Socialife News app supports screen rotation; icon updated for Material Design

by XB on 6th March 2015

in Applications

Socialife_NEWSSony’s Socialife News application was updated earlier this week and a new Material Design icon introduced. We didn’t notice any big changes in the UI of the app itself, however another change is that the app now supports screen rotation so that news can be consumed in landscape view. The update is live in the Play Store right now.

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Socialife icon changed


Thanks Diogo, Raffy and Rudy!

  • Kiwison

    The new icon is way better

  • Sweggity

  • Guest


  • gtop

    Has there ever been a more useless or more redundant Sony app than this one? What exactly is its reason for existing vs its legion of competitors? But I guess some people must use and like it … somewhere.

  • Sweggity


  • Michael Chega

    I like this app. I don’t need to install facebook or twitter and I can add rss link pages to read it all in one app.

    If you don’t know how to use the app it doesn’t mean it’s useless.

  • Khaled

    I started using it recently, its quite nice! Clean interface and easy to navigate through. I like the fact you can type in any keyword and it will display the latest news articles online related to that keyword

  • SONY = shit company

  • mohamed

    When lollipop

  • mohamed

    When lollipop

  • i want lollipop for Xperia T2 Ultra

  • Sweggity

    dude pls stop whinning… u whinning will not change sony’s decision. Ok man?

  • omar

    Don’t start a new version of “where is my kitkat for Xperia SP”.
    Sony said it’s not coming.

  • yuskhayru

    back then we have xperia sp army, now we have T2ultra army. lol

  • paul_cus

    I still miss Timescape.

  • I feel bad as i am one of those whining sp user back then, but still proudly using that phone today.

  • Shaktimaan

    *meanwhile ……… Xperia SP army gains support!!

  • hhhhhhh

  • I once hated it when it first come out coz it was full of bug and never use it again. But now this app is much better, i think i love it now.

  • Kaloyan Stoychev

    If Sony is so insistent on preloading a news app, they should just include flipboard or google newsstand – both of which are much better than this (after all they have dedicated teams behind them). While Socialife isn’t that bad, the resources can be spent better elsewhere.

  • michael

    In The end, Sony will release Systemui and white background settings menu…LOL and lollipop will be updated to Z owners.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Thank you Sony for giving all new Lollipop icon for app I never use. o/
    Kudos to your software team.

  • Zaid


  • Alexsandro Peres

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk muito boa essa

  • Guest

    It’s a news reader, you can add rss feeds to get news from your favorite news sites and new posts from your favorite blogs all in one place. It’s pretty handy.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Why did you buy such a bad phone from the beginning? Neither Samsung LG or HTC will update phones like that so don’t be mad at Sony :p

  • Amimanot

    LOLLIPOP HAS ARRIVED!!! (just practicing my reaction for when the damn thing actually arrives)

  • Amel_Marie

    Am i the only one here who havent got the album and photo editor updates yet?

  • charbel aoun

    If sony dosen’t b*** the SP, we will get lollipop :'(

  • Adi Crisan

    Finally, the upgrades that it deserves.

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