As it was announced back in October, Sony Ericsson promised to update all 2011 Xperia phones to Ice Cream Sandwich some time in the new year. Well according to Sony Ericsson’s official product blog, those devices will start to see Android 4.0 roll out at the end of March and early April 2012 The first Xperia Android phones up [...]
Sony’s rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Xperia smartphones is taking so long. We have no idea why we know that Sony has been working on the Xperia Beta Program but note that it’s different from theConcept Software Program.The closest a Sony Xperia phone can get to Android Marshmallow is the Wi-Fi certification for the Xperia Z4 and Z5 Japanese version.
Sony released the Marshmallow update for the Xperia Z5 earlier this month alongside the same update for the Xperia Z3 and Z4 tablet. That's supposed to be good news for Z5 owners but unfortunately, some users started to experience issues after being upgraded to Android 6.0 .
The smartphone line known as Sony Xperia Z is at its end. The Xperia Z smartphone line has taken the elevator up the tower to the End of Line club, sipping on libations as its replacement, the Xperia X lineup, takes its place. This is confirmed by Sony who suggests that the X line is less about the best in everything and more about keying in on the parts of the phone that matter most.
This week the Android update to Marshmallow has continued, hitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 internationally. Does this mean your Galaxy S5 will be getting an update to Android Marshmallow tomorrow? Not so fast. It just means that the Galaxy S5 will, indeed, be getting the update eventually. That's good news for you.
Sony is on a roll. The Japanese electronics and mobile company has been releasing Android Marshmallow updates for mobile devices after only launching beta programs and several Sony Concept Android firmware . It needs to hurry up because the Android n Preview is already out for the Xperia Z3 .
Sony has announced that the rollout for the Android Marshmallow update for certain models of its Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 compact smartphones is kicking off. There is only one model of each device that the update is for, so before you get excited check that your device is compatible. The Marshmallow update supports the Z2 D6503 version, Z3 DD6603 version, and Z3 Compact D5803 version.
A lot of our readers gave mixed reactions on our head-to-head article on the mobile flagships that were launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona just a week ago. Some of the Sony fans felt particularly maligned as they say that the software/interface of the Sony Xperia X Performance should at least be at par with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5.
Another year, another Mobile World Congress. And of course, another flood of new devices and new visions. Wading through all the news and hardware that landed in Barcelona this week can be a daunting task. So here we are to help distill a few of them into some of the best, or at least head-turning announcements that have inundated our news streams and maybe even social circles.
Vaio has made its intention to unveil a new Windows 10 powered smartphone in the next few days official. The announcement will come on February 4, only two days from now. The new smartphone will be unveiled at an event hosted by Vaio president Ota Yoshimi and Microsoft's Japanese president. NTT DoCoMo managing director Takagi Kazuhiro will also be on hand at the event.
Verizon Nextbit Robin phone hopefuls may be unlucky because Nextbit cancelled the model but the startup is still serious with the Robin cloud-first device. The Android-powered smartphone has been ready for shipping since February to early backers. If you have your Robin phone, you'd be happy to know that March and April updates are already lined up in the horizon.
Beta programs are mostly good, both for the user and the OEM that is making them available. Those early adapters can try out features way ahead of the rest of the market and even contribute to the growth of said feature. The OEMs themselves benefit as well since they will be able to get early feedback and then incorporate changes if necessary before releasing an app or a feature into the wild.
Sony has put an end to the Z series with the Xperia Z5 being the last but it was quickly replaced by the Xperia X as their smartest series to date. There will be no more Xperia Z6 but we can expect Sony to introduce more models this year. As you already know, 2016 is Sony's make-or-break year .
Just as we were told, there's no Xperia Z6 from Sony introduced at the Mobile World Congress. Well, at least, not yet since the tech event in Barcelona isn't over. We've been hearing that Sony is set to roll out a new line of Xperia phones but with very little clue.
Google has released the Android platform distribution numbers for the month of May, revealing that the latest iteration of its mobile OS – Marshmallow – is now powering 7.5% of all active Android devices worldwide.
That’s quite a notable jump for Marshmallow given that its share was 4.6% last month. Lollipop, meanwhile, held on to the top spot with 35.6% share, slightly down from 35.
Better late than never, some would say, and that might be Lenovo 's best defense for its Marshmallow roadmap. Not officially official yet but revealed at a hush hush presentation in China, Lenovo's update schedule for Android 6.0 will take it far into the upcoming year, with some units not receiving their just desserts until July.
Sony has announced something that fans of the Xperia line of smartphones and tablets will be glad to hear. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for several of the devices that wear the Xperia name including the Z5, Z4 tablet, and Z3+. The update to Android 6.0 is offered for the global versions of all three devices and when they first launched Lollipop was the OS right out of the box.
When Sony introduced their new Xperia X series at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, people were asking if this was going to be a replacement for their flagship Xperia Z series. Sony has not said so in so many words, but now the Sony German account confirms that there will be no Xperia Z6 flagship device and that this new line is in fact the replacement for the whole Z series.
The Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact finally received Android Marshmallow over a week ago but only for those who took part in the beta testing phase. The Beta Marshmallow program for the models mentioned is now over and so Android 6.0.1 is now ready for almost all Z2 and Z3 users, specifically the D6503, D6603, D5803 variants of the Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact, respectively.