Tag Archive: Sony


YouTube Kids app now available on LG, Samsung and Sony smart TVs

This is an important expansion that probably took a bit too long to make.

Google is expanding its YouTube Kids app to altogether new platforms, bringing in smart TVs from LG, Samsung and Sony. The expansion moves the YouTube Kids app beyond just phones and tablets, in a move that you have to say is surprising wasn’t implemented earlier — the service has been around for two years now.

YouTube Kids has served up 30 billion  [Read More…]

Sony is hedging its bets on VR to keep it chugging after smartphone slowdown

President Kazuo Hirai spoke to the Financial Review about the company’s plans for the post-smartphone era.

The Xperia XZ is an impressive phone, but it’s hardly enough to move the needle Sony’s stagnant smartphone business.

That doesn’t seem to concern Sony, however. In Australia this week, the company’s president, Kazuo Hirai, spoke to the Financial Review about the future of its mobile business and why it’s focusing its efforts on experimenting in other areas — particularly virtual reality.

“Unless  [Read More…]

Amazon running sale on unlocked Android phones from Sony, LeEco, and more

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you may want to point your browser to Amazon, which is holding a sale on unlocked Android handsets right this very second.

There are several different Android phones on sale from different manufacturers. Included are devices from ASUS, Coolpad, LeEco, Lenovo, and Sony. Here are the devices that are being discounted:

ASUS ZenFone Zoom for $ 169.00 (normally $ 229.00) Coolpad Conjr for $ 143.99 (normally $ 179.99) LeEco Le  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ Premium tipped for June release at £649

We’ll have to wait a while and pay a lot for Sony’s latest.

According to a listing at Amazon UK that has since been removed, Sony’s new top-end phone, the Xperia XZ Premium, will release on June 1 at a price of £649. Though the Xperia XZ Premium was launched back at MWC 2017 at the end of February, Sony wasn’t willing to give any sort of tips about pricing or availability — save for one mention of the  [Read More…]

Sony MDR-1000X review: No noise is good noise

Good headphones should be like a big wall between you and the rest of the world. Great headphones should let you get through that wall easily and comfortably. Enter the Sony MDR-1000X Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones, which have a feature I truly appreciate: the ability to hear outside your headphones with a quick tap.

I’m Michael Fisher, but you probably know me best as MrMobile. I’ve reviewed more than a few ANC headphones in the past year, and this  [Read More…]

Jolla’s Sailfish OS is coming to a Sony Xperia phone near you

We haven’t heard anything about Jolla’s Sailfish OS for quite a while now. Jolla took the reins of the MeeGo brand back in 2012, after Nokia abandoned it in favor of Windows Phone and started developing a new alternative to Android – called Sailfish OS. A few years later in 2015 the company tried fund […]

This is why Sony phones in the U.S. don’t have fingerprint sensors

This has crossed into ‘ridiculous’ territory — but we now have a better idea of why.

Another year, another Sony phone launching in the U.S. without a fingerprint sensor — despite the exact same model packing the biometric authentication process everywhere else in the world. With the announcement of the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs, Sony once again has a couple of enticing phones. And even though it seems to have made good strides in terms of  [Read More…]

Top 10 things to know about the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

A big, beautiful new phone, but it may not be worth the price.

Sony’s latest flagship is the Xperia XZ Premium, and it’s really nice. It’s one of those phones you don’t want to touch because it’s so nice to look at. You may also not want to touch it because the damn thing is incredibly shiny, exposing fingerprints as well as any mirror. And it may not be worth buying because, well, there are just better  [Read More…]

Sony launches the ‘world’s fastest’ SD cards

Sony’s latest SD cards are designed for photographers shooting in 4K.

Sony’s upcoming SF-G series of SD cards will be the fastest in the world, according to the company. The SD cards will be debuting sometime in the month of March, and will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage configurations. The cards feature read speeds of 300MB/s and write speeds of 299MB/s, which Sony says will come in handy not only for shooting 4K content, but also  [Read More…]

The Sony Smartwatch 3 is not getting Android Wear 2.0

You can officially retire your old Sony smartwatch to the Box of Aging Tech Things.

Is this the official end of the SmartWatch 3 as we know it? The square-faced, athletic smartwatch will not be seeing its official update to Android Wear 2.0, much to the chagrin of the few die-hard fans who have stuck around because — well, it’s kind of a classic, not to mention it was equipped with one of the biggest batteries available  [Read More…]