Xperia Z2: Sony Sirius
Expected to launch at Mobile World Congress in February, 2014, Sony Xperia Z2 is attracting some serious speculations and rumor mill. Codenamed as Sony Xperia Sirius (seriously?), we are seeing some good hardware photos, specs details and Sony Sirius Android 4.4 KitKat shots.
Following Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony is following suit with offering 4k video recording with its Sony Sirius. Sony Xperia Sirius is also rumored to be supporting high resolution audio via USB as Sony has a range of products supporting high-res Audio.
Some small features like Smart Backlight Control (keeping the display on when you are looking at it), Small Call Handling (answer the call when you pick the phone up to your face) are also being introduced with Sony Sirius. These all have been previously seen in Samsung's which mean Sony is trying to bring in all the things that Samsung has been offering in its flagships.
Unlike Samsung Galaxy S5 - rumors indicate some major changes for SGS5's UI - Sony Sirius OS seems the similar to previous models. Android 4.4 KitKat would come packed with Sony Sirius and offer multiple launchers and translucent notifications, but no changes are rumored so far.
From the leaked Sony Sirius photos, it looks like Sony is trying to hit at simplicity in the upcoming Sony Sirius OS zooming the icons larger and decreasing the mess to increase accessibility. According to reports, Sony had added a Google Now link on the home screen.
There isn't much of a clue as to what it does, but Sony has added a shortcut alongside Google Now, which you'd get to from a swipe up from the home button. This suggests it has some importance as it's going to be easily accessible.
The Sony's next Xperia flagship is rumored to be unveiled with a 5.2 inches 2K display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and 564ppi density.