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Sony records huge net profit in 2015 even as mobile sales decline

Sony has announced its earnings for the financial year 2015, and the vendor has recorded its largest increase in profit since 2007. Net profit increased by 666.7% to ¥304.5 billion ($ 2.7 billion), and operating profit shot up 329% to ¥294.2 billion ($ 2.6 billion). The spurt in profits is due to continued demand for the PlayStation 4, with the games division witnessing an 84.3% increase in operating income to ¥88.7 billion ($ 785 million) and a 11% increase in  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: The flagship for small phone lovers

I’m not a small phone lover but I have always loved Sony’s Compact smartphone line. It’s just because of the point of it. Sony is the only manufacturer who offers a “mini” variant with uncompromised specs (for the most part). The Xperia Z line is fading to make way for Sony’s new Xperia X initiative,

Sony Xperia Z3 now has Android N Developer Preview support

Good news! If you’re an owner of the Sony Xperia Z3 you can now try out the Android N Developer Preview. There are 2 variants of Xperia Z3 that can be flashed with Android N Developer Preview, D6603 and D6653. Here’s how to get started: Connect your compatible Z3 device to a computer with a

Sony rolling out Marshmallow to select versions of the Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact

It looks like Sony is rolling out its Marshmallow update to select versions of the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact. Specifically, it appears that the update is arriving for the D6503 version of the Z2, the D6603 Z3, and the D5803 Z3 Compact.

As noted by Xperia Blog, in addition to general Marshmallow improvements like Doze, this update brings a new Camera interface to these Xperia phones. It also adds the February Android  [Read More…]

Sony could bring the PlayStation VR experience to the PC

Sony’s own PlayStation VR headset could eventually make its way to the PC. Sony Computer Entertainment’s senior VP, Masayasu Ito, told Nikkei that making the headset compatible with the PC is a potential move for the company.

As translated by PC Gamer:

“Since PlayStation 4 shares a lot of its components with PCs, the possibility is there. At the moment we are focused on games and we are not ready to make any announcements at this  [Read More…]

Playing your PlayStation 4 games remotely on your Sony phone is really cool

If you’re a gamer, you probably already have a preferred way to enjoy your games. Whether that means that you’re fiercely loyal to your platform, or that you’ve spent the money and gotten yourself a sweet setup. Games, and the way that we access them are changing, and it seems like Sony is trying t be on the forefront of that change. They’ve already announced PlayStation VR, but now they’ve also given gamers the ability to play  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia Z5 U.S. review: A great camera can’t save a compromised phone

It takes beautiful photos and has great hardware, but it doesn’t quite deliver a stellar experience.

Quick take

The Sony Xperia Z5 has a sleek look, designed with a metal frame and tempered fingerprint-resistant glass over the display. It delivers a decent display and a solid processor, with a battery that will definitely get you through the day. The real feature is the camera, and the ability to capture 4K video at a tap. But in  [Read More…]

Sony ‘PlayStation 4.5’ rumored with upgraded graphics; will Microsoft follow suit?

Microsoft’s Xbox leader Phil Spencer recently hinted that the Xbox One might get hardware upgrades in the future. Now a new report claims that rival Sony is planning to release an updated version of its PlayStation 4 console, with more powerful graphics hardware.

Kotaku reports:

“Based on conversations with developers who have spoken with Sony, this ‘PS4.5’ will include an upgraded GPU both to support high-end 4K resolution for games and add more processing power that  [Read More…]

Sony launches PlayStation Video app for Android

Owners of Sony’s PlayStation game consoles can now purchase and watch movies and TV from the PlayStation Store on their Android device, thanks to the launch of the new PlayStation Video app.

Sony says:

Starting today, we’re launching a new PlayStation Video app for Android phones and tablets that will let you stream previously purchased video content from PlayStation Store to your Android device. With the app, you can also purchase your favorite movies and TV  [Read More…]

Grab a 32GB Sony microSD card for just $7.50 at Amazon

Amazon is currently offering a 32GB microSD card from Sony for just $ 7.50 — a drop from its normal price of $ 13.50. If you happen to be picking up a new device and need a little bit of extra storage, this is a great way to gain some much-needed space on the cheap.

Of course, there are other capacities available in case 32GB isn’t your cup of tea. The 16GB version of the card comes  [Read More…]