Xperia Z3V Gallery and Hands-on

Today at a NYC press event, Sony revealed their next partnership with Verizon Wireless with the announcement of the Xperia Z3v. This new device comes with a bevy of impressive features including a 3200mAh battery with wireless charging and Remote Play capability. The press event to unveil the device was filled with motivational videos and talk about empowering the next generation of users to be able to connect, create and share moments. There were live demos on stage and they even gave us a release date (which Android manufacturers usually have trouble with). But is the device worth all the fanfare?  (more…)

Sony Teases #XperiaDetails Ahead of IFA Press Conference

Next week is IFA in Berlin, which means a deluge of unveilings is nearly upon us. Of course, in vying for media attention, a few companies have jumped the gun, but others – such as Sony – apparently prefer to retain an element of surprise.

A specific example? The new teaser video released this morning, which subtly hints at features we can expect in the manufacturer’s as-yet unrevealed devices. (more…)

Sony’s IFA 2014 Press Invite Reportedly Leaked, Could Hint at What to Expect

IFA is an annual event where many of the world’s largest OEMs unveil their newest products. For example, IFA is where Samsung has announced all previous versions of the Galaxy Note lineup, and it is where they will announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3. Not only does Samsung announce new products, but IFA is where Sony likes to show off their newest work as well.  (more…)

Sony Announces the Xperia T3, its “Next Big Thing”

Yesterday, Sony was teasing us with an announcement of an upcoming device, promising that it was going to be “the next big thing.” Apparently, Sony had its announcement already queued up, because this morning, the new Xperia T3 was announced. The Xperia T3 is an incredibly thin 5.3″ device, coming with what will be seen as mid-range specs, but it’s not all bad.  (more…)

Sony Reveals Xperia Theme Details, UI Customization for Xperia Phones

The ease of personalization has long been one of the Android platform’s most attractive features. In particular, theming – re-skinning portions of Android’s UI – has been popular practically since the dawn of Eclair. Unfortunately, though, the process isn’t necessarily straightforward, and relatively few devices from major manufacturers have supported such customization out of the box.

Challenging convention, Sony’s embracing Android’s openness with the release of Xperia Themes. According to the Sony Mobile blog, the new app will ship with the 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade for eligible Xperia devices.  (more…)

Sony Ends Support for A Few Older Smartphones, Includes Xperia S, Xperia ion, and Xperia go

Smartphone manufacturers can’t support phones forever, a fact that Sony made clear today when it announced a number of its older devices would no longer receive software updates.

These are mostly older devices; every handset falls outside the 18-month update window Google and other Android phone makers generally follow. However, that doesn’t make the news any less sad. (more…)

Sony to Introduce “Lens G” Attachments, Turning Your Phone Into the Ultimate Cameraphone?

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Based on newly leaked high-res photos from Sony Alpha Rumors, you won’t have to worry about the pixel wars or camera comparisons when buying your next smartphone. What you are seeing above is the Sony Lens G or “Lens Camera,” an attachable accessory for Android (and iOS) devices that brings the same sensor found in the well-liked RX100 Mark II to your smartphone. Seriously. After connecting the lens wirelessly (NFC or WiFi) to your phone, your device acts as the view finder, allowing you to take some classy selfies.  (more…)