Although currently, the high-end of Android is led by Samsung, there are several firms that have been doing Android work for years, and one of them is Sony. This has been of vital importance for the development of AOSP , and that is that Sony’s contributions to the Android code have been relevant so that, for example, you can have themes natively on your phone.
Today, we collect you some of Sony’s greatest hits , which have made Android phones keep moving in certain directions.
Sony collects all its innovations
Sony has been the first firm to incorporate several of the technologies we now see in high-end phones. First, they tell us that Sony Xperia Z was the mobile with the highest level of water resistance . I still remember the great success that this generation had, since they sold it as that mobile phone that could take pictures underwater, and practically indestructible. The water resistance and submersibility protocols are now a standard, thanks in part to the implementation of Sony in its high-end.
Second, the Japanese giant tells us that they were also the first to implement a 4K panel. This created a lot of controversy, because Android did not support the 4K resolution in the system interface in the year this panel was launched , so we saw the content resized to Full HD, and the 4K was only reserved for multimedia playback. Be that as it may, Sony was the first to bet on 4K, technology that other manufacturers do not even offer today.
In another vein, Sony was the first company to incorporate GPS in a smartwatch , the Sony Smartwatch 3. After having told you that they were the first to introduce the 4K, it is logical that ** were also the first to incorporate the 4K HDR in an Android terminal, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. This terminal was also the first to incorporate gigabit class downloads, as well as the famous video in ultra-slowmotion 960FPS, which we are beginning to see in terminals such as the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Finally, they tell us that Sony have been the first terminals to incorporate 3D scanning in real time, as well as 4K HDR video recording technology . It is true that these last two technologies may not be very useful on a daily basis, but it is still incredible that a mobile phone can record in 4K HDR, something that only professional cameras can do.
You can see then, that Sony’s contributions are quite important for the development of Android , regardless of the fact that the design of its terminals means that its sales are not too high.