Walkman optimized for Material Design and Sony gets closer to releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop

One of Sony's most popular native apps has just received an update to a version optimized for Android 5.0 Lollipop Material Design. As Walkman update to version 8.5.A.2.7, the manufacturer kicks off the release of new software for the Xperia line, as promised late last year.

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Sony begins updating its native Material Design apps, starting with the Walkman. / ANDROIDPIT

Unlike apps like Google Play Store, Maps, and Gmail, Walkman is fully integrated with Material Design lines, even running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The changes range from the user interface to the new application icon. The update has 14.0MB and is coming via OTA.

If you don't want to wait for the Material Design Walkman optimized for Android Lollipop, download the 8.5.A.2.7 APK, distributed by the folks at the Xperia Blog.

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Both the status bar and the navigation bar adopt the colors and features of the app! / ANDROIDPIT

Previous Updates

Walkman verse 8.4.A.3.1

Walkman received the update to version 8.4.A.3.1 on August 12, 2014, and now supports folders.

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Walkman gets updated and brings support for folders! / ANDROIDPIT

The change list is not surprising, but in addition to the option of using folder music and having ready-made lists, we had a bug fix and the manufacturer says it has added a new Walkman widget for use on the Android home screen. However, the funny thing is that no change in this sense has been noticed so far, as the two widgets present in the system after the update remain the same as in the previous version.

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One of the great things about this update will be to make folders playlists! / ANDROIDPIT

The update should reach Sony Xperia devices in the coming days, but if you don't want to wait for the function, download the APK with the new version of the app here.

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