Xperia Z4 Tablet KeyboardSony Mobile is currently running a competition on Facebook for an “exclusive mystery prize package”. Sony says that it is excited “to give you a glimpse of our latest innovations and welcome the newest member of the Xperia family.”

However, it is the teaser picture that is interesting showing what looks like a keyboard accessory that could be designed for the Xperia Z4 Tablet. If the rumours of a larger tablet are true, then there is every chance that Sony may try to position the tablet as a quasi-laptop with the right accessories. We will find out for sure on Monday 2 March at MWC. [read more…]

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Lollipop graphicBack in October 2014, Sony added “Android 5.0 (Lollipop)” as the next major Android version in the support pages for all of the Sony Xperia Z series. However, shortly after, Sony pulled the graphic. Well, it is now back again, this time with a sweet Android holding a Lollipop. Could the timing of its re-introduction signify that Sony is about to pull the trigger on the Lollipop update? Wishful thinking perhaps, but with radio silence from Sony on timing we’ll grab anything we can at this stage. [read more…]

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Xperia M4 Aqua_3Yesterday, we caught a first look of the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua in red. Now a few more leaked photos of the same handset have emerged, but this time we can see what the Xperia M4 Aqua looks like in white. It also looks like this particular model will have silver sides and white nylon corners.

The new pictures highlight where the small notification light sits as well as a full look at the right side of the phone, where the SIM port flap is located along with signature power button, volume rocker and dedicated camera button. So which colour takes your fancy so far? [read more…]

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Xperia Z4 TabletWell no surprises that the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will support PS4 Remote Play, but if you had any doubts Sony has confirmed it in their latest MWC tease with the words: “Bigger, sharper, brighter…become immersed like never before.” Note the word “bigger” – could this be the 12-inch tablet that has been previously rumoured? We’ll know for sure in just a couple of days. [read more…]

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iF design logoSony Mobile has continued its long heritage of designing some of the most desirable technology around by picking up four iF Design Awards 2015. The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet was the big winner, being awarded a Gold award, with the jury calling it an “honest, outstanding device”.

Other Sony Mobile products to also win include the Xperia Z3, SmartBand/SmartWatch and the Lifelog application. This builds on the success from the 2014 iF Design awards, where Sony was recognised for its efforts on the Xperia Z Ultra, the Xperia Z1 Compact and the Xperia. Here’s hoping to more success over the coming year. [read more…]

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Xperia wallpaper Soft Purple_1_resultSony recently released a Purple Xperia Z3 and now to go along with that we imagine it will shortly launch a Purple SCR24 Style Cover Window case. The evidence of this is that Sony has released a Soft Purple Xperia wallpaper theme in the Google Play Store to accompany the case. We cannot see a Purple SCR24 listed so far, but it must be round the corner. [read more…]

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Spotify on PlayStation MusicSony is closing the doors on its Music Unlimited service and will launch a new music service called PlayStation Music at the end of March 2015. PS Music will be powered by Spotify and will be available for Sony Xperia devices as well as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

However, as everyone may not have caught the memo at the end of January, Sony is now alerting Xperia users via the Walkman app. Music Unlimited users who opened the app today were greeted with the message below i.e. it is letting people know that “Spotify on PlayStation Music” will replace Music Unlimited from 29 March 2015. [read more…]

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Sony MWC Make SplashSony has pushed out another MWC teaser ahead of a full reveal on Monday 2 March 2015 at the Barcelona event. This time we see the familiar ‘10.35’ clock face with water being poured onto it and a strapline: “Get ready to make a splash.” Both the Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia M4 Aqua are likely to have IP68 certification for water resistance. We’ll bring you the full specs of both devices on Monday. [read more…]

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fThe 64-bit Sony Xperia E4g is now available to pre-order in the UK. Various retailers have pre-orders live, although MobileFun has the edge on pricing with pre-orders at £110. Clove has the handset available at £125 in both black and white colours.

Amazon is currently the most expensive at £129.99. The device is expected to launch in early April. It is worth noting that UK stock will be for the E2003 model that supports NFC and LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20.

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua2Pictures of a new Sony Xperia device have been leaked showing a previously unseen handset. The Sony Xperia model features stereo speakers, Android Lollipop, a large front-facing camera (possibly 5MP), as well as an exposed micro USB port.

There have been rumours that this year’s Sony Xperia waterproof models will feature an exposed port, which will be a relief for many worrying about water creeping into their handset through USB port flap wear. [read more…]

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vodafone-logoVodafone Australia has posted its latest “Software Update Weekly Wrap” for 26 February 2015, giving an idea when a customer’s phone will see their next update. The Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 have been awaiting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update since the start of this month and there has been still no change there. However, the venerable Xperia Z has now just joined that list. Obviously, these reflect a carrier schedule and does not reflect when the generic updates might start to flow. [read more…]

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Smiley AR effect released by Sony

February 27, 2015

Sony Mobile has launched the Smiley theme for the Xperia AR (Augmented Reality) effect app. The new AR effect brings smilies to the real world by superimposing a range of emotions to your face that can be included in your photos/videos. Once installed, simply tap on the face to change emotion effects. Tapping outside of […]

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Xperia E4g is Sony’s first 64-bit phone

February 27, 2015

Believe it or not, the Sony Xperia E4g is Sony’s first 64-bit phone. Sony says that the Xperia E4g is armed with the MediaTek MT6732 chipset, which was announced a year ago at MWC. At the time, MediaTek said that the 64-bit LTE SoC would “spur the new super-mid market”. The chipset consists of a […]

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Album app (version 7.0) will allow you to move photos to other folders

February 26, 2015

If you’ve ever wished there was an easy way to keep your picture collection organised through the Album application, then Sony has you covered. In the next major update of the Album app (version 7.0), you will now be able to move photos to other folders. We look forward to seeing what other features that […]

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Verizon Xperia Z2 Tablet update adds PS4 Remote Play

February 26, 2015

A new firmware update has landed on the Verizon Xperia Z2 Tablet with build number 23.0.1.E.0.208. One of the main additions of the update is the introduction of PS4 Remote Play with PlayStation DUALSHOCK 4 controller support. Other changes include optimised touch sensitivity, font size and layout improvements and improved TalkBack accessory support. Check out […]

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