Sony and Meizu are partnering up to bring Flyme apps and features to Xperia phones in China

15 October 2021
These will be pre-installed on future devices, current owners will be able to download them after installing the October firmware update. 

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At least Sony is just porting these apps in the region where they are necessary for the users, instead of rolling it out on every region of the world. It's definitely a way better move than some other known brands putting annoying ads in the software of their most premium devices *ehem ehem.*

  • Anonymous

potato4k, 18 Oct 2021Sony's problem is nobody's buying their phones. E... moreSamsung renamed SoC will work out for Pixel just great! 888 and 889 are the testament that Samsung is far away from TSMC when it comes to fabrication. With ARM9 spec everyone will make custom chips once again unlike with ARM8 when everyone was doing reference design. There will be so many custom chips out there that Sony making one wouldn't make a difference unless they want to power up other electronics such as TVs, Walkmans, cars, etc.

Sony's problem is nobody's buying their phones. Even their own fanboys on the net are just cheap Xiaomi/Realme users who pretend they can afford a Sony phone to make people think they're cool.

Imo Sony should be going Pixel route, start thinking of designing their own SoC. That way, they can support phones for 5 years or longer. That will give people a reason to pay premium for Sony. But I'm sure their old Japanese management cannot think outside the box.

You Pro in what, 17 Oct 2021Oh really? If you are in Malaysia, get me in touch with you... moreNope Not in Malaysia though. But thanks for offering.

  • You Pro in what

Pro Me, 16 Oct 2021My friend is trying so hard to sell his mi 10T pro as he is... moreOh really? If you are in Malaysia, get me in touch with your 'friend' then cos Mi 10T Pro is popular here even in used condition due to its camera and gaming performance as well as having 2 years official warranty. I flipped a few Mi phones myself and Mi 10T is resurgent in demand now after the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced is out. Btw, what price is your friend asking for it? If it's near the price of a new phone, no wonder it's not sold yet. Not even used S20 FE will sell fast if it's too near the price when new.

Tann Hauser, 16 Oct 2021Nice tactics to gain more china market. Seems Sony is ga... moreActually, they are loosing steadily their market share:
Europe - 0,79% sep.2021 (1,24% sep.2020)
UK - 1,06% sep.2021 (1,75%)
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You Pro in what, 16 Oct 2021Your comment is similar to those 'experts' that l... moreMy friend is trying so hard to sell his mi 10T pro as he is just fed up by the bugs in every update(But still no one is coming to buy the phone)

You Pro in what, 16 Oct 2021Your comment is similar to those 'experts' that l... moreAnd yet Mi 10T Pro users are crying in MIUI Forums to fix the bug that had came in the bundle of the previous update every time a new update comes. Don't tell me about the issues on poco X2 or redmi note 10 pro just a simple google search would help. Even mi 10 pro isn't a stranger to bugs. So don't tell me that MIUI Is Good.. Because it's not.. It is just an overglorified overrated mess. Touchwiz from samsung years ago is better than this..

Nick Tegrataker, 16 Oct 2021"People from 📷 team are responsible for xperia. They k... moreIn huawei's case, They got stuck with RGGB Sensors in their new flagships because of the ban and supply issues from sony. Their 2 years worth of efforts was fruitful with their kirin processors and the output was class leading in it's own right. Just think logically, why would they suddenly abandon their patented and perfected algorithm with RYYB Sensors with generic normal RGGB Sensor with their software..

  • You Pro in what

Pro Me, 15 Oct 2021Your comment is similar to all the guys bashing the flagshi... moreYour comment is similar to those 'experts' that like to generalise MIUI as bad without even using any Mi phone before. MIUI on flagships are not 'extremely bad'. Phones like Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10T Pro are just some examples that GSMarena praised for the smooth implementation of MIUI.

  • Ilogic

Anonymous, 15 Oct 2021Xiaomi users hate all other brands. If xiaomi was only ... moreYou are showing exactly the worst mentality of a Sony fanboy: It is always the other brands and their fanboys' fault. Sony can do no wrong in eyes of fanboy like yourself.

  • TooMuchTimeOnMyHand

blue.sun, 15 Oct 2021Sony is definitely dying. Well... glad that I haven't ... moreToo much time on my hand is a really good song by Stix :)

How many phones did Meizu sell last year?

Nice tactics to gain more china market.

Seems Sony is gaining steadily in its mobile buissness, as last corp report said 19% of earnings in Electronics is Mobile dep, thats second best to TV dep with 37%, and now better than Still and video camera dep, and also video/audio dep, which earn less %.

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2021- Samsung has many in-house stuff. They get good prices. Al... more"It is about user experience"
Looking at my friend's Xperia 5 II struggling to maintain smooth animations throughout the UI, I strongly doubt that can be counted as the strength of Sony phones. Also, most of the stuff you listed in the third paragraph in your comment feels like a bunch of gimmicks to me.. I especially don't understand why you think the brighter display can be considered as a gimmick but so-called "360 audio" on PHONE speakers cannot.

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2021Nothing wrong with cam. People need to stop with obssessio... more"People from 📷 team are responsible for xperia. They know what they are doing."
Having this kind of blind trust in a specific company is actually very dangerous because it prevents you from assessing the quality of their products fairly. You know, I could make the same argument with all the other smartphone manufacturers.

"Apple knows what they are doing because they have been the gold standard for a smartphone camera for a long time" - Meanwhile iPhone 13 Pro's cameras spit out excessively clarity-boosted, oversharpened, and overdenoised photos that are hard to like.

"Samsung knows what they are doing because they used to have a camera division that produced DSLRs" - The image processing is still laughably atrocious on the Exynos models.

"Huawei knows what they are doing because they have a Leica partnership" - Yet they went for RYYB sensors and wasted the entire 2 years tuning the colour balance, only to ditch them on their latest flagship and somehow achieve the best image quality they could ever get.

"OnePlus knows what they are doing because of Hasselblad partnership" - Contrast-boosted, oversharpened mess.

"Vivo knows what they are doing because of Zeiss partnership" - Their first flagship products released after the announcement of the partnership (X60 series) had a terrible lens.

"Sony knows what they are doing because the same team is behind Cybershot and alpha series" - Still having some serious quality control issues for the lens (Xperia 1 III), and their detail processing produces a lot of fuzzy-looking pixelated edges.

Anonymous, 15 Oct 2021Xiaomi users hate all other brands. If xiaomi was only ... moreAre you seriously calling out others for being a brand fanboy when you, yourself, often bend the truth and spreads misinformation to defend your favourite company on this website, too? The pot calling the kettle black huh.

  • Anonymous

As a past user of Meizu M1 , Meizu MX5 and Pro 6 I want to say fk you Meizu 😀, their IT department it's rubbish!(check the flyme forum how many threads are there from 2015 with unfixed bugs). Poor Sony customers, expect more bloatware with ads integrated 😐. I wish I could install AOSP instead of Flyme.

  • Anonymous

Yikes

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2021Meizu bigger than SonyAs a phone company in China, for sure.