More new screenshots showcase Sony's beta stock Android UI concept
posted by Luis D. / Jul 29, 2015, 5:00 AM
While we've seen bits and pieces of the experience in the past few weeks, we hadn't really been treated to the big ol' gallery of screenshots that our hearts desired... up until now, that is! The screenshots, published by Swedroid, portray a Nexus-like experience, with the ROM based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and a minimal addition of third-party apps. Sony's Album, Music, What's New, and Xperia Lounge apps are still present, and the camera app is unquestionably Sony's. Future updates could see more apps and features added to the experience.
Sony's plans for the concept aren't exactly clear at this point, but we won't be surprised if the "near-stock" feel graces its mobile devices in the near future. According to the poll we did, most of you unquestionably prefer the feel of stock Android over most manufacturer skins, which means you ought to be happy with such a turn of events.
source: Swedroid via Xperia Blog
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the sony style home button looks better than that circle home button tho.
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 5:11 AM 5
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Thr circle fits better. All we need now is an X button for old-style PS button configuration. Everything kinda looks the same imo.
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 6:24 AM 1
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I see no big difference here..
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 5:19 AM 4
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People had nothing to complain about to begin with. It was more like finding fault for sake of it.
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 5:27 AM 7
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Dam I thought Sony's icons couldn't get uglier But very easily fixed with an icon pack, so no deal breaker by any means
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 5:19 AM 2
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Ugly? Xperia UI has a more uniform look and feel than any other, except for stock. If uniformity is ugly, then the rest are just horrendous
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 6:20 AM 2
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I prefer Xperia UI to this
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 5:53 AM 1
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I must really laugh with the comments; people have been complaining about how Sony's interface looks so dated, despite having made gradually a transition to nearly stock Android these past 1-2 years. Now that this leaked interface shows a 95% stock Android flavour, people cannot see the difference anymore (which is partially true, because already Sony's skin is really really close to stock Android already). So, why have been people complaining about so called dated Sony interface?
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 6:28 AM 1
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People from this website suffer from something very similar to "Mass Hysteria", that happens when the media, in this case PA's authors write about something that might or might not be true, or even very subjective and then, readers follow blindly and believe without crosschecking... Authors: "Sony's UI is getting old... blah blah blah" Readers: "same old UI from Sony... blah blah blah"
posted on Jul 29, 2015, 8:03 AM 3
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