Sony finally adds app shortcuts to latest Xperia Home Beta (10.2.A.3.47)

by XB on 1st September 2017

in Applications

Sony Mobile has finally added application shortcuts to hits home launcher, in the latest beta of Xperia Home with build number 10.2.A.3.47. App shortcuts allow you to bring a context menu of app shortcuts when long pressing on a compatible app. So for example, the Google Drive app (as seen below) can show options for uploading, scanning or searching your files.

The latest beta also brings extended Android 8.0 Oreo support, supporting notification dots on app icons. Another small UI change is creating blur behind folders. If you want to try the update yourself, then sign up to the Google+ Xperia Home Beta Community, or you can find the APK download in the link below. Don’t bother trying to make it work unless you are already running Android 7.1 Nougat. We can’t wait to see app shortcuts hit the stable Xperia firmware.

DOWNLOAD APK: Xperia™ Home 10.2.A.3.47 beta

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  • Moisés

    Will Z phones get this?
    If it works for nougat

  • Moisés


  • Shehab Skull

    yeah but it needs a lot of work .. it has no animations at all just a blank menu appears / disappears .. also there is a very rough vibration that needs to be fixed

  • Shehab Skull

    App shortcuts are only for Nougat 7.1 and notification dots are only for Oreo .. but u still can enjoy the new folder design :p

    TIP : If you really want to get apps shortcuts try installing Nova Launcher , it supports them whatever your OS is ! :)

  • Mario Blanco Vílchez

    We should, all Z devices with Nougat 7.1.1 should get this feature (Z3+, Z5 and the rest…)

  • RuggeD_XBoY

    That’s why it’s in beta :)

  • Cecco1970Effeffe

    OK on Z5c 7.1.1 :)

  • Jacky

    the only thing i want them to fix is while the background is blurred in folder view, i want to be able to see the time in notification

  • Shehab Skull

    I didn’t complain I am just saying + I already told them on the G+ group and I am sure they are making their best as they always do

  • Quentin Grs

    There is nothing blured on Xperia UI so… why ?

  • Moisés

    I have 7.1.
    Just curious if I’ll get it as update or if I have to do it myself.
    Z3+ is 2 y.o , not sure if I will have even security patches.

  • Shehab Skull

    If you want to receive it just join Xperia Home open beta on G+ and follow instructions from there :

    About Security patches you should june .. a dude here ( and in XDA ) said that he asked Sony on twitter if they re planning for any updates to Z5 and they said we will receive 7.1.2 as the latest update but I can’t confirm this new yet .

  • raju

    Why sony using Swift keyboard…what happen Sony keyboard ??????

  • Kok Seng Goh

    downloaded it from apkmirror for my z5, works fine☺

  • Moisés


  • Vlado
  • monoke

    Seems more like a bloat feature that android tried to take from ios. Rather they leave it off. Don’t see it all that handy tbh.

  • raju

    Which theme

  • Biancoceleste

    True, nova launcher is great. Well worth it.

  • Vlado

    Magical Summer Theme, Minimalist Icon Pack, Loops LWP

  • Emil Oskarsson

    My app drawer is blurred on my xz premium though :)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    I’d like to know that aswell, loved the Xperia keyboard :( SwiftKey is fine but the there was something special about Xperia keyboard :)

  • iArvee

    The Xperia keyboard is still there. I mean, that was the first thing I installed when I got the XZP. I just don’t like Swiftkey’s symbols layout.

  • azzido

    ugly blur…

  • Objectif

    Where can I find this messaging version please ?

  • Vlado
  • Objectif

    OK thank you. Now we can schedule message too. Good !

  • Tks! I´ve be facing some bugs with my app :/ I´ll try on my 7.1 Z5

  • Vlado

    Is your issue with Messageing app following?
    “Cursor stops blinking when open the some communication thread and messaging app is freezes.”
    Reportedly this issue is caused by Chrome app v 60.0.3112.107
    It looks like this could be fixed by update Chrome app to v 60.0.3112.116
    I downloaded update from ApkMirror and suddenly Messaging app works correctly and much more smoother.

  • Objectif

    Before this update I excluded messaging app from this optimized app list and no issue again.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yeah but the Xperia keyboard is not optimized for xz premium or any phone newer than the Z4, z5 series :p Had the Xperia keyboard on my X performance and it could lag really bad sometimes, same thing on my xz premium….

  • iArvee

    It’s pretty much optimized for me. Never had it lag or anything.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Hmm okey, then i dont know whats causing the problems i have experienced with it xD

  • Objectif

    Witch update of Chrome do you take ? There is 5 variantes.

  • Vlado
  • Objectif

    Thank you.

  • Jer

    Stop with adding new features before fixing old bugs. Especially the camera software.

  • Juan Carlos

    What device are you using?

  • chocowii

    Im more interested that they uploaded apks for Small apps target on 7.0 devices. Any news on this?

  • Since I got my XZP I noticed the keyboard really bad specially when I try to use numbers it was weird so I changed it to GKeyboard it good and you can use the darker skin with keys border it will look similar to Xperia keyboard (RIP Xperia Keyboard </3)

  • RockStar2005
  • RockStar2005

    Hell yeah!

    Nice to see Sony Mobile finally pulling its head out of its a$$!! LOL

  • Thank you so much!!!!! I was desperated

  • razorg

    Having this with newer Android Security Patches on 7.1.1 on my Z5 Compact would be an awesome service from Sony, and I would never ever complain again.

  • RomanKadlec

    App shortcuts are included in Xperia Home app in XZ1, which has stable firmware

  • Geralt

    hmm… seems like protected with some DRM or something, tried to install it on SP Lineage OS 14.1. Unable to Install


    So it seems like this APK app drawer u cannot move apps around, I guess that is a bug

  • Do you think that the team behind the Home app is the same as the camera??

  • Marco A Vásquez L

    Hi, I just bought XA1 Ultra and also it is swift keyboard, I find in the play store the Sony Keyboard but it was not compatible with my new device. So I export the apk from my old C3 and send it via Bluetooth to XA1,and I install the apk and works perfect.

  • Require 7.1

  • Not about firmware because Sony uses their own launcher for the UI its not part of the OS.

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