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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 (26)

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 will release fewer devices in bid to turn a profit

Sony will release fewer devices in bid to turn a profit

25 November, 2014 | comments (89)

Sony's not doing too well, at least in certain areas - mobile devices being one of those. So the company has decided to trim its lineup, in hopes to eventually make a profit. The loss-making corporation won't mind if sales take a hit, even by as...

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Alleged photos of Sony Xperia Z4 digitizer emerge

Alleged photos of Sony Xperia Z4 digitizer emerge

16 November, 2014 | comments (114)

Alleged live photos showcasing the LCD touch digitizer of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 made the rounds online. The component is showcased alongside its counterpart found in Sony Xperia Z3. Alleged LCD digitizer panel of Sony Xperia Z4 Past...

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Rumors on Xperia Z4 promise sharper screens, better designs

Rumors on Xperia Z4 promise sharper screens, better designs

12 November, 2014 | comments (102)

Some previous rumors may suggest that Sony will be abandoning its two-flagships-per-year strategy, but rumors about the Xperia Z4 family have already started just months after the release of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Alleged insider info claims...

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Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 officially arrives in the US

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 officially arrives in the US

05 November, 2014 | comments (23)

Sony Xperia Z3 is now available to purchase unlocked directly from Sony in the United States. Previously, the Japanese tech giant’s flagship was available only through on T-Mobile in the country. The factory unlocked version of Sony Xperia...

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Android 4.4.4 for Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet rolls out

Android 4.4.4 for Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet rolls out

04 November, 2014 | comments (143)

Today, Sony has announced the Android 4.4.4 update for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. The rollout has started already, but as usual it might take a while for the new software to reach your particular device - depending on where you are and if...


Sony posts a quarterly loss, sells 9.9 million smartphones

Sony posts a quarterly loss, sells 9.9 million smartphones

31 October, 2014 | comments (80)

Sony had a positive quarter three months ago but it's back in the red. The company actually posted increased sales of $17.45 billion (up 7.2% on a yearly basis) in large part thanks to strong PlayStation sales and strong performance of Sony's image...

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Sony Xperia T3 and Xperia M2 LTE officially arrive in the US

Sony Xperia T3 and Xperia M2 LTE officially arrive in the US

27 October, 2014 | comments (14)

Sony Xperia T3 and Xperia M2 officially arrived in the United States. The duo of mid-range devices is available to purchase directly from Sony’s official online store unlocked and contract-free. Sony is asking $399.99 for the Xperia T3...

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Sony rumored to release a 12-inch tablet in early 2015

Sony rumored to release a 12-inch tablet in early 2015

24 October, 2014 | comments (20)

Sony is working on a 12-inch tablet, a rumor originating with "Taiwan-based supply chain makers" claims. This tablet is reportedly going to become available in the first quarter of next year, so before the end of March. It will be a high-end...

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Sony Xperia E3 gets a $60 price cut in the United States

Sony Xperia E3 gets a $60 price cut in the United States

21 October, 2014 | comments (16)

Sony Xperia E3 received a serious price cut in the United States. The entry-level LTE smartphone is available for $139.99 with no contract. The deal is offered by the online retailer Expansys. The new price tag is $60 less than the original...

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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 (199)

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 SmartWatch 3 arrives in the Google Play store

Sony SmartWatch 3 arrives in the Google Play store

17 October, 2014 | comments (32)

Sony SmartWatch 3 quietly made its way to the Google Play store. The Japanese manufacturer's first Android Wear device is listed as coming soon. The wearable gadget is priced at $249.99. The price tag positions the IP68 certified Sony...


Sony Xperia Z4 specs reportedly leak, Z3X might not exist

Sony Xperia Z4 specs reportedly leak, Z3X might not exist

17 October, 2014 | comments (172)

Sure, the Xperia Z3 hasn't been out for that much time yet, but it's clear that Sony is already working on its successor. And it looks like we may have gotten a whole lot of details about the upcoming Xperia Z4. All of the following reportedly...

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Sony will update entire Xperia Z line to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sony will update entire Xperia Z line to Android 5.0 Lollipop

16 October, 2014 | comments (144)

Following in the footsteps of Motorola and HTC, both of which made their plans public already, Sony has today let us know which of its devices are due to get upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The L release of Google's mobile operating system...


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...

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Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Compact can be ordered in the US

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Compact can be ordered in the US

13 October, 2014 | comments (37)

If you're in the US and want to grab a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, then this is for you. And that's especially true if you like to purchase your smartphones unlocked and without being tied to long-term contracts with carriers. Sony has now put...

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Sony Xperia Z3 for T-Mobile up for pre-order on October 15

Sony Xperia Z3 for T-Mobile up for pre-order on October 15

13 October, 2014 | comments (7)

After Verizon premiered the Sony Xperia Z3 under the name of Xperia Z3v its now time for T-Mobile to start selling the device. The US carrier announced a month ago that it will carry the device. The Sony Xperia Z3 is set to arrive in...


Sony Xperia Z3v goes official for Verizon Wireless

Sony Xperia Z3v goes official for Verizon Wireless

09 October, 2014 | comments (32)

Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z3v for Verizon Wireless in the United States. The IP68 certified high-end Android smartphone will hit the carrier’s shelves later this month, on October 23 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. At a quick...

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Sony confirms 32GB storage for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

Sony confirms 32GB storage for T-Mobile Xperia Z3

07 October, 2014 | comments (19)

Sony Mobile US has posted the official page for T-Mobile's Xperia Z3. Unlike the international Z3 flagship, the one headed to T-Mobile US will feature 32GB internal storage. Don't you worry, microSD expansion is still available. Sony Xperia...


Unlocking the Sony Xperia Z3  bootloader degrades camera

Unlocking the Sony Xperia Z3 bootloader degrades camera

03 October, 2014 | comments (73)

Sony has put up a disclaimer on its website stating that unlocking the bootloader on its high-end models, namely the Xperia Z3, will lead to issues in the performance of its camera. After unlocking the bootloader of the device, taking photos in...

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