Spoiler alert: Got the hots for the Sony Honami? Have a look at this extensive UI showdown

Spoiler alert: Got the hots for the Sony Honami? Have a look at this extensive UI showdown

'Meh' is the word on the mind of aselect number of our readers for whom the launch of smartphones thelike of the LGG2 or the MotorolaMoto X has failed to tickle their particular fancy. Of course,upon seeing the actual real deal, this is probably less the casethan previously, at least on the count of the LG G2.

Sony and itsupcoming Honami smartphone is where it's at for those people, andwe certainly get it. If we go on a limb and trust the rumors, theSony Honami will, similarly, come with some bleeding edge internals,and to tell you the truth: the software is no laughing matter,either. How do we know? Well, some of you may remember that not toolong ago, asystem dump of the Sony Honami's software made it possible for adeveloper to port the ROM for the Sony Xperia Z. The more dedicatedamong you may have even given it a shot.

Eventhough the actual ROM thread over at XDA-Developersis mightily informative (you'll know what we mean if you have meddledwith custom ROMs before), the video below helps usbetter visualize what is coming up with the Sony Honami. We have tosay, we're kind of impressed with Sony's eloquent and ratherminimalistic tweaking of the stock experience. At this point it'sprobably safe to say that someOEMs are starting to see the benefit of a more stock Android-likeexperience, and we consider this good news.

Without anyfurther ado, check the video and source link below should you find yourinterest ignited.

source: XDA Developers

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1. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I hit that Pitbull and sing.. I know you want me, You know I want cha, I know you want me You know I want cha.

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

are you alright.....

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sony's software department is improving.

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

These are exciting times for mobile tech gee- err... "aficionados". ;-p

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

LOL that made me chuckle...

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion camera is full of gimmicky childish effects. :( P.S. Terrible background music.

5. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

where are the sony fans/ they were bitching and moaning all week

6. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

thats what she said

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

what...where are the sony fans.....

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Here I am. Not sure what the rest of the fans were moaning about. Except, that I only have one thing to moan about. On screen buttons, I hate those!!!

17. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

sorry, this sony fan loves them

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Still wait for the offical date sept 4th for full details.

11. luffybill

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

oh,, i surprised PA decided to post some news about sony. but this is old news not a spoiler anymore.

12. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Given their rating habits... PA will give this phone a Rating of 6.5 (if Ray S is at charge)... Anyway lets wait for the official unveil. This phone really promises to deliver

14. erabe13

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

> No to screen buttons please... > Wider width to have a spacious keyboard. > 3D UI effect (just dreaming :) ) > Xenon & LED flash > Better photo editing than any available application in the market > Triluminous display

15. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

gestures are the future baby! KLP

18. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

No one said that when Apple introduced it on their trackpad

16. evil_slayer

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

sony phone with HTC strap :P :P

19. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

You mean the "Best Pic" feature that existed since the Sony Ericsson Cybershot phones era? Yes

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