Xperia XA1 family and Xperia L1 get security updates

June 4, 2018

Sony Mobile has updated the firmware for its Xperia XA1 range of smartphones, moving them to build number 48.1.A.2.21 which adds 5 May 2018 Android security patches. This update is now live for the Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Plus and Xperia XA1 Ultra. In addition, we also recently saw an update for the Xperia L1, […]

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Google Lens now available through Xperia XZ2 camera app

June 1, 2018

Google Lens is a great tool to use if you are want to identify landmarks, buildings, or in fact anything else in the world around you. Well now Sony has announced that Google Lens has been directly integrated within the stock camera app of the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. To access Google Lens, […]

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Sony’s 2-in-1 USB Type-C cable now shipping

May 30, 2018

The Sony EC270 USB Type-C 2-in-1 cable allows Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact owners to charge and listen to their phones at the same time. The cable is finally shipping, with stock available from the official Sony Store in Europe. The adaptor costs £17.99 in the UK and €19.99 in Europe. Check out some unboxing […]

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Sony working on AI camera tech for future Xperia models

May 29, 2018

As smartphones mature, it is becoming more and more difficult to differentiate on hardware alone. Arguably even the design of phones are all assimilating into something that look similar, after all once you remove all bezels from a phone, what can a manufacturer really do to make one phone look different to the rest? Anyway, […]

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Sony admits that it hasn’t moved fast enough in mobile

May 22, 2018

Sony unveiled its mid-term corporate strategy earlier on today, delivering its plans for the next three years across all areas of its business. While Sony hasn’t changed its expectations on the mobile business, it was interesting to note its awareness on why it has not fit forecasts over the last few years. One of the […]

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Xperia XZ2 Premium arrives in mid-August in Japan – is it too late?

May 14, 2018

Sony Mobile Japan has announced that au by KDDI will carry the Xperia XZ2 (SOV37) and Xperia XZ2 Premium (SOV38) on its network. This follows on from SoftBank announcing the Xperia XZ2 last week. The Xperia XZ2 will launch on both networks in late May, however it was the Xperia XZ2 Premium launch date that […]

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Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact receive May 2018 security patches (51.1.A.4.173)

May 11, 2018

Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, which adds the May 2018 Android security patches, as seen on other premium Xperia X series over the last few days. The new update moves the build number from 51.1.A.3.159 to version 51.1.A.4.173, and no other changes have been noted […]

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Xperia XZ2 gets JerryRigEverything tested – solid as a rock

May 10, 2018

The Xperia XZ2 looks like a well-built phone, it’s thicker than recent Xperia flagships for example, and that shines through in the latest durability test by JerryRigEverything. The phone passes with flying colours, particularly in the bend test which shows hardly any flex under pressure. Check out the video below.

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Xperia XZ1 series, XZ Premium and X series get May 2018 security patches

May 9, 2018

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update to a number of handsets today, adding the May 2018 Android security patches. The Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium has seen the build number move from 47.1.A.12.145 to 47.1.A.12.179, while the Xperia X and X Compact build numbers move from 34.4.A.2.50 to version 34.4.A.2.70. […]

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Android P Public Beta arrives on the Xperia XZ2

May 8, 2018

Google has announced the Public Beta of Android P, and thanks to Project Treble, it is not only Pixel owners who will be able to test it out. Google has said that the Android P Beta will also be available to a number of partners – including Sony, Essential, OnePlus, Nokia , Oppo, Vivo and […]

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Xperia XZ, XZs and X Performance receive May 2018 security patches (41.3.A.2.128)

May 7, 2018

Sony Mobile is once again quick to the draw, releasing a firmware update for the Xperia XZ, XZs and X Performance that adds the 1 May 2018 security patches. Sony has moved the build number from 41.3.A.2.107 to version 41.3.A.2.128, and the Android version remains at 8.0.0. No other changes have been noticed, but let […]

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Why does Sony not give up on mobile? The answer appears related to 5G technology

April 28, 2018

Sony Corporation reported its FY17 results yesterday, for the 12 months to 31 March 2018. Overall, at a Group level, Sony’s results were good, with a 12% increase in revenues to 8,544 billion yen, and significant growth in operating income to 735 billion yen (from 289 billion yen last year). However, we’ve been accustomed to […]

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Sony releases God of War and The Sims Xperia Themes

April 27, 2018

Sony Mobile has published two new Xperia Themes with a gaming focus. First of all, there is a God of War theme celebrating the recently remade and critically lauded return to the franchise, featuring anti-hero Kratos. The theme features some nice touches including a live lock-screen. The second Xperia Theme is from the ever-lasting The […]

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Sony updates Xperia Themes app with new UI (5.2.A.0.10)

April 24, 2018

Sony Mobile is updating a number of handsets with a new Themes app (version 5.2.A.0.10), which introduces a refreshed user interface. When launching the Themes app from the stock launcher, you are now able to clearly see a selection of themes (both installed and downloadable), with a clear ‘tick’ highlighting which one you are using. […]

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3D Creator app adds selfie scanning mode for Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium

April 19, 2018

Sony Mobile has released a new update for its 3D Creator app for the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium, which introduces the selfie scanning mode – allowing you to scan 3D images of yourself. Sony has also improved the scanning performance, as well as the quality of the scans when uploaded to Sony’s […]

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