There is a slow trickle of what Sony has in store for its apps as it moves to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Some slight hints were seen in the recent Sketch update and now we get a better idea in the TrackID Beta (4.1.B.0.5), which has been given a new material design inspired makeover.
Check out some of the screenshots below, showing flat graphical assets being used across many screens. We are likely to see other Sony apps being updated over the coming weeks. [read more…]
Today is the last day of our Christmas competitions, hope you’ve enjoyed them. Up for grabs is a Sony Game Control Mount GCM10 for the PlayStation DUALSHOCK 4 controller. This enables the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series to be mounted onto a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller for PS4 Remote Play.
To enter the competition all you have to do is follow @XperiaBlog. Then leave a comment below to log your entry. We will pick a winner randomly when the competition closes at 12.00 (GMT) tomorrow (Monday 22 December 2014). Good luck! [read more…]
Today’s competition prize comes courtesy of DevilCase, who are fast building a reputation for premium stylish aluminium bumpers for smartphones. We have on offer a bumper for both the Xperia Z2 (Black) and Xperia Z1 Compact (Red).
To enter the competition all you have to do is follow @XperiaBlog and @DevilCase_USA. Then leave a comment below to log your entry (please highlight which bumper you are after). We will pick a winner randomly when the competition closes at 12.00 (GMT) tomorrow (Sunday 21 December 2014). Good luck! [read more…]
Sony’s “Photo editor” for the Album application has received an update that moves the build number to version 3.1.A.0.46. It is the first time we have seen an update for the “Photo editor” going through the ‘Update Centre’. Unfortunately, there are no exciting changes – all we get are “bug corrections”. The update seems to be hitting older handsets right now. It wasn’t live for our Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2, for example, but was live for the Xperia SP. If you haven’t received it, hit the download link below. [read more…]
Sony has updated the Info-eye application which moves the build number from 1.6.07 to version 1.7.05.The 21.1 MB update brings improved recognition for barcodes, QR codes, text and business cards. For photos that aren’t recognised, Sony has improved the way that you can submit more details for that object or landmark. [read more…]
Our competition week continues and today we are offering Sony’s latest and greatest wearable – the Sony SmartWatch 3. The SmartWatch 3 sits unique in the Android Wear ecosystem being the only device that includes integrated GPS. This is great if you’re the sporty type and want to log your outdoor activity without dragging your phone around.
The SW3 also includes 4GB internal storage, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, a 1.6-inch (320 x 320) transflective TFT LCD display, 1.2 GHz, quad-core A7 processor, 512MB RAM, Accelerometer, Compass and Gyro and it charges via micro USB. [read more…]
Sony has just published a very cryptic video teaser entitled: “Welcome to the New World”. The 43-second video doesn’t explicitly say what it relates to but there are numerous references to its mobile devices including our list below (please let us know your thoughts in the comments below). The title of the video is purposely vague, we’re eager to find out more. [read more…]
Sony Pictures has been facing a torrid time recently, suffering from a very serious hacking attack that has exposed personnel details, emails as well as upcoming films too. Buried in all of this leaked info is a Sony pitch to get its products placed in the next Bond movie, Spectre.
Amongst the products includes what is believed to be the “Xperia Z Fourth Generation”. The leaked email highlights the possible release dates too: “Sony MOBILE has now provided us with the needed visuals of the new Z4 Phones. These phones are the planned phones for MAY/NOVEMBER of 2015.” [read more…]
Sony has updated its Sketch application moving the build number from 5.0.A.0.2 to version 6.0.A.0.5. One of the big new changes in this update is a new UI – an almost material-like design, with bright colours and a flat design across certain elements. In addition, Sony now lets you share sketches with other users, allowing them to join the fun. The latest update can be found on the Google Play Store. [read more…]
The Sony Xperia E4 (E2105) was leaked recently with a number of hands-on pictures showing a nice looking budget device with thin bezels. Now a “full review” has been published by the same team that published the original pictures. This includes a bunch more pictures of the device itself, but also some camera and video samples.
Rumoured specifications for the Xperia E4 include a 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display and MediaTek MT6582 chipset with 1.3GHz quad-core processor and Mali-400 MP4 GPU. Other features include 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a 5MP camera and 1.9 MP front-facing camera. [read more…]
A new firmware update is currently rolling for Xperia C3 (D2533) and Xperia C3 Dual (D2502) owners that moves the build number to version 19.2.1.A.0.72. This particular Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware is rolling to pretty much all territories for each handset, so if you haven’t updated, check your handset now. You will need to update via PC Companion (
OTA is not supported right now Edit: OTA now supported). If you’ve downloaded the update, let us know your impressions below. [read more…]