Xperia Z5 dummy pictures leak

August 21, 2015

A new set of pictures allegedly showing a dummy unit of the Sony Xperia Z5 have appeared. The pictures show the dummy handset in a case but gives a better look of what to expect in Sony’s upcoming flagship. Check out the pictures below and let us know what you think of the design in […]

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Sony SmartWatch 3 receives Android Wear 1.3 update (LCA43) – intros interactive watch faces

August 21, 2015

Google recently announced the latest update to its Android Wear platform, with version 1.3 introducing interactive watch faces. What this means in practice is that a tap of the watch will reveal more information or even launch a specific app. You can choose to access certain info at a glance whether that be emails, weather […]

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Xperia Z5 Compact spotted in promo image

August 20, 2015

Sony Mobile is set to announce at least the next Xperia flagship and ‘Compact’ flagship at IFA in early September 2015. A supposed promotional image for the Xperia Z5 Compact has leaked showing the rear of the device. The lens and LED flash placement match what we have seen, so we believe the image is […]

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Lifelog update (2.9.A.0.22) adds support for SmartBand 2

August 20, 2015

Sony Mobile has updated the Lifelog application to build number 2.9.A.0.22, which adds support for the SmartBand 2 SWR12. The other main change for this new version is that you can now log physical activities whilst in battery Stamina mode (only applies to Xperia devices).

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Sony SmartBand 2 announced with advanced heart rate tracking

August 20, 2015

Sony Mobile has finally announced the much-rumoured SmartBand 2. The main new feature it brings over its predecessor is the inclusion of advanced heart rate tracking. The tracker gives you a better insight to your fitness through accelerometer and heart rate sensors which monitor pulse and heart rate variability. The SmartBand 2 will launch across […]

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Six new ‘Style Portrait’ camera apps hit the Google Play Store

August 19, 2015

Sony Mobile has released six new Add-On effects for the “Style Portrait” camera application, which recently launched on the Google Play Store. The six new effects include Germany, Vampire, Cleopatra, Flames, Beijing Opera and LOMO. You can find pictures and Google Play Store links for each new effect below.

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Try the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Boot Animation on your Sony Xperia

August 18, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes a fancy new boot animation and if you want to try it out on your Sony Xperia device, then you can download it from the link below. As when trying out any new boot animation, your device will need to be rooted. To install, simply move the “bootanimation.zip” to system/media and […]

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Sony Japan launches Xperia J1 Compact Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Edition

August 18, 2015

Sony Mobile Japan will release a limited edition version of the Xperia J1 Compact based around the iconic Metal Gear game series. The Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Edition of the Xperia J1 Compact will feature an “Outer Heaven” graphic on the rear along with custom ringtones and wallpaper from the game. Pre-orders […]

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Xperia M5 sized up against Xperia M4 Aqua

August 17, 2015

Sony Mobile launched the Xperia M5 relatively quickly, especially considering that the Xperia M4 Aqua was only released a few months ago. If you want to get an idea of how both handsets size up against each other, then check out the pics below. They show a Gold Xperia M5 against a Coral Xperia M4 […]

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow officially announced

August 17, 2015

Google has confirmed that the next major Android release will be called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google has also introduced the official Android 6.0 SDK today. This will allow developers to access to the final Android APIs and the latest build tools. Let us know what you think of the latest Android name in the comments […]

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Xperia Z3 Plus wins “European Multimedia Smartphone 2015-16“ EISA Award

August 16, 2015

The Sony Xperia Z3+ has won the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) award for the best “European Multimedia Smartphone” in 2015–2016. EISA holds these awards every year across several categories including Hi-Fi, Home Theatre, Photography and Mobile Devices. Recent Sony Xperia winners include the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Tablet Z. In the main […]

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Android 5.1.1 arrives in Canada for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series (23.4.A.0.570)

August 16, 2015

Sony Mobile has released the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series in Canada. The update comes in the form of build number 23.4.A.0.570, moving the Xperia devices to Android 5.1.1 from 5.0.2 Lollipop. You can check below to see which firmware updates are available for which Canadian carrier. The […]

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New updates certified for Xperia E4g (25.0.A.2.29) and Xperia E4g Dual (25.0.B.2.29)

August 16, 2015

Small firmware updates has been certified by the PTCRB for the Sony Xperia E4g series. The Xperia E4g certification will see it move from 25.0.A.2.14 to build number 25.0.A.2.29. The Xperia E4g Dual certification will see it move from 25.0.B.2.14 to build number 25.0.B.2.29. We would expect small bug fixes and hopefully a patch for […]

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New update (28.0.A.8.245) certified for Xperia Z3 Plus and Z4 Tablet

August 15, 2015

A new firmware update with build number 28.0.A.8.245 has been certified by the PTCRB for the latest Sony flagship devices – the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet. This compares to the newest current version with build 28.0.A.7.31. This is unlikely to be the Android 5.1.1 update give the small change in build number, however […]

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Is Sony about to use “4K X-Reality PRO” in mobile? May give credence to that 4K Xperia Z5 Plus

August 15, 2015

Sony Mobile may shortly be using new display software in its Xperia devices including a new version of “X-Reality” and more interestingly “4K X-Reality”. Recently we have reported that there is a possibility that the Xperia Z5+ phablet may use a 4K display, given info revealed in the UAProf. However, whilst this seems far-fetched, a […]

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