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Sony says “The time to Demand Great is coming” with the tagline “It’s in the #XperiaDetails” [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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Xperia Z firmware_10.5.1.A.0.283We 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 the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z. We’ll bring you news once it starts to roll. [read more…]

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Xperia Z3 Leak_2Want 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 be running a 3100mAh battery. We look forward to finding out more at IFA 2014 next week when we expect the Xperia Z3 to be formally announced. [read more…]

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Xperia Z Android 4.4.4A 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 the Android 4.4.4 platform update was heading to the Xperia Z. Whatever this update turns out to be, it should start rolling within a few weeks. [read more…]

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wpid-wp-1408881637433.jpegSony 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 Smartwatch and new models in Sony’s QX lens-style camera range. Well it looks like two of these devices have been teased in the picture below. [read more…]

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Sony is likely to launch a new Bluetooth Headset at IFA 2014 according to the latest FCC documents. The Sony SBH60 Stereo Bluetooth Headset is referenced with FCC ID PY7-RD0170. Little is known about the headset apart from the fact that it will come in black and white colours. We’ll bring you more on the headset when it is officially announced in a few weeks time. [read more…]

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Xperia T Final software_Thumb

The time has come for Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V owners. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be the last major Android version for these handsets as the company has confirmed on its software support pages that this is the final version.

Xperia SP owners will have to wait to see whether they will get KitKat as Sony says this version is still “under investigation“. [read more…]

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Sony Mobile taking steps to improve customer service globally

August 21, 2014

Sony Mobile is looking to improve on its customer service through a number of initiatives. First of all, the ‘Xperia Care’ app was recently updated to provide handy support info for your phone. Also the company has started to roll a “My Support” function online that lets you keep track of warranty information, software updates […]

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Video Unlimited app update (13.0.A.1.1) brings small UI changes

August 21, 2014

The  Video Unlimited  application has been updated to build number 13.0.A.1.1. Apart from performance enhancements,  the new update improves the layout of titles within the Store home as well as improving the drawer menu and button design. This latest update is currently rolling to Sony Xperia devices.

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Chinese variants of Xperia Z3 pictured by TENAA

August 21, 2014

The TD-LTE versions of the Xperia Z3, L55t for China Mobile and L55u for China Unicom have been certified by TENAA,  the Chinese equivalent of the FCC. We’re expecting the global Xperia Z3 to be announced at IFA in early September and the Chinese variants should be unveiled shortly after.

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Xperia Z2 update (17.1.2.A.0.323) hits Vodafone UK and Germany owners

August 20, 2014

Recent firmware build 17.1.2.A.0.323 for the Xperia Z2 that was recently certified has now started to roll. The update has only landed for Vodafone owners in the UK and Germany. Changes include the addition of a video icon when receiving calls,  although hitting the button doesn’t appear to do anything right now. We don’t know […]

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