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Root available for Xperia Z2 firmware 17.1.2.A.0.314

July 20, 2014

A new firmware update recently started to roll for the Xperia Z2 (D6503) in the form of build number 17.1.2.A.0.314. Whilst the Android build remains at version 4.4.2 KitKat, Sony did work through a number of changes including improved voice call quality, touch performance and charging when the battery is low. One of the issues […]

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Here’s how to replace the Xperia Z2 screen [Video]

July 19, 2014

It always fascinates us how manufacturers can cram so much technology into something the size of a phone. Smartphones have gradually replaced many standalone gadgets such as MP3 players, digital cameras, portable gaming machines, GPS devices and more. Therefore, it can be quite painful if your phone gets damaged, especially as repair can be costly. […]

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Xperia Z2 now available to order in the United States via Sony Store

July 19, 2014

The unlocked Xperia Z2 is now available to order in the United States through the Sony Store website. The Xperia Z2 is being sold for $699.99, but the handset is currently back-ordered with an unknown ship date. We imagine Sony is just working through a few gremlins and that the Xperia Z2 will begin shipping […]

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Xperia T3 manual now available

July 19, 2014

The Xperia T3 has recently gone on sale in two regions so far: Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is expected to see a wider launch next month, including the UK and Germany. If you’ve been keeping a eye on the 5.3-inch Xperia T3, with its steel frame and 7mm thickness, then you might want to […]

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Marginal update (19.1.C.0.117) certified for Xperia T2 Ultra Dual

July 18, 2014

Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware started to roll out for the Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra Dual earlier this week. Apart from the usual features to be expected with an update to Xperia KitKat, we were surprised to see the addition of an apps to SD card feature. The KitKat update for the Xperia T2 […]

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Super slow-mo video (480fps FHD) demoed using Sony IMX220 sensor

July 18, 2014

One of the highlights from MediaTek’s new MT6795 chip launch was a headline grabbing 480fps Full HD video capture, enabling playback at 1/16 speed. If manufacturers want to take advantage of this feature then they will need to incorporate the Sony IMX220, 20.7MP sensor into their hardware. The sensor is used to capture the video […]

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Xperia Z1 update (14.4.A.0.118) arrives on Vodafone Germany and Spain

July 18, 2014

A few days back we saw a new firmware update with build number 14.4.A.0.118 certified for the Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. The same build has been recently certified for a number of Xperia Z1 variants (C6902, C6903, C6906). However, it seems that the update has actually been released for the Xperia Z1 […]

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Xperia T3 now available in Taiwan for NT$ 10,990

July 18, 2014

The Sony Xperia T3 was recently released in Hong Kong and now it has gone on sale in Taiwan, its second launch market. The handset is available in three colours (black, purple and white) at a recommended price point of NT$ 10,990 (£214, €270, $366). The handset is expected to hit select European markets during […]

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Sony D2202 and D2212 entry-level models outed by Indonesian Postel

July 17, 2014

Sony is preparing to launch another entry-level Xperia handset judging by the Indonesian Postel regulatory website. It has revealed a couple of new model numbers in the form of Sony D2202 and Sony D2212. If Sony’s model numbering is any idea of portfolio placement, then this model will sit above the Xperia E1 (D200X) and […]

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New Xperia Z2 update (17.1.2.A.0.314) now rolling [Update]

July 17, 2014

A new firmware update for Sony’s flagship Xperia Z2 has started to roll with build number 17.1.2.A.0.314. The update keeps the phone on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, so Xperia Z2 owners have to wait a bit longer for Android 4.4.4. According to the Xperia Update Checker, the generic firmware is available for the D6503 LTE variant […]

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Verizon Xperia Z2 Tablet now available

July 17, 2014

Just a quick heads-up to those in the US that Verizon’s Xperia Z2 Tablet is now on sale through Verizon stores and online. The 32GB LTE model can be bought on a two year agreement at $499.99 or with a Verizon EDGE $29.99 per month contract. If you don’t want a contract the tablet will […]

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JDI starts mass production of IPS-NEO displays for mobile products

July 17, 2014

Japan Display Inc has announced that mass production of IPS-NEO panels for mobile products has commenced. IPS-NEO panels are characterised by higher contrast displays (darker blacks) and consistent colour reproduction through wide viewing angles. Other benefits include improved yields and lower power consumption. As pixel density for mobile products is driven ever higher, this has […]

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Sony brings App to SD card support in latest Xperia KitKat firmware

July 17, 2014

One of the genuine surprises in yesterday’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra Dual is that Sony is now giving users the options to move their applications to SD card. If you click on an individual app within Settings > Apps you will now be presented with an option […]

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Xperia T2 Ultra Android 4.4.2 KitKat update now rolling [Update]

July 16, 2014

Sony has started to roll out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat (sorry no 4.4.4) firmware update to the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual handsets. The KitKat update will update Xperia T2 Ultra handsets to software build number 19.1.A.0.473, whilst Xperia T2 Ultra Dual owners will be updated with build number 19.1.C.0.116. So far […]

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Xperia Z3 (D6603) passes through the FCC

July 16, 2014

The handset expected to be known as the Sony Xperia Z3 has passed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US. The particular variant being testing was the D6603 with FCC ID of PM-0800-BV. We know these two relate to each other given an earlier certification from TUV Rheinland. The documents itself do not […]

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