Xperia C4 (E53XX) ‘Cosmos’ gets another leak, model number confirmed

April 7, 2015

The Sony Xperia C4 will launch shortly, with its key selling point being the large front-facing camera and LED flash. We have already seen a number of pictures,  but today another has emerged from tipster @upleaks. He also suggests that the handset codenamed ‘Cosmos’ will have model number E53XX. The Xperia C4 Dual,  in particular, […]

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Xperia Z2 rollout widens to include HSPA+ D6502 model

April 7, 2015

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware update has now widened for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet.  Crucially, Xperia Z2 HSPA+ D6502 owners see Lollipop for the first time and is currently available in India,  Middle East, Latin America, Singapore,  USA, Ukraine and Vietnam. As always,  Sony  says the rollout […]

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First Xperia Z4 sample picture appears

April 7, 2015

The Sony Xperia Z4 leaks are coming through thick and fast now. Earlier we saw some in-the-wild pictures of the handset and now an alleged sample picture from the handset has leaked. You can see the picture below, or the original 20.7MP 15MB file at the source link.  The EXIF data matches the Xperia Z4, […]

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T-Mobile US halts sales of the Xperia Z3

April 6, 2015

Over the last few days,  readers have got in touch wondering about the availability of the Xperia Z3 (D6616) on T-Mobile US after it disappeared from from the site. At the beginning we weren’t sure if it was a website glitch,  but now T-Mobile has confirmed that it is no longer selling the Xperia Z3. […]

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Xperia Z4 hands-on pics leak showing all angles

April 6, 2015

The clearest live pictures of the Sony Xperia Z4 have leaked. The six pictures show the handset across all angles and confirm what we have seen so far. This includes exposed micro USB charging port on the bottom and just one port flap on the left side (most likely for nano SIM and memory card). […]

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Is this the Xperia C4?

April 6, 2015

We receive a number of anonymous tips in our inbox regularly and trying to separate the credible ones from the rest can be a challenge. This particular one relates to the Sony Xperia C4,  expected to be the selfie-phone-with-front-flash successor to the Xperia C3. A render was sent to us claiming to be that of […]

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Xperia Z1s Android Lollipop update certified (14.5.B.0.220)

April 5, 2015

Looks like Android Lollipop will be heading to T-Mobile Xperia Z1s (C6916) owners soon as a new build number 14.5.B.0.220 has just been certified by the PTCRB. This moves the firmware number from ‘14.4’ Android 4.4.4 KitKat to ‘14.5’ which we’d expect to be Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.  We’ll keep you posted once it starts to […]

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New teaser images of Xperia Z4 appear

April 5, 2015

A few alleged Sony Xperia Z4 pictures have leaked, although they have been carefully shot not to show off the full design. The pics include snippets of the display showing that this is the Sony E6553,  which is expected to be the Xperia Z4. Remember we have already seen the same model number appear previously.  […]

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Has Android 5.1 just been certified for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact?

April 4, 2015

Sony Mobile may have just certified Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact judging by new listings. Firmware build 23.2.A.0.278 has been certified by the PTCRB for the Xperia Z3 (D6653) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833). Given the move from build format ‘23.0’ for Android 4.4.4 KitKat to ‘23.1’ for Android […]

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Xperia Z3 Dual sees Lollipop firmware certified (23.1.1.E.0.1)

April 3, 2015

Sony Mobile is keeping Xperia Z3 Dual (D6633) owners waiting for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop,  but hopefully the wait will soon be over.  A new update with build number 23.1.1.E.0.1 has  been certified by the PTCRB and the likelihood is that this will be Lollipop.  Current firmware starts with ‘23.0’, whilst the newly certified build number […]

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What’s New update (2.1.A.0.1) brings new notification for app updates

April 3, 2015

Sony Mobile has updated the “What’s New” application to build number 2.1.A.0.1. The main new feature this introduces is a badge icon to the app screen to notify users of new updates. The update is currently rolling to Lollipop-enabled Xperia devices.

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Xperia C3 and T2 Ultra see Android Lollipop certified (19.3.A.0.468)

April 3, 2015

Sony Mobile has only just officially confirmed that Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is heading to the Xperia C3 and Xperia T2 Ultra and now it looks like the firmware might arrive soon.  A new update with build number 19.3.A.0.468 has been certified by the PTCRB for both handsets. This means that we could see the update […]

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Sony details movie offer for Xperia Lounge users

April 2, 2015

Sony is giving away free movie and TV content to Xperia Lounge users in its latest promotion. Xperia Lounge Gold users of select Xperia Z handsets will be able to choose from 25 movies including “The Equalizer”. Xperia Lounge Silver users aren’t left out  though,  they will get access to bonus footage from some films […]

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Info-eye bug fix update (1.8.12) now rolling

April 1, 2015

Sony Mobile is now rolling a small bug fix update to the Info-eye camera app moving the build number to 1.8.12. Sony says the update also increases app stability.

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Sony Mobile targeting 38m smartphones in FY15; new 6-inch devices on the horizon?

March 31, 2015

Sony Mobile is looking to ship 38 million smartphones during FY15 (12 months to March 2016) according to a report from Digitimes citing sources at Taiwan’s handset supply chain. This would put it slightly behind FY14, where it is expected to ship 39.2 million smartphones. This new target reflects Sony’s new focus away from the […]

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