Motorola Moto X Style uses the Sony IMX230 camera sensor; when will we see it in an Xperia device?

July 28, 2015

Sony fans have been waiting for an improvement in the camera tech inside Xperia devices for a while now. Most of the recent flagship Xperia devices have used the Sony IMX220 camera sensor, but the latest Sony Exmor RS IMX230 CMOS sensor is yet to make an appearance. Ironically, the new camera chip has now […]

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New screenshots of Sony’s Concept for Android software

July 28, 2015

The first few screenshots of Sony’s ‘Concept for Android’ Xperia software made an appearance last week, showcasing a stripped down UI – much closer to a stock Android experience. 500 Xperia Z3 owners in Sweden are being selected to trial this new software and it was always likely that it wouldn’t be too long before […]

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Xperia Z3 Plus owners: How bad is the overheating in reality?

July 27, 2015

The Sony Xperia Z3+/Z4 has received a bad rap mainly down to the overheating issues that have been widely portrayed. Most place the blame on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, with many people avoiding any device that runs this maligned chipset. However, whilst we’ve all seen the benchmarks and temperature charts we wanted to ask Xperia […]

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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop now seeding to Xperia Z2 series

July 27, 2015

Sony Mobile has started to roll the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update for the Xperia Z2 series in the form of build number 23.4.A.0.546. The update has only been released for carriers of the D6503 Xperia Z2 variant so far, primarily for Vodafone, however we would expect generic versions to arrive soon enough. Likewise for […]

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Xperia Z3+ Dual launches in Malaysia for RM2,599

July 27, 2015

Sony Mobile Malaysia has released the Xperia Z3+ Dual (E6533) into the region at a recommend price of RM2,599 (£440, €621, $682). So far only the black and copper colours are available. The handset is available to buy online right now. Thanks AmeiN and Ben!

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Xperia C5 Ultra confirmed as snippets of user guide unveiled

July 26, 2015

Sony Mobile will shortly launch the Xperia C5 Ultra (E5506, E5553), codenamed Lavender. This has been confirmed by a leaked manual for the device. We have previously seen a number of in-the-wild pictures of the front panel and of the display itself, which suggested it will have a bezel-less frame (at least on the left […]

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Android 5.1 Sony Xperia video demo

July 24, 2015

If you are awaiting the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update for your Sony Xperia device, then you may want to check out a few hands-on videos below to show what you have to look forward to. The videos show the new changes that this update brings versus the previous Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware builds. If […]

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Lifelog update (2.9.A.0.18) adds new goal progress layout, Android 5.1 support and more

July 24, 2015

Sony Mobile has updated the Lifelog application moving it from build number 2.8.A.0.16 to version 2.9.A.0.18. The application now includes support for Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (MR1) that started to seed recently for the Xperia Z3 series and a new layout for Goal progress, giving you a percentage achieved so far. Other additions include new card […]

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Will Sony’s H2 flagship be “Made for Bond”? Leaked promo pic suggests so

July 24, 2015

The leaked promo picture below appears to suggest that Sony will tie-up its latest smartphone release with the new James Bond flick, SPECTRE, when it launches in November 2015. The pic shows “Made for Bond” with “Xperia -5” underneath. The letter has been masked, which It means it could be the Z5 or maybe Sony […]

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Sony Mobile enters drone market through ZMP joint venture

July 23, 2015

Sony Mobile has entered into a joint venture with ZMP to develop and provide drones to the enterprise market. The joint venture company will be called “Aerosense” when it is formed in early August 2015. The JV is part of Sony’s focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The new entity will utilise Sony’s […]

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Snapdragon 810 will power Sony’s H2 flagships says UAProf

July 23, 2015

Sony Mobile is very likely to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset in its H2 2015 flagships, just as we speculated yesterday. The UAProfs (user agent profile) for the Sony E66XX flagship model (Xperia Z5?) and Sony E58XX flagship compact (Xperia Z5 Compact?) appear to confirm this detail. The UAProfs show that both the Sony […]

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Sony gives more details on its Concept for Android project; a “stripped back” UI

July 22, 2015

Earlier this week we reported on Sony’s ‘Concept for Android’ initiative that it will trial in Sweden. This gives select Swedish Xperia Z3 owners the chance to test a new Sony Xperia Android software experience. Sony has today revealed a few more details on the project, including a couple of screenshots. The new Sony Android […]

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New Android 5.1.1 firmware (23.4.A.0.570) certified for Xperia Z2 and Z3 series

July 22, 2015

Sony Mobile has only just begun rolling the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series and it looks as if another one will arrive shortly. New firmware build number 23.4.A.0.570 has been certified for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series, which compares to the current Android 5.1.1 firmware with version […]

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Android 5.1 update for Xperia Z3 now rolling (23.4.A.0.546)

July 22, 2015

The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update has now started to seed for the Sony Xperia Z3. At the time of writing, Android 5.1.1 build number 23.4.A.0.546 has been released to select regions for the D6603 variant and D6653 variant. We will include FTF firmware links to each variant below as they become live. If you […]

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New Sony Xperia flagships to launch prior to IFA 2015?

July 22, 2015

Somewhat surprisingly, Sony Mobile may be shortly looking to launch new flagship entries to the Xperia range according to a report from WinFuture.de. The report claims that two new models (Xperia S60 and Xperia S70) are tipped to launch prior to the IFA tradeshow, which takes place in Berlin from 4-9 September 2015. There was […]

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