With Android 5.0.1 and 5.0 OTA updates rolling out to most Nexus devices at this point, we wanted to make sure our Google Play Edition friends were caught up as well. The Android 5.0 updates have been rolling out to the G Pad 8.3 and Z Ultra for a couple of days now, but we are just now getting updates for the One (M7) and One (M8) after a couple of delays.
As we have done with Nexus updates for years, we have put together a list of direct downloads for you below for your Google Play Edition device. We currently do not have Moto G or Galaxy S4 updates, but will hope to add them soon. (more…)
This morning, Sony unveiled its newest image sensor designed specifically for smartphones, the Exmor RS IMX230. Sony’s sensors are quite popular in the mobile world, being featured in many of the top smartphones today, such as the iPhone 6 and even the OnePlus One.
The updated Exmor RS is a 21MP stacked CMOS image sensor, using the same stacking technology Sony commercialized back in 2012. In the announcement, Sony highlights three main parts for the new Exmor RS; compact size, higher image quality, and improved functionality. (more…)
The Sony Xperia Z3v is a strange phone. It’s not quite a Z3, not quite a Z2. Thinking about the Z3v reminds me of the strange Xperia Play commercials where a back ally deal resulted in human thumbs being appended to an android. This mashup of hardware with Sony and Verizon software at first glance might seem like another disappointment, but I think Sony fans and Verizon subscribers ought to find much to love about the Z3v.
This is our Sony Xperia Z3v review. (more…)
Sony’s new Smartwatch 3 is no longer a Verizon exclusive and can be purchased from Google Play for $249.
The Smartwatch 3 from Sony is one of the newest Android Wear watches, but it seems to be aimed a little more towards the fitness crowd. Sony has packed a GPS inside the wearable, giving you the opportunity to take workouts on the go without a smartphone connected.
It also packs the latest in smartwatch tech, with features like a 1.6-inch LCD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 420mAh battery, and Bluetooth 4.1. (more…)
Well, that did not take long. Sony, which has experimented with distributing AOSP versions of firmware for its handsets in the past, revealed it has a functional versions of Lollipop running on the the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3. (more…)
For stateside subscribers to GSM carriers who are eagerly anticipating Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, the wait has finally ended. The electronics giant has begun selling unlocked, off-contract variants directly to customers in the U.S. through its online store. (more…)
If you are in the market for an Android Wear device and none of the circular options strike your fancy, Sony’s SmartWatch 3 seems like a smart choice. Availability was hazy for a while, but this morning, Verizon began offering pre-orders with an estimated ship date of October 30. (more…)
Two days ago, Motorola announced that a big update was rolling out to the Moto 360 that included a handful of useful tweaks to Android Wear. The LG G Watch received a similar update. In case you missed it, the update was to version 4.4W.2, which is one of the two big updates we are expecting to see from Google for their wearable platform before the year ends. Today, Google made the update official. (more…)