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Spoiler alert: Got the hots for the Sony Honami? Have a look at this extensive UI showdown

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Spoiler alert: Got the hots for the Sony Honami? Have a look at this extensive UI showdown

'Meh' is the word on the mind of a select number of our readers for whom the launch of smartphones the like of the LG G2 or the Motorola Moto X has failed to tickle their particular fancy. Of course, upon seeing the actual real deal, this is probably less the case than previously, at least on the count of the LG G2.


Sony and its upcoming Honami smartphone is where it's at for those people, and we certainly get it. If we go on a limb and trust the rumors, the Sony Honami will, similarly, come with some bleeding edge internals, and to tell you the truth: the software is no laughing matter, either. How do we know? Well, some of you may remember that not too long ago, a system dump of the Sony Honami's software made it possible for a developer to port the ROM for the Sony Xperia Z. The more dedicated among you may have even given it a shot.


Even though the actual ROM thread over at XDA-Developers is mightily informative (you'll know what we mean if you have meddled with custom ROMs before), the video below helps us better visualize what is coming up with the Sony Honami. We have to say, we're kind of impressed with Sony's eloquent and rather minimalistic tweaking of the stock experience. At this point it's probably safe to say that some OEMs are starting to see the benefit of a more stock Android-like experience, and we consider this good news.


Without any further ado, check the video and source link below should you find your interest ignited.



source: XDA Developers

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:24

1. Lyngdoh (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I hit that Pitbull and sing..
I know you want me,
You know I want cha,
I know you want me
You know I want cha.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:07 14

7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


are you alright.....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:25 4

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2710; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Sony's software department is improving.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:58 5

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1849; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


These are exciting times for mobile tech gee- err... "aficionados". ;-p

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:08

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


LOL that made me chuckle...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 06:59 2

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5485; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion camera is full of gimmicky childish effects. :(

P.S.
Terrible background music.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:29 1

5. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


where are the sony fans/

they were bitching and moaning all week

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 07:52

6. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1151; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


thats what she said

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:08

9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


what...where are the sony fans.....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:56 2

13. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1424; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Here I am. Not sure what the rest of the fans were moaning about. Except, that I only have one thing to moan about. On screen buttons, I hate those!!!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:30

17. Gdrye (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


sorry, this sony fan loves them

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:31

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6617; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Still wait for the offical date sept 4th for full details.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:33 2

11. luffybill (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


oh,, i surprised PA decided to post some news about sony. but this is old news not a spoiler anymore.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:38 10

12. buccob (Posts: 1504; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Given their rating habits... PA will give this phone a Rating of 6.5 (if Ray S is at charge)...

Anyway lets wait for the official unveil. This phone really promises to deliver

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:36

14. erabe13 (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


> No to screen buttons please...
> Wider width to have a spacious keyboard.
> 3D UI effect (just dreaming :) )
> Xenon & LED flash
> Better photo editing than any available application in the market
> Triluminous display

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:17

15. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


gestures are the future baby! KLP

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 18:19

18. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


No one said that when Apple introduced it on their trackpad

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:20

16. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


sony phone with HTC strap :P :P

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 18:20

19. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


You mean the "Best Pic" feature that existed since the Sony Ericsson Cybershot phones era? Yes

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