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18th January 2015, 11:40 AM   |  #1  
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Wishlist for the Official Sony Lollipop Update


English is not my native language, so please ignore any sort of mistakes in grammars or anything related


What follows of text isnīt confirmed and just predicts and thoughts regarding what i want from Sony in the Lollipop update. Please take this as a wishlist and donīt be negative when judging. Please read the whole post before commenting or taking any type of action.
Okay folks, then letīs begin the journey!




Fluid and smooth User interface [UI] with theming

As people have seen, the Xperia Z2 is running kitkat with UI-theming from Sony on top. We have seen examples of android phones that havenīt the opportunity to hold the spirit of the fluid UI which leads to slow operations and people smashing phones [Dont take my word for it ] because of OEMīs doing "Heavy-theming". But then the questions is: Why theming? Because theming allows to take customization to a whole new level. And Sony has done a really great job here. But what i want/wish from Sony is to provide an update which presents an enhanced fluid UI.



Design

In the past few months websites, designs, games, applications etc are all affected by the new "wave" which is the so called "Material Design". And Google came with a remarkably revolutionary idea. As the technology develops, the design factor are also in development and growths as time goes. The Material design is basically based on flat UI while focusing mainly on animations. But before the Material design took the spotlights, some OEMīs did have examples of what UI looks alike. LGīs UI and Samsung have done a really great job in this sector. Look at screenshots/attachment:

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I actually love these UIīs and I badly want Sony to implement this "Flatness" in their UI and get some "Material Design" inspiration implemented in their UI. So Sony please do this job nicely.


[Kudos to @fluxxis] Agree, my first wish is that they do a proper redesign of the Xperia UI with Material Design influences. The TV SideView app got a new logo a month ago which could be a preview of what's to come with Android L, so I still hope they are on the right way.

In addition I want to see more CLASSY themes from Sony. The core themes on the device are ok, but the additional themes from the app store (IMO) suck. Too much color, confusing backgrounds, non-stock navigation icons, childish themes (Mickey & Co). I would like to see more stylish, simple but classy themes. Just as an example, I like these CM11 theme https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rayford85.flat (Yeah, that's not Sony style, so they don't have to copy it exactly like that.)

I would like to see the core apps get an overhaul as well. I love the Gallery app, one of the best from Sony, but the Contacts app for example looks a little bit old. Especially Xiaomi and Huawei have done an outstanding job with redesigning their core apps in Emui 3 and Miui 6 and I hope that Sony will take a step in the right direction too.


Services and power

Android users has since a long time known the fact that custom roms which is bloatware free and customized runs in most occasions better than stock roms. And that has simply one explanation: Elements are removed. And we are not just talking apps/bloatware. We are talking about boot elements, unnecessary files, mods etc which speeds up the processing power because unwanted elements are removed. And this is where RAM comes in the picture. Even if the Z2 have 3GB RAM, i always have under 1 GB, and never have any apps in multitasking. Though this is said, the device still holds very nicely and can operate heavy tasks like gaming etc. So what i wish from Sony is to remove some bloatware and stuff to optimize RAM and storage, so we can get more of it.



Software functions

Camera: [Kudos to @fertsch] Camera Algorithms. Sony has built in a 20.7 MP camera with an f2.0 aperture which is awesome but their Software Algorithms aren't really optimized in my opinion.(Some times Color Temperature is too cold in Auto Mode or the pictures look lifeless due to lack of color intensity). Not that I'm unhappy with the Z2 Camera(not at all) but for a High-End Device they could do some improvements to them especially because they advertise the Z2 mostly for its 20.7 Megapixel Cam.

[Kudos to @Envious_Data] I would love manual focus in the camera. You cant just throw a very capable camera on a phone and not have more control This is where i think Xperias Faulter because we can create some Near DSLR results with more manual controll yet taking pictures is usualy hindered by the limits on manual whitebalance and lack of manual focus.

[Kudos to @fluxxis] I hope the camera will improve further. I have a little child and no time to play with the custom settings in real life - I want the Superior Auto Mode to finally deliver what the name promises. Right now too many pictures have wrong color balancing (more than one time even Photoshop couldn't help) and sometimes bad exposure which are my main complains.

Stock notifications and Mail app from Android L please.

The last one is my personal preference: I prefer the quick settings implementation of Google or LG. For example to get to the Bluetooth settings (common task because I own some bluetooth speakers I want to connect to on occasion) on Xperia UI I have to swipe down, swipe left, long press on the Bluetooth button, select settings. On other devices I simply have to swipe down and long press the button.

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If i did forget to mention something or you have some ideas and thoughts you like me to add, feel free to mention it in the comments. And if you have some positive and negative feedback, feel also free to mention it in the comments.

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18th January 2015, 02:10 PM   |  #2  
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Maybe some changes to the Camera Algorithms would be nice. Sony has built in a 20.7 MP camera with an f2.0 aperture which is awesome but their Software Algorithms arent really optimized in my opinion.(Some times Colour Temperature is too cold in Auto Mode or the pictures look lifeless due to lack of colour intensity). Not that I'm unhappy with the Z2 Camera(not at all) but for a High-End Device they could do some improvements to them especially because they advertise the Z2 mostly for its 20.7 Megapixel Cam.
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18th January 2015, 02:17 PM   |  #3  
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Yeah, your are right I added your point into my post. Thanks
18th January 2015, 02:41 PM   |  #4  
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I wish Sony lollipop update has fix functions lose for unlockbootloader user include camera quality, PS4 remote or x-reality. I think it's not fair that other brand can port and use this but xperia phone can't use it.

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LG UI is ****. Design made by a 5 year old
18th January 2015, 03:56 PM   |  #6  
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Why do you think that? It is actually nice
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Lollipop got a lot of new api for camera so I think there will be a lot of improvement for our camera. We'll see it next month how it will be 😊
Between LG ui and Sony ui, I prefer Sony, I agree, it has been made by a 5 years old designer 😁. Sony do a great job for their ui, light and fast with a lot of functionality
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there is any news about release date for our device ?
18th January 2015, 09:32 PM   |  #9  
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Yeah in February
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Originally Posted by dani010

there is any news about release date for our device ?

As far as I am aware, anywhere from 01/02/2015 at 00:00:00 to 28/02/2015 at 23:59:59. I'm sure Sony have only said February. There is no new PTCRB certifications.

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