Watch Live: Sony’s CES 2014 Press Event

Sony will finish off the official press day at CES 2014 with a live event at their booth at the convention center. Like Samsung and LG, we will more than likely see all sorts of TV news with a sprinkling of Android. We could see a new Xperia Z1 variant or maybe even a tablet. If we do, we’ll be sure to get our hands on them for you all to see at some point this week.  (more…)

Sony Z Ultra Also Introduced as a Google Play Edition, Starts at $649

Moments after going live with the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, Google also went live with a white Nexus 7 and the Sony Z Ultra GPE. The Sony Z Ultra is most widely known as the Xperia Z Ultra, a massive 6.4-inch device that also runs a Snapdragon 800 processor. We’re talking 342ppi with a resolution of 1920×1080 that uses “similar” technology to a Sony Bravia TV.  (more…)

CyanogenMod Teases “New” Hardware Partner, Not Quite Ready to Reveal Though

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This afternoon, CyanogenMod took to its official Google+ page to tease a new piece of info to anxious fans, claiming that they do in fact have a new hardware partner. Previous speculation has pointed to OPPO unveiling another CM-powered device, but other guesses are leaning towards OEMs such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, and even HTC. Given the post clearly states “new” partner, it is anyone’s best guess at this point.  (more…)

Sony Updates Official PlayStation Application to Get Ready For the PS4

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The next generation of gaming consoles is upon us, and Sony wants to make sure that Android users will be able to connect with the shiny new PlayStation 4 in ways that they had not been able to before. The official PlayStation app has been updated with lots of connectivity features for your Android device to control your new console. Unfortunately, all the changelog on Google Play has to offer is “the app has been updated,” but Sony has told us before what it will do.  (more…)

Sony Sheds Light on Plans for Device Updates to Android 4.3 and Android 4.4

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We don’t have many Sony device owners here, but should at least get the message out for anyone that might be concerned. This morning, Sony discussed its plans to update several devices to Android 4.3, and a few devices to Android 4.4. As for Jelly Bean, it appears that Sony should have the Android 4.3 update available for seven different devices within the next month, which includes the Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, and even the Tablet Z.  (more…)

PlayStation Announces PS4 Companion App, Coming November 13

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Sony announced this morning that they are bringing a PS4 companion application to both iOS and Android platforms on November 13. The app will actually be capable of performing a ton of tasks, such as directly accessing PlayStation Network information and features, performing “second screen” features for your console, allow players to spectate on other players’ gameplay (that’s cool), and will also allow you to use your phone as a PS4 remote control.  (more…)

Sony Develops Wireless Chargers That Can Fully Juice Devices in an Hour

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According to Nikkei, Sony and Rohm are to introduce a new wireless charging device, capable of fully charing a smartphone in just an hour. Sony comments that the, “device uses 10-15 watts and supplies twice the electricity of previous chargers, cutting charging time by half, to around one hour.” As of right now, the specifications are being finalized by the Wireless Power Consortium, based on the Qi international standard.  (more…)