Xperia's are ex-Samsung because Samsung has the biggest share. For e.g. if Samsung owns 100% of Europe's market share than all new 100% customers will be ex-Samsung users. That's just modern journalism twisting the words to their advantage.

Share price and Market Share are two different things. Share price is not a good indicator of company's performance e.g. Here in UK share markets fall with an attack in Boston. Share market runs with emotions and people's perception. Market Share is a true reflector of company's performance. Thats why I asked for a ref of 'market share' not share price

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:41

32. iushnt (Posts: 762; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


i read your comment after reading the official news of s4 which sold 20mil in 2 months...but i hope you wont be butt hurt

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:32 5

3. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


now sony copying flat UI after apple from MS WP

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 02:57 13

6. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Bla bla... Apple copied MS flat UI so what's ur point? Stop crying here

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:00 5

7. kurtdean99 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


What's wrong with u?

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:04 5

9. tech2 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nothing ! He has a point there !

U can't call flat UI as a copy ! If they actually 'copy' something like their icons or their colors then its copy ! 'Flat UI' is not a copy in itself !

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:44

29. kurtdean99 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Yup He's right he gt a point there

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:01 2

8. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


somebody who is near to him put some ice in his @$$.its burning itseems

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:25 6

10. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Why don't u blame htc too? They copied MS livetiles

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 03:46 1

12. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


OMG when did you become such a WP fanboy.....stop loving WP and see that it is not the best OS in the world and that WP use metro ui instead of flat ui ......idiot!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 04:27

13. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


i agree wp is not best at this given time.
i never said it has flat UI it has flat look for metro UI

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 05:54 5

14. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 502; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Sony's UI is the most beautiful UI among android manfctrrs offerings.. And this made the UI more attractive. I love it!! This Honami is uhmmm lovable and will be more lovable if it will have Xperia Arc S design language :)

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 07:34 6

15. GMS85 (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Sammy fans they'll be like "Samsung go brrr cause they know this sh!t retarded" hahaha, hate it or love it Sony will always always ALWAYS be the best! :D

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 07:50 1

16. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 502; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Lol stop this fan war! Fyi--I am also a fan of samsung..

I love Sony for their xperia Arc beauty and lovable UI look that i hope lags will not occur in this honami new UI..+ cybershot!!!

I love samsung because of SuperAmoled, Note devices, Ativ Q, Galaxy NX, replaceable batt and microSD , useful and fun features esp MultiWindow, sidesync etccc, topnotch camera and battery life ;)

I love Htc because of the design of their handsets..

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:07 2

17. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Well Stop being a fan. If the product you want fits for you then what's the problem..

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:57 2

22. tech2 (Posts: 2463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


its funny that you find him fan when GMS85 is clearly going after Samsung, in a Sony article where it has nothing to do with Samsung.

'Sony will always always ALWAYS be the best!' is a fanboy statement that too without backing confirms that !

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 08:17 3

19. rantao333 (Posts: 276; Member since: 21 May 2013)


i never knew android smart phone can be so perfect until swtching to sony from samsung,

bye bye samsung, i never belif in samsung again.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 09:10 1

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Lovely UI Sony. Can't wait for thursday announcement

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