Sony launches Concept for Android initiative to shape the UI of its smartphones

Stefan, 23 July, 2015

Sony launched a Concept for Android initiative that shape the UI of its future smartphones. The new program will be available for 500 Sony Xperia Z3 users in Sweden.

Participants in the program will have the opportunity to try out and give their input on a new user interface running on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. As you can see in the image above, Sony’s concept UI is pretty close to stock Android.

Of course, the experimental user interface by Sony will still contain a number of custom touches. However, the latter will be a lot less than the company’s currently available setup.

Sony might expand the Concept for Android initiative to more devices and markets going forward. The manufacturer hopes to utilize the platform to address the needs of its smartphone customers in a faster and more efficient manner.

If you are a Sony Xperia Z3 owner in Sweden and want to try out the new UI, head over to the source link to sign up. Hurry up, as the 500 available slot will be handed out on first come, first serve basis.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 30 Jul 2015
  • dQk

Exactly. If there is one thing I've learnt whilst using Android devices is that updates generally suck. They don't work as good as the OS that shipped with the device. I'd love to see Sony gut Android and create a feature phone. Just phone,...

  • AKSH
  • 29 Jul 2015
  • w43

can i upgrade my sony Xperia M4 aqua in 5.1 lollipop ????

  • AnonD-301640
  • 28 Jul 2015
  • 3RU

Totally agree, Sony's UI has always looked great, and with no performance cost at all. Plus it has brought a lot of improvements over the somtimes too simple stock Android.

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