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WALKMAN_8.4.A.5.3_2Sony has updated its WALKMAN application, moving the build number from 8.4.A.4.4 to 8.4.A.5.3. The new update significantly increases start-up time according to Sony, as well as providing a better overview in Walkman home with fewer items. Sony still gives you the option to open the full list view. The 12.3MB update is currently rolling out to a number of Sony Xperia devices. [read more…]

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Album_6.4.A.0.16_3Sony has updated the Album application which moves the build number from 6.3.A.0.12 to 6.4.A.0.16. The main addition to this update finishes what Sony started in the last update i.e. the ability to hide PlayMemories Online photos from the main grid (previously, hiding a photo would only remove it from the top area). The 14.4 MB update is currently hitting handsets right now, but you can also download it from below. [read more…]

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wpid-wp-1413842605396.jpegA new firmware update with build number 14.4.A.0.155 has been certified for a number of handsets including the Sony Xperia Z1,  Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. The update would move the build number from version 14.4.A.0.133 (which only hit selected carrier devices) or the older 14.4.A.0.108 build that saw a global release. [read more…]

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Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact USSony 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…]

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Z3 CompactSony 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…]

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Sony SmartWatch 3Sony’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…]

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Weather widget_2.0.A.0.74_1Sony 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…]

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DualShock-4-controllerSony 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…]

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Xperia Theme Candy Crush_2_resultAre 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…]

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Z3 Tablet CompactSony 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…]

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Sony logoAttention 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…]

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Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile sees new firmware certified (14.4.B.0.56)

October 16, 2014

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 […]

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Xperia Style Cover Window themes launched on Play Store

October 16, 2014

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 […]

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Official: Sony bringing Android Lollipop to all Xperia Z devices from early 2015

October 16, 2014

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 Z Xperia ZL Xperia ZR Xperia Tablet Z Xperia Z1 Xperia Z1S Xperia Z Ultra Xperia Z1 Compact Xperia […]

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New firmware (23.0.1.A.1.38) certified for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

October 16, 2014

A new firmware version has been certified for the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Build number 23.0.1.A.1.38 looks to offer some reasonable improvements over the current software (23.0.A.2.105) judging by the version number i.e. moving from 23.0.A.X.XXX to 23.0.1.A.X.XX. We’ll let you know if and when it starts to roll.

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