Changes to Xperia home and lock screen shown ahead of expected Barcelona debut

Mobile World Congress

We've already seen a fair bit of Sony's next high-end Android phone, the D6503 "Sirius," courtesy of a prototype unit making it out into the wild. And now there's some early video of the device showing some software changes in Sony's Android 4.4-based firmware. The video published on YouTube by one Rimas Flyil shows a slightly revamped Xperia UI with new notification bar icons, a new transparency style in the launcher, new live wallpapers and tweaked lock screen controls for the Walkman music app. The leaker notes that this isn't yet the final software for the device, saying it's still in testing.

We don't see much of the device's physical frame, but the horizontal borders do seem somewhat reduced, as we've seen from earlier leaks. And from those images it would appear that the "Sirius" will closely match the design language of the Xperia Z1.

We've got Mobile World Congress coming up in under two weeks, and given Sony's track record we wouldn't be surprised to see the "Sirius" make its public debut, perhaps under the "Xperia Z2" moniker.

Source: YouTube; via: XperiaBlog

There are 14 comments

Indian guy thing.

i like to move it move it

Could this make it to a US Carrier other than perhaps T-Mobile?? *Shakes Magic 8-Ball* Answer: All signs point to No. Lol

SniperDaws says:

I quite like it, its very similar to my g2 ui

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TheMimic12 says:

Sony still knows how to build a fantastic ui on top of android that is still different from stock yet isn't radically different.

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Hambutty says:

Seriously! Can you sort out the problem with the pictures being elongated in your app?

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Joshua Kelly says:

Looks really good! But knowing me I'd get bored of it really fast and want my vanilla Android. I love my Moto X too much.

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Is the Sirius supposed to be Sony's CDMA/LTE version of the Z series?

intrepid359 says:

You can't be Sirius.

samxool says:

looks identical to the 4.3 on my xperia z???
edit - just realised the transparency effect on bars at top and bottom! that looks so awesome!!

SirBobaFett says:

Gimme kitkat. Now.

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clubbtraxx says:

Look ma, we copied the old HTC sense carousel! How cool is that?

tdizzel says:

That phone looks pretty sweet on my computer...looks like ass on the app though.

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triggerman53 says:

I am not a fan of Sony's software

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SirBobaFett says:

Whys that? It's probably the closest to stock android except for Motorola. Very minimal with a few design changes which I think look pretty nice.

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