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Sony unveils Xperia Themes

Sony is launching a nice treat for its Xperia users who like customizing their phones. The new Xperia Themes come as part of the recent Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade, allowing you to skin your Xperia smartphone in a number of different ways. The best part is that Xperia Themes go beyond backgrounds and screensavers — you can skin up to 280 assets including navigation bar, icons, checkboxes, switches, sliders, buttons and folders. Personally I’m not the one Sony is targeting with Xperia Themes. I do like to organize my Read more

Sony Xperia Z Ultra KitKat update rollout has started

Sony has started rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for its powerful phablet, Xperia Z Ultra, folks over at XDA forums are saying. The first model to benefit from the KitKat goodies is marked as C6833 which is the version the company is selling in Hong Kong; but we’re sure all other variants will be served in the near future, as well. At the moment, the update is available over-the-air only, but chances are it will hit Sony’s PC Companion, too. As that’s usually the case with Sony-made phones, aside Read more

Amazon Offering Up to 65% off of Sony SD Cards and Flash Drives Today Only!

In the market for a new flash drive or SD card? You’re in luck! Amazon has some hot deals on Sony SD cards and flash drives today, giving you up to 65% off of normal prices for a substantial amount of memory. Amazon is offering deals on microSD cards, flash drives and regular old SD cards as well. You can pick up a 16GB Class 10 microSD card for $9.99, a 32GB for $17.99 and a big old 64GB microSD card for $35.99. If a flash drive is what you Read more

Ian Kersey

Sony brings its Socialife News app to all Android smartphones

Let’s say you like personalized news magazine apps like Flipboard and Google Play Newsstand. Let’s also presume none of the existing apps works for you. Perhaps Sony has what it takes to please your news reading appetite. The Sony Socialife News app used to be an Xperia exclusive; no more – now everyone can join the party and keep up with all the news from their buddies’ Twitter and Facebook feeds, as well as general news, entertainment, sports and IT. The Japanese company has contracts with some 250 news organizations Read more

Watch Game of Thrones on Your PS3 With New HBO Go App

Finally, PS3 owners will be able to enjoy their favorite HBO shows simply by firing up an app on their consoles. HBO announced Tuesday the release of the HBO Go app for PS3. Don’t fret PS4 owners, HBO will be bringing HBO Go to the newest Sony console as well. The app will go live later today, with the PS4 version coming in the near future. The release comes just in time for the April premiere of Season 4 of Game of Thrones, which looks amazing to say the lest. Read more

Ian Kersey

Sony Xperia Z3 coming later this year?

The newly announced Sony Xperia Z2 may be an awesome device but the Japanese company is planning another flagship device for the second half of the year. Speaking to the Japanese media, Sony Mobile’s Creative Director Kurozumi Yoshiro said that flagship phone launches are becoming more frequent due to market demands. “In order to maintain a flagship, you must update at this frequency,” said Mr Kurozumi. When pressed on why Sony does not adopt a yearly update cycle, Kurozumi responded that you cannot catch up with peers on that cycle. Read more

MWC 2014: Sony Announces SmartBand SWR 10 and Lifelog App, Available March 2014

Not satisfied with releasing a trio of awesome Android devices, Sony has unveiled the next step in its line of fitness trackers, the SmartBand SWR10. The device will be accompanied by an Android app called Lifelog which will help you set fitness goals, monitor athletic progress as well as location data. The SmartBand pairs with any Android device via BlueTooth or NFC. Sony’s new wearable is made to be worn at all times, touting an IP 582 waterproofing rating. The SmartBand will be available initially in black, with more colors Read more

Ian Kersey

MWC 2014: Sony Announces Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia M2

Sony has just announced a trio of Xperia devices today at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, two smartphones and one tablet. As anticipated, Sony announced the follow-up to the Xperia Z, the Xperia Z2 and the next tablet, the Xperia Z2. Also announced was the Xperia M2, a slimmed down version of the Xperia Z2. The new Xperia devices will launch globally in April. Let’s take a look at the newly announced Xperia devices, the Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet and the M2. Xperia Z2 In addition to the awesome spec sheet, Read more

Ian Kersey

Sony Teaser Video Promises “Something Extraordinary” For MWC 2014, Could Be Xperia Z2

Mobile World Congress begins this coming Monday, February 24th, where we will be seeing new tablets, smartphones and other gizmos from manufacturers across the globe. One of those is Sony, who has released a 15 second teaser video to get us all hot and bothered abut the company’s announcement at MWC. The video doesn’t allude to anything really, just re-affirms that Sony has “something extraordinary” for us. That special something is thought to be the follow-up to the Xperia Z1 smartphone, the Xperia Z2, also known by the codename “Sirius.” Read more

Ian Kersey

Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 coming soon: Snapdragon 800, 10.1-inch 1920×1200 screen, 3GB of RAM, 6.4mm-thin body

Sony is gearing towards launching a successor to its Xperia Tablet Z. The upcoming Xperia Tablet Z2 has been detailed by EVleaks, which is known to spill the beans on devices before they get officially announced. According to them, this will be one hot tablet with specs that include a 10.1-inch 1920×1200 Triluminos display, Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras and 6,000 mAh battery, while Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show. All this will come packed into a 6.4mm-thin Read more

Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V all getting Android 4.3 updates now

On the heels of the recent update to the Xperia SP, Sony has started rolling out Android 4.3 software for its other devices, namely the Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V. Users all around the world should start seeing new software waiting to be downloaded though, as that’s usually the case, some markets will get it before others. The new software will first hit unlocked phones with carrier-specific versions to follow at a later date. This is the usual practice and has little to do with Sony; each carrier Read more