Sony’s Socialife app getting major update in late July

by XB on 22nd July 2013

in Applications

Socialife major updateSony has confirmed that it is planning to release a major new update to its Socialife social application towards the end of this month. In a recent poll that we conducted, nearly 70% of our readers did not use the Socialife app for various reasons. Sony says that it has listened to its customers and will update the app with a “completely new look and feel”.

The home screen has been refreshed to stream all news feeds into “Headlines”, there will also be an integrated portal called “All feeds” that will update all news sources within Socialife. The access menu can now also be customised to allow for quick viewing of articles that might interest you.

Sony has also changed some of the user interface, creating a lighter colour design, which Sony says will make it easier to view articles, social posts and pictures. The update will only initially be available to Xperia smartphones (the Xperia Tablet updates will come later). The update is planned for the following Xperia smartphones: Z, ZL, ZR, SP, L, T, TX, V.

Socialife major update

  • olo

    Such a great app!

  • Maulana Yusuf

    I was just so excited to know this but after i read The update is planned for the following Xperia smartphones: Z, ZL, ZR, SP, L, T, TX, V .. Hmmm forget it, mine is Acro S

  • So there’s a chance it will become usable again?

  • the_black_dragon

    Oh please sony…. bring back Auto Updates (WORKING this time!!!) and make it usable please!!!
    Sociallife is out for 10 months now and still feels lile Pre-Beta Version -.-
    2 ways: Make it usable or bring back Timescape!

  • the_black_dragon

    the Update sould come over Play Store so only the store locks… I’m shure you can just take the APK and Update manually

  • Diogo Simões

    I´d like on Xperia S tooo :(

  • Maulana Yusuf

    Ok dann probier’ icke, danke

  • Camilo Uribe

    Still prefer Timescape in my Xperia S.

  • alaa

    Android 4.1+ Xperia™ Launcher 3.0.0

    Based on Xperia™ Home 6.0.A.0.12 from Xperia Z Ultra / Honami

    now available for Xperia and Android Smart Phone, has Jelly Bean 4.1.2

    ver nice , no root , apk file , easy , very fast

    Here in XDA – Developer :

  • Watashi Wa

    Yay Sony has not forgotten about T TX & V!

  • Diogo Simões

    I like timescape, but for me, socialife it’s better and looks better

  • Diogo Simões

    why the icons in the notification bar are different? the battery and the others?

  • ProWeirdo

    Will I be able to uninstall it later if it doesn’t suit to me?

  • goldenblls

    Auto update would be a blessing.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Hopefully the update will make it usable -.- It has potential, but it’s just far too beta-ish at the moment.

  • alaa


  • spade

    Thanks Dude :D

  • Daniel Rosca

    I think sony will never make a smartphone smart and good like XperiaS… sooo… sad…!

  • ishzz

    wat a shame sony… Xperia S .. ur flagship mobile… just got two updates in two years… n now its out of update league …. WOW…. !!!!!

  • Faggot


  • a.mubher

    Buttery smooth.

  • dinos

    this bcuz android, this os sucks

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Its already 23rd July !!
    So if Sony is saying late July – m assuming we will get it somewhere in August.

  • Babylonbwoy

    XS came with android 2.3 and now is 4.1.2. Isn’t enough ?

  • No, it’s not just because it took so much time to give us a Jelly Bean, a freakin year old OS. Oh, and no decent bug fix for GB, or ICS, and better that we do not expect any kind of fix for JB.

  • diamond

    i currently using L, how can i get socialife? did i need to download it? or sony will put socialife in after L receive 4.2?

  • roeshak

    A fix for the 4.2.2 rom is the best place to begin! Not all this social life bsiness

  • the_black_dragon

    but without Auto Updates in background, unstable Manual updates (sometimes i have to refresh 4 or 5 times until all 3 Networks are updated) and this awkward Performance (also on Xperia Z) it is just a piece of Software-crap -_-

  • Gaston

    The only thing that really needs a fucking update is the bug ridden jelly bean firmware for Xperia S.

  • Angry Honami Fan


  • AKS

    for those who want time scape on the JB :) here it is

  • Andrie Putra

    at first buy X SP im assume it looks like timescape .. when im use it it…it look friendly and more look like snaptu or tweetdeck .. its nice … and yes i prefer socialife now LOL, can wait the update next month

  • Salar

    I agree,but there’s something,Sony Xperia S already has timescape in Jb rom.

  • Mac

    And Acro S..

  • fubhknk

    Why not bring the socialife app to the last year flagship Xperia S?
    is it to old!?!
    Im sick of being left out just because I don’t change my phone every 6 months!

  • Socialife looks eerily similar to WP8 for some reason…
    At least it looks better than what I have on my SP, and hopefully works better.

    P.S. I want that statusbar!

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