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All 2014 Qualcomm-based Sony handsets have AOSP builds

All 2014 Qualcomm-based Sony handsets have AOSP builds

16 December, 2014 | comments (25)

Sony now has AOSP builds available for its entire lineup of Qualcomm-based smartphones. The company accomplished the feat by adding Sony Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 to the open device project today. The source code for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

26 November, 2014 | comments (59)

In mid-August the Sony Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual made the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and now Sony has nudged them to the last KitKat, 4.4.4. The version number jumps to 18.3.1.C.0.21 form the earlier 18.3.C.0.40. That old version introduced...


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


Week 34 in review: Note 4 camera, iPhone 6, Sharp Aquos

Week 34 in review: Note 4 camera, iPhone 6, Sharp Aquos

24 August, 2014 | comments (0)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 34 was mainly about the Apple and Samsung, and their upcoming smartphones and phablet. There are also interesting and fresh...


Sony Xperia M2 Aqua adds IP68 certification to M2 formula

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua adds IP68 certification to M2 formula

19 August, 2014 | comments (52)

Sony has made water-resistance a sort of trademark for the Xperia line but that's a feature usually reserved for the upper class of phones. The new Sony Xperia M2 Aqua brings the highest dust and water resistance IP rating found on a smartphone,...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia M2 gets its KitKat update starting today

Sony Xperia M2 gets its KitKat update starting today

15 August, 2014 | comments (40)

If you own a Sony Xperia M2, here's some good news for you. The update to Android 4.4 KitKat for this device has apparently started rolling out today. That said, it's still early in the update's life cycle, so it's only been spotted for carrier...


Sony rolling out KitKat for Xperia E1 and E1 dual

Sony rolling out KitKat for Xperia E1 and E1 dual

08 August, 2014 | comments (51)

Sony is delivering on its promise to deliver KitKat to the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual. The update is rolling out now though there might be delays varying by market and carrier. Go to Check for updates in the About screen of the settings on your...


Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

17 July, 2014 | comments (206)

Sony began rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based firmware update yesterday for the mid-range Xperia T2 Ultra. It brought the new OS version plus updated system and Sony exclusive apps. What we missed to notice the first time is the awesome function...

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gets the Android 4.4.2 update

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gets the Android 4.4.2 update

16 July, 2014 | comments (39)

Sony is rolling out an Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual phablets, which should be available over the air now. The phablet launched earlier this year with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The update promises...


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini leaks in high-res pics, specs in tow

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini leaks in high-res pics, specs in tow

10 June, 2014 | comments (75)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been in our rumor mill for quite a while, but today we are finally getting to see the real deal. We can got high-res live pictures of the S5 mini plus a comparison shot with its bigger Galaxy S5 sibling. Samsung...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony rolls out Android KitKat on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

Sony rolls out Android KitKat on Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

21 May, 2014 | comments (1621)

Sony has just begun seeding the Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update for its last year Xperia lineup flagships. The update is going to reach all Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z around the world very soon. Naturally, the roll out...


Sony Xperia M2 now available in the UK

Sony Xperia M2 now available in the UK

15 May, 2014 | comments (18)

The Sony Xperia M2 is launching in the UK starting today. It's available on Everything Everywhere's network for free starting at 24 a month or for 20 upfront with a 19/month contract, including with 500 MB worth of LTE data, 500 minutes and...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony launches the Xperia M2 Dual in India

Sony launches the Xperia M2 Dual in India

21 April, 2014 | comments (119)

Sony has launched the Xperia M2 Dual smartphone in India. The phone is priced at ₹21,900 ($361) and will be available starting April 25. The Sony Xperia M2 Dual is a dual SIM smartphone with a 4.8-inch, 960x540 resolution LCD, Qualcomm...

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Android 4.3 for Sony Xperia M approved, coming soon

Android 4.3 for Sony Xperia M approved, coming soon

22 March, 2014 | comments (110)

We have some good news for the Sony Xperia M owners. Even though the company is going to launch the Xperia M2 very soon, Sony hasn't forgotten its predecessor. Apparently Sony has been working on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware update and it will...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Sony announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

Sony announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

19 March, 2014 | comments (337)

Big news, Sony fans! Sony has just announced the availability of the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. The new firmware rollout starts right now for all three smartphones, but the process is gradual...


Sony Xperia M2 pricing details revealed in Netherlands

Sony Xperia M2 pricing details revealed in Netherlands

28 February, 2014 | comments (105)

Details on the pricing of the freshly announced Sony Xperia M2 made the rounds in Netherlands. The mid-range device is said to launch in April for 289. The smartphone will be offered with free multimedia content when available. It will...

Tags: Sony, Android


Mobile World Congress 2014 Coverage

Mobile World Congress 2014 Coverage

23-27 February, 2014 | comments (70)

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Sony Xperia M2 announced, a quad-core mid-ranger

Sony Xperia M2 announced, a quad-core mid-ranger

24 February, 2014 | comments (85)

Sony Xperia M2 comes with a 4.8" TFT display with 540x960 pixels resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. There is also 8GB internal memory, expandable with a...