If you have taken a liking to Sony’s Xperia Home launcher then you will not be happy to hear that the company has made a business decision to cease development of this launcher. It’s not going to bring any new features to the Xperia Home launcher from now on and the updates that are released will only bring bug fixes.
These days ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack on smartphones is becoming increasingly common. This is exactly what Sony did with the Xperia XZ2 that was launched at MWC 2018, and it looks like Sony has recently come forward with an explanation as to why they have decided to remove the port.
Following the rumors and leaks that we’ve been hearing, it looks like the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have been officially announced. These are Sony’s latest Android smartphones and for the most part, they are identical in many ways, but as their name suggests, one will be bigger and the other more “compact”.
#IFA2017 – A new report claims to offer some insight into Sony’s smartphone plans for 2017. The company has been finding it hard to sell its products against strong competitors from the likes of Samsung and Apple but it’s not exiting the smartphone market just yet. The report claims that Sony is going to abandon its Premium Standard phones and focus on the high-end market segment only. It’s expected that […]
Sony has announced the launch of its new smartphone called Xperia L1. It has a large 5.5 inch HD display and promises “fluid performance” and at affordable price. It touts signature Sony design with a large display and rounded frame that feels comfortable in the hand. The large HD display is obviously going to be one of the biggest selling points of this device but there’s more to it than […]
The Sony XA1 Ultra is Sony’s large 6-inch screen mid-tier smartphone, an update of the Xperia XA Ultra announced in May last year. The design looks similar to the previous model with some differences here and there, the feature list is comparable, the hardware and the cameras got an upgrade. The body is a hair thinner and lighter than the predecessor, at 8.1 mm (vs. 8.4 mm) and 188 g […]
The Sony XZ Premium is Sony’s new flagship smartphone, part of its renamed mobile portfolio, the Xperia XZ series. The premium successor of the Xperia XZ, launched at IFA 2016 last September, the new handset comes in a larger and shinier body.The key innovations are the 4K HDR 5.5-inch display (resolution), the 3-layers 19 MP rear camera sensor with stacked memory, announced by Sony at the beginning of the month, […]
It has been a while since Sony unveiled new smartphones and the company is likely going to come out with new handsets at the Mobile World Congress 2017 next month. Sony often uses the MWC stage to unveil new handsets so if it has new smartphones in the pipeline, there’s a good chance we’ll see them in Barcelona. A purported press render of Sony’s “New Xperia X” has surfaced online, […]
Sony’s retreat from the smartphone market continues. The company has confirmed that it’s shifting its strategy in one of the most lucrative smartphone markets on the planet. Sony is now going to sell only its premium flagship handsets in India and it’s going to concede the mid-range market completely to rivals. The confirmation of this shift in strategy comes from Sony’s head of the Xperia business in India Vijay Singh.
It has been a while since Sony came out with a new smartphone and rumor has it that the company is going to unveil at least one new handset at the upcoming IFA 2016 trade show in Germany. Some even suggest that Sony could unveil a new range of smartphones at the tech conference which is going to take place in the first week of September. Rumor has it that […]
It is always nice and an encouraging sign to see how mobile phone manufacturers have a heart to support their devices and products not only in terms of help, but also by making sure that their offerings will come equipped with the latest version of the mobile operating system or software. Sony of Japan is pleased to note that they will introduce a new Xperia Marshmallow beta build that is […]
There have been many reports recently suggesting that Sony is shaking up its mobile lineup, it has been said that the company has axed its Xperia Z lineup and now the latest out of Asia suggests that the company has also cancelled the Xperia C and Xperia M series smartphones. Apparently Sony has decided that the upcoming Xperia X series is going to be its main lineup until 2018.
Stamina Mode is a feature that used to be offered on Sony handsets. When the feature was activated, unauthorized applications couldn’t run in the background and sync with servers, providing a significant chunk of battery and data savings to the user. Since it was interfering with the Doze mode in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Sony removed it from the early Marshmallow builds for its devices, but it has found a way […]
A few days ago Google finally released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the company has already sent out the update for Nexus devices and now the wait begins for the rest of us who have devices made by third-party OEMs. As anyone who has ever used an Android device is well aware new updates tend to arrive quite a bit later after they’ve landed on Nexus, nevertheless OEMs are gradually revealing which of […]
Sony has added a new feature to its recent Xperia mobile devices called My Xperia Theft Protection or MXTP, it’s present in devices like the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia C4, Xperia Z4/Z3+ and the Xperia M4 Aqua. The feature provides users with bootloader level security thus making it impossible for someone to wipe the device or flash a new ROM without first entering the required credentials. Apparently the My Xperia Theft […]
There might be overheating issues where the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4’s processors are concerned, but you cannot deny that these two flagship smartphones happen to be one of the better looking ones around, not to mention boasting of high end hardware specifications that are well worth checking out. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC hums along nicely to deliver high end performance without batting an eyelid, and both handsets have […]
It looks like when it comes to the latest round of flagship devices from Sony, the Sony Xperia Z3+ as well as the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will no longer offer support for the PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 controller. This would mean that the solitary controller that both of these flagship devices from Sony support would be the DualShock 4, and needless to say, you can tell from the name […]
This year’s Google I/O saw the official announcement of Android M, which proved to be one of the highlights, for sure. That was pretty much in the same league as the reveal of Android Lollipop in the previous year, and while the latest version is not quite as large or major an update as Android 5.0 Lollipop proved to be, it still came with a fair number of interesting features […]
So we have seen how Sony rolled out the Sony Xperia Z3+ this week via an announcement, and interestingly enough, the Sony Xperia Z3+ happens to be the global version of the Sony Xperia Z4. They are essentially the same device which the world first saw as it launched in Japan, and you can be quite sure that a certain degree of confusion is bound to arise from this situation […]
Better late than never, or so the adage goes. I suppose that works best if we are talking about fragile human lives here, heading for a certain destination. When it comes to the rather ruthless world of updates and new software, it is always best to be first or early in front, otherwise your competitors would have the advantage over you, and you would definitely be off for the worse. […]