Sony has shocked a few people this week, including myself, releasing an Android M Developer Preview build for a total of 12 Xperia devices. In a blog post, Sony goes over the importance of preparing for the official Android M launch, giving developers time to test apps and play with new APIs.
To be exact, the Android M preview has been released for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia T3. In terms of device support, this is pretty impressive considering you don’t see any other OEM allowing for this. (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…)
Sony confirmed an update for all existing devices in the Xperia Z lineup today, one which will bring Android 5.0 to the large list of devices sometime in the future. Included in this list will, of course, be the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z Tablet, and many more. (more…)
At long last, the Xperia Z2 from Sony is now officially available to US buyers. Available through Sony’s web store, priced at a $50 discount of $699.99, folks can pick up this powerful device for use on either T-Mobile or AT&T. The only real issue, of course, is that there is still no subsidized version for American buyers on any networks. (more…)
No matter how many times Sony denies it, leaks have the Xperia Z2 pegged as a Verizon exclusive on American shores. When it will exactly hit retail, however, is another matter entirely.
Thanks to new information courtesy of PhoneArena, there is reason to hope that a launch is just around the corner. A screenshot of a Verizon employee training module shows an online course for the Xperia Z2. That’s a far cry from confirmation, but could be a sign that an announcement is imminent. (more…)
The US market may not be Sony’s priority, but mounting evidence suggests the Xperia Z2 may make its way to at least one stateside carrier in Q4. Press images of a Verizon-branded variant of the Z2 showed up twice on Sony’s website last month, and despite vehement denials by company spokespeople, @evleaks revealed yesterday that the Z2 may launch on Big Red as the Sony Sirius Viv (D6503). (more…)
In a move that is sure to make Samsung lawyers start drafting up a lawsuit, Sony released a picture teasing us with a new device this morning. Apparently, Sony has “the next big thing” this season, and this is our first look at it. (more…)
Sony’s newest flagship to not come to America, the Xperia Z2 (hands-on here), is available today through eBay for only $599.99. The device typically retails for around $799.99, making this deal good for $200 off the sticker price. Not too shabby, eBay.
You have your choice of colors – Black, White, and Purple, with all models sporting 16GB of storage, 20MP rear-facing camera, 5.2″ 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, NFC, microSD slot, and come running Android 4.4.2. (more…)