All Xperia C5 Ultra variants now receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow

September 18, 2016

A few days ago we reported that the Xperia C5 Ultra Dual was receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow – it was an extremely limited rollout initially, only one variant and two regions had the update. Well Sony has now kicked off the Android Marshmallow update in earnest for the Xperia C5 Ultra across all four variants. […]

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Xperia X Compact USA pre-orders open at $499.99

September 18, 2016

Sony Mobile has opened pre-orders of the Xperia X Compact in the United States through Amazon.com. The handset is available to pre-order unlocked for $499.99, but Amazon is offering $50 of credit on checkout, which means the effective cost is $449.99. The Xperia X Compact will launch into the USA on 25 September 2016. All […]

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Music Beta update adds “Trending artist” card (9.3.1.A.1.1)

September 17, 2016

Sony Mobile has updated the Music beta application to build number 9.3.1.A.1.1, which includes a new feature called “Trending artist”. As the name suggests, it shows which music artists are trending amongst Music app users worldwide. To enable the feature, you will need to ensure that “Share personal data” within the settings menu is ticked. […]

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Android Marshmallow seeding for Xperia C5 Ultra Dual (29.2.B.0.122)

September 16, 2016

Sony Mobile is seeding the Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update for the Xperia C5 Ultra. Android 6.0 has landed for only one variant so far – the Xperia C5 Ultra Dual (E5533) – but hopefully we will see the rollout widen from next week. The update has arrived with firmware number 29.2.B.0.122, we have included […]

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Xperia X Compact added to Sony’s AOSP program

September 16, 2016

Sony Mobile has added the Xperia X Compact to its Open Device program, which means that budding developers can use Sony’s guides to help build and flash AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Nougat and Marshmallow to the phone. Sony has provided the necessary binaries as well as detailed guides to get you started. Sony Mobile […]

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Xperia S receives Android 7.0 Nougat port

September 16, 2016

Oldie, but goldie. The classic Xperia S, over four years old now, has just received a port to Android 7.0 Nougat. Who needs the latest and greatest? XDA developer mickybart has done the hard work, porting his nAOSP (near-AOSP) Android 7.0 ROM to the Xperia S (LT26). As you can imagine, this ROM is in […]

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Xperia fans – Would you miss the headphone jack if Sony dropped it?

September 16, 2016

You probably haven’t been able to ignore the fact that today is iPhone 7 launch day, given how the media panders to Apple products. Since the iPhone 7 was formally announced, we have also seen endless coverage over Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack and whether that is a bold move, a premature […]

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Sony Xperia XZ gets unboxed

September 15, 2016

The Xperia XZ is due to hit retail around 6 October 2016, so it’s great to see an unboxing video of Sony’s latest flagship so early. The unboxing video comes courtesy of Btekt, who shows the packaging and gives a tour around the device including the new manual camera features. There is also a size […]

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Sony Xperia XZ: Further details on the technology behind the phone

September 15, 2016

The Sony Xperia XZ packs in a lot of technology and some exciting new features, never before seen on an Xperia device, such as the triple image camera sensors and 5-axis stabilisation. Sony Mobile has detailed a deeper look at some of the new tech inside the Xperia XZ as it showcased the handset to […]

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Sony needs to work harder on bloatware

September 14, 2016

The Sony Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra suffer from a big bloatware problem. Both phones come with 16GB internal storage, which is pretty standard for a mid-range device. Great, you might think, that’s plenty of enough storage for me. After all, last year Sony was still peddling mid-rangers with 8GB. However, for some reason, […]

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Storks Xperia Theme released to celebrate upcoming movie release

September 14, 2016

Storks is an upcoming animated movie feature that will be released at the end of this month. The movie features an impressive voice cast including Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer and Danny Trejo. To find out more about the movie check out the trailer below. In the meantime, you can download the Xperia Theme […]

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Xperia XZ in ‘Deep Pink’ spied

September 13, 2016

Sony Mobile has announced the Xperia XZ in three colours (Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum), but it looks like a fourth will be on the way. Sony included references to a “Deep Pink” variant in the handset’s white paper, along with a foot note saying that it would only launch in selected territories (no […]

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Android Marshmallow now rolling for the Xperia C4 (27.3.A.0.122) and C4 Dual (27.3.B.0.122)

September 13, 2016

Sony Mobile has started to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Xperia C4 with firmware number 27.3.A.0.122 and the Xperia C4 Dual with firmware number 27.3.B.0.122. At the time of writing the variants that are seeing the Marshmallow update include the Xperia C4 (E5303, E5306) and the Xperia C4 Dual (E5333, E5343). […]

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Xperia XZ pre-orders in Europe will get free Sony MDR-XB950BT headphones

September 13, 2016

Sony Mobile has kicked off pre-orders for the Xperia XZ across most of its European sites. Sony is enticing customers to pre-order the Xperia XZ by throwing in a pair of free Sony MDR-XB950BT Extra Bass wireless headphones, worth around £100. The promotion is currently live across various European regions including the UK (£549), Germany […]

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Xperia X Compact announced with 4.6-inch 720p display; Snapdragon 650

September 1, 2016

Sony Mobile has announced the Xperia X Compact (F5321) to sit alongside the new Xperia XZ flagship. Sony has some pedigree when it comes to ‘compact’ Xperia models of the past. However, this time around Sony has compromised too much on the spec-sheet to truly call this a diminutive version of this year’s flagship in […]

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