Xperia X owners – How happy are you with the handset?

July 4, 2016

The Sony Xperia X has been out for a number of weeks now, so we wanted to ask new owners of their initial impressions. Has it lived up to your expectations? If so, what do you love about the handset – is it the vibrant display, design or camera? If there are parts that are […]

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Xperia Concept release adds landscape mode and darker brightness setting (MOB30G.Z1.3616)

July 1, 2016

We’re a bit late on this, but thought it was worth a quick post anyway. Sony started to roll a new update for Concept for Android Marshmallow, moving it to build number MOB30G.Z1.3616. The key new features in this update is the addition of landscape mode in the Home launcher and brightness setting that now […]

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Sony Mobile to “defocus” on India and USA

June 30, 2016

Sony Corporation recently held an investor day, which took place in Tokyo, Japan. The investor day provided an opportunity for Sony management to update the markets across all segment areas of its business. As always, we were mainly focused on Sony’s plans for its smartphone business and we came away with some interesting titbits. We […]

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Android N revealed as Android 7.0 Nougat

June 30, 2016

It is not the name we would have chosen, but Google has gone with Android Nougat as the name of its next major Android version. There was plenty of speculation about what ‘N’ would end up being, with ‘Nutella’ getting a lot of love, but in the end Nougat won out. Perhaps, there was licensing […]

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Android Wear update (MWD49B) hits the SmartWatch 3

June 23, 2016

A new Android Wear firmware update with build number MWD49B is landing on the SmartWatch 3. This is a small update that brings security and stability improvements, for example, it appears that GPS issues have been fixed and some people are reporting better battery life. It looks like the reboot option has also returned. If […]

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Xperia X Performance heading to Germany after all

June 22, 2016

When the Sony Xperia X series was first announced, we quickly received word that the Xperia X Performance would not be heading to the UK and Germany. Since then, we now know that the handset will receive a limited release in the UK but there was no word on what was happening in Germany. Well […]

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Sony stops manufacturing phones in Brazil

June 21, 2016

Sony Mobile has ceased smartphone production in Brazil according to a report from ZDnet. The company has ended contracts with ODMs Foxconn and Arima “due to lack of fiscal incentives and the current financial crisis.” This move represents a change in tact from Sony, who announced plans to aggressively expand in the Brazilian market only […]

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Xperia Beta update with ‘Soft Charging’ feature now rolling (23.5.A.1.238)

June 21, 2016

Sony Mobile is now rolling the Beta Marshmallow firmware update for the Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact with build number 23.5.A.1.238. As we reported on yesterday, this new update includes a new feature called ‘soft charging’ which has been designed to extend the life of your battery. The feature can be switched on/off under […]

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Xperia X Performance, XA and XA Ultra pre-orders live in United States

June 20, 2016

Official pre-orders for the Xperia XA, XA Ultra and X Performance have now commenced in the USA. Both Best Buy and B&H Photo Video have pre-orders live for all three handsets with various colour options available. The Xperia X Performance costs $699.99 and includes a free SanDisk 128GB microSD memory card – the handset will […]

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New Xperia Beta firmware with “Soft Charging” landing this week (23.5.A.1.238)

June 20, 2016

Sony Mobile is planning to release a new Beta Marshmallow update later this week with build number 23.5.A.1.238. Sony says the update includes 300 fixes/improvements including the addition of the new Xperia Home launcher with landscape support and fixes for the Calendar and Style Portrait applications. The company is also releasing a new feature called […]

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Ghostbusters ’16 Xperia Theme released by Sony

June 17, 2016

Sony Mobile has released a new Xperia Theme to celebrate the upcoming Ghostbusters movie reboot. The theme only appears to be available in select regions right now, for example, we’re not available to download from the UK. Judging from the screenshots the new theme looks pretty neat and ties in nicely with the movie including […]

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Xperia X Performance is now out; Taiwan gets first dibs; see first unboxing pics

June 15, 2016

The Sony Xperia X Performance is now in stock in Taiwan and expected to see further availability across other South East Asia regions shortly, including Hong Kong and Thailand. You can check out the first unboxing pictures of the Xperia X Performance below, which follows the same colourful packaging as seen with the Xperia X. […]

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Xperia Lounge (3.3.1) updated with new user interface

June 14, 2016

Sony Mobile has refreshed the “Xperia Lounge” application with a new design. Build number 3.3.1 has a new UI and breaks down content into three categories: “Featured”, “Latest” and “Popular”. The side menu remains the same as the previous version. Other changes include performance enhancements and bug fixes. The APK is available to download below.

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Is the Sony Xperia X secretly water resistant?

June 13, 2016

The Sony Xperia X Performance is meant to be the only water resistant device in the Xperia X family, with its IP65/IP68 certification. Well given Sony’s pedigree when it comes to waterproof smartphones, could it have secretly made the Xperia X water resistant? The video below appears to show an Xperia X placed in a […]

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New Concept firmware improves SD card handling, brings other fixes (MOB30G.Z1.3606)

June 12, 2016

Sony Mobile has released a new Concept Marshmallow release with build number MOB30G.Z1.3606. The Android 6.0.1 update includes the latest June 2016 Google security patches. Sony has also fixed an issue that some people had reading files with large SD cards. Other bugs that have been ironed out include a data connection retry problem, a […]

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