One of the biggest gripes with the Sony Smartwatch 2 was that there was no way to customize watch faces at all. Today a new update has arrived that not only adds custom watch faces to the mix, but also provides a built-in editor right within the app. You can still choose from the base set of faces that include the standard digital and analog faces in a variety of styles, but now have the option [Read More...]
Sony has told us today what the Xperia Z2 Tablet is going to cost here in the U.S. The 10.1-inch premium tablet will cost $ 500 for the 16GB version or $ 600 for the 32GB version for Wifi-only models. This lines up closely with the £399 and £449 price we’ve seen for the United Kingdom.
There are so many groups and organizations that certify devices for compatibility and safety, so it’s not terribly surprising when one of those groups publishes data on something that’s yet to be announced — like Android 4.4.3. Earlier this week saw Sprint announcing an update to Android 4.4.3 for the Nexus 5, and today it’s the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s turn. In this case it’s another “Google” device, the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition.
Sony expects to deliver Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Xperia Z devices in May, according to new reports. If you head to Sony’s website and click on the various product pages you’ll find the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia Tablet Z all listed with May 2014. Of course this is likely just the start date for the international models; actual rollout will vary [Read More...]
Sony has moved its Xperia keyboard into the Google Play Store, but you still won’t be able to get it if you’re not using a Sony device. Sony‘s move echoes the actions of Google, who has been steadily moving more and more core app elements of Android — from the Google Keyboard to yesterday’s Google Camera — into Google Play. Sony’s likely done so for the some of the same reason as well: they can update [Read More...]
Sony is set to bring Android 4.4 (KitKat) to consumers this coming May, according to the Sony website. Those who own older Xperia Z products will be updated to the later version of the operating system. This covers the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z. We previously looked at the company’s plans to bring Android 4.3 and 4.4 to its portfolio of Android hardware, which revealed a mid-Q2 launch for KitKat on older [Read More...]
There’s an update available for Sony’s Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra that promises to fix a speaker issue that cropped up when the handsets were updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new firmware build 14.3.A.0.757 corrects the bug that sent audio through the handset speaker (the one you use when using the phone as a phone) instead of the louder external speaker.
With widespread delays reported, Sony’s having a tough time getting its new flagship phone, the Xperia Z2, out to consumers around the world. But even in countries where the Z2 has already gone on sale, there are reports of hardware issues affecting some users. Following the Xperia Z2′s recent launch in Singapore, Sony’s local arm has issued statements addressing some owners’ concerns over build issues with the device.
UK retailer Carphone Warehouse sends news that it’ll begin stocking Sony’s new Xperia Z2 in limited quantities from next week, ahead of the handset’s general availability on May 1. The 5.2-inch Z2 sells for £549.99 outright, and is also available on 24-month contracts through EE, T-Mobile, Orange, O2, Vodafone and Talkmobile from between £38 and £53 per month. For a “free” Z2, you’re looking at £42 per month — a 3GB deal on Vodafone with £100 [Read More...]
Sony’s Lifelog application is now available in Google Play for the Xperia Z2, and will be coming soon to Xperia devices running Android 4.4.2.
The Lifelog application, and the Sony Smartband (available at Newegg) work in tandem to keep track of your movement, and capture your physical, social, and Internet activities right from your wrist.