Sony has placed the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact on pre-order in the United States via the Sony Store. We only noticed one SKU available on the Sony Store website which is the 32GB Wi-Fi version in white for $499.99. Sony expects to ship the tablet on 2 November 2014. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has released a very small update for the Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833) moving the build number from 23.0.A.2.105 to 23.0.A.2.106. The update has only been released in Brazil so far and it’s unclear whether we will see a wider rollout. We’ll keep you posted if that changes. [read more…]
Sony’s Android Wear-powered SmartWatch 3 (SWR50) is now listed on the Google Play Store in the United States. The listing confirms the price as $249.99, but it is not available to order right now, nor is there any release date.
Pre-orders for the SmartWatch 3 are open in Europe, with the Sony Mobile Store listing the wearable for £189.99 in the UK and €229.99 across the major European countries. Sony says that deliveries will start from 16 November, which ties in with third-party retailers such as Amazon.co.uk who has a 15 November release date. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has now started to update its Weather widget through the “Update Centre” app, at least for the Xperia Z3 series. A new update moves the Weather widget build number from 2.0.A.0.65 to 2.0.A.0.74 on the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Changes include improved language support as well as bug fixes/performance enhancements. Older handsets, including the Xperia Z2 remain on 2.0.A.0.52 for now, however a download link for the latest update can be found below. [read more…]
Sony has inadvertently confirmed that PlayStation 4 Remote Play (currently an exclusive to the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact), will indeed be heading to the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet on launch. The Sony slip-up can be found in the “Xperia Lounge” app, which confirms that the Xperia Z2 series will see PS4 Remote Play at launch in November 2014.
We knew all along that this was the likely outcome, especially given the lack of any significant hardware differences between the Xperia Z2 and Z3 flagships. What we didn’t expect was compatibility at launch. The likelihood is that Sony will bake this functionality into the Xperia Z2 series within the impending Android 4.4.4 rollout. [read more…]
Are there any obsessive Candy Crush fans amongst us? If so, you may want to check out a dedicated Candy Crush Xperia Theme, straight from the developers (King) of the hit game. As you probably would expect, the theme is full of bright colours and cartoony assets. The Candy Crush Xperia Theme is available on the Google Play Store at a price of £1.69/€1.79/$2.50. [read more…]
Sony UK is currently running a limited promotion on the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. This includes a discount code worth £30 against any Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact SKU as well as the Style Cover Stand SCR28 for 1p. You can therefore pick up the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with SCR28 case for £299.01.
Seems like a good deal for those considering picking one up anyway. Sony says the offer is valid until 3 November, but we’ve seen the company pull offers before the sell-by-date before so be quick if you’re interested. The discount code can be found below. [read more…]
Attention will soon start to turn to Sony’s next flagship handset, now that the Xperia Z3 has been released. The Sony Xperia Z4 is expected to launch towards the end of March 2015, no surprise here given past releases in previous years. AndroidOrigin earlier today released what it says are leaked specifications of the Xperia Z4.
The Xperia Z4 is believed to include a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 64-bit chipset (octa-core processor, Adreno 430 GPU) and 4GB RAM. The Xperia Z4 will also apparently be the first Sony Xperia device to sport a curved Exmor RS CMOS imaging sensor. [read more…]
New firmware for the Xperia Z1s (C6916) for T-Mobile has been certified by the PTCRB, moving the build number from 14.4.B.0.37 to 14.4.B.0.56. The ’37’ firmware build brought Android 4.4.4 KitKat to the Xperia Z1s for the first time, so expect this ’56’ build to bring some bug fixes and performance enhancements. We’ll keep you posted on its release. [read more…]
Sony has released four “Xperia Style Cover Window” themes on the Google Play Store. The themes are of the same colours that the Xperia Z3 comes in i.e. Black, White, Copper and Silver Green.
We imagine this release coincides with the imminent launch of the Style Cover Window SCR24. It means that you can choose the same coloured theme that matches your phone and case for the smart window functionality (dedicated smart window widgets and apps). You can find the Play Store links below. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has just confirmed that it will upgrading the entire range of Xperia Z devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop at the start of 2015. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes the following handsets:
Xperia Tablet Z
Xperia Z Ultra
Xperia Z1 Compact
Xperia Z2 Tablet
Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact [read more…]