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Google's doing something a bit unusual with Android N, the next version of its mobile operating system. Ahead of its final coat of polish and subsequent release to the masses, Google's partnered up with Sony to make available the Android N Developer Preview for Xperia Z3 devices. That's a first for Google.Preview versions of Android have historically been the exclusive domain of Google's Nexus devices, at least officially. But with Android N, Sony is working with Google to bring ongoing Developer Preview builds to select Xperia Z3 handsets primarily so developers can test their apps and ensure that new system behaviors for saving power and memory don't introduce any unwanted side effects."We'll... Read more...
Qualcomm can't seem to catch a break when it comes to its Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC) and overheating rumors. The latest to join the fray is Sony and its Xperia Z3+, along with the Xperia Z4, essentially the same handset with a different model number of the Japanese market. Sony has confirmed that both devices can overheat under certain circumstances and has promised a software fix. Over in the Netherlands, testing has revealed the Xperia Z3+ can overheat when using the camera or playing a game that taxes the GPU. When this happens, the phone gets hot to the touch and whichever app is at fault ends up crashing. Prior to shutting down, however, a message appears on the phone saying warning... Read more...
Through Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare taught us that a rose is still a rose no matter what you call it (he had Juliet put it a bit more elegantly than that), and so it goes with Sony's weather resistant Xperia Z4, a well equipped smartphone that's about to launch globally under a different name. Perhaps in an attempt to pay homage to its predecessor (or because the new model looks just like the old one), the global model will be known as the Xperia Z3+.The handset is slim and light at just 6.9mm thick and 144g. And like the Z3, the Plus version is both waterproof and dust-proof, so you needn't rush to shove it back in your pocket if you get caught in a drizzle or dust storm. Interestingly, the... Read more...
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. We won’t blame you if you have a serious case of deja vu when you first lay your eyes upon the new Sony Xperia Z4, because it’s a dead ringer for its Xperia Z3 predecessor. If you think that HTC caught a lot of flak for its lazy (design wise) upgrade from the One M7 to One M8 to One M9, Sony won’t have it any easier this time around. At first glance the Xperia Z4 looks like a dead ringer for its Xperia Z3 predecessor, but Sony has actually thinned the device out by 0.4mm and it now has a metal frame. Oh, and the micro USB is exposed this time around instead of being hidden beneath a moveable door (you still get IP65/68 water/dust resistance). But that’s... Read more...
Good luck to those of you looking for a new Sony branded handset at T-Mobile. At present, you won't find any, nor is the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier stocking used (or new) Xperia Z3 smartphones. They've been quietly removed from T-Mobile's online store, as the wireless carrier confirmed on Twitter when asked by a user why he couldn't find it."The Z3 is no longer available. Here are our current Sony devices," T-Mobile tweeted, while adding a link that directs users to a page showing exactly two Sony branded handsets, both of which are certified pre-owned devices -- the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1S.Unfortunately for Sony, the overall situation isn't much better over at Verizon. Big Red... Read more...
The number of Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop is comparatively low, as it's been a bit slow going for the latest version of Google's open-source operating system. That's typically the case when Google releases a major new version of Android, though for Lollipop, we're now at the point where upgrades are being announced at a steady clip. Enter Sony, which is starting to roll out Lollipop for its Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact handsets. Sony's over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 5.0 will reach devices in the Nordics and Baltics first. Other markets and more Xperia Z Series products will follow suit beginning around two weeks from now. Which ones? Sony had previously... Read more...