Sony Mobile shuts down 'my Xperia' remote tracking service
by Cosmin Vasile / Jan 20, 2018, 2:36 AM
my Xperia tracking service worked similarly to Google's Find My Device, which is probably one of the reasons Sony Mobile has decided to pull the plug on its own service. Since many Xperia users wondered what happened with my Xperia and why isn't working, a Sony Mobile rep confirmed the service was discontinued.
So, if you're running an Xperia smartphone as your daily driver, you will now be redirected to Google's Find My Device service instead of my Xperia. Overall, this is probably a good decision since the Japanese company can redirect some of the resources to other projects more useful to customers.
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At this point, I wonder will Sony give up all their proprietary services, since every single apps that exist on the Xperia phones could be replace by Google apps.
posted on Jan 20, 2018, 3:15 AM 0
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Is that such a bad thing? When I still had my Xperia Z1 the only Sony apps i actually used were Album and their theme app. Their gallery app Album, it was a great app, better than Google Photos, but Photos has improved significantly. Google is supposedly working on a theme engine for Android itself, so that too will become obsolete. Would make sense for Sony to drop their own app versions if they don't really add anything to what Google already supplies with Google Apps.
posted on Jan 20, 2018, 4:15 AM 3
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I agree... I still use Album primarily, because it is straight forward to just go and see recent pictures, however when I need to find people in my pics, or enhance them a bit, I rather use Google Photos or Snapseed... Sony's Music app is, in my opinion, the best included on any OEM android version... The video app is just OK.... sometimes I use VLC... Smart Connect is still useful (though there are a lot of improvement that should be done)... but it works great now in tandem with their new Xperia Actions functionality. The included Sketch app has improve so much that I never install the Sketchbook app I bought long ago... it is great to point something in a picture, write on top, has layer support, etc... Movie Creator is fun and I think it was the pioneer of that segment, but right now every gallery app has a similar feature, including Google's own.
posted on Jan 20, 2018, 9:25 AM 4
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