In October 2021. Sony and Meizu have achieved a long-term cooperation. Both companies have combined Sony’s hardware and Flyme’s software ecology along with the native Android operating system. Initially, the Xperia 1 III integrated the App Store, Email, Weather and News. This was liked by the majority of users and the collaboration between Sony and Meizu continued to focus on adapting more Flyme applications.
In their Weibo profile, Sony China wrote that Meizu Flyme is a leading customized system based on Android, with nearly 10 years of development and over 100 million loyal fans. The Flyme firmware has a deep understanding of the needs of local users and will provide a better experience for Xperia series mobile phone owners.
On this basis, the officially announced yesterday Sony Xperia 1 IV received a more complete system upgrade and software experience. Xperia 1 IV comes with Android 12 and in addition to the previous Meizu apps, the Minus 1 screen (Aicy Glance), Gallery, Aicy Intelligent Voice Assistant, Messaging and Security Center have been added. Although there is no built-in Flyme system, the actual experience will not be very different from that of Meizu.
Some of the new Flyme features that have been added to Sony Xperia 1 IV will be adapted to Xperia PRO-I, Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III in future updates.