Sony 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…]
Sony 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…]
A 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…]
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…]