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Sony Xperia S will get vanilla Android as a Google experiment

Sony Xperia S will get vanilla Android as a Google experiment

18 August, 2012 | comments (121)

All the fans of Sony Xperia S have a darn good reason to smile today. Google has launched an experiment to bring plain vanilla Android to Sony's top shelf smartphone. Jean-Baptiste Queru (JBQ), Google's Technical Lead of the Android Open Source...


Sony Xperia S gets a coat of silver paint

Sony Xperia S gets a coat of silver paint

14 August, 2012 | comments (33)

Sony has announced that their first smartphone (since they split up with Ericsson) will be available in a new shade of silver, which does look a lot more gray than silver to our eyes. Until now the Xperia S was only available in black and white...


The IFA 2012 schedule is out, see what you can expect and when

The IFA 2012 schedule is out, see what you can expect and when

03 August, 2012 | comments (46)

Berlin's IFA 2012 is right around the corner and this year it is going to take place from August 31 to September 5. But those are the days when the exhibition will be opened for the public. The really interesting part are the few days before that...

Tags: IFA 2012, Misc


EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

02 August, 2012 | comments (106)

We've seen the Xperia SL in leaked press shots showing its various colors, but now an anonymous tipster hooked us with the first live photos of the device. Posing in its silver uniform, the Xperia SL (LT26ii) is known to be a slightly bumped...


Sony to hold a pre-IFA event on August 29 in Berlin

Sony to hold a pre-IFA event on August 29 in Berlin

25 July, 2012 | comments (32)

Sony just sent out invitations for a pre-IFA press conference. Anyone with an IFA press accreditation is invited to take a look at the latest Sony Xperia smartphones, which are expected to be announced there. There will also be an exclusive...


Unlocked Xperia S, P and U arrive to the Sony US store

Unlocked Xperia S, P and U arrive to the Sony US store

16 July, 2012 | comments (51)

Sony's NXT line is now available in the United States via the company's stores and its website. The Xperia S comes in black and white and will set you back $559.99, the Xperia P comes in black, red and silver and costs $479.99, while the Xperia U...


Sony Xperia SL in blue and pink appears in a leaked press shot

Sony Xperia SL in blue and pink appears in a leaked press shot

13 July, 2012 | comments (62)

Besides the expected bump in CPU clock speed, the Xperia SL (LT26ii) will obviously add a couple of exclusive hues to the family of the Sony Xperia S. Blue and pink are the colors of choice, making happy boys and girls alike. We wish we...


Rumored Sony Xperia SL LT26ii might bring a CPU upgrade

Rumored Sony Xperia SL LT26ii might bring a CPU upgrade

04 July, 2012 | comments (41)

About a week ago, a Sony Xperia SL LT26ii showed up on the Indonesia's version of the FCC. The site offered no info on its specs, but immediately there were speculation that the SL will be to the Xperia S what the arc S was to the Xperia...


Sony Xperia S owners rejoice as Android 4.0 ICS arrives

Sony Xperia S owners rejoice as Android 4.0 ICS arrives

21 June, 2012 | comments (138)

Sony has just released the long awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia S flagship smartphone. The handset was announced back in January and hit the shelves in the end of February. But itís finally here folks - Sony is...


ICS update now rolling out for the Sony Xperia arc and Xperia Neo

ICS update now rolling out for the Sony Xperia arc and Xperia Neo

29 May, 2012 | comments (216)

Two more members of the Xperia family are joining the Ice Cream Sandwich club - congratulations to the Sony Ericsson (well, technically Sony now) Xperia arc and Xperia neo. What they're getting is Android 4.0.4 - the latest available from Google...


ICS-running Xperia S leaks on video

ICS-running Xperia S leaks on video

27 May, 2012 | comments (46)

The Sony Xperia S is scheduled to receive ICS at the end of the month but thanks to SonyXP we get to see the Sony flagship running the latest Android version early. Sony has preserved their custom launcher on Android 4.0.4 and has even added...


Sony Xperia P, U and sola availability extends to Europe, US

Sony Xperia P, U and sola availability extends to Europe, US

21 May, 2012 | comments (55)

The availability of three of Sony's latest Xperia phones has widened to include Europe, it is getting a foothold in the States too and various other countries as well. The Sony Xperia U and P have been available in Hong Kong and Taiwan for a while...


Xperia S Android 4.0 update arriving by late May

Xperia S Android 4.0 update arriving by late May

15 May, 2012 | comments (60)

Everyone and their grandmother by now has lamented the lack of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Xperia S. Why would Sony want to launch a flagship phone in 2012 without the latest version of Android is beyond us. They promised an update in...


Sony Xperia ST27 Lotus leaks, might be Active's successor

Sony Xperia ST27 Lotus leaks, might be Active's successor

14 May, 2012 | comments (16)

A couple of UA profiles recently popped up on the Sony Mobile website. They are for yet unofficial smartphones, carrying the model number ST27i and ST27a. Presumably those are just the international and the US-bound version of the same...


Sony Xperia ST26i leaks for the first time

Sony Xperia ST26i leaks for the first time

09 May, 2012 | comments (69)

Yesterday the Sony LT29i Hayabusa leaked in a blurry shot. Shortly after that the official announcement came. Today we have another Sony leak for you as the first images of the Sony ST26i surfaced. Obviously itís an Xperia smartphone running on...


Sony GX and SX  LTE droids going to Japan, one has a 13MP camera

Sony GX and SX LTE droids going to Japan, one has a 13MP camera

09 May, 2012 | comments (100)

Sony Mobile just announced two new LTE-capable Android smartphones for Japan. The Sony Xperia GX is the more interesting part of the duo as it combines the specs of an Xperia ion with a 13MP camera. The Sony Xperia SX is no slouch either - at 95g,...


Sony Xperia U and Xperia sola available in Hong Kong, Taiwan

Sony Xperia U and Xperia sola available in Hong Kong, Taiwan

07 May, 2012 | comments (41)

Hong Kong and Taiwan are the first to get the Xperia U and Xperia sola, the first two Sony dual-core mid-range droids. The Xperia U got pushed back from the original May 7 launch date in the UK, but whatever the issues that caused it were, they...


The impressive Samsung Galaxy S III benchmarks are here

The impressive Samsung Galaxy S III benchmarks are here

03 May, 2012 | comments (159)

The Samsung Unpacked event is over and the Galaxy S III is now official. The new leader of the Samsung Android gang is powered by the new Exynos 4 Quad chipset, featuring four cores clocked at 1.4GHz and 1GB of RAM. Naturally, we were eager to...


Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too

Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too

02 May, 2012 | comments (38)

Greek tech site DigitalLife got hold of an Xperia P ahead of its launch and decided to put it through a number of benchmarks to see what its chipset is made of. The ST-Ericsson U8500 chipset should, in theory, be quite similar to the Exynos 4210...


International Sony Xperia ion (LT28i) announced in Taiwan

International Sony Xperia ion (LT28i) announced in Taiwan

27 April, 2012 | comments (33)

Sony had announced earlier this year that we can expect an international version of the Sony Xperia ion to come out in the summer. In a press conference in Taiwan, the company unveiled just that - the Sony Xperia ion LT28i (the AT&T version, which...