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

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:


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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32 Comments

1. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Smart SONY

18. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 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!

31. iushnt

Posts: 3035; Member since: Feb 06, 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..

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Go sonyyyyyyyyyyyyy

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

20. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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??

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

24. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

25. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

26. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

28. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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 ownershttp://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 fallenhttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-shares-fall-again-to-a-nine-month-low-on-diminished-earnings-outlook_id44526

30. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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

32. iushnt

Posts: 3035; Member since: Feb 06, 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

3. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

now sony copying flat UI after apple from MS WP

6. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

7. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

What's wrong with u?

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

29. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Yup He's right he gt a point there

8. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

10. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

13. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 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

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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 :)

15. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 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

16. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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..

17. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

22. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

19. rantao333

Posts: 343; Member since: May 21, 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.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Lovely UI Sony. Can't wait for thursday announcement

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