Sony gives more details on its Concept for Android project; a “stripped back” UI

by XB on 22nd July 2015

in Android, Firmware


Sony Concept for Android _1Earlier this week we reported on Sony’s ‘Concept for Android’ initiative that it will trial in Sweden. This gives select Swedish Xperia Z3 owners the chance to test a new Sony Xperia Android software experience. Sony has today revealed a few more details on the project, including a couple of screenshots.

The new Sony Android experience has been developed in response to feedback from users. Sony describes the Concept for Android as having a “stripped back, vanilla Android look and feel, with native Sony features and apps we find most popular amongst our users.” The new UI is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Sony goes on to say that it plans to “shift towards a model that allows for the creation of experiences with real user input, whilst adopting more transparent and open workflows.” That sounds good to us, if it means faster Android updates and bug fixes.

The beta test is open to 500 Sony Xperia Z3 owners in Sweden on a first-come, first serve basis. You can apply to be part of the trial by clicking here. If you made the cut, you will be notified in a few weeks’ time. Sony says that the trial will enable it to assess whether it can potentially run these Android concept initiatives for more markets over time.

Sony Concept for Android _1 Sony Concept for Android _2

Via Sony Mobile Blog.

Thanks Sasa!

  • ndedecker

    This is literally my ideal UI, except for maybe the lack of full transparency.

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Screens aren’t informative

  • Reggiando Vasco

    Damn are they really think to use again those ugly dark/almost Black status and nav bar??? I used to hate them so much on 4.1-4.3… Unbelievable. And the names beneath the dock icons reminds me of the xperia S UI

  • Lukáš Pávl

    Wait, wait, wa… what year is it? Non-transparent status and nav bar? What is going on? They are reverting back to 4.1 or what? No way i’m gonna use this ugly piece of launcher.

  • Djones109622

    They are semi-transparent from what I can tell. Rain in your hourses will ya!

  • sony boy

    yes

  • Lukas

    Well,its only beta,so many things may change. I like it and i dont mind that dark navi bar and status bar

  • jakobd.

    tkae this for new sony UI

  • Lukáš Pávl

    Yes they are, sorry for the mistake. “Rain in your hourses will ya!” ? What does that even mean?

  • DBS

    Material Design, pal. It’s what Google prescribes (although few actually listen to it). Flat, paper-like designs.

  • Sweggity

    this is an experiment things will change over time

  • bilomar

    Sony ui always been good for me.

  • Matt

    well well, transparent UI lover ? should i say , i told you so ?

  • Nick Digenis

    Personally an option to switch to the current ui would be great!
    Also nav bar customization and the inclusion of better and easier customizable themes would really neat!

  • adeceku

    Xperia S UI does not have names beneath the dock icons….

  • adeceku

    I really like xperia icons, not the google ones

  • Harut Hajin

    WTF with you xperiablog>? You Apple or Samsung lover , give us only better information about SONY !!!!!! THIS IS NEW 5.1.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_L6zmoit5A

  • Svnjay

    They did not say that 5.1 will have the new look.

  • dragonsneeze

    Is this Sony version of a Nexus? :D Also they already gone like 90% vanilla with their latest sw. But I don’t know if it’s a bad or good thing cuz no matter how similar it is to others or how bad the sw, the feel of their sw was quite different than others. It’s what makes it a Sony, I guess we will wait and see. The other thing is great though, more user feedback taken into consideration and transparency can make a change to the better.

  • Alain Leed

    i prefer current message app, phone & messaging widgets…

  • Joe Black

    Don’t like this so far. Sony software is already close enough to stock, this is an overkill. Step backwards if nothing, in my opinion. They need to set themselves apart by making the UI look even more Sony than Google, not the other way around.
    Just my two cents.

  • Jecht_Sin

    I’m missing something. Stripped back with two Web browsers? Google plus still there? And what’s with the big ugly icons? Or is that a Lollipop thing?

  • Arda Akca

    Split screen? Replying to messages and stuff from notifications (not going into the app). Videos should be on other window on demand. Kind of apple ios 9 (ipad edition) why go stock android? By the way sony mail and messages apps are great. They should adopt the design language behind what’s new app.

  • Arda Akca

    By the way icon rçand grid adjustment must be there!

  • hcm.

    UI from Timescape era looks way better… this current Swedish software dev team should be canned.

  • Matt

    Yes let’s heavily critique an alpha concept software. . . #facepalm

  • Brick

    This tacky glass crap is so 2007. What is this, Windows Vista, Xperia edition ?

  • You mean like Moto? No freaking way. The reason I bought an Xperia is for the UI, the themes, the customizable toggles, Ultra Stamina Mode, Clear Audio, and all those sizzles that separate Nexus fan boys’ wet dream and the Xperia Master Race. The only advantage of going stock is faster updates but no thank you if it means faster getting bugs (Lollipop anyone?).

    Here’s an idea, why not just offer 2 type of OS, bare stock for the Nexus fan boys and Xperia for normal customers.

  • ShinOrochiX

    Wow I actually like it, a clean & refined simple look. Would be nice to see, but they should make the nav/status bar transparent.

  • xperiaDROID

    Looks like AOSP with Sony apps. But I do hope that this is just an Alpha version of it, cuz it looks terrible.

  • Akand

    Ridiculous!! Here most of the readers are criticizing meanwhile in Sony Mobile Blog post most of the people are praising the new UI (so called) for being closer to stock android.
    Is that the reason why Sony’s steps don’t match with our demands? We shouted here but Sony listen to there.
    However! If it really gets more closer to stock android, then I am not going to buy their f**king new concept. If I need stock android, I can buy Nexus with less price. Huawei, Xiaomi or Oppo could be my next phone because of their very customized UI.

  • HAWX

    4.2.2. UI was the best best. (Most people here haven’t seen it) Nice recommendation :)

  • gamer324

    I think this is the right move by Sony, provided that part of this new Concept is a revamped theme engine with support for custom navbar and notification shade. And also to allow the theme to modify the look and feel of a few native apps like Settings, Messenger, Phone, Contacts etc. (Basically the ones that Sony customises itself should be laced with theme support so that a more consistent and cohesive theme could be applied

  • Aiden Pearce

    and that battery icon is hideous

  • Melvin Mejia

    Looks very cool for me, I love Sony… And I will never ever change My Xperia for other brand, I will like to see some transparent Ui on some apps and widgets again

  • Melvin Mejia

    Awesome

  • Melvin Mejia

    Looks good

  • dapaintrain

    Personally I think it’s already a stripped back version of Android about as close to vanilla as you can getoff the shelf without buying a nexus.

  • Arch9

    This is awesome, its just like aosp rom with a really really few small sony tweaks

  • Faris Fitri

    I for one think that this is the better way forward for Sony.Google’s Material Design already looks beautiful, no need to muck about with it. Let their devs focus on the camera, media player and UI smoothness and leave the looks of the UI to Google. That should pave the way for hopefully faster updates and less bugs.

  • bilomar

    They should make the whole sony ui look like the ui of the “what’s new” app.

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  • Alvin

    The bottom apps button with it’s title “apps” made it ugly, and all texts beside apps button is also ugly, better they make it the way it is now

  • Alvin

    Their ambition is huge and it’s good… But it’s just….that thing is ugly

  • Alvin

    Uuhhh.. I’m having an eyegasm

  • Alvin

    Yup, thank god my xperia L is still on 4.2.2 now and i still have it

  • Alvin

    Whaat?

  • Alvin

    Yeah, but i just don’t like the icons except the browser, yes they should make navigation and status bar transparent. And everything transparent..

  • Alvin

    Nope. Hope it is just semi semi pre alpha version

  • Alvin

    Faster updates? I don’t think so, since it is not a google edition or a nexus phone. Or did I got you wrong at those words?

  • Alvin

    Why don’t they just give us two different modes since some people here want an xperia ui, and some people also want a vanilla ui.

  • Amel_Marie

    It looks cute if my Z3 has blue casing.

  • Timel

    Sony should combine flat and transparent together.

    I love iOS 9 UI and Apple Music UI so much, hope Sony will do something like that.

  • Fahim geyas

    This is ugly.. I don’t want this on my premium xperia z3.. Yuck yuck yuck..

  • Timel

    Auto hide navigation bar would be so cool.

  • Timel

    “If it really gets more closer to stock android, then I am not going to buy their f**king new concept. If I need stock android, I can buy Nexus with less price.”

    True

  • Timel

    The design of Xperia hardware looks very classy and beautiful but The user interface looks really cheap and kiddish .

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  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    1. Remove Internet, Chrome FTW.
    2. GREEN ICON FOR DIALER PLEASE!! THAT BLUE ICON IS TOO CYANOGENMODISH!

  • Timel

    The combination between flat + transparent
    http://blog.alexdevero.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/digital_menu_bigger.jpg

    This Apple Music UI, I love its landing page so much, it’s flat but classy

    http://s15.postimg.org/ry7l26qij/20150723_122309.jpg
    http://s15.postimg.org/ou1ij4z3v/20150723_122146.jpg

  • Timel

    “If it really gets more closer to stock android, then I am not going to buy their f**king new concept. If I need stock android, I can buy Nexus with less price. Huawei, Xiaomi or Oppo could be my next phone because of their very customized UI.”

    So True!!!

    Sony Xperia isn’t Google Nexus. Sony must create their own identity and uniqueness in both hardware and software.

  • We dont need new UI, we just need you to optimise your ROM better, it saps damn a lot of RAM.

  • Raj Singh

    Sony doesn’t usually copy other people’s designs.

  • Raj Singh

    Navigation bar should be completely transparent or provide option to adjust opacity.

  • If you looked at Moto’s record, they are never far from Nexus update, usually only a few weeks behind because there’s only a little bit of differences between stock Android and their near stock Android. If Sony were to follow along, it’ll mean the same thing. The advantage is fast updates and Sony apps can be updated through Play Store. The disadvantage is that all phone will look the same and boring like iOS and no integrated system deep features like theme will be available. Android is about variety, if all Android phones were to have the same Stock Android look then I’d be damned.

  • Sony is taking the motorola way of close to stock android to deliver faster updates that’s awesome but the superior auto mode is the only thing stopping me from buying another sony it is terrible let’s see if they can do something about it for Z5

  • Aside from Album, Video, and Music, Xperia counterparts of stock Android apps add very little to the overall experience. By keeping those apps stock, Sony won’t have to work on those apps themselves (Google will do that for them) which will speed up updates. The only problem might be that those apps might not be customizable with themes.

  • No no not at all that makes them deliver slower updates which sucks big time i mean look how late the lollipop update came ti Xperia Z3 series

  • Alvin

    i know they did bought by lenovo, but didn’t at that time motorola is still google’s?

  • Alvin

    AGREED!

  • Ariya SD

    I don’t remember stock Android from Google having tinted navigation and status bars on the homescreen. Or text under the dock. This is not Material.

  • I would agree with you if it didn’t slow down updates

  • Which would slow dowb updates and fuck up Sony

  • I hope you are joking about Moto. Their entire lineup (except for two latest phones) skipped 5.0 and they are still not receiving 5.1.1. Just 5.1.

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  • Fahim geyas

    I like the current xperia lollipop ui.. But I want more polished ui but not like this one..

  • Fahim geyas

    Yup I like what’s new app ui..

  • Timel

    r u SURE?

  • Omar

    Stock Android UI is absolutely welcome. Someone said they might go for a native Android UI before the launch of Lollipop. Now looks like they are actually doing some action.

  • Timel
  • Timel
  • Timel

    Lol

    The best comment is here
    Hope Sony will seriously fix the superior auto mode.

  • Arda Akca

    Wait 1 more month for updates it’s not gonna kill you. Or wait go buy a f….ng nexus and shut the h..ll up.

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  • Arda Akca

    Well stock android choice is not good. What is Sony? New company trying to make gain in smartphone market? Why can’t they differ themselves? Stock Android UI is dull and without extra features noone will pay those overpriced tags to Sony phones. Why should consumers buy stock andro Sony when there is much cheaper Nexus phones? Dont over bloat the software but designwise, make it unique and classy. Material design is too cartoonistic. Transparent design with smaller icons are much better in my opinion. Their album app and whats new apps are great examples for the classy look, they should expand this look to the overall UI. I don’t want some ugly UI just because I will have updates month or so faster. Updated but ugly software doesn’t appeal to me and a lot of others. By the way the home button icon is better in Sony’s UI.

  • Niels d. G.

    I can’t see the fm radio, I hope they won’t chop the fm radio!

  • Arda Akca

    Another one.

  • xperiamike

    you are right, sony was copied by Apple too…but we just want something beautiful rather like the sony “whats new” app translucency with Material effects
    …not Apple..

  • xperiamike

    just like this….yep.. aero effect from windows 7 so lovely

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Completely agree

    I don’t really see the use of this unless the screenshots are just very suggestive and will look nothing like the final product. When we first received the news about the new concept os, a fresh take on the UI, I was pretty excited, hoping to see a great new Xperia UI that is more consistent, unique and functional. Those screenshots above show almost nothing. It looks as if the xperia is running on cyannogen.

    If they want to get close to stock android, then why don’t they just go ahead and make it aosp or google edition for all xperia, what’s the need of this project anymore. And for those who want that kind of UI, why not just go ahead and get the nexus, because without those unique Sony thingy, Xperia is no better than a nexus, that’s just basically when you flash a cyannogen rom on Xperia.

    I feel like those teams who develop software for Xperia just don’t work together at all. That’s why xperia updates take so long. When I join the Music beta group on Google plus, they only deal with problem within the Music app alone, they can’t and probably won’t deal with bugs like sound enhancement problem on lollipop because it is a system related thing. I doubt they even care to help us report those problem to the ones that’s responsible. And just look at the 3 core media app, there’re lots of inconsitency in the UI across just 3 apps, many redundancies, many lack of features, many weird decisions made from the developer team. Lots of feedback were given, but improvement process is slow.

  • Eddy Cen

    yeah looks like downgrade to 4.3 better transparent :D

  • Eddy Cen

    nothing change than previous only icon has changed

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  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    So true.
    Xperiablog should partner up with some departments in Sony that can get these feedbacks to Sony or at least, we should do something to make this page popular enough for Sony to notice.
    Just look at the Sony Xperia facebook page, all I can see is people going there say they super love Xperia, with no real contribution or feedback about the products at all.

    Sony is just listening to completely wrong source

  • dstrike

    Mmm….. I see… why did Sony make a new innovation like this and it’s pointed to cyanogenmod ???

  • PoweredBySony

    They should get rid off the black nav bar . It should be transparent

  • bckp

    No no no, anythink but not copy that ugly transparency from iOS…

  • Well, I haven’t been reading news a lot lately but still, not many phones are running 5.1 asides from the newly released one. I’d say it’s quite an achievement to get 5.1 alone on last gen phones. And they knew 5.0 was flop so they decided to skip that, damn I hate 5.0.

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  • Timel

    No no no the UI of iOS 9 is much beautiful than the ugly Xperia UI

  • cyleo

    I like stock Android. And I would love it if Sony gave me a choice: Do you want an Enhanced Stock Android Experience (Free marketing term right there for you, Sony) or the Full Sony Experience.

    The first choice would load stock android (launcher, apps etc) with all the cool Sony additions (like being able to turn of the noise cancellation mic, ClearAudio, Bravia etc) tucked away in settings. The Sony Apps can then be optionally downloaded from the Play Store.

    The second option would load install al the buttload of apps and stuff you get now. The user gets to choose, the user wins.

    If Sony were to implement this, it would surely suck up some potential Nexus buyers (and I would be so happy with my enhanced stock android in beautiful Sony hardware)

  • 3rdflyleaf

    I was really hoping Sony would go for a transparent material design when the lollipop was announced.

  • marcyff2

    alpha? where have you read alpha?

  • jxPerience

    SONY REALLY??? With that UI it seems like goodbye xperia for me and my family.

  • Looks like someone’s mad oh btw it isn’t one month lollipop launched in september while sony lollipop launched in aprl thats 7 months

  • Yep if they do that they will only have OLED Display to put in their phones to become near perfect

  • Arda Akca

    And with lollipop you have obtained the best experience? It is not about having updates early, it is about the experience. Sony has almost to none exclusive software features. They used to have stamina mode and now it’s a standard. By the way if getting updates fastest meant anything Nexus line would be the king of Android but it is nowhere near it. Geeks like you and me care for this, not everybody. Look at Samsung, bloated software and in some regions note 3 is still not on lollipop but theybare the leaders. What Sony should make is a smoother than Touchwiz UI but with almost on par features and better looking one, not a kid toy.

  • Harut Hajin

    I am about black status and buttons bar , there is no black bars , and this new version , not like xperiablog pictures

  • Keion London

    Maybe we should try to post our opinions on Sony’s blog as well, really doesn’t make sense complaining if nothing is going to happen. Anyone from Sweden btw?

  • Fadi Obaya

    I’m from Sweden.

  • Matt

    dis you mean this ? ugh no thanks

  • Matt

    its a prove that sony cared more about the experience of the user with more streamlined UI and more stable update (might not be the fastest but the rate is a lot better than samsung who deliver broken update to s5 user).

    again , most people here want , a fully transparent ui regardless how tacky it looks and day zero update. yo everything wont satisfy them.

  • Matt

    do they have to write absolutely every single thing ? it is CONCEPT , a pre build , they are TESTING it, to a LIMITED number of people in nordic region.

    they are NOT going to deploy it tomorrow . . . or next moth , or in 2 months . .

  • fried_egg

    What would be really nice is a gap between the bottom row of the keyboard (either Xperia or Google ones) so that when holding it in landscape and gamegear style your thumbs can easily get the bottom line without typos…

  • DavOmar05

    Actually they have a good design on What’s New so I can’t understand why Sony is not using it.

  • Joe Black

    Yes. Fact.

  • marcyff2

    yeah but could still be betta testing.

  • skyzo97

    look nice except those nav & status bar. Hope it will be transparent.

  • Arda Akca

    Well then these people will start to complain how plain and dull and featureless their phones are. If you go stock android you get nothing from the manufacturers except hardware. People don’t understand this. In my country I am paying close to 1000 $ for this premium device and it will not serve me any exclusive software tweaks? By the way I have been using sony phones for 5 years now and this reason alone is enough for me to change brand. I will pay the same money to Note 5 and will get a lot of special features. Sony does not want to see this. The trend about ooo my phone is close to stock biatch is dying and its no brainer to see it.

  • Matt

    we have white balance adjustments, gesture calling ,beautiful core apps, like album music,etc.

    what ? transparent elements? , gimmicky air view?
    no one holds you in this brand , you have a free choice ! and thats why i do not conform to any brand. i really like my z3 , but do not like z2. besides the facts that they are basically identical (specswise).

    if you have that hard complaint , than i think sony doesn’t deserve your money(especially if you bought it on a marked up price), because their phone isnt good enough and not suiting your needs, and it is ok . just change phone.

  • Arda Akca

    Well I am here because I love the brand and want it to be successful. So pointing out my concerns seem normal to me. Anyways after seeing the UAProf I will change brand unfortunately. You know it is more than air view and stuff. It is the camera lack of multitasking, lack of fast charging, lack of phablet sized flagship, lack of a decent SoC, lack of the stylus, lack of health apps, lack of accessories, ;)

  • Matt

    good :) , hope youre happy with your choice later on. you knock yourself out !

    personally im moving form samsung and i coudnt be happier

  • bilomar

    Come on Sony do it. Listen to your customers

  • hcm.

    This is slightly older to what I’m referring to. Imo TX has the best Sony flavour UI

  • Matt
  • Honestly, the new Android releases only offer minimal new features these days. Fast releases > buy Nexus. As for me? I love the current Sony Android experience and couldn’t care less for the stock Android xperience – because it sucks.

  • Timel

    Xperia UI needs the improvement

    1) Xperia UI lacks of smooth animation, every parts of the Xperia UI needs more smooth continuous animations and all app icons, setting icons and other system icons they’re all should be circle

    2) I hate the recent app screen, it’s so ugly. Sony must remove the small app bar from the bottom. The small app bar should hide in the right screen side and user can swipe the small app bar out from the right edge whenever wanna use it, no need to go to recent app screen anymore (the small app bar is always hide)

    3) the Xperia UI need more transparency / glass-like effect (something like What’s new app), i mean Sony should combine flat and transparent together just like What’s new app UI and iOS 9 UI

    4) Xperia UI needs the new colourful wallpapers/live wallpapers

    5) Redesign, Reboot, Remake the entire camera UI

  • Timel

    Ugly as Hell

    It Looks so cheap

  • Timel

    Totally Agree!!! You’re absolutely right!!!

  • GGrinder

    Come on Sony… hire serajr and niaboc79 for that!

  • Timel

    Umm… I think iOS 9 is much beautiful than the current Xperia UI which is ugly and looks really cheap.

  • raju

    Worst

  • Pangeran

    This new UI suck!

  • Matt

    buy a chinese phone if you want IOS copycat with all transparent element with it. sony have their own way of doing somenthing

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Personally I couldnt live without sonys core music, album and video apps, I dont care about this or that insignificant visual change in UI as long as features for screen, sound, camera and battery optimizations remain…
    Sony has best UI out there…

  • arcu de triumf

    How about a solution for undelete and recover the deleted files. Even though there are many ways for backup it happens. And if you’re not rooted you can’t restore them. For free I mean. There is one app that I found Dr Phone but at 50 USD. So it would be something to have such possibility. And to reduce the bloatware or to give the user the chance to uninstall them. I have 75% RAM always busy on my Z3C doing nothing. Boost memory using some app works only for a few seconds.

  • Well Sony’s lollipop is awful my z3 has worse performance than a samsung galaxy grand 2 running blisspop i think Sony should leave UI to google and focus on performance and important features which i hope they will do with new Concept or something

  • Arda Akca

    That is not correct. My Z ultra is on par with note 4 in terms of speed. That is false info.

  • Timel

    Butthurt so much?

    That’s so funny that while Sony is copying and following Material design so bad but you said “Sony have their own way” Lol
    You’re so bullshit ever!

    what Sony is doing now, it is not different from what Motorola’s done with their Moto X at all.

  • Matt

    i’m not the one who religiously upload apple music screeenshot for `reference`.Google endorsing material to every EOM. its just happen that the one on my z3 has sony flavour on it.

    classy and beautiful flat UI? oh that is already invented man, its called Material, in case you haven’t heard of it ;) just google it.

  • That’s very wierd my Z3 stutters with angry birds and twitter well i guess i might be the only one

  • Timel

    Sorry but Material design looks very cheap and the current Xperia UI looks really cheap and kiddish too

    The Classy and Beautiful Flat UI must be something like iOS 9, Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple Music UI and Windows 10

  • Matt

    sure

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    Flag and ignore, dude.

  • I’d love to have vanilla Android with a bit of Xperia goodies. No transparent UI or any fancy mods. A clean, smooth and light weight UI.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    There should be an option to choose if you want names to be shown beneath the dock or not, like the option with big or normal sized icons (the big ones are nice on tablets, small ones on phones) they recently added in the newest Xperia Home launcher :)

  • Matt

    yup, i just tired pondering with him, his comment are just like broken tape

  • Timel

    Sure, because It’s too hard for you to admit the truth lol

  • Timel

    Sony Mobile isn’t Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Mobile is so stupid, they never ever listen their customers.

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  • Mathias Cronqvist

    Flagged and ignored. Go back to your cage.

  • Mathias Cronqvist

    And there goes what little credibility you had.

  • Timel

    Combine flat and transparent together like Apple’s done with the beautiful iOS 9 UI and Apple Music UI, hopefully Sony will do something like that with the new Xperia UI.

    This is Apple Music UI, I love its landing page so much, it’s flat but classy

    http://s15.postimg.org/ry7l26qij/20150723_122309.jpg
    http://s15.postimg.org/ou1ij4z3v/20150723_122146.jpg

  • Timel

    Combine flat and transparent together like Apple’s done with the beautiful iOS 9 UI and Apple Music UI, hopefully Sony will do something like that with the new Xperia UI.

    This is Apple Music UI, I love its landing page so much, it’s flat but classy

    http://s15.postimg.org/ry7l26qij/20150723_122309.jpg
    http://s15.postimg.org/ou1ij4z3v/20150723_122146.jpg

  • Timel

    Material design looks very cheap and the current Xperia UI looks really cheap and kiddish too

    Look at Xperia Music app, see how fugly the current Walkman app(aka Music app now) is today…

    Whatever, I used to hate Flat UI style until I saw what Apple did with those interfaces of iOS 9, OS X Yosemite and Apple Music, so now I know that Flat can be very classy and beautiful if you know how to make it classy and beautiful, the point is Sony don’t know how to make their own flat UI look classy and beautiful like Apple did, the current Xperia UI and its Music app UI are the proofs.

  • Being a function over form guy, I couldn’t care less about transparent glass design and that shit… I’d much rather settle for Google’s stock material design if it means faster updates, since Sony Mobile is way too poor to be able to afford exstensive UI customization while preserving fast updates… Even Samsung is.

  • Zohaib

    This is shit concept
    please sony do not do this with Xperia Z3

  • Jonny Sandfeld Christensen

    only thing i miss in this version is StaminaMode and the theme engine other then that this rom is fast and absolutly perfect.

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