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Xperia T2 Ultra_19.1.1.C.0.56The Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual are currently running Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, however it seems that soon enough the handsets will be updated to Android 4.4.3. The leaked screenshot below shows the latest certified firmware build (19.1.1.C.0.56) for the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual (D5322) running Android 4.4.3.

A similar build has not been certified for the single SIM version of the Xperia T2 Ultra, but it can’t be far behind. We do find it strange that, if true, why Sony didn’t just update straight to Android 4.4.4, like it already has done for the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra. We’ll let you know when the update starts rolling. [read more…]

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Sketch_4.2.1_BSony’s Sketch app has been updated from version 4.2 to 4.2.1, bringing with it stability improvements. This is a minor update moving the build number from 2.0.A.1.6 to 2.0.A.1.7. You can download the update below if it hasn’t started rolling to your device yet. [read more…]

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What's New_1.2.A.0.5_2The What’s New application has currently only graced more recent Sony flagships such as the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1. However, Sony is now rolling out the app to older Xperia Z devices such as the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z.

The What’s New build number moves from 1.2.A.0.2 (on the Xperia Z2) to 1.2.A.0.5. We noticed no changes between versions. The last update brought a change in design of the detailed view to improve discovery. Price and platform information around PlayStation content was also added. You can download the APK below. [read more…]

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IFA 2014 TeaseSony has released another small teaser ahead of IFA 2014, which starts next week. Sony asks “What could these numbers possibly mean?” and then gives what looks like the following dimensions:
124mm x 6.4mm x ?

These numbers do not tally with the leaked dimensions we have seen for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, so either the rumours are wrong or the above ‘dimensions’ actually point to something else. [read more…]

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Xperia metal frameSony’s flagship Xperia smartphones will utilise a metal-alloy chassis in 2015 according to a report from Digitimes. These phones will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics in its northern China factory, with the chassis to be supplied by Foxconn Technology. The report states that many of Sony Mobile’s current models use a plastic chassis with metal-alloy edges made by Catcher Technology.

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softbanksprintSony Mobile’s big focus is to get greater carrier support for its mobile devices. Whilst the company has had good support in Europe and parts of Asia, it hardly has any presence in the United States.

Well it looks like Sony will get support from Sprint in the US and SoftBank in Japan for an upcoming model (SoftBank and Sprint announced a merger last year). Reuters is reporting that a Sony Xperia handset will be sold on both carriers for the very first time, likely to be the Xperia Z3. [read more…]

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IFA Leak_1Sony Mobile has released a video teaser for its IFA 2014 tradeshow next week; hinting at the release of three new devices. Sony says “The time to Demand Great is coming” with the tagline “It’s in the #XperiaDetails”.

There are lots of references to the number 3 in the video, hinting to the launch of the Z3. For example, the video shows three cups, the number three on a football player, people forming a triangle with their hands (which has three sides), a plate with three pieces of sushi, three fingers tapping on a chair and three people jumping into a pool. [read more…]

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HTC Zoe on Xperia_1HTC recently decided to release one if its key apps, Zoe, to the wider market. Zoe is HTC’s way to create and share highlight videos – similar to what Sony recently introduced with its Movie Creator app. The Zoe app is available on the Google Play Store in Beta form, but is only available to a limited selection of devices. Sony Xperia owners haven’t officially been invited to the party so far, but the leaked APK below means you can see what you think.

You can choose the photos and videos you want to share, give it a filter and choose the right soundtrack. You can also invite friends to remix your video and vice versa, this allows others to add their own content to create “the ultimate highlight reel” according to HTC. If you want to give it a try, the download link can be found below. We found no problems trying this on a Xperia Z1 and Z2. [read more…]

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Xperia T2 Ultra Dual_19.1.1.C.0.56A new firmware update with build version 19.1.1.C.0.56 has been certified by the PTCRB for the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual (D5322, XM50h). This compares to the current firmware version for the handset which is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with build 19.1.C.0.116. There is currently no update certified for the single SIM variants of the Xperia T2 Ultra, but we’ll keep you posted if that changes. [read more…]

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Xperia M2_18.3.C.0.39A quick heads-up to let Sony Xperia M2 (D2303, D2306) and Xperia M2 Dual (D2302) owners know that an incremental firmware update has been certified for both devices. The Xperia M2 has seen build number 18.3.C.0.39 certified by the PTCRB (Android 4.4.2 KitKat was introduced with build version 18.3.C.0.37).

The Xperia M2 Dual certification is for build number 18.3.B.0.32 (KitKat was introduced with build version 18.3.B.0.31). As you can tell these are very small updates from the previous updates that first brought KitKat to these devices. If these updates go live, expect it to bring only marginal changes. [read more…]

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sony_iconIf you head over to the Xperia Z2 Tablet product page on Sony Mobile’s website right now, you will see a reference to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Click on Features > Display and you will see the “Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact” namechecked. This sounds like some eager beavers are getting their product pages ready for Sony’s new ‘mini’ tablet.

This latest ‘leak’ follows on from the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact being referred to within an accessory manual as well as teasing a first look at the device. It sounds like to us that Sony is very eager to get the word out on its new tablet – luckily for them, they only have a week to wait until Sony’s IFA 2014 press conference. [read more…]

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Leaked Xperia Z screenshot confirms Android 4.4.4 is on the way

August 27, 2014

We recently speculated whether the recently certified firmware build number 10.5.1.A.0.283 for the older Xperia Z series would bring Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Well judging by the leaked screenshot below it appears to be true. It shows the Xperia Z (C6603) handset running Android 4.4.4 via build number 10.5.1.A.0.283. The update is expected to land on […]

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New Xperia Z3 pictures show the handset dismantled

August 26, 2014

Want to get a fix of a few more Xperia Z3 leaked pictures before the phone is announced next week? Well have a gander below, the new leak shows clear pictures of the handset at all angles. You can also see some parts of the phone disassembled. Judging by the pictures, the Xperia Z3 will […]

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New firmware (10.5.1.A.0.283) certified for the older Xperia Z series, could it be Android 4.4.4?

August 25, 2014

A new firmware update with build number 10.5.1.A.0.283 has been certified by the PTCRB website for a number of handsets including the Xperia Z,  Xperia ZL,  Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z. There is a good chance that this new build will bring Android 4.4.4. A recent schedule update from Australian carrier Telstra confirmed that […]

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Has Sony just teased the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and new Smartwatch?

August 24, 2014

Sony is gearing up to announce a number of new mobile devices at IFA 2014 in early September. We are expecting to see the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3, 4.6-inch Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, which is rumoured to carry an 8-inch form-factor. Other devices expected to make an appearance include a new […]

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