Xperia XZ2 goes up against other flagships in water resistance test

June 20, 2018

The Xperia XZ2 is IP65 and IP68 dust and water resistant, as many flagships from Sony have been in the past. Sony has some pedigree in this area, being one of the first manufacturers to launch water resistant smartphones in the past. Youtuber Matthew Moniz put a number of current flagships to test to see […]

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Sony brushes off display issues on Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 range

June 20, 2018

Since the Xperia XZ1 was released in September 2017 we have seen a number of reports from people suffering with strange display-related issues, where lines and dots may emerge if the screen is touched/rubbed frequently. The lines do disappear after a while, but it can be distracting nonetheless to anything you are viewing on your […]

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Sony Mobile is the fastest OEM to provide firmware updates

June 18, 2018

Okay this might not be the official definitive source, but Android Authority recently published a report on which Android manufacturer updates their phones the fastest. They have looked at which Android OEMs updated to Android Oreo the fastest (outside of Google’s Pixel devices). For us Xperia fans, it’s great to see that Sony took first […]

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First Xperia XZ2 Premium sample camera images

June 18, 2018

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony’s first smartphone with dual cameras. It’s also a technology powerhouse, with its high ISO sensitivity (51,200 for photos and 12,800 for video recording), newly designed 7-piece lens and an AUBE Instant Image Fusion processor. Mobile01 managed to get hold of a pre-production unit and promptly took a bunch of […]

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New Xperia Home launcher in development from Sony

June 15, 2018

A few days ago we reported that Sony Mobile had ceased development of its Xperia Home launcher, with the app entering a maintenance phase and that the Beta community would soon close. Now we don’t know why Sony couldn’t have mentioned this earlier, but the reason for stopping development on the current version of the […]

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Xperia XZ2 Premium sized up against the Xperia XZ2

June 14, 2018

Sony Mobile Taiwan officially announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium at a press event earlier today. The dual-camera toting Xperia XZ2 Premium will see a selective launch globally, particularly focused on Asian markets – there is no word whether we will see the handset appear across Europe right now. In today’s conference, Sony confirmed that the […]

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Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact added to Android Enterprise Recommended program

June 14, 2018

Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended Program back in February, designed to highlight which Android devices are suitable for business. Devices added to the program must follow certain parameters, such as updating to the latest Android security patches within 90 days, and providing these updates for at least 3 years. These devices also need to […]

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Xperia X, X Compact and L2 get June 2018 security patches

June 14, 2018

Sony is on a roll at the moment in terms of updating their handsets to the latest June 2018 security patches. Today, we are seeing an update to the Xperia X and X Compact, which moves the build number from 34.4.A.2.70 to 34.4.A.2.85. The latest budget smartphone from Sony, the Xperia L2, has also seen […]

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Is this a first look at the Xperia XZ3?

June 13, 2018

Sony Mobile is likely to announce new Xperia hardware at the IFA 2018 tradeshow in Berlin, at the end of August. That’s not a surprise, as it has been that way for a number years. Well some pictures have been doing the rounds, purported to that of a prototype of the next Xperia flagship – […]

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Xperia XZ, XZs and X Performance updated with June 2018 patches (41.3.A.2.149)

June 13, 2018

The next in Sony’s roster of Xperia smartphones to be updated to the latest 1 June 2018 Android security patches are the Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs and Xperia X Performance. This follows on from a similar for the Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 families in the last few days. The new update moves the build number […]

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Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact get June 2018 security patches (51.1.A.4.225)

June 12, 2018

Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact flagships with a new firmware update with build number 51.1.A.4.225. This latest update adds the 1 June 2018 Android security patches, with a number of users also reporting of performance improvements too. If you have updated, please let us know your impressions below.

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Xperia Home to enter maintenance phase; Beta to close in a few weeks

June 11, 2018

The Sony Mobile developers behind Xperia Home have today confirmed that they will no longer be actively developing the home launcher going forward. This news follows a similar fate that befell the Xperia Weather app. It’s certainly a shame how Sony is shuttering so many apps/services for the Xperia range. The devs said that a […]

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Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium get June 2018 security patches (47.1.A.12.205)

June 6, 2018

Sony Mobile is pushing a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XZ Premium. The update moves the build number from 47.1.A.12.179 to version 47.1.A.12.205, and adds the 1 June 2018 Android security patches. If you’ve noticed any other changes, please let us know in the comments below.

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Sony Mobile will no longer develop Xperia Weather app

June 5, 2018

Sony Mobile has ended new development of the Xperia Weather application. While the app will still be around for a while, do not expect any new features. This was confirmed in a recent post on the Xperia Weather Beta Google+ team, which said that “investments for new development on Xperia Weather has been cut” following […]

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Xperia XA1 family and Xperia L1 get security updates

June 4, 2018

Sony Mobile has updated the firmware for its Xperia XA1 range of smartphones, moving them to build number 48.1.A.2.21 which adds 5 May 2018 Android security patches. This update is now live for the Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Plus and Xperia XA1 Ultra. In addition, we also recently saw an update for the Xperia L1, […]

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