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Sony adds Xperia Z1, Z2, M2 to AOSP, unveils unified kernel

Sony adds Xperia Z1, Z2, M2 to AOSP, unveils unified kernel

16 October, 2014 | comments (13)

Sony is enhancing its reputation as a ROM-friendly maker. It added AOSP code for the Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 and Xperia M2 to the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. The company denied making AOSP ROMs and this indeed isn't it – the camera and the modem have...

Tags: Sony, Android, Misc


Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Compact can be ordered in the US

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Compact can be ordered in the US

13 October, 2014 | comments (37)

If you're in the US and want to grab a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, then this is for you. And that's especially true if you like to purchase your smartphones unlocked and without being tied to long-term contracts with carriers. Sony has now put...

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Sony Xperia Z3 for T-Mobile up for pre-order on October 15

Sony Xperia Z3 for T-Mobile up for pre-order on October 15

13 October, 2014 | comments (7)

After Verizon premiered the Sony Xperia Z3 under the name of Xperia Z3v its now time for T-Mobile to start selling the device. The US carrier announced a month ago that it will carry the device. The Sony Xperia Z3 is set to arrive in...


Sony Xperia Z3v goes official for Verizon Wireless

Sony Xperia Z3v goes official for Verizon Wireless

09 October, 2014 | comments (32)

Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z3v for Verizon Wireless in the United States. The IP68 certified high-end Android smartphone will hit the carrier’s shelves later this month, on October 23 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. At a quick...

Tags: Sony, Android, Verizon


Sony confirms 32GB storage for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

Sony confirms 32GB storage for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

07 October, 2014 | comments (19)

Sony Mobile US has posted the official page for T-Mobile's Xperia Z3. Unlike the international Z3 flagship, the one headed to T-Mobile US will feature 32GB internal storage. Don't you worry, microSD expansion is still available. Sony Xperia...


Unlocking the Sony Xperia Z3  bootloader degrades camera

Unlocking the Sony Xperia Z3 bootloader degrades camera

03 October, 2014 | comments (73)

Sony has put up a disclaimer on its website stating that unlocking the bootloader on its high-end models, namely the Xperia Z3, will lead to issues in the performance of its camera. After unlocking the bootloader of the device, taking photos in...

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Sony Xperia Z3 to launch in Canada at the end of the month

Sony Xperia Z3 to launch in Canada at the end of the month

02 October, 2014 | comments (19)

Sony is returning to the North American market in a big way – it has secured deals with multiple US carriers for its Xperia Z3 flagship and has now revealed it will make it widely available in Canada too. The waterproof Sony flagship will hit...

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Sony denies working on stock AOSP ROMs for Xperia devices

Sony denies working on stock AOSP ROMs for Xperia devices

02 October, 2014 | comments (24)

There have been rumors of Sony working on stock AOSP ROMs for its Xperia series of phones. This naturally excited a lot of people, as it meant you could have a stock Android experience on your Xperia device and since the ROM came from the...

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Sony Xperia Z3X benchmarked, Snapdragon 810 in tow

Sony Xperia Z3X benchmarked, Snapdragon 810 in tow

01 October, 2014 | comments (126)

It looks like Sony is getting ready to launch a new phablet, to succeed the Xperia Z Ultra from last year. The device will be called Xperia Z3X and it's going to be a beast. The first details about it were actually leaked back in July, which is...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony schedules US event for October 9

Sony schedules US event for October 9

26 September, 2014 | comments (26)

Sony massively scaled back its US presence, which meant that getting the latest Xperia was a difficult task for US residents. But is the Japanese electronics giant staging a comeback? T-Mobile already confirmed that it will carry the Xperia Z3...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact in India

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact in India

26 September, 2014 | comments (82)

Sony has launched the new Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact in India. The two new models arrive not too long after the Xperia Z2 (May) and the Z1 Compact (February) were launched in the country. The new Xperia Z3 is priced at ₹51,990...

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Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact are “coming soon” in the US

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact are “coming soon” in the US

17 September, 2014 | comments (52)

It looks like users in the United States will soon have the opportunity to get their hands on the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. The freshly announced handsets are listed as “coming soon” on Sony’s official website. Sony Xperia Z3...

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Sony foresees $1.2 billion loss from its smartphone  business

Sony foresees $1.2 billion loss from its smartphone business

17 September, 2014 | comments (216)

Sony has shared some bad news regarding its financial quarter forecast. The company is expecting its losses to quadruple due to "impairment" in its smartphone business. More specifically, in the summer of 2014, the company reviewed its stance on the...

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Sony delivers Android 4.4.3 to Xperia T2 Ultra

Sony delivers Android 4.4.3 to Xperia T2 Ultra

12 September, 2014 | comments (33)

Just when it started to seem that Sony has sent all its software engineers on long vacation, we got the news that the company has released an update for one of its more recent smartphones. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, which got promoted to 4.4.2 KitKat...

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Sony gives up on Xperia C, won't release any more updates for it

Sony gives up on Xperia C, won't release any more updates for it

12 September, 2014 | comments (126)

It hasn't been a particularly strong for the previous gen Sony smartphones with the Xperia M, Xperia L and Xperia SP all being officially denied further updates. Now another smartphone joins the unfortunate list - the Sony Xpeia C. The...

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on pre-order in the UK and Germany

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on pre-order in the UK and Germany

12 September, 2014 | comments (28)

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has gone up on pre-order in the UK and Germany. The official Sony Mobile store in the UK offers it at a full retail price of £430 but there are much better deals out there already. Clove UK and Handtec offer the...

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Sony Xperia M, L and SP to stay at Jelly Bean

Sony Xperia M, L and SP to stay at Jelly Bean

10 September, 2014 | comments (176)

Sony has made the decision to pull the plug on three of its phones – the Xperia M (and M Dual), Xperia L and Xperia SP will not be updated anymore, leaving them at the current latest software version. For the Xperia M, Xperia M Dual and Xperia L...


Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z, ZR, ZL, Tablet Z now officially seeding

Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z, ZR, ZL, Tablet Z now officially seeding

09 September, 2014 | comments (88)

Earlier today we told you about Sony Xperia Z being treated with a new firmware update based on the latest available Android 4.4.4 revision. The update is now official for the entire Xperia Z lineup worldwide. Sony has announced on Twitter it...


Sony Xperia Z is now getting Android 4.4.4 update

Sony Xperia Z is now getting Android 4.4.4 update

09 September, 2014 | comments (305)

Sony has begun seeding the Android 4.4.4 KitKat based firmware update to Sony Xperia Z. It is available in France, but it should soon roll out to all Xperia Z units worldwide. Sony Xperia Z has been running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat since May. Sony...


Sony Xperia Z3 reportedly headed to Verizon as the Z3v

Sony Xperia Z3 reportedly headed to Verizon as the Z3v

04 September, 2014 | comments (33)

According to one particular report, the Sony Xperia Z3 will actually be sold by Verizon at some point in the future. However, Big Red's version will get a slightly different moniker - Xperia Z3v, that is. The information supposedly stems from...