Sony may have unveiled a menagerie of new devices at IFA in Berlin last week, but that doesn’t mean its older tablets and smartphones are bound for obsolescence just yet. This morning, Sony support announced that an update to Android 4.4.4 has begun rolling out to the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z worldwide. (more…)
To show good faith, and that they haven’t forgotten about their loyal customers, the Sony team has updated its product pages, detailing the next version of Android which is to hit select Xperia devices in May. So far, the list is pretty solid, with the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z slated for the update. (more…)
All hail Android updates. Sony announced this morning that it finalized Android 4.4 Kit Kat firmware for the Xperia Z Utra, Xperia Z1, and Xperia Z1 Compact. According to the company, the update brings performance enhancements, tweaks to Sony’s suite of applications, and the Xperia Themes theming engine. (more…)
T-Mobile is still on stage in New York at the time of writing this, unveiling all sorts of new company initiatives, but since the press release for it all has already gone live, let’s talk about it. We’ve got four big things to discuss: their new JUMP! phone upgrade policy, the launch of their 116th 4G LTE market, a new family option, and the release of the Sony Xperia Z on their network. (more…)
Late last night, Sony made the Xperia Z Ultra official. Formerly known as the “Togari,” the Xperia Z Ultra is a massive smartphone (not a tablet) with an extremely large 6.4-inch 1080p display. It also runs the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, carries an 8MP camera, 4G LTE, Android 4.2, and 3000mAh battery all wrapped into a body that is just 6.5mm thick and waterproof.
The Xperia Z Ultra will launch globally in Q3 of this year, though specific markets were not announced. (more…)
We have been waiting to hear news about the U.S. arrival of the Sony Xperia Z since CES, where we spent some hands-on time with and generally came ahead with positive thoughts. Unfortunately, today’s news is that Sony’s newest flagship is going to be a T-Mobile exclusive when it finally launches. We weren’t given an exact time, but sign-ups for the launch in “the coming weeks” are live right now. (more…)
Is Sony preparing to launch their flagship Xperia Z as a “Nexus experience” device through Google Play along with HTC and Samsung? According to two reports this week, that is indeed the case. Both reports claim that it will arrive this summer, though one mentioned July as a possibility. Like the “Nexus experience” devices from Samsung and HTC, the Xperia Z will also be sold through Google Play, run stock Android, receive updates in a timely manner just like both of those devices, and will run on AT&T and T-Mobile networks here in the U.S. (more…)