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Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra get a new firmware update

Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra get a new firmware update

20 May, 2015 | comments (38)

Two weeks ago Sony released a new firmware update for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series. It kept the Android version at 5.0.2, but brought some needed fixes, features and killed some bugs. Today, this very same update is rolling out for the Xperia Z1 and...


Sony Xperia Z series to get Android 5.1 Lollipop in August

Sony Xperia Z series to get Android 5.1 Lollipop in August

08 May, 2015 | comments (31)

The Australian operator Telstra posted a list of Sony Xperia Z phones scheduled to get Android 5.1 Lollipop. Sony has been pushing out Android 5.0 to its Xperia Z series of smartphones since March. The list includes the likes of Sony Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android


Lollipop now out for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, Z3 Dual, Z Ultra

Lollipop now out for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, Z3 Dual, Z Ultra

13 April, 2015 | comments (444)

After a very slow start, Sony is now adding more and more devices to the Lollipop update list every other week or so. The company may have been late to the Lollipop game, but at least it's releasing new software at a decent pace. The latest...


Lollipop for Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra due next week

Lollipop for Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra due next week

08 April, 2015 | comments (106)

Sony is already rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet across different regions. In the mean time, the company has promised to release the Lollipop update for the Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra...


Here are the droids confirmed to get 5.0 Lollipop so far

Here are the droids confirmed to get 5.0 Lollipop so far

19 October, 2014 | comments (204)

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop recently, and while that is great news and all, unless you are among the minority that is on Nexus or Google Play edition devices, what you are really looking for is when the OEMs, or the OEM of your...


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


Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact press shots make the rounds

Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact press shots make the rounds

01 September, 2014 | comments (90)

Alleged press images of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact made the rounds online. The photos showcase the unannounced successor of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in all its glory. Unsurprisingly, the design of the upcoming device is quite similar to that...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z3 case by Baseus hits eBay

Sony Xperia Z3 case by Baseus hits eBay

15 August, 2014 | comments (13)

We've seen a batch of Sony Xperia Z3 photos, which featured a transparent case protecting the sides and back of the upcoming flagship. Now we have images of the case itself, which is made by Baseus. Baseus has been making cases for Sony, Samsung,...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


A bunch of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact images leak

A bunch of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact images leak

09 August, 2014 | comments (46)

As we edge closer to the IFA, leaks about one of the expected stars of the show, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, are bound to intensify. The diminutive flagship has surfaced in a bunch of new live photos today, revealing a few more pieces of the...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact dimensions leak

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact dimensions leak

08 August, 2014 | comments (64)

As we get closer to Sony's IFA 2014 press conference, more and more clues regarding the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact start piling up. The latest one concern alleged AutoCAD drawing of the upcoming phones specifying their dimensions. Starting...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs promise a mini flagship

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs promise a mini flagship

30 July, 2014 | comments (134)

If an increasing number of leaks is any indication, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is growing closer to reality. Four new images plus a spec overview promise that the Sony's Compact line will remain the mini king in the new generation, too. The...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Alleged specs of Sony Xperia Z3 surface

Alleged specs of Sony Xperia Z3 surface

23 July, 2014 | comments (75)

Unlike most of its competitors, Sony refreshes its flagship Android line up twice every year. It looks like the company is already gearing up to introduce the next-generation Xperia Z smartphone, as the rumors and leaks have started to pour...


Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

09 July, 2014 | comments (47)

A couple of yet unheard of Samsung smartphones have been spotted getting results over at GFXBench. They are the SM-G5308W and the SM-G8508S. The former is a lower-midrange offering that sports Qualcomm's first ever 64-bit mobile chipset (the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

09 July, 2014 | comments (41)

The first "real" compact flagship, Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact, has finally made its way to the US. Available in European markets not long after its announcement in January, the device is now available through Sony's online store. This latest...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

08 July, 2014 | comments (57)

Sony will out a new top of the line smartphone before the end of this year, and judging by its past actions that should happen during IFA in September. Just last week we heard that the 'full size' Z3 would be joined in Sony's portfolio by the Z3...

Tags: Android, Sony, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to go for €479, report claims

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to go for €479, report claims

01 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung made the Galaxy S5 Mini official only a few short hours ago. The smaller handset looks just like its bigger sibling, and even has that device's much talked about sensors on board (think fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, for...


Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact first leaked images surface

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact first leaked images surface

01 July, 2014 | comments (86)

Sony likes to refresh its flagship Android smartphones twice per year, unlike most of its competitors. The practice has proven somewhat controversial (especially among owners of the previous top of the line device when the new one comes out), but it...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Android 4.4.4 KitKat now seeding to the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Android 4.4.4 KitKat now seeding to the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

27 June, 2014 | comments (65)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now getting Android 4.4.4 KitKat update. Google released 4.4.4 last week - it contains just a security patch for an OpenSSL bug, which would have allowed a man-in-the-middle attack. There are no new features. The OTA...


Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5c in India

Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5c in India

24 May, 2014 | comments (137)

You all know the iPhone 5c – it was supposed to become the long awaited cheap iPhone that will help Apple expand its reach and strengthen its presence in developing markets. Except that it wasn’t particularly cheap, which kinda ruined the whole...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Sony Xperia A2 SO-04F is official on Japanese NTT DoCoMo

Sony Xperia A2 SO-04F is official on Japanese NTT DoCoMo

14 May, 2014 | comments (52)

Sony announced the Xperia A2 SO-04F for the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. The phone made a trip to the FCC recently carrying the codename "Altair". Judging by its model name, the Sony SO-04F is expected to be Japanese version of the Xperia Z2...