Frando, 02 Feb 2018Duplicate apps? are you kidding me?
Google apps , s... moreWe wouldn't had such amount of duplicate apps, if Google was not pushing for use of its apps.
No, Google, no, not every one of your apps are welcome in my phone.
Xperia best investment for 2 years, after that you can upgrade. :)
LG superfan, 02 Feb 2018You mean limeage and cyanogen are different? I thought cyanogen just renamed to lineage and fr... moreYes, they are different. For starters you are referring to Cyanogenmod, which is the OpenSource ROM that started this all. Cyanogen was the commercial version of this ROM, and is now dead. Cyanogenmod was also lead by Steve Kondik, which abandoned the project. LineageOS is the successor to Cyanogenmod, it took the same code base and most people that were developing for Cyanogenmod also stuck with Lineage... but now it's a different "show", that's the power of OpenSource -- when something dies you can just clone all previous work and keep things going.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2018well, 8.0 has been out for 6 months, and you're on 7.1.1.... 8.1 is there .. just saying.. sa... moreSamsung has a very complex and feature pact ui ; its not like sony ; google pixel and other basic ui...It takes time .
ST, 02 Feb 2018Only 2 years? Yeah. By than the phone batteries kaput. But why would someone spent so much ... moreIf u have the money to do so and u don't give a damn, why not? It's a person's decision
Sad news for Sony fans, even they mid range and low end phones sucked badly, it will be even worse, so better to drop all of them and just produce highends, I don't think so anyone will buy their low end garbage now
Only 2 years? Yeah. By than the phone batteries kaput. But why would someone spent so much $$ to buy a high end phone?
I've been using LG, Sony and Samsung now tried S7e and I regret buying it. As to my experience, LG especially Samsung are laggy as months pass by sometimes not responding and stattering even though they have larger ram and latest processor. Let's admit it and no offense but Sony are way near stock android inspite of older cpu and less ram. Samsung used alot of application that are not useful.
[deleted post]These apps are very useful for some persons why you don't use it, it is very useful and even better than third party apps and most of it can be uninstall if you don't use and some of the apps are from the Google pre-install for basic android usage that you can found on every android smartphone. Do you know Sony has removed the TrackID because of these trolls trolling, if you don't use these apps please UNINSTALL or disable it. If I don't like Iris scanner how can I uninstall this feature please?!
[deleted post]Duplicate apps? are you kidding me?
Google apps , samsung apps
1: Play store , galaxy apps
2: Android wear , gear manager
3: chrome , internet
4: chrome cast , samsung link
5: device policy , KNOX EMM
6: gmail , email
7: google , s-voice
8: google assistant , bixby
9: hangouts , chatON
10: keep , S note
11: maps , here
12: nest , smart thing
13: photos , gallery
14: play games , S console
15: play movies & tv , watchON
16: play music , milk
17: Remote control , smart remote
18: translate , s translator
19: wallet , samsung wallet
20: calendar , calendar
and Sony's UI is nearest to stock android UI....
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2018Samsung update always unstable, you get plenty features that cause the software updates always... moreDid I missed something here buddy? I was mentioning about those flagship devices such as Z3, Z5, X Performance, XZ and XZS so on? These are the overpriced flagships that launched by Sony previously. None of 'em were properly treated well except timely security patches for X Performance and XZ(s). Same bored old UI, old camera interface, no new wallpaper and worse still not even a simple new clock widget. Apparently it was nothing new at all except New Android Version, New Patch Level, New Kernel and Build No. Rest of those newly built gimmicks I should give a credit to Google instead.
TheGoldenMellifluous, 02 Feb 2018Although if those updates doesn't came out new things and just maybe fixed or whatsoever in it... moreA very good clarification from you. This is what I called 'a comprehensive manner'. Certainly not a typical fan-boy alike. One like for you buddy!
Sony policy may not appeal to some people but at least you get clarity.
[deleted post]Thats not bloatwares because those apps are actually usefull some of the apps can easly be dissabled/uninstalled and you know what even with all those apps Sony smartphones still perform faster and far more reliable (less crash) than samsung smartphones.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2018HMD phones are built by Foxconn. It is cheaper than having own facilities. ( Reason they bui... moreActually, I have xperia XZ that is made in China. Differences in production costs in Japan and China are just to huge for companies to ignore them.
Daany, 02 Feb 2018Not really... was just trying to keep you busy. Now try remebering and recognizing all those s... moreI guess nobody got your point. It is a fact that Sony phone names are confusing and they look similar. Other brands have the same problem. So? Doesn't change the fact.
wooty, 01 Feb 2018Too bad... Nothing comes with those updates! Not even a simple new clock widget! Lag? I've vie... moreAlthough if those updates doesn't came out new things and just maybe fixed or whatsoever in it , Xperia Home update which can be installed on APKMirror on 2016 and older Xperia and Google Play on 2017 and newer one , could bring at least a new features on it , although it doesn't much compared to Samsung Experience or MIUI . Here's proof what the latest features on Xperia Home 11.2.A.0.3 : https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/sony-mobile-communications/xperia-home/xperia-home-11-2-a-0-3-release/
I know . I know . I got your point Sony sometimes doesn't bring new features on their Xperia updates , but stating with people bringing a update to support the devices is a must has been a jargon and staple since iOS introductions , well that's some ways to be supported during its lifetime spans . But remember , there's some worse company that doesn't bring any new features to their phone at all that i couldn't name it one by one . I ain't expert , but i do follow some news timely that could sometimes a final or phase conclusions . And iOS ain't better as well . While it supports its devices 3-5 years prior to the release date , but , typical iOS update , it fixed some bugs while breaks other as well .
okcnaline, 01 Feb 2018You're hilarious. Does a Sony phone's UI look the same as AOSP or even the Pixel? Does it have... moreThey have proprietary apps of their own but has been quite less compared during the Xperia Z series days . Here's the following one that i could found and still working till these days even they're no longer pre-installed :
Xperia Actions , Assists and Introduction to Xperia
News (used to be named : Socialife)
Walkman (no longer preinstalled in 5.0 but APK is still available)
Stamina Mode V2.0
Supports (Xperia Edition)
Notes (no longer preinstalled in 5.0 , but APK is still available)
Messaging (Xperia Edition) [last preinstalled in Xperia L1]
Xperia Keyboard (same as Notes and Walkman)
Email (Xperia Edition)
Small Apps (no longer preinstalled in Xperia X 2016 and after / 2nd generation)
Voice Control (Xperia Touch Only)
Those mostly based on Google-preinstalled applications , with some of them are not visible by their own but with Sony powered-on it . Remember i possibly wrong , but those are Sony-made apps that i can found differ from Google stock apps its own