Showing posts with label Sony Xperia. Show all posts
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - What's new

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android Lollipop is the latest version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, spanning versions between 5.0 and 5.1. Unveiled on June 25, 2014 during Google I/O, it became available through official over-the-air (OTA) updates on November 12, 2014, for select devices that run distributions of Android serviced by Google (such as Nexus and Google Play edition devices). Its source code was made available on November 3, 2014.


What's new 

A couple changes deal with how Android handles internal alarms, which apps use to schedule tasks. In particular, Android is now better about waking the CPU when alarms need it to. There’s also a fix for an incomplete feature that was supposed to prevent simultaneous alarms from competing for system resources. 
Another fix concerns how Android cleans up flash file system allocation: the TRIM process was supposed to run while charging overnight, but if you had your device fully turned off or charged it during the day, you were out of luck. Android 5.0.2 makes sure to do its TRIM duties next time the hardware boot-cycles if it’s gone a few days without running it.
There are some other little changes, but that’s about it for the notable ones. That’s 5.0.2 for you: a few valuable fixes, but nothing game-changing.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
5.0 November 12, 2014
  • Android Runtime (ART) with ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation and improved garbage collection (GC), replacing Dalvik that combines bytecode interpretation with trace-based just-in-time (JIT) compilation
  • Support for 64-bit CPUs
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android Extension Pack (AEP) on supported GPU configurations
  • Recent activities screen with tasks instead of applications, up to a configured maximum of tasks per application
  • Vector drawables, which scale without losing definition
  • Support for print previews
  • Material design, bringing a restyled user interface
  • Refreshed lock screen, no longer supporting widgets
  • Refreshed notification tray and quick settings pull-down
  • Project Volta, for battery life improvements
  • Searches can be performed within the system settings for quicker access to particular settings
  • Lock screen provides shortcuts to application and notification settings
  • Guest logins and multiple user accounts are available on more devices, such as phones.
  • Audio input and output through USB devices
  • Third-party applications regain the ability to read and modify data located anywhere on external storage, such as on SD cards.
  • Pinning of an application's screen for restricted user activity.
  • Recently used applications are remembered even after restarting the device.
  • Web Views receive updates independently through Google Play for security reasons, instead of relying on system-wide vendor updates
  • Addition of 15 new languages: Basque, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Hong Kong), Galician, Icelandic, Kannada, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Sinhala, Tamil and Telugu
  • Tap and Go allows users to quickly migrate to a new Android device, using NFC and Bluetooth to transfer Google Account details, configuration settings, user data and installed applications.
  • A flashlight-style application is included, working on supported devices with a camera flash.
  • User-customizable priorities for application notifications.
  • Smart lock feature

5.0.1 December 2, 2014
  • A few bug fixes, including resolving issues with video playback and password failures handling
5.0.2 December 19, 2014
  • Fixes a bug with TRIM support, which prevented devices from the nightly on-charger cleanups of file system allocations if the device was turned off while being charged, or if it was charged during the day
  • Changes how alarms wake the CPU, and how alarms compete for system resources

Android 5.1 Lollipop (API level 22)

Android 5.1 Lollipop (API level 22)

Version Release date Features Image(s)
5.1 March 9, 2015
  • Ability to join Wi-Fi networks and control paired Bluetooth devices from quick settings
  • Support for multiple SIM cards
  • Device protection: if a device is lost or stolen it will remain locked until the owner signs into their Google account, even if the device is reset to factory settings.
  • High-definition voice calls, available between compatible devices running Android 5.1
  • Improvements to the notification priority system, to more closely replicate the silent mode that was removed in Android 5.0.

5.1.1 April 21, 2015
  • Bug fixes
  • Memory Leak issue fixed


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sony Xperia Z


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Xperia® Z

Xperia® Z

Xperia Z icons
Immerse yourself in Xperia Z
Dear Ahmed,
The Sony US team is extremely excited to announce our stunningly designed, water-resistant*, LTE smartphone - the Xperia Z. Sony is teaming up with T-Mobile to offer the Xperia Z on its Simple Choice Plan with no annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming fast, nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network.
The best of Sony in a smartphone, exclusively at T-Mobile.
sleek design, impressive durability
sleek design, impressive durability
No one knows how to best pack durability into a beautiful design like Sony. Xperia Z takes it to the next level. By being water resistant along with the use of durable tempered glass on the front and back, this stylish smartphone is more than able to handle whatever life throws at you.
witness beauty
captivating in every way
captivating in every way
More than just a smartphone - Xperia Z captivates from the very beginning.

Reflective glass surfaces, both durable and water-resistant, come alive through a 5" Full HD Reality Display powered by our Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2. The result is a screen so sharp, so bright, and so vivid that everything you see will truly come to life.
experience it
capture, play, connect – effortlessly
capture, play, connect – effortlessly
A brilliant screen deserves brilliant content and with Xperia Z that's exactly what you'll create. The 13MP Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for Mobile and HDR, allows you to shoot breath-taking photos and videos in any light. And thanks to groundbreaking One-touch functions, wirelessly sharing video, pictures or anything else is a breeze.
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