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Sony Z Ultra GPE gets Android 4.4.2

Sony Z Ultra GPE gets Android 4.4.2

17 December, 2013 | comments (40)

After Android 4.4.2 KitKat update made its way to the LG G Pad 8.3, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, today it's rolling out to the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition as well. The update comes with a number of bug fixes, with the most...

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Android 4.3 rolling out to Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

Android 4.3 rolling out to Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

16 December, 2013 | comments (164)

Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.3 update for the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra (yep, that's Jelly Bean, not KitKat. That would arrive later.) The update brings with it all the changes that Google introduced with the 4.3 update along...

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Sony's CES press conference scheduled for January 6

Sony's CES press conference scheduled for January 6

13 December, 2013 | comments (25)

New Year's Eve is approaching and with it time for celebration and, of course, CES. Today Sony confirmed its event will be held the day before CES officially kicks off on January 7. The Sony press conference will be held on January 6 (Monday) at...

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Sony Xperia Z1s passes through the FCC

Sony Xperia Z1s passes through the FCC

12 December, 2013 | comments (31)

The elusive Sony Xperia Z1s (aka Z1 mini) passed through Postel, the Indonesian wireless authority, and has now reached US shores too. The FCC docs show a diagram of the device and give away its footprint 129 x 64.9mm. The software version is...

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LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

10 December, 2013 | comments (32)

Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 quietly went official in the United States - the duo of Android 4.4 KitKat devices is currently available to order in the US Google Play Store. The Xperia Z Ultra is priced at $649, while...

Tags: Sony, LG, ASUS, Android


Leaked Xperia Z1 images show T-Mobile USA's phone

Leaked Xperia Z1 images show T-Mobile USA's phone

26 November, 2013 | comments (22)

T-Mobile UK already has Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship, but its US-based counterpart is still to get it. Leaks of the US version of the Z1 continue though, and we now have both the front and the back of the device. The back is branded with the carrier...


Red Sony Xperia Z1 spotted running KitKat

Red Sony Xperia Z1 spotted running KitKat

23 November, 2013 | comments (59)

A limited edition red model of the Sony Xperia Z1 has leaked on the interweb. While not a huge deal on its own, the said handset was spotted running Android 4.4 KitKat. There is no information about when this device will be released and in...

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Android 4.4 KitKat for Sony Xperia ZR under consideration

Android 4.4 KitKat for Sony Xperia ZR under consideration

22 November, 2013 | comments (119)

Sony was among the first manufacturers to reveal its plans to launch Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade for its phones. The first wave of devices includes the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Tablet Z. Now, Sony has hinted in...

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New Sony Xperia Z1S leak talks Q1 2014 launch, price

New Sony Xperia Z1S leak talks Q1 2014 launch, price

22 November, 2013 | comments (67)

The Sony Xperia Z1S leak-fest continues with some new shots and info coming from China. The diminutive flagship is shown running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (14.2.A.0.205 firmware), which is presumably the software it will launch with. Speaking of...

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Sony Xperia Z1S shows up on Postel

Sony Xperia Z1S shows up on Postel

20 November, 2013 | comments (53)

The Sony Xperia Z1S surely must be drawing closer to a release, right? It just showed up on Postel (the Indonesian equivalent of the FCC), which coincides with a brand new rumor of a Shanghai event. The Xperia Z1S has the model number D5503...

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Sony Xperia Z1S spotted again next to bigger Z1

Sony Xperia Z1S spotted again next to bigger Z1

18 November, 2013 | comments (57)

We've encountered yet another image of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1S, sitting next to the Xperia Z1. The Xperia Z1S is taunted as the international version of the NTT DoCoMo Japan-exclusive Xperia Z1F. According to the source of the image the...

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Sony Xperia Z1S leaks again posing next to its bigger brother

Sony Xperia Z1S leaks again posing next to its bigger brother

15 November, 2013 | comments (123)

The upcoming Sony Xperia Z1S made yet another appearance this week. This time around the smartphone got caught on camera next to its bigger brother, the 5 display toting Sony Xperia Z1. A juicy bit regarding the specs of the Sony Xperia...

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Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

15 November, 2013 | comments (27)

"That's impossible!" you're probably thinking. How could Apple and Samsung take more than 100% of the profits in the mobile business? It's because most other companies are in the red, that's how, at least according to analysts from Canaccord...


Sony Xperia Z1S photographed in the wild

Sony Xperia Z1S photographed in the wild

13 November, 2013 | comments (37)

The Sony Xperia Z1S just refuses to stay out of trouble and has leaked yet again. This time we got live photos and some early impressions of the device. The Xperia Z1S was photographed next to a ruler, which seems to confirm the rumored...

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Sony Xperia Z1S cases point to November 26 launch

Sony Xperia Z1S cases point to November 26 launch

13 November, 2013 | comments (22)

It's getting popular for case-makers to leak info on phones Kolay is the latest to join the trend, putting a bunch of cases for the Sony Xperia Z1S up for pre-order. The Z1S, as you probably know, is yet to be officially unveiled. Earlier...

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Sony Xperia Z1S camera sample leaks

Sony Xperia Z1S camera sample leaks

12 November, 2013 | comments (32)

There were more than a few hearts a-flutter yesterday as a phantom listing of a device branded as the Xperia Z1S made an appearance on Sony's website only to be taken down shortly after that. This made many people bet the house on an official...

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Sony Xperia Z1S shows up briefly on Sony's site

Sony Xperia Z1S shows up briefly on Sony's site

11 November, 2013 | comments (41)

The Sony Xperia Z1S, aka Xperia Z1 mini, leaks started as soon as it became clear that the Xperia Z1 f will be exclusive to Japan. Now the Xperia Z1S has cropped up on an official Sony site in another country, which lends support to the rumors of an...

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Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

07 November, 2013 | comments (219)

Google officially announced the 4.4 KitKat a couple of days and today, Sony has revealed its Android upgrade roadmap. In an official blog post, the Japanese manufacturer has also announced its plans with the 4.3 Jelly Bean roll out. As promised,...

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Sony loses money in Q2, smartphone sales improving

Sony loses money in Q2, smartphone sales improving

31 October, 2013 | comments (54)

Sony has been inching its way back to its former glory, but its return to profitability hit a snag in the quarter that ended this September. The company posted a loss of $197 million from a small profit the previous quarter. The good news is...

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Sony Xperia L now getting Android 4.2.2

Sony Xperia L now getting Android 4.2.2

29 October, 2013 | comments (267)

Sony has started seeding Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia L smartphone. The update is available through the PC Companion and weighs about 700MB. In addition to bringing your Android version to 4.2.2, the update packs several tweaks to...

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