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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before you start jumping for joy, no, this isn't Android Lollipop for the Xperia Z3 and its predecessors. What Sony is announcing here instead is the availability of the source code and the pre-built software binaries for the Xperia flagship family all the way from the Xperia Z1 .
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.
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.Today is National Dessert Day. Did you know that? I certainly didn’t.
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.
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.At Google I/O they talks about a new feature that would be coming to Chromecast that would let you choose the images that appeared on your TV when on the idle Chromecast screen. Today is that day. Google has announced the official roll out of the feature that is called “Backdrop.
Google hasn't announced when it will launch, but rumors suggest Sprint will roll out the update to Nexus 5 owners on its network on Nov. 12.Back in June, Google unveiled what's being called the biggest Android update yet. With Android 5.0, or "Lollipop," Google is adding a bunch of changes that are both physical and internal.
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 Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet owners who have been wondering when they would finally get the update to Android 4.4.4 finally have an idea when they will get the OS update. Android 4.4.4 firmware 23.0.1.A.0.167 has finally been certified for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet. Both of those devices have been stuck on Android 4.4.2 for a while now.
Sony unveiled the Xperia T2 Ultra Android smartphone early this year. The first time we talked about the device was back in January of this year. When it originally launched you could get it in purple, black, or white colors. Sony has now announced another color option just in time to lure in new buyers looking to give a smartphone for Christmas.
If you think carefully, you will likely remember the fantastic crowdsourced rendition of Star Wars: A New Hope that was published back in early 2012. The video recreated the movie using clips from tons of fans, all of them unique in their own way and all of them stitched together into a final product by Casey Pugh.
If you are the lucky owner of an LG G3 and also looking forward to the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, then this is your lucky day indeed (well, also if you live in Poland). The Korean OEM has announced that they will start rolling out the update for their flagship device this week, becoming the first smartphone manufacturer to do so, or at least officially announce that they are doing so.
Sony has just announced a new EXMOR RS sensor and it is poised to take smartphone photography to the next level. Although the new IMX230 has almost the same effective 21 megapixel count as the camera found on, say, the Xperia Z3, this new sensor uses a stacked design that allows it to cram high-end camera functionality in a 1/2.4 size CMOS sensor.