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Sony rolls out firmware update for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR

Sony rolls out firmware update for Xperia Z, ZL and ZR

08 February, 2014 | comments (107)

Sony has started rolling out firmware update for the Xperia Z, ZL and ZR smartphones. This update is based upon Android 4.3 and brings with it several improvements to Bluetooth connectivity, battery, YouTube app and other software. firmware...

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Sony sold 10.7 million smartphones last quarter

Sony sold 10.7 million smartphones last quarter

06 February, 2014 | comments (71)

Sony's new quarterly financial report is out and it shows improving performance. The company's Mobile Products and Communications division responsible for Sony's Xperia and Vaio devices reports improving smartphone sales, but was dragged down by the...

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Sony ends support for 2012 Xperia phones but Xperia T, TX and V

Sony ends support for 2012 Xperia phones but Xperia T, TX and V

04 February, 2014 | comments (113)

Sony has begun updating its support pages for the Xperia smartphones released in the year 2012. All of those pages list Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the smartphones "latest and final version". There are only three...


Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

30 January, 2014 | comments (58)

Sony has announced via its official Twitter account a new software update for the the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra has started rolling. It's not the Andorid 4.4 KitKat release that you may have been hoped for, but any update is good news, right?...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

30 January, 2014 | comments (20)

Sony has started selling the Xperia Z1 Compact in a couple of new major European countries after the debut in Sweden. In Germany, Amazon sells the miniature flagship for 499 for all color variants of the phone (black, yellow, pink and white). The...

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Sony Xperia E1 now available on pre-order in Germany and UK

Sony Xperia E1 now available on pre-order in Germany and UK

28 January, 2014 | comments (13)

Sony Xperia E1 was announced two weeks ago along with the Xperia T2 Ultra phablet. Sony detailed everything we need to know about the Xperia E1, but its pricing and availability. Even though there was no official info, a UK retailer's listing...

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Alleged camera samples from Sony D6503 Sirius emerge

Alleged camera samples from Sony D6503 Sirius emerge

27 January, 2014 | comments (20)

The latest bit which the rumor mill brought on the upcoming Sony D6503 Sirius flagship is a pair of camera samples. Allegedly captured with the upcoming device, the photos are naturally shot with an internal testing firmware. Like the Xperia Z1,...

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 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits Sweden, costs 520

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits Sweden, costs 520

24 January, 2014 | comments (64)

Sony's miniature flagship, the Xperia Z1 Compact has been the talk of the town ever since it debuted at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show. The hotly anticipated mini variant of the Xperia Z1 was already up for pre-order in several...

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Sony Xperia Z1S now available in T-Mobile stores

Sony Xperia Z1S now available in T-Mobile stores

22 January, 2014 | comments (21)

The exclusive US version of the Sony flagship, the Xperia Z1S, hit the US market exclusively through T-Mobile's online platform last week. Now, the Z1S is on sale through select T-Mobile retail outlets, giving Stateside brick and mortar customers a...


More Sony Xperia Sirius live photos and screenshots surface

More Sony Xperia Sirius live photos and screenshots surface

20 January, 2014 | comments (83)

The Sony Xperia D6503, rumored to be either the Xperia Z1L or the Xperia Z2 but for now codenamed Sirius, has been leaking all over the place these past few days. First there were some pictures of it and later we got a whole bunch of screenshots...

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Sony Xperia Z2 UI screenshots leak

Sony Xperia Z2 UI screenshots leak

20 January, 2014 | comments (74)

Sony is hard at work on its Xperia Z1 successor that should debut at the MWC in Barcelona next month. The alleged device is has the the codename Sirius, but should be called Xperia Z2 once it goes official. Just e few days ago we saw high-res...

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Sony Xperia Z1S comes with bootloader unlocking disabled

Sony Xperia Z1S comes with bootloader unlocking disabled

18 January, 2014 | comments (32)

At CES, Sony announced a special version of the international Xperia Z1, called the Xperia Z1S for T-Mobile in US. While on surface, the two phones seem nearly identical, except for minor differences such as 32GB of storage space instead of 16GB,...

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Sony Xperia Z1 successor with slimmer bezels leaks

Sony Xperia Z1 successor with slimmer bezels leaks

17 January, 2014 | comments (97)

Courtesy of XDA member iRimas come some photos and rumored specs of a mystery Sony smartphone. The device in question belongs to the family Xperia and has the model number D6503. According to the leakster it sports a 5.2" display, thinner bezels...

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Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra to hit the UK this spring

16 January, 2014 | comments (11)

Even though Sony didn't shed any light on the pricing and availability of the newly announced affordable Xperia E1 and mid-range phablet Xperia T2 Ultra, some information on their UK arrival became available. According to a UK retailer's...

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Sony will release Android 4.3  for the SP, T, TX and V this month

Sony will release Android 4.3 for the SP, T, TX and V this month

16 January, 2014 | comments (74)

Owners of the Sony Xperia SP, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V have grown impatient waiting for their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and have pressured Sony to release more information. As a result, Sony has announced on one of its Twitter accounts,...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hits China as Z1 Colorful Edition

15 January, 2014 | comments (45)

Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact for China. It will be oddly called Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition instead of Compact, but the rest is pretty much. The specs of the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition are similar to those of its global sibling - a...

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Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

14 January, 2014 | comments (91)

Before Microsoft bought out Nokia's phone division, the software giant was subsidizing the phone maker to the tune of $1 billion a year. That was a big incentive for Nokia to go with Windows Phone over other alternatives. The company may be...


Sony Xperia E1 to cost  140, T2 Ultra will go for 400

Sony Xperia E1 to cost 140, T2 Ultra will go for 400

14 January, 2014 | comments (42)

Sony announced two budget-minded devices the Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra both of which have optional dual-SIM versions. However, the company neglected the most important part how much do they cost? It seems that the entry-level handset,...


Sony announces Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1

Sony announces Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1

14 January, 2014 | comments (96)

Sony has announced two new Android smartphones. The first is the Xperia T2 Ultra, a mid-range 6.0-inch phablet designed specifically for Asian and African markets where big screen smartphones are all the rage, and will compete against the likes of...

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Xperia Z2, aka 'Sirius' leaked. Possible MWC debut

Xperia Z2, aka 'Sirius' leaked. Possible MWC debut

13 January, 2014 | comments (96)

Rumor has it that the follow up to Sony's popular Xperia Z1 will be outed at this year's Mobile Word Congress and it'll be called the Xperia Z2. Codenamed 'Sirius', the Z2 is purported to have a 5.2" display with an impressive 2560 x 1440...

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