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Panasonic launches Android phone with 1-inch camera sensor; would you like to see Sony do the same?

September 15, 2014

Panasonic today announced the Lumix Smart Camera CM1 at Photokina 2014. This is an Android smartphone that is armed with a 1-inch camera sensor and for all intents and purposes looks like a camera first and smartphone second. The 1-inch sensor along with the inclusion of an extendable lens (for focus, not zoom) leads to […]

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PartyShare app turns your Xperia into a jukebox

September 14, 2014

Sony Mobile has launched a new application called PartyShare. The app allows up to 10 users to broadcast a party with real-time photo streaming and the ability to share a music playlist. To throw a party, you need to tap “Host a party”, which will set up the space to share photos and music with […]

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Xperia M and Xperia M dual see minor updates certified unexpectedly

September 12, 2014

Just days after Sony has tagged the Xperia M as a device that will not see any software updates, then along comes a new certification. The PTCRB website shows a new very minor firmware build certified for the Xperia M (C1904, C1905) in the form of 15.4.A.1.10, as well as the Xperia M dual (C2004, […]

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Album update (6.3.A.0.10) allows you to hide pictures from grid and “Select all” added

September 12, 2014

A new update to Sony’s Album application is currently rolling which brings a few small additions. First of all, you now have an option to hide pictures from the grid as well as the top ribbon. There is also now an option to “Select all”, a simple but important feature that has been missing up […]

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New software features from the Xperia Z3 series detailed

September 12, 2014

The Sony Xperia Z3 series includes a number of new software features, over and above those found in the current Xperia Z2 flagship. Sony has detailed what these are as well as releasing a short video covering a few of them. There are some nice inclusions such as the ability to pause video whilst recording […]

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Xperia Z3 on pre-order for £429.95 at Carphone Warehouse in UK [Update]

September 12, 2014

Carphone Warehouse has significantly undercut the UK competition, by offering the Xperia Z3 on pre-order for just £430. This compares to the Sony Mobile Store price of £549 and Amazon UK price of £529.95. If you were thinking of buying the handset and live in the UK – get in quick before the price changes. […]

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Android 4.4.3 now rolling on the Xperia T2 Ultra (19.1.1.A.0.165)

September 12, 2014

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Android 4.4.3 KitKat firmware update has been released for the Xperia T2 Ultra (D5303, D5306). The update arrives in the form of build number 19.1.1.A.0.165 and has already started hitting a number of regions. See Sony’s changelog below which mainly includes bug fixes and improved stability.

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Sony drops Xperia C support; receives just three minor updates over its life

September 11, 2014

Sony Mobile dropped support for a number of Xperia handsets yesterday including the Xperia SP, Xperia L and Xperia M. Whilst these owners can rightfully feel aggrieved, perhaps none should be more so than Xperia C owners. This handset has also seen software support dropped by Sony, with updates now EoL. The Xperia C launched […]

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Xperia Z3 Compact now on pre-order for £348 in UK

September 11, 2014

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has received a pre-order price drop by a couple of retailers in the UK. Whilst the Sony Mobile Store and Amazon UK are offering the handset for £429, retailers Clove and Handtec have dropped the pre-order price to around £348 including VAT. This is a stunning deal, especially considering that […]

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Sony WCR14 Wireless Charging Cover for Xperia Z3 coming soon

September 10, 2014

Sony will shortly launch the Wireless Charging Cover WCR14 for the Xperia Z3 according to Clove. The case will be based on the Qi standard and allows the handset to sit in landscape mode, which is useful for video content. This can be charged by any Qi-based charging pad, including the Sony WCH10 Wireless Charging […]

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Xperia L and Xperia M reach EoL in terms of updates

September 10, 2014

As well as confirming that the Xperia SP has reached end-of-life (EoL) in terms of software updates, Sony Mobile has also confirmed that this is the case for the Xperia L and Xperia M. The last software version for the Xperia L was Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, whilst the Xperia M (and Xperia M Dual) […]

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Sony confirms no KitKat release for Xperia SP

September 10, 2014

Sony Mobile has this morning confirmed that the Xperia SP will not be upgraded to Android KitKat. The product page for the handset shows that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be the final software update, so unfortunately Xperia SP owners will not be treated to Android KitKat – at least not officially. This means the […]

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New Xperia T2 Ultra update (19.1.1.A.0.165) certified

September 10, 2014

A new firmware update has been certified for the Xperia T2 Ultra (D5303, D5306) with build number 19.1.1.A.0.165. This compares to the current Android 4.4.2 KitKat build 19.1.A.0.473 for the handset. There is a chance that this latest build could bring Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia T2 Ultra, but there’s no firm evidence of this […]

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Minor update (20.1.A.0.48) certified for Xperia E1

September 10, 2014

Sony introduced Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the Xperia E1 (D2004, D2005) through firmware build number 20.1.A.0.47. Now we have seen a very minor update certified for the PTCRB on the Xperia E1. The build number moves to version 20.1.A.0.48, so it looks like very small bug fixes (if this update gets released). We’ll keep you […]

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New update (14.4.A.0.137) certified for Xperia Z1s on T-Mobile

September 9, 2014

A new firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile has been certified by the PTCRB. Firmware build 14.4.A.0.137 has been certified, this compared to Android 4.4.4 build number 14.4.B.0.37 that started to roll in early August. At this stage, there’s no guarantee that this update will hit the Xperia Z1s, but we’ll keep […]

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