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These are the Sony devices that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

Tough luck Xperia Z3 owners.

Sony has published the list of devices that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, and right off the bat there’s a glaring omission. There’s no mention of phones in the Xperia C, Xperia M, or Xperia E lineups, which means that it is unlikely these devices will ever see the Nougat update. The Xperia Z3, which made its debut in September 2014, will also not be updated to the latest version of Android.

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Sony shifts focus in India, will only offer ‘premium’ Xperia phones

Sony will pivot to selling only “premium” Xperia phones in India. The Japanese giant said that it would “defocus” on certain markets earlier this year, opting to turn its attention toward the high-end segment rather than duke it out in the competitive budget category.

Vijay Singh Jaswal, head of Sony India’s Xperia business, revealed the new strategy in an interview with the Times of India:

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Sony records $205 million profit in Q2 2016, mobile unit finally in the black

Sony has posted its financial results for the quarter ending in June, announcing a modest $ 205 million (¥21.2 billion) operating profit. That’s down from the $ 780 million (¥84.2 billion) recorded during the same period last year. One of the company’s image sensor factories was affected by an earthquake earlier this year, leading to an overall revenue decline of 11% to $ 15.6 billion (¥1.61 trillion).

Sony’s mobile unit saw a 33% decrease in sales,  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes to India for ₹29,990

Sony’s 6-inch Xperia XA Ultra has made its debut in India for ₹29,990, with the phone available for purchase starting July 27. The handset is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, and offers 3GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot.

The front of the Xperia XA Ultra is dominated by a 6-inch Full HD display and a 16MP shooter, and at the back you’ll find a 21.5MP camera with  [Read More…]

Xperia X Ultra: After a disappointing start to 2016, I’m hoping for the best Sony phone in years

Sony’s Xperia X phones have been boring, overpriced and underwhelming. But there’s reason for cautious optimism.

Sony, and before it Sony Ericsson, has been part of the Android ecosystem almost since the very beginning. Along the way, despite tumultuous conditions elsewhere in the company and a hit-and-miss biannual release cycle, Sony has managed to turn out some genuinely great handsets. The Xperia Z3 stands out as the zenith of that series — the last Sony phone  [Read More…]

Where to buy the Sony Xperia XA Ultra in Canada

The Sony Xperia XA Ultra may not be the most powerful phone on the market, but it’s certainly one of the largest.

With a huge 6-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 21.5MP rear camera sensor, a 16MP front camera, and a 2,700mAh battery, the phone will mainly appeal to video and camera enthusiasts.

The phone is only available at one carrier in Canada, Wind Mobile.

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7 things to know about the Sony Xperia X Performance

Get to know the latest high-end phone from Sony.

The Sony Xperia X Performance isn’t exactly blowing everyone away with its amazing quality or value, but every time a Sony phone comes to the U.S. it’s at least an intriguing proposition. This time we’re looking at a whole group of Xperia X phones, with the X Performance leading the pack as the super-high-end version, with a price to match.

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Sony Xperia X Performance now available from Unlocked-Mobiles

If you’re looking at channels to purchase the Sony Xperia X Performance, you’re also in luck should you shop at Unlocked-Mobiles in the UK. The retailer has just shared with us that stock for the X Performance is now available for shipping. Priced at £599.98 (including VAT), this premium handset packs a punch and will be more than capable of handling anything you throw at it.

Available in black, the Xperia X Performance comes with LTE  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia X Performance and XA are now available in the U.S.

Should you be waiting for Sony to launch the Xperia X Performance or Xperia XA in the U.S., you’re in luck as the two handsets are now available for purchase at participating retailers. Amazon, Best Buy, and Regan Wireless are among the supporting partners who will stock the new Sony hardware in the U.S.

As an added bonus, both smartphones come with a free microSD card. The Xperia XA has a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, an  [Read More…]

Where to buy the Sony Xperia X in the UK

Looking for deals on Sony’s latest mainstream flagship phone? You’ve got plenty of options.

Sony’s back this year with a fresh take on what a modern Android phone should be. The Xperia X draws a line under the past several years of Z-series phones, with a refreshed metal design, leaner internals and a familiar camera setup. There’s a lot to like, assuming you can find a price point that makes sense for you.

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