Despite the massive lineup of devices Sony has released over the past year, loyal users of the company’s older devices continually display a strong culture of development, presenting many ports of features from newer Xperia devices including the Xperia S lock screen, Xperia Small Apps, and Xperia Jelly Bean lock screen. Now add to that list the Magnification Glass from the Xperia T, V, and Z.
XDA Senior Member AeonWorld, who also ported the aforementioned Xperia S lock screen and Small Apps, recently ported this Magnification Glass feature of recent Sony flagships to all 2011 Xperia devices such as the Xperia Arc, Xperia Ray, and Xperia Play. The feature has one simple and obvious function, and that is to allow users to view words and images through a magnifying glass, enlarging whatever content that is hovered over. Currently, there are 2 shapes of magnifying glass, a circle and a rectangle, and they both work within apps such as messaging and notes, and also in browsers. Installation is relatively straightforward, requiring users to download two zip files, which are to be flashed in recovery. This port has also been made to work on Xperia S by XDA Senior Member niaboc79.
Although nothing new in the Android world, the magnifying glass feature will be extremely useful for many 2011 Xperia users, and more importantly, complete a unique and plenary Xperia experience for many who prefer native functions and development over third-party apps. For more details, visit the original thread for 2011 Xperia devices and the Xperia S.