Sony replacing Timescape with Socialife starting with Xperia Z
posted by Victor H. / Jan 14, 2013, 8:59 AM
The tool looks somewhat similar but differently formatted. Instead of seeing an image of a particular post as the background to its text, in Socialife the image is positioned on the right while the text is on the left.
Socialife first appeared on Sony tablets and is making the jump from bigger screens to smartphones. The new app is divided into three sections. First, you have the My Stream home panel aggregating content from your Facebook and Twitter accounts, then Discovery mode for finding out new news sources and finally Favorites where you keep your bookmarks.
How do you like the new Socialife app, and would you miss Timescape?
source: Xperia Blog
Sony Xperia Z OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
No Google+ integration? Sad :( guess I have to wait what friendstream offers for the upcoming HTC sense :(
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:09 AM 2
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Think they will have it once it is released. And tbf, who uses G+ anyway...
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:37 AM 6
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totally agree! i joined google+ over a year ago (march i think) but until now, it is still boring! but actually google+ has people...since most people now has android and google force them to use google+ integration in all android/google related things that you do on it!
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 7:11 PM 0
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posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:15 AM 1
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Using the SocalLife app from my Sony Tablet S, I was underwhelmed and went back to official apps or 3rd Party Replacement apps. The feed was always slow to aggregate recent posts, so you lose out on the immediacy of Twitter. The widget constantly crashed too and failed to update. Worth giving a second look? Yes. But it needs a lot of work to be usable. C'mon Sony, stick with the hardware, let others worry about software.
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 7:16 PM 0
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