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Meloferz

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Sony Xperia 10 II
Alternatives for Sony Apps that aren't preinstalled anymore & replaced by Google Apps

I bought my Xperia 10 II from ebay, that was imported from Hong Kong, as I checked the firmware customization and it is from there. A month almost with it, and I really love it.
For me was not easy to used to it, as i was using a smaller XA2 before, but with the one handed mode and side sense, is easy to use with one hand.
I really miss Sony apps that are not installed anymore as Album, Photo Editor, Xperia keyboard, Sony Email, Sony Phone App, Sony Message App, Sony Contacts App, Sony Calendar App, Sony Calculator App, Sony Clock App, and Sony Weather app, Track ID, Audio Recorder. All are replaced by Google Apps with tons of weird permissions and tracking.

But I found alternatives to it and I disabled almost all Google Apps:

- Album and Photo Editor there is Simple Gallery Pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.gallery
- Xperia keyboard, well.. there is no replacement, so I installed latest version available from XDA, and still working good https://forum.xda-developers.com/cr...p-4-4-xperia-keyboard-material-01-07-t2801048
- Sony Email, I installed from APKMirror, still works good, but not so good with dark mode https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/sony-...ony-email-2/sony-email-2-16-0-a-0-12-release/
- Sony Phone app I couln't replace Google Phone, that was so fustrating, so well... still there... But, there is an alternative anyway that is ok https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.dialer
- Sony Message App there is Simple Message App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.smsmessenger
- Sony Contacts App, there is Simple Contacts Pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.contacts
- Sony Calendar there is Simple Calendar App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.calendar
- Sony Calculator App, there is Simple Calculator App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.calculator
- Sony Clock App, there is Simple Clock App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.clock
- Sony Weather App, good news! There is still installable from Play Store, so I installed and still using it :) . https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.xperiaweather
- For Track ID, well... there is no option than Shazam https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shazam.android
- Audio Recorder, I didn't looked for alternatives.

About Simple Mobile Apps, that are open source here is the source code: https://github.com/SimpleMobileTools
Please consider donate to him for his amazing apps or buying Pro version from the Play Store. https://www.simplemobiletools.com/donate/

Hope this information helps.
 
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Meloferz

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Sony Xperia 10 II
Great list, thanks.
The 2018 Xperia keyboard is still amazing, esp for jp
I read somewhere that the reason why Xperia Keyboard has discontinued, was because of the acquisition of Switchkey by Microsoft. Before the acquisition, switchkey launched a SDK for OEM for customize as they want, and then Microsoft retired the licensing for using the SDK and then SDK was removed. Blame Microsoft for the dead of Xperia Keyboard
 

Jadimo

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if anyone is looking for the Sony Album app, there is a port in this thread.

I was able to install the universal version on X10ii stock rom with included photo editor and it seems to be working just fine.
 

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