Tag Archive: Sony

Sony Xperia 1 II will launch in the U.S. on July 24 for $1,200

The phone lacks mmWave 5G support.

What you need to know Sony has priced the Xperia 1 II 5G at $ 1,199 in the U.S. Pre-orders for the flagship phone will start on June 1. Consumers who pre-order the Xperia 1 II by June 28 will receive a pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling earbuds for free.

Sony’s first 5G-enabled flagship phone, the Xperia 1 II, will go on sale in the U.S. starting July 24. The tech  [Read More…]

The Sony WF-SP800N are pretty great given their lower price point

You can’t go wrong with either set of earbuds. They both feature USB-C charging, active noise cancelation (ANC), and great sound quality.

Water resistant Sony WF-SP800N

$ 200 at Best Buy

Pros Long battery life Great sound with EXTRA BASS Compact charging case IP55 dust and water resistant Cons Lacks wireless charging Middle of the road ANC performance

The WF-SP800N are your new workout companion. They feature IP55 dust and water resistant with active noise cancelation  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are finally getting Android 10

The two phones were originally slated to receive the update in “early 2020.”

What you need to know Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus have started receiving the stable Android 10 update. The update brings a bunch of new features, including a system-wide dark mode, new gesture navigation, and smart replies. It comes with the March 2020 Android security patch as well.

In November last year, Sony had revealed its Android 10 update roadmap, promising to  [Read More…]

The Last of Us Part II leakers were not from Naughty Dog, according to Sony

The leaks weren’t coming from the inside, apparently.

What you need to know The Last of Us Part II suffered major plot leaks the other day. Rumors pointed towards a disgruntled Naughty Dog employee leaking it. Sony has identified the leakers and confirmed they were not affiliated with Sony or Naughty Dog in any way.

Fans were taken by surprise last week when someone had apparently leaked the entire plot and ending to The Last of Us  [Read More…]

Sony says the ‘overwhelming majority’ of PS4 games will be playable on PS5

Sony has offered such sorely-needed clarity regarding backward compatibility in its upcoming console.

What you need to know Earlier this week, Sony revealed the specs of the PlayStation 5. Due to the way comments by lead architect Mark Cerny were phrased, confusion ensued over the number of backward compatible PS4 games that would run on PS5. Sony has issued an update to provide more context. Players can expect the “vast majority” of PS4 games to run on  [Read More…]

Sony seriously needs to clarify the backward compatibility situation on PS5

I am so excited for the PlayStation 5, but this backward compatibility situation is a mess.

Backward compatibility was a staple on Xbox One, so of course Microsoft is doubling down on this philosophy with the Xbox Series X. Considering the overwhelmingly positive response that backward compatibility has gotten, Sony appeared to be poised to adopt that same type of program on PlayStation 5 (PS5). All comments seemingly indicated that backward compatibility would be a major feature  [Read More…]

PlayStation 5 reveal livestream: Watch as Sony details its next-gen console

Sony is finally ready to share more information on the PlayStation 5.

What you need to know Sony is set to offer a “deep dive” into the PlayStation 5 architecture. We will likely get to see the specs on offer with Sony’s next-gen console, and get a better look at the marquee features. The livestream kicks off at 9am PT/12pm ET.

Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 logo earlier this year, but after that there hasn’t been anything  [Read More…]

Sony Santa Monica head Shannon Studstill leaves for a new Stadia studio

A big get for Google’s platform.

What you need to know Shannon Studstill was the head of Sony Santa Monica, a studio well-known for God of War. Google announced today that Shannon is leaving to become head of a new Stadia studio in California. This brings Stadia Games and Entertainment to three studios.

While Google’s Stadia gaming platform continues to come under criticism, Google is expanding its teams of developers to make Stadia-exclusive games. In a press  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 10 II is here with a 21:9 OLED display, triple rear cameras

It will ship with Android 10 out of the box.

What you need to know Sony’s new Xperia 10 II is the company’s first mid-range smartphone with a 21:9 OLED display. It features a triple-lens camera system at the rear with a 12MP primary sensor and two 8MP lenses. The Xperia 10 II will be released in select markets this Spring.

Along with its flagship Xperia 1 II smartphone, Sony today introduced the newest addition to its  [Read More…]

GDC 2020 isn’t dead just because Sony and Facebook pulled out

Indie developers make up a large portion of attendees and events at GDC.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is going to have a few less companies this year. Both Sony and Facebook have announced that they’ve pulled out of the event, citing coronavirus concerns. This comes a couple of weeks after another major tech conference, Mobile World Congress (MWC), was canceled completely after companies backed out due to similar health concerns — even if the Spanish government  [Read More…]