New video exhibits Sony D6503 ‘Sirius’ Android 4.4 KitKat UI

by: Adam KoueiderFebruary 13, 2014

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Despite not knowing when the next Sony flagship smartphone will come out, we’ve seen the Sony D6503 (codenamed ‘Sirius’) pictured many times before and now we’ve got some video to back it all up.

Unfortunately the video doesn’t show off the interesting hardware the Sirius smartphone is said to bring — like those dual front facing speakers — but it does show off some of the new software in Sony’s skin for Android 4.4 KitKat.

It’s not a complete reinvention by any means, however, some differences include the new unlock animation replacing the venetian blinds style unlock animation of previous Sony smartphones for a more striking, rather Samsung-esque, sparkle effect. Other changes include some new camera options like the previously seen 4K video mode and Timeshift burst mode, and the transparent notification bar and navigation buttons.

Remember that this is still prototype software and some features may be removed or added when the Sirius is finally unvelied. The Sony D6503 may be unveiled at MWC 2014 and we’ll be there to cover all of the news. Check out the video below for the full look at the new UI.

  • Cl3v3rNaMe

    wow, i really feel that skins are finally getting somewhere.

    this & sense are really looking really great!

    • MasterMuffin

      TW is next thanks to Google!

      • Sheldon Cooper

        A Samsung device with a beautiful software is an insta-buy !

  • Anton Pavel

    4k is here. Hope it will be stable. Youtube’s 4k cannot be handled by machines with low memory. Hopefully Sirius can!

  • Mike Bastable

    it seems to be just me but i REALLY dislike Sony’s interface…boring in the extreme.
    i like my LG UI much better, plus it is user customizable at icon support level. Much better. Sony hasn’t upped its game in ages. Sony IS a tech giant and should really be leading the way!
    If you really want to see a fug ugly interface look at the VISTA (awful).

    • thartist

      I dislike it too.

      It’s like “make it stylish. But wait, don’t. You may offend someone.” And it just ended up in a super bland half-baked attempt at style while being utra correct.

    • Dimitar Gospodinov

      I never liked it too.