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Album app update (6.4.A.0.16) adds hide option for PlayMemories Online

October 21, 2014

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 […]

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New update (14.4.A.0.155) certified for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra

October 20, 2014

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.

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Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact on pre-order in the US for $499.99

October 20, 2014

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.

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Small update (23.0.A.2.106) hits the Xperia Z3 Compact in Brazil [Update]

October 19, 2014

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.

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SmartWatch 3 listed in US Play Store for $249.99; European pre-orders open through Sony Store

October 18, 2014

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 […]

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Weather widget updated (2.0.A.0.74) with improved language support

October 18, 2014

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, […]

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Sony confirms PS4 Remote Play heading to Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet

October 18, 2014

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 […]

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Candy Crush fans may want to check out this Xperia Theme

October 18, 2014

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 […]

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Sony UK offering the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for under £300 including case

October 18, 2014

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 […]

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Are these rumoured Xperia Z4 specs the real deal?

October 17, 2014

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 […]

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Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile sees new firmware certified (14.4.B.0.56)

October 16, 2014

New firmware for the Xperia Z1s (C6916) for T-Mobile has been certified by the PTCRB, moving the build number from 14.4.B.0.37 to 14.4.B.0.56. The ’37’ firmware build brought Android 4.4.4 KitKat to the Xperia Z1s for the first time, so expect this ’56’ build to bring some bug fixes and performance enhancements. We’ll keep you […]

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Xperia Style Cover Window themes launched on Play Store

October 16, 2014

Sony has released four “Xperia Style Cover Window” themes on the Google Play Store. The themes are of the same colours that the Xperia Z3 comes in i.e. Black, White, Copper and Silver Green. We imagine this release coincides with the imminent launch of the Style Cover Window SCR24. It means that you can choose […]

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Official: Sony bringing Android Lollipop to all Xperia Z devices from early 2015

October 16, 2014

Sony Mobile has just confirmed that it will upgrading the entire range of Xperia Z devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop at the start of 2015. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes the following handsets: Xperia Z Xperia ZL Xperia ZR Xperia Tablet Z Xperia Z1 Xperia Z1S Xperia Z Ultra Xperia Z1 Compact Xperia […]

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New firmware (23.0.1.A.1.38) certified for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

October 16, 2014

A new firmware version has been certified for the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Build number 23.0.1.A.1.38 looks to offer some reasonable improvements over the current software (23.0.A.2.105) judging by the version number i.e. moving from 23.0.A.X.XXX to 23.0.1.A.X.XX. We’ll let you know if and when it starts to roll.

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Android 4.4.4 firmware (23.0.1.A.0.32) for Xperia Z2 leaks; pics included

October 16, 2014

An older Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware build for the Sony Xperia Z2 has leaked. The software has been leaked by the EXR Team which has successfully leaked Sony firmware in the past. The firmware build for the leaked ROM has version number 23.0.1.A.0.32, which is an older build than the one recently certified by the […]

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