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Sony: Striped displays aren’t a defect, here’s why they happen

• Sony has responded after Xperia owners reported strange stripes appearing on their screens.<br>• The Japanese company claims that it’s simply related to electrostatic discharge rather than a full-blown defect.<br>• The issue seems to affect the Xperia XZ1 Compact, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.<p>It seems like Sony Xperia …

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Xperia XZ2 goes up against other flagships in water resistance test

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, …

Phones

Sony brushes off display issues on Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 range

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 …

Phones

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 now available for the Sony Xperia XA2

The Sony Xperia XA2 was unveiled earlier this year alongside two other devices as well. A few days later, it was added to the Sony Open Devices …

Mobile Development

ARCore smartphone compatibility list: who’s in and who’s out

When Google replaced Project Tango with ARCore, it removed one of the biggest hurdles to adopting augmented reality on Android: dedicated (and …

Phones

Sony Xperia XZ3 Appears In Benchmarks

We have been hearing rumors about the new Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone for a while and now it looks like the device may have been benchmarked.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony Mobile is the fastest OEM to provide firmware updates

Okay this might not be the official definitive source, but <i>Android Authority</i> recently published a report on which Android manufacturer updates their …

Android News

Sony’s working on a new interface for its Xperia smartphones

<b>It’s been revealed that Sony is working on a new version of its Xperia Home Launcher, which it’s hoping will give its smartphones the push they need</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony confirms development on new launcher for its devices after shutting down ‘Xperia Home’

Earlier this week, Sony revealed that it was shutting down development on its “Xperia Home” launcher for its Android devices. Many have wondered what the company intended to use from this point forward and now, it’s been revealed that a new version of that launcher is being created.<p>Erika Prymus, a …

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Everything we know about the Sony Xperia XZ3

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is fresh out of Sony’s design pits, and it only seems like yesterday that the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact were new and …

Tech Trends

[Update: Replacement launcher coming] Sony ends development of Xperia Home, will close beta community in the coming weeks

Sony's phones have long used the company's custom Xperia Launcher, which has offered some innovative features over the years. For instance, it was …

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Sony is crafting a new version of its Android launcher

If there's been a constant in Sony's ever-evolving Xperia phone lineup, it's the software -- that not-quite-stock Android interface has stuck around for years. Even that fixture is going to change, though. After Sony decided to wind down work on its existing Xperia Home launcher, the company's …

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Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact added to Android Enterprise Recommended program

Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended Program back in February, designed to highlight which Android devices are suitable for business. …

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These potato-quality photos might be of the Sony Xperia XZ3’s dual camera

• New images leaked today that allegedly depict a Sony Xperia XZ3.<br>• The device in the images looks identical to an XZ2, albeit with a dual camera setup on the rear.<br>• It is also possible that this is a Sony Xperia XZ2 update, such as an XZ2S.<p>The Sony Xperia XZ2 line only launched a few months ago. …

Phones

This could be the dual camera Sony Xperia XZ3 in the flesh

With the “regular” Xperia XZ2 out for a couple of months now, and the XZ2 Premium scheduled for a commercial global release sometime this summer, …

Phones

Android Enterprise Recommended: Everything you need to know

Android's open source nature means that just about any OEM can use the operating system to power its hardware, and while this is great for a large …

Android News

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Coming on July 2

The latest flagship of Sony was unveiled back on April 16. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium was announced with an impressive specs list, but there was no …

Phones

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is the best small Android phone around

It's packed with power, a great camera and you can type on it with just one hand.

Android Phones

5G Sony Xperia’s secret weapon in fight against Galaxy S10 revealed

By Paul Douglas<p>Like most Android phones, Sony‘s Xperia mobiles add a custom skin and launcher app. That’s to add additional features to Android and …

Phones

Sony is exploring bezel-less designs for future Xperia smartphones

Sony has said that it's looking into possible bezel-less designs for future smartphones, but it's made no guarantee that they'll arrive anytime …

Phones

Best cases for the Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony launched its Xperia XZ2 flagship back at MWC 2018, finally moving on from the dated OmniBalance design language to produce a phone with an …

Android News

[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ2 down to $700 ($100 off), XZ2 Compact to $600 ($50 off) at many retailers

The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact were announced less than two months ago, but they're already seeing some nice discounts. The larger XZ2 is down to …

Android News

Apple Watch, Galaxy, Sony and Moto phones on sale at B&H Photo until June 17

From now until June 17, B&H Photo is running several discounts on many mobile tech items we’re all interested in with savings anywhere from $15 to up …

Apple Watch

Sony Xperia XZ2 scores Android P Beta 2 update with enhanced stability

Sony is far from the world’s most popular Android smartphone vendor nowadays, but in terms of software support, HMD Global is probably the only …

Android News

Sony’s Android launcher, Xperia Home, to be put to rest (Update: new launcher in the works)

<b>Update (06/15):</b> The Xperia Home launcher is dead, long live the new Xperia Home launcher? That’s going to be the case according to Erika Prymus from the Xperia Home team who has now confirmed that a new Home app is n the works (via <i>Xperia Blog</i>).<p>As we noted below, it’s a strange move to retire one …

Android News

Sony Xperia XZ2 picks up Android P Beta 2 w/ bug fixes and Google’s updates, OTA rolling out

Google surprised us back at I/O this year when it revealed that, for the first time, a handful of OEMs would be joining in on the beta program for the next version of Android, P. Sony was on that list and today, the company is updating its build for the Xperia XZ2 with Google’s latest improvements …

Android News

Sony offers Android P Beta 2 for Xperia XZ2 devices

Just a few weeks after launching its Android P testing program for Xperia XZ2 devices, Sony has made the second beta available to download. It's …

Android P

Sony stops Xperia Home launcher development, beta community shutting down

Just like other Android manufacturers, Sony has its own launcher called Xperia Home that it includes on its smartphones. But announced earlier today, Sony is ending the launcher’s development.<p>In a post on Google+, a Sony spokesperson wrote that a “business decision” means its “current launcher, …

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Best Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Cases

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a small phone living in a big phone's world. Despite its pint-sized form factor, it's a great phone with impressive …

Tech Trends

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

The Sony Mobile developers behind Xperia Home have today confirmed that they will no longer be actively developing the home launcher going forward. …

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