Watch: This is Sony’s Take on Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”

Sony uploaded a video to its YouTube channel this week, detailing what Xperia folks can expect once their devices are updated to Android 6.0 “Marshmallow.” When and if the update comes to your phone, Sony has turned everything white, and included many of the important features that come native inside of Marshmallow. These features include enhanced app permissions and easier media sharing between friends.  (more…)

RIP: Sony Confirms Xperia Z Line of Phones is Dead

Earlier this week, Sony announced a new lineup of Xperia X devices that would hit the US. More interestingly, the company confirmed this morning that the Xperia Z line of devices is now no more. In a statement, Sony states that the Xperia Z line has “reached its culmination” and that the Xperia X line represents a “new chapter” of the company’s product strategy.  (more…)

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…)