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 [...]
Bad news for non-Xperia Z smartphone owners: you won't be getting a taste of Android Lollipop . Sony has not fully rolled out the new Android 5.0 version to Xperia Z series owners yet but we know it's coming. Those who own other and older non-Xperia phones like the T2 Ultra, T3, M2 Aqua, M2, E1, E3, and C3 will not get the much-awaited software update.
The Google Play Edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is now getting the promised bump to Android 5.0 straight from Google, instead of the usual way which is via OTA from Sony. The Japanese manufacturer had promised that its full line of phones under the Xperia branding will get Lollipop, and this is evidence of Sony making good on the promise.
Sony Mobile is set to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop software update for the rest of the Xperia Z line. This is something expected since we mentioned yesterday that the sweet version is exclusive for Xperia Z series and sadly, nothing for the non-Xperia Z phones. Sony made it clear the other day that it won't be upgrading non-Xperia Z phones to Lollipop , much to the chagrin of owners.
Sony leaked its own product information about the new Xperia Z4 Tablet ahead of its official release. Sony's Xperia Lounge app showed the new Xperia Z4 Tablet before it was taken down. At least the source should be reliable because it's coming directly from Sony. The news just came a little sooner than Sony would have liked.
We've talked about MultiROM few times already here. Anyone who fancies running versions of Android KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean all from the same device can now see that dream come true. Sony Xperia devices are the latest ones to enjoy MultiROM multi-boot goodness with the new MultiROM v30x mod.
This morning the folks at Microsoft Garage have released the newest version of Next Lock Screen. This is arguably the first time the lock screen has truly lived up to its promise - bringing you everything you need in terms of notifications - to your lockscreen with great ease.
With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, smartphone makers are gearing up to roll out a plethora of new devices at the show. We already know that Samsung and HTC have their live stream pages up and counting the days until the unveils start. Sony will also be on hand at MWC to show off its new devices. Ahead of the official Sony unveil; an image of a new Xperia smartphone has hit the web.
As we saw yesterday via IDC's numbers , Android is on a lot of smartphones, and many of those phones travel with their owners to work everyday. Google wants to put them to good use, and as such it has announced the official launch of Android for Work, which we previously heard about last summer.
April might be over, but the month definitely went out with a bang. And although a lot of things did happen in those 30 long days, we cannot deny the commanding presence of the LG G4 , which was finally officially revealed after half a dozen teasers, which actually didn't leave much to be surprised about.
When checking out a new app, you’ll typically see a disclaimer that your device must be running a newer Android version, typically 4.0 or better. Unless you have a newer flagship device, you might even wonder if you’re running a version that can support the app in question. With Google’s newly announced Android figures, you can probably rest assured; about 90% of Android users are on 4.0.
Sony just teased their Xperia Z4 tablet ahead of the Mobile World Conference 2015 on March 2nd. Sony posted this new photo of the ultra slim device to their Google+ account . The other day we clued you in on Sony's accidental leak of the new Xperia Z4 on their Xperia Lounge app. We surmised that this was ahead of a big announcement at the Mobile World Conference 2015.
The world of multiboot goodness keeps growing, as MultiROM – the project that seeks to allow devices to boot into different versions of Android whenever the user feel like it – now adds support for the high-end Sony Xperia devices, the Xperia Z2 and Z3.
Sony is one of those manufacturers who seem to have found a groove in balancing their support for after-market software for their devices and continuing to encourage those who are part of the community who tweak the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) for their Sony devices.
As we all know, VAIO, Sony's former laptop unit, has joined the mobile industry. We said the company has started working on Android handsets and is expected to compete with its old parent Sony in the Android game. It's currently working with mobile carrier Japan Communications to produce its first official Android smartphoneearly this 2015.
We know how this works – manufacturers tend to test out website elements for new products and try to pull them out as quickly as possible, maybe for real world testing, maybe to get people to start talking about said product. We’ve seen it done many times before – and it just might be what we’re seeing here as Sony did a quick “one-two” for the upcoming Xperia Z4 Tablet device.
Google's product chief Sundar Pichai made waves earlier this week when he announced that Google is getting into the wireless industry. It will become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which buys wireless space from big carriers like AT&T, then resells it to customers.
Sony has just updated two major apps for Android. The WALKMAN app finally brings support for the Android Wear platform while the Movie Creator brings the manual creation feature. The updated WALKMAN app (build 8.5.A.0.6) now allows music playback and control right from an Android Wear device.