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Tipped as the "Xperia PP10" <--- unclear whether codename or retail branding https://t.co/YJN0tILKqI

Sony to debut Smart Ear Bluetooth Headset at MWC

Sony Mobile is expected to debut a small wireless in-ear Bluetooth headset at MWC in Barcelona on Monday according to Evan Blass (@evleaks). The …

Mobile Technology

Privilege Plus update adds VR Theater; Could we see Sony launch an Xperia VR headset too?

Virtual Reality is really expected to kick off this year and Sony has invested huge sums into the concept, with PlayStation VR due to launch in 2016. …

Virtual Reality

Sony teases MWC 2016 event

Sony Mobile has teased its MWC 2016 press conference in the cryptic video below. The video walks through a number puzzle you may already be familiar …

Sony Mobile

TrackID app updated (4.3.B.6.1) with “New and rising” charts and Google sign-in

Sony Mobile has updated the TrackID application to build number 4.3.B.6.1 and introduced a number of changes including the option to sign in with …

Google Play

Android Marshmallow firmware certified (32.1.A.0.434) for Xperia Z3 Plus

New firmware has been certified by the PTCRB for the Xperia Z3+ with build number 32.1.A.0.434. Yes, this is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow release and …

Android Marshmallow

Sony UK says Xperia Marshmallow will roll from 7 March

We don’t normally like to quote what Sony reps are saying about software timings on social media, but right now we have very little to go on with …

Social Media

Sony IMX318 CMOS image sensor announced – 1/2.6-inch, 22.5MP, 3-Axis Image Stabilization

Sony has unveiled its latest CMOS Exmor RS image sensor designed for smartphones – the IMX318. Sony’s latest camera chip boasts to be the industry’s …

Cameras

Xperia Z5 gets $60 price cut in US a week after launch

The Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact officially launched into the United States on 7 February at a price point of $599.99 and $499.99 respectively. Sony …

Xperia

New update rolls for the Xperia M5 (30.1.X.1.46)

Sony Mobile recently introduced the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to the Xperia M5 and just a couple of weeks later, it has already pushed its first …

Xperia

NTT docomo announces which Xperia devices will get Marshmallow; Z2 not on the list

Japanese operator has announced which Sony Xperia devices it expects to update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As you probably would expect, the update …

Mobile

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Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact now shipping in United States; no fingerprint sensor confirmed

The Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact handsets are now shipping in the United States. Amazon.com has both handsets in stock with the Xperia Z5 …

Phones

Sony brings the romance with the Valentines AR Effect

Sony Mobile has launched a new AR (augmented reality) camera effect theme just in time for Valentine’s Day next week. The Valentine AR Effect allows …

Google Play

Album app update (7.4.A.1.22) adds Google Cast support, quick rotate options and more

Sony Mobile has updated its official Album application (7.4.A.1.22) to support Google Cast. This means you can cast still pictures to your TV screen …

Google Play

Xperia M4 Aqua to skip Android 5.1 firmware; small update rolls in Nordics

With a number of handsets receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware update that weren’t expected to, we’ve had many Xperia M4 Aqua owners ask …

Android News

Xperia Marshmallow Concept home launcher gets ported

Sony introduced a new home launcher for the Concept for Android Marshmallow , which has a number of options versus the launcher available for the …

Google Play

Sony expects dual-lens camera adoption from “major smartphone players” over next year

Sony has a very successful image sensor business – the company’s camera components feature in a number of high profile smartphones across various …

Mobile Photography

Xperia M is first Sony device to receive official CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies

The Xperia M (C1904, C1905) has become the first Sony handset to receive official CyanogenMod 13.0 nightly builds. This milestone is primarily down …

Xperia

Sony Camera remote control released for SmartWatch 3

Sony Mobile has launched a Camera remote control application for the Sony SmartWatch 3. The app works with a number of Sony Action Cams (FDR-X1000V, …

Remote Controls

New schematic for Xperia C5 Ultra successor ties in with previous leaks

A new schematic and render of an upcoming Sony Xperia model has been released by ‏@OnLeaks. The render ties in with the near bezel free model that we …

Phones

Sony launches USB Type-C flash drive – could we see the port heading to 2016 Xperia models?

The USB Type-C standard is slowly starting to be adopted across different devices. The new USB Type-C connector is reversible (much like the Apple …

Mobile Technology

Android 5.1 now rolling to Xperia M5 (30.1.A.1.33) and M5 Dual (30.1.B.1.33)

Sony Mobile has today updated the Xperia M5 to Android 5.1 Lollipop. The single SIM Xperia M5 (E5603, E5653, E5606) moves to build number …

Android News

Xperia sales forecast to nosedive in fourth quarter

Sony Corporation reported its third quarter results earlier today for the three months ended 31 December 2015 and it doesn’t make for good reading on …

Xperia

Sony to sell E6603 Xperia Z5 variant in United States

If any US Sony fans were wondering exactly which variant of the Xperia Z5 Sony plans to launch next month, then a placeholder listing from B&H Photo …

Xperia

“What’s New” update (3.4.A.0.5) allows you to disable notifications

Sony Mobile has updated the ‘What’s New’ application to build number 3.4.A.0.5 and the primary new feature is the ability to disable notifications …

Sony Mobile

Xperia Weather app updated with forecast layout changes (1.1.A.0.8)

Sony has updated its Xperia Weather app to build number 1.1.A.0.8 (from 1.1.A.0.6) to include a slight change to the forecast layout. For example, …

Weather

Sony confirms acquisition of Altair Semiconductor for $212m – signals intent in IoT space

Sony Corporation has this morning confirmed that it plans to acquire Altair Semiconductor for $212 million. We initially reported on this last week, …

Internet of Things

Xperia Z5 Premium durability tested to limits in bend test

A tear comes to the eye watching a beautiful Chrome Xperia Z5 Premium being tortured as seen in the video below. YouTube member <i>JerryRigEverything</i> …

Xperia

Sony acquires Altair Semiconductor for $200m to boost IoT plans

Sony has acquired Altair Semiconductors, a developer of high performance, ultra-low power LTE chipsets for $200 million according to Israeli media. …

Internet of Things