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Video hands-on with Sony Xperia Sirius shows 4K video capture

Video hands-on with Sony Xperia Sirius shows 4K video capture

17 February, 2014 | comments (48)

The Sony Xperia Sirius D6503 is back in another video – this one is 12 minutes long and goes over a lot of new features found in Sony's latest software based on Android 4.4.2. The video starts with an overview of the hardware. Some of the...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

16 February, 2014 | comments (8)

We're 8 days away from the next Mobile World Congress and as you can imagine, this week's news was overwhelmed with leaks. Still, there were a couple of high-profile launches for products that just couldn’t wait any more. The first of those...

Tags: Misc


Sony Xperia Sirius photos size it up against the Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Sirius photos size it up against the Xperia Z1

14 February, 2014 | comments (48)

The Sony Xperia Sirius D6503 is becoming a common visitor in our rumor section. The upcoming flagship has appeared in several photos alongside the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z, its predecessors. Sony Xperia Sirius D6503 in black and white The...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia D5103 with 720p screen hits GFX Bench database

Sony Xperia D5103 with 720p screen hits GFX Bench database

13 February, 2014 | comments (30)

A mid-range Sony Xperia smartphone snuck in the GFX Bench database. The D5103 features specs similar, but better than the Moto G. The chipset is listed as Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, the same as the Moto G, but there are differences. The chipset has...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seeding

Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seeding

11 February, 2014 | comments (438)

Today Sony started seeding the Android 4.3 update for the Xperia SP. The update carries a firmware number 12.1.A.0.266 and is currently live in Australia only. Fret not, as over the coming days a wider release will be occurring. The Sony...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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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Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

07 December, 2013 | comments (221)

Samsung's plans for updating its high-end tier of smartphones have already been unveiled and we know the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 are getting Android 4.4 KitKat in January. As it turns out, though, the manufacturer...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Apple iPhone 5s GPU tested, twice as fast as the iPhone 5 unit

Apple iPhone 5s GPU tested, twice as fast as the iPhone 5 unit

12 September, 2013 | comments (136)

Apple announced a brand new chipset for the iPhone 5s – the Apple A7 – and in traditional Apple fashion proceeded to give very little detail about it. The company promised 2x performance increase over the iPhone 5 in CPU and GPU performance (and 40x...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


Snapdragon 800-packing Galaxy S4 I9506 rocks GFX Bench

Snapdragon 800-packing Galaxy S4 I9506 rocks GFX Bench

10 September, 2013 | comments (69)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9506 rocking a Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330 has cropped up again, this time on GFXBench's database and has posted pretty impressive scores. The device is the international version of the E330S Galaxy S4 LTE-A Korean...


Xiaomi Mi3 appears on GFX Bench, runs on Tegra 4 CPU

Xiaomi Mi3 appears on GFX Bench, runs on Tegra 4 CPU

03 September, 2013 | comments (9)

The Xiaomi Mi3 has been leaked a few times before and the specifications of the upcoming flagship device have been in the rumorland for quite some time. Now, the smartphone has appeared on the GFX bench database and reveals the presence of a NVIDIA...


Sony Xperia SP gets a firmware update, no Android 4.2 yet

Sony Xperia SP gets a firmware update, no Android 4.2 yet

13 August, 2013 | comments (91)

Sony has started rolling up the Android 4.1.2 software update for both the Xperia SP C5302 HSPA+ and the Xperia SP C5303 LTE. The update brings the phone's firmware to version 12.0.A.2.245 and users report that although it's not Android 4.2.2, it...

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Sony Xperia S and SL to get new firmware update this month

Sony Xperia S and SL to get new firmware update this month

11 August, 2013 | comments (93)

Recently leaked screenshots reveal Sony is working on a new firmware update for the Xperia S and Xperia SL. The new build is 6.20B.1.96 and is still based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. There is no official details on release or changelog, but the...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Honami visits GFXBench, Snapdragon 800 in tow

Sony Honami visits GFXBench, Snapdragon 800 in tow

30 July, 2013 | comments (53)

The Sony Honami, going by the alias C6903, has appeared on GFXbench database, confirming its rumored Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores, a FullHD display (with on-screen buttons) and the latest Adreno 330 on board. The scores...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia SL and acro S JB 4.1.2 update rolling out now

Sony Xperia SL and acro S JB 4.1.2 update rolling out now

30 May, 2013 | comments (375)

Sony is releasing the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware update for the Sony Xperia SL, Xperia acro S and expanding the availability of the Xperia S update, which reportedly started received it a week ago. We guess the rollout needs time to reach everybody...

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Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update is out, it was about time

Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update is out, it was about time

24 May, 2013 | comments (209)

Good news, Xperia S fans, the wait is over! After having to endure countless delays and after seeing lots of deadlines coming and going away, the Xperia S users will finally be able to enjoy some Jelly Bean goodness. Sony France has confirmed...

Tags: Sony, Android


Images of unofficial Sony Xperia S39h smartphone surface

Images of unofficial Sony Xperia S39h smartphone surface

12 May, 2013 | comments (31)

Images of an unknown Sony Xperia handset with model number S39h have surfaced online. The model number indicates that the smartphone might be placed above the Xperia L, which comes with a 4.3-inch display. Images of Sony Xperia S39h...

Tags: Sony


Jelly Bean firmwares for Xperia S, acro S and SL get certified

Jelly Bean firmwares for Xperia S, acro S and SL get certified

08 May, 2013 | comments (91)

It's been a really long wait for the Xperia S, acro S and SL users, but it’s finally coming to an end. The official firmwares for Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia acro S and Sony Xperia SL have been certified. This means all three of them are completed...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia SP goes up for pre-order in the United States

Sony Xperia SP goes up for pre-order in the United States

07 May, 2013 | comments (23)

Sony quietly opened the pre-order books for the Xperia SP in the United States. The capable mid-ranger is available in Sony's online store with a price tag of $489.99 for an unlocked, unbranded device. Along with the already familiar set of...

Tags: Sony, Android