Sony Xperia Z2 Avatar Model Leak; Xperia Z1 Motion Shot Good for Other Models; Xperia Themes Sneak Preview

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By Ryan Inoyori | December 20, 2013 4:10 PM EST

Motion Shot exclusive Sony Xperia Z1 app is now portable to Xperia and some non-Sony brand phones to capture continuous picture. Xperia Themes previewed on Xperia Tablet Z before Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Sony's upcoming 2014 Xperia phone models unveiled.

2014 Sony Xperia Flagship Smartphones

Two new Sony Xperia devices have been unveiled from the Indonesian Web site Postel and one of them is an upcoming flagship smartphone for 2014. D650X including D6503 is likely a flagship smartphone which may point to the rumoured successor of Xperia Z1 - Xperia Z2 Avatar - while D53XX such as D5322 and D5303 are variants of upcoming mid-range Xperia smartphones.

In comparison with 2013 model numbers, Xperia ZL was C650X, Xperia Z as C660X and Xperia SP as C530X. Sony did change the first letter to represent a whole new set of Xperia phones next year.

Xperia Z1 Mini is among with a new model numbering with D5503 and could mean that there are three new smartphones coming in next year including Z1 Mini. Sony is expected to unveil their new device at the CES 2014 or at MWC 2014 if delayed.

Motion Shot Feature

Motion Shot is an exclusive feature on Sony Xperia Z1 which allows the user to capture a short movie by automatically rendering the movement into a single still image as if a continuous picture.

Luckily, other Xperia smartphone owners are now able to use the same feature on their devices as long as it runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. In addition, some people reported the app actually works on other non-Sony Xperia devices running Android operating system.

XDA developers forum member XperiaZ2 uploaded the Motion Shot installer for those users who want to give it a try.

Xperia Themes

Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for Sony Xperia smartphones are set to receive the new Xperia Themes - set of custom user interface packages from Sony Select app. A sneak preview of Xperia Themes has been found on Xperia Tablet Z before the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean release.

Xperia Themes include additional wallpapers, additional themes to the built-in and extra bit of personalisation for Xperia devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra owners who updated their smartphones should download the app from the Play Store and give it a try.

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