Sony brings AOSP support to entire Qualcomm-based 2014 Xperia line-up

December 16, 2014

Sony has added AOSP (Android Open Source Project) for a few more handsets today, which means that it covers all Qualcomm-based Xperia devices released in 2014. The Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 were added today, whilst the source code for the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia M2 were also updated to improve stability. This means […]

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Xperia Blog Xmas Competition: Win a Nillkin case for Xperia Z2, ZL, SP and V [Update]

December 16, 2014

We are continuing our XperiaBlog.net Christmas giveaways and this time we have a number of Nillkin frosted shield cases to give away for four phones: Xperia Z2 (Black), Xperia ZL (White), Xperia SP (Black) and Xperia V (White). To enter the competition all you have to do is follow @XperiaBlog leave a comment below saying […]

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Sony launches limited edition ROXY SmartBand SWR10

December 15, 2014

Sony has teamed up with lifestyle brand ROXY to release a limited edition SmartBand SWR10. The ROXY SmartBand has a cobalt blue wave embellishment across the band. The specs include IP58 certification, despite the exposed micro USB. The SWR10 works with Sony’s Lifelog app to measure your day-to-day activity including sleep cycle. The band can […]

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Smartwatch 3 Android Wear Lollipop update (5.0.1) now rolling

December 15, 2014

Google recently released the Lollipop update (5.0.1) for Android Wear devices and it is now rolling on the Sony SmartWatch 3. One of the big new improvements in this update is the ability to load new watch faces. The Android Wear app for phones was also updated recently to make switching watch faces more easily. […]

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Xperia Blog Xmas Competition: Win a SCR24 Style Cover Window for Xperia Z3 [Update]

December 15, 2014

The festive holidays are upon us, so to share in the Christmas spirit we are running some competitions this week thanks to our awesome partners. Today’s competition is brought to you by Mobile Fun who are giving you the chance to win a SCR24 Style Cover Window (Black) case for the Sony Xperia Z3. Mobile […]

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Marginal Xperia M2 update certified (18.3.1.C.0.22)

December 12, 2014

A new firmware update has been certified by the PTCRB for the Sony Xperia M2 (D2303 variant only). It moves the build number from the current version (18.3.1.C.0.21) to 18.3.1.C.0.22. As you can tell, this is an incremental update so expect only minor changes/bug fixes. We’ll keep you posted if it starts to roll.

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First Xperia E4 pictures leak

December 12, 2014

A few days back we reported on the Xperia E4 model number being revealed (E2105 and E2115). Well, it hasn’t taken too much longer to see what are believed to be the first pictures for the device. The pictures below supposedly show the Xperia E4 (E2105), which will be a single SIM version. A dual […]

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Album update (6.6.A.0.6) brings small UI changes to ‘Folders’ menu

December 11, 2014

Sony has released a new update to its Album application that moves the build number from version 6.5.A.0.10 to 6.6.A.0.6. Sony says that this new update mainly consists of “bug fixes and performance enhancements“. However, one other very small change is that an icon is now included in the “Folders” menu which shows whether those […]

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New update (23.0.1.A.5.77) rolling for Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact [Update]

December 11, 2014

Sony has released a new software update for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact that moves the build number from version 23.0.A.2.105 to 23.0.1.A.5.77. The update is currently rolling for the D6603/D6653 variants of the Xperia Z3 as well as the D5803/D5833 Xperia Z3 Compact variants. Sony has not released the changelog for this […]

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AR effect update (3.3.13) allows you to find new themes more easily

December 11, 2014

Sony has updated the “AR effect” application from build number 3.1.12 to 3.3.13. The main new feature in this update is that Sony has changed the UI to discover new ‘AR effect themes’. Previously, when you entered the app it would list your currently installed themes with a “Get more” icon indicating how many other […]

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Android Lollipop on Xperia Z3 series will have build format 23.1.X.X.XXX [Update]

December 11, 2014

Whilst we await any firm details on Sony’s Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update, it looks like at least we know what the firmware build number will look like. gbil from XDA has a great track record of upcoming updates on Sony Xperia devices and earlier today he revealed that Lollipop testing has begun on the […]

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Sony SCR28 Style Cover Stand for Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Review

December 10, 2014

If you recently bought Sony’s first 8-inch tablet, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, then you might be wondering about the best way to protect it. Well today, we have Sony’s official case, the SCR28 Style Cover Stand for review. There aren’t too many cases available for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, so it’s even […]

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Minor “What’s New” update (1.4.A.0.1) brings performance improvements

December 10, 2014

Sony has updated its “What’s New” application, moving the build number from version 1.4.A.0.0 to 1.4.A.0.1. As you can tell, it is a very small release, which Sony mainly says brings software performance improvements. The last release (1.4.A.0.0) removed the shortcut when swiping up. The latest 4.1 MB update is rolling out OTA across Sony […]

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Sony’s redesigned “TV SideView” app icon hints at Material Design future

December 9, 2014

Android Lollipop software incorporates Google’s Material Design within its interface. This is epitomised by a ‘flat’ design with bright colours. While we await Sony’s interpretation of this within its Xperia devices, we may have got the first hint of what lies in store. Sony recently updated its TV Sideview application icon, moving from the skeuomorphism […]

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Free third-party (eXPERIAnZ) Xperia Themes to check out: Love, Winter and Football

December 8, 2014

Third-party developer Ven1aONE has released a number of new Xperia Themes into the Google Play Store. Seven “eXPERIAnZ” themes have been released and three of those are free right now including Love, Winter and Football. You will find the download links of all three below.

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