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 [...]
When T-Mobile announced yesterday that they will be carrying Sony’s latest flagship the Xperia Z3 by the end of the year, there was one missing word in their press release: the word “exclusive”. PCMag has now said that they have it on good authority that the new smartphone will also be carried by another US carrier, Verizon , and that it will be rebranded as the Xperia Z3v. According to documents sent to PCMag (but which they did not publish of course), pictures showed an Xperia Z3 with a Verizon logo at the back, which is how they usually “label” phones that they carry.
It was just a few month ago when Sony rolled out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to some of its early 2013 devices but it seems the manufacturer isn't done yet. Up on their respective support pages, Sony has scheduled the Xperia Z, Xperia XL, and Xperia ZR smartphones, as well as the Xperia Tablet Z for another software refresh in May.
With all the new devices coming out of the recently concluded IFA 2014 , it seems an inevitable counterpoint that some old devices that are part of these manufacturer’s catalogs will get the proverbial axe. In Sony ’s case, it recently declared “end-of-life” status to four devices – the Xperia L, M, SP and C. What this technically means is that there will no longer be firmware updates for these devices. All of these devices were announced in 2013, with the Xperia L being announced the earliest in March. For the Xperia L and M, this was a bit anticipated already.
It's that time of month again and looks like there's some good news in the crusade against fragmentation. Based on Google's collected numbers up to April 1 this year, Android 4.4 has reached 5.3 percent of the chart, more than double last month's 2.5 percent.
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.
For owners of Sony Xperia devices that were released in 2011, back when they were still Sony Ericsson, looking at all the advances that the OEM has made these past three years can be a source of envy. But now you can finally join the world of the new Sony Android UI that we’ve all been enjoying.
Sony has just revealed two Xperia devices for the Japanese market. One is the Xperia Z2 Tablet that we already know about. The other is a rather mysterious Xperia ZL2, which is like the Xperia Z2 only smaller. Just as the first Xperia ZL was announced after the Xperia Z, so too this successor comes just a few months after Sony's current flagship, the Xperia Z2.
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though.
Together with the flagship Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, Sony has just announced the new Xperia E3 at IFA 2014. It aims to sell the Xperia E3 with an affordable price tag, but without compromised any necessary features you will need in a smartphone. You might still remember that Sony Xperia E1 was only announced early this year in January. There is no Xperia E2, even though there were some rumors, and the company already prepares to launch the E3 eight months after the E1. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat, the Xperia E3 fits your hand nicely with a 4.5-inch WVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display.
For those who manually download the latest firmware for their Sony Xperia device, FlashTool is already a very familiar program. Paired with XperiFirm which downloads new firmware for Sony Xperia devices, one can easily flash new firmware for their devices using FlashTool. The new version of the desktop app now gives you a new feature – the capability to check and download the latest firmware for Sony Xperia phones and tablets. The new feature, available in version 0.9.18.
This week the folks at Sony have brought several high-end products to IFA 2014 in both the mobile and camera realms. The Sony Xperia Z3 leads the pack, while the Sony Lens Camera crew brought some strange surprises. There were also a couple of massive televisions revealed for good measure.
Just a few hours after Google announced in the I/O conference that they will be releasing Android “L” (early guesses put it at either Lollipop or Lime) later this year, HTC already posted on their blog that they are committed to quickly upgrading their flagship One (M8) and ex-flagship One (M7) as soon as it is actually possible
After the Samsung S View Flip cover and the LG QuickCircle case , here comes Sony with the Style Cover SCR24 for the recently announced Xperia Z3 . This is a special smartphone cover by the brand that features a smart window function for quick access to basic phone functions.
Don't let its DevCon facade fool you:Google I/Ohas plenty of interesting stuff foreveryone. Most of the company's big announcements come during the day one keynote, which we'll be liveblogging tomorrow morning.