Theme Creator BETA (0.0.2) no longer restricts you to using Adobe Photoshop

May 20, 2015

Sony Mobile has updated its Theme Creator tool, which allows users to create their own Xperia Themes. Theme Creator BETA version 0.0.2 adds a number of new features including the ability to use your own favourite image editor (previously you could only use Photoshop). Other changes include an updated UI, performance improvements, extensive bug-fixing, ability […]

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‘Live on YouTube’ app adds support for Android Lollipop

May 19, 2015

Sony Mobile has updated the “Live on YouTube – by Xperia” which finally brings support for Android Lollipop. The build number of the app moves from 01.00.41 to version 01.00.47. No other changes have been noticed. ‘Live on YouTube’ allows you to broadcast and share live moments with the world or privately to your own […]

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Xperia Z4 announced for SoftBank Mobile in Japan

May 19, 2015

Sony Mobile has announced that the Xperia Z4 (402SO) will be heading to SoftBank Mobile in Japan – this now makes three Japanese carriers that will stock Sony’s latest flagship. The model is the same in design/specs that we have already seen, however it is refreshing to see that SoftBank will not adorn any logos […]

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New Lollipop update lands for Xperia C3 and T2 Ultra owners (19.3.A.0.472)

May 18, 2015

A new firmware update is now rolling for owners of the Xperia C3 and Xperia T2 Ultra handsets (including their dual SIM counterparts). Build number 19.3.A.0.472 likely fixes a few bugs and improves performance over the first Android Lollipop update that rolled recently (19.3.A.0.470). This is a global update that is live across many variants […]

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T-Mobile US confirms Android Lollipop testing on Xperia Z3 and Z1s

May 18, 2015

If the recent PTCRB certifications of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Xperia Z3 weren’t enough of a clue that T-Mobile was testing the firmware, then you can now hear the information directly from the horse’s mouth. T-Mobile’s software updates page lists both the Xperia Z3 (D6616) and Xperia Z1s (C6916) as “T-Mobile Testing Software Version: […]

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Style Cover app for Xperia Z3 gets minor update (1.1.A.0.12) to enhance user experience

May 18, 2015

A quick heads-up to Sony Xperia Z3 owners that own the Style Cover Window SCR24 case for the handset. Sony recently rolled a minor update to the ‘Style Cover’ app which moves the build number from 1.1.A.0.10 to version 1.1.A.0.12. The 0.9MB OTA update is currently rolling through the “What’s New” application. Sony says the […]

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More details on Recovery mode for select Xperia devices

May 18, 2015

Recently, we brought word that Sony Mobile had started to officially support recovery mode within its bootloaders. Recovery mode can be very helpful for those wanting to flash custom ROMs and restoring back-up data. It also allows users to test new (and potentially unstable) kernels with the comfort of moving back to a stable kernel. […]

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Photo editor updated (5.0.A.0.12) with bug fixes

May 18, 2015

A quick heads-up to let you know that Sony’s Photo editor has recently been updated to build number 5.0.A.0.12. There is nothing too fancy in the changelog, with Sony just citing “bug corrections”, but if you want to give the latest version a try hit the download link below.

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What’s New update (3.0.A.0.2) brings richer content

May 17, 2015

Sony Mobile has updated the “What’s New” application moving it to build number 3.0.A.0.2 (from 2.1.A.0.1). Sony’s changelog talks about the update bringing a new look and feel and introducing richer content, although it mostly looks similar to the previous version from a quick look. The update should be live on Lollipop Xperia devices, or […]

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Sony India to hold press conference on 26 May – could we see the Xperia Z4 launch?

May 17, 2015

Sony Mobile India is sending out invites to local media regarding a press conference being held in New Delhi on 26 May 2015. The invite has a water graphic hinting at the launch of a water resistant device(s). It is expected that the Xperia M4 Aqua will be announced at the event, but according to […]

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Xperia Z4 series heading to au in Japan

May 16, 2015

A second Japanese carrier has announced plans to launch the Sony Xperia Z4. au by KDDI confirmed that it will be stocking the Xperia Z4 (SOV31) and Xperia Z4 Tablet (SOT31). This follows NTT docomo who announced earlier in the week that it will carry three new handsets this summer: the Xperia A4 (SO-04G), Xperia […]

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Sony “Lavender” (E55XX) front panel leaks

May 15, 2015

Twitter used @upleaks has shown off the alleged front panel of the Sony “Lavender” which is believed to have model number E55XX (E5503, E5563). The handset was previously rumoured to sport a 1080p display and MediaTek MT6752 (64-bit octa-core LTE) chipset. The picture appears to show a device with large front-facing camera and LED flash […]

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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop spied on the Xperia Z3

May 14, 2015

There is no doubt that Sony Mobile is currently testing the latest Android firmware builds on Xperia devices. Recently, we brought news that the Xperia Z series could see Android 5.1 by August, at least on Telstra in Australia. Now a video has appeared, showing what it is believed to be Android 5.1.1 Lollipop running […]

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SmartWatch 2 updated with “functional improvements”

May 13, 2015

There is not really much to add as the title captures it all. Sony Mobile has released an update to for the SmartWatch 2 SW2 which brings “functional improvements” to the watch, however there is no clarity on what these improvements are. The new update moves the build number to 1.0.B.6.40 / 1.0.A.4.11.

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Walkman update lands (9.0.0.A.0.1) to change name to “Music”

May 13, 2015

Beta users of Sony’s Walkman application had already seen the name renamed to “Music”, but now it is the turn of the regular users sticking to the stable releases. Build number 9.0.0.A.0.1 (from version 8.5.A.3.3) has landed changing the name to “Music” and bringing various other changes. This includes moving the settings and play queue […]

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