Screenshots showing Sony's take on Android Lollipop appear, possibly taken from a SD810-toting Xperia Z4

Screenshots showing Sony's take on Android Lollipop appear, possibly taken from a SD810-toting Xperia Z4
At this point, it seems that Sony is on the fence whether it should continue churning out smartphones or give up on this segment as a whole. We're not expecting the Sony Xperia Z4 anytime soon, not at next week's MWC in particular, but this doesn't mean that the device is not going to see the light of day at all. 

Recently we heard that the expected successor of the Sony Xperia Z3 might have a dual SIM version. Rolling under the PM-0851-BV, it ever so slightly differs from the purported Z4 flasghip, which is allegedly known as the PM-0850-BV - judging from this difference, we speculated that the only thing separating both devices is the addition of a second SIM slot in the PM-0851-BV, while the rest of the hardware specs will remain mostly the same.

A brand new batch of UI screenshots purportedly showing Sony's take on Android Lollipop just popped up, allegedly made on the dual-SIM Xperia Z4 edition (however, there is no evidence that the device used is not the Xperia Z4). The screenshots reportedly treat us to the way Android 5.0.2 Lollipop will end up looking on Sony's next batch of phones. 

We get to see the Settings menu and its "About phone" section in particular, which reveals that the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chipset, hinting at a flagship handset. Of course, a member of the Xperia Z4 family is the main suspect.

The dialer and the clock app, which borrow a ton of Google's Material Design guidelines. Of course, this UI could end up on a whole array of already-released Sony handsets.

source: XperiaBlog



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

The current Sony UI is better than this ugly junk.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

At least in your opinion, for me it's not bad.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

Compare it with stock android, you'd be surprised by how ancient this looks.

15. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Can you stop trolling the articles related to SD810. My god all you do is trolling lately. Getting sick of trolls. Any articles related to SD810 and you're there to say negative things. This UI looks much more refreshing than current UI. Junk UI huh? I hope you will write a launcher specifically for Xperia .

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

This article is nowhere related to sd 810 and neither is my comment. So can you shut your mouth up like a good boy.

27. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Title mentioned SD810 and you jumped the article. Any article that said SD810 and you'll be first to say negative thing. Go back to Samsung articles there are plenty of it on PA and you make it clear from your previous comments that you'll not buy anything that has SD810. So If you're not going to buy any products that has if i use your word "overheated, junk SD810" what's it matter to you what kind of UI Sony create? It's not like you're going to use the "junk UI" anyway. So basically you're just here to troll.

33. TyrionLannister unregistered


31. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

yessyou are a samsung troll ,i can prove that

54. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Go check his comments on the S5 commercial's article and you ll hide under a rock after reading them. He was completely bashing the S5, and his words is ugly and full of bloat, and i am sure those words wouldn't be coming out of a "Samsung troll". It is funny how insecure you guys are, defending anything so blindly just because it says Sony in the article. If these were leaked screenshots for the next Sense or TW, ALLLLL of you would be spewing your hate about how ugly, unoriginal, and colorful it is.

58. Kumar123 unregistered

Oh, please. It's obvious that he hurriedly post that comment to "prove" that he is not a troll. It's just a smoke screen to let him troll easily. Mark my word he already bookmarked that post and will use that post to prove his innocence in the future.

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Both of it looks flat and modern. It looks like you have a poor vision.

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

this one doesn't. It has that grid on the phonebook and looks a little old kitkat kinda UI.

20. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So that's the only reason you say this UI ancient? It doesn't make any sense, even Kitkat doesn't look ancient.

32. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

You must be a tech blogger shubham yadav who have a blog sonictech101.blogspot.iΝ, right? But I'm surprised that someone like you would say something junk like that.

35. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's my personal opinion. Looks are totally subjective.

37. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Your opinion doesn't make any sense, or maybe it's a joke right?

39. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's not a joke. Some people like material design, some don't. Everybody has it's own taste. Most of the people don't like Sony's current UI. I'm one of the rare ones that do. Sorry, can't help it. I even prefer iOS 6 looks over 7 & 8. I like skeuomorphism over flat when it's done right( read iOS 6, not old TW). I prefer the old design. this feels like a step back. I made myself clear. If you don't agree with my viewpoint, I am fine with it. But if you want me to confess to you for my personal opinion and change that, no I can't do that.

41. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Then why you said it ancient?

44. TyrionLannister unregistered

It looks old and ancient to me. It is like a mix of modern and old design. Sorry, I can't explain it. As I said, design is subjective. I just don't like this design. You're trying too hard to convince me. Was I too harsh in my first comment: yes Was I trolling: no Maybe I could've used a softer language. But neither are you using that. I think that's the end of our short and sweet discussion. I'd never comment on a Sony article. The guys are just too insecure about someone just bashing their brand by a little bit. And I don't mean you specifically.

34. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

i thought you are good fella with good knowledge but you turned out to be stupid samsung joker ,who praises every samsung articles and start trolling sony ,htc ,lg and apple

36. TyrionLannister unregistered

I'm not trolling here dude. I like the current Sony launcher. It looks better than TW. But I just don't like this new one. As simple as that. It just doesn't feel that lollipoppy.

38. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just because of that grid on the phone app? LOOOLL! Your comments are much closer to a joke than opinion.

75. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014 Check this icons, they look super ugly, Kitkat Xperia looked much better

10. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Please exit this Sony article unless you are interested. Return to your Samsung articles.

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

But they get paid to praise anything Samsung and trash talk the rest.

24. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Reminds me of the article saying that the Galaxy S6 was one of the carriers' favorite phones. This entire website is so biased. Looking at "Best Camera Phones" in particular. How, in any way, are the Note 4, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus better cameras than the Nokia Lumia 1020? The 1520 isn't even on there. I don't even like Windows Phone, but I give credit where credit is due.

22. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012'll tell people where to be and where not be ?

25. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Yeah, welcome to the internet friend.

28. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Watch out for hemorrhoids buddy, you will end up getting it if you get this butthurt over others comments. And the last time i checked, he isn't a fan of Samsung, he says he is awaiting to see what Samsung has to offer with the S6, but other than that, he is always there to criticize them. So take a MF chill pill and don't get furious over someone just because he doesn't like Sony's UI, each to his own taste kiddo.

67. JC557

Posts: 1926; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

There's still an increasing amount of ridiculous Samsung fanboys flooding various articles not related to Samsung and it makes them to be just as petty or worse than the extreme Apple fans that they complained about.

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