Post Tagged with: "Sony"

Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?

Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?

Owners of Sony‘s newest family of devices – the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact have banded together to offer a bounty for a developer to obtain root access to their devices through the XDA-Developers forum. Having root access on your device is nice, but in recent years it’s become less important as manufacturers and even Google implement[Read More…]

by 11:20 am on November 26, 2014 0 comments Android Development, Modding
The Backup and Restore app from Sony has been hacked

The Backup and Restore app from Sony has been hacked

OEMs bake ‘System’ level apps into their devices all the time, by and large they’re quite useful, adding functionality lacking from the stock Android OS. Sony has had a backup and restore app for their devices for a while now, which allows you to backup and restore your files to the Sony Cloud. But it’s apparently been hacked overnight, with[Read More…]

by 12:57 pm on November 25, 2014 4 comments Apps, Manufacturer, News
Telstra to add new tablets to their line-up including the Nexus 9, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE and more

Telstra to add new tablets to their line-up including the Nexus 9, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE and more

Telstra has today announced on their Exchange blog, that they will add a variety of new tablets to their range. They’re offering a mix of Wi-Fi tablets (including the HTC built Nexus 9), as well as the LTE enabled Galaxy Tab S which is compatible with their LTE aggregated 4GX network. The 10.5″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available[Read More…]

by 10:15 pm on November 24, 2014 14 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Tablets
Sony Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk now available to order from Sony and Telstra

Sony Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk now available to order from Sony and Telstra

Announced back at IFA in September, and released in a number of markets around the world already, the Sony Smartband Talk and Smartwatch 3 are now officially available in Australia. Of course Ausdroid readers would already know that the Smartband Talk has been available to order from the Sony Australia website since the weekend for $199. Sony also priced the[Read More…]

by 10:41 am on November 20, 2014 6 comments Accessories, Android Wear, Manufacturer
Ausdroid Podcast 127 – Nexus 9s all round

Ausdroid Podcast 127 – Nexus 9s all round

Welcome to episode 127 of the Ausdroid podcast! Having had a bit of time to examine our Nexus 9s (which finally arrived, for Dan and Jason), the team gives some thoughts and feelings about the device. We’re also taling about Lollipop, Material Design and the new wave of Android Wear watches! To round things out we’ve a quick discussion of[Read More…]

by 7:18 am on November 19, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Podcast, Smartwatch
Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 LCD Touch Digitiser shows up and gets compared to the Z3

Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 LCD Touch Digitiser shows up and gets compared to the Z3

Sony is moving forward with their Xperia Z line, with what seems to be a six-monthly update cycle. With the Xperia Z3 launched in September, and if Sony sticks to the same schedule as earlier this year, we should be seeing the Xperia Z4 around Mobile World Congress(MWC) in February next year. Now a site has published pictures of what[Read More…]

by 10:04 am on November 18, 2014 15 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
SmartBand Talk (SWR-30) from Sony Australia now available to order

SmartBand Talk (SWR-30) from Sony Australia now available to order

The Sony Smartwatch 3 wasn’t the only wearable that Sony announced at IFA back in September, they also introduced an updated version of their life-logging fitness band – the Sony SmartBand Talk, offering updated capabilities including a curved 1.4″ e-paper display, as well as microphone and speaker to allow you to make and receive calls. Sony Australia has now made[Read More…]

by 10:23 am on November 16, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Sony Australia lists Smartwatch 3 as ‘Coming Soon’ priced at $299

Sony Australia lists Smartwatch 3 as ‘Coming Soon’ priced at $299

The Smartwatch 3 from Sony, their first Android Wear device, was launched by Sony all the way back at IFA in September. Sony then showed it off at the Australian launch of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, advising it would hit stores within 2-3 weeks, a month and a half later and the Sony Australia website has finally listed[Read More…]

by 8:35 am on November 16, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Comparing the Moto 360 to Sony’s new Smartwatch 3: There’s a clear winner

Comparing the Moto 360 to Sony’s new Smartwatch 3: There’s a clear winner

I’ve had the privilege for the last week or so of having both the Moto 360 and Sony’s new Smartwatch 3 in my hot little hands (or rather, on my wrists). I’m going to write a full review of the Sony Smartwatch 3 next week, but for now, I’d like to preview it with you and compare it against another[Read More…]

by 12:52 pm on November 14, 2014 15 comments Android Wear, Mini Reviews
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact available from today for $499 from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and Sony Store Online

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact available from today for $499 from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and Sony Store Online

After we posted the price of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact over the weekend, Sony Australia has today advised that the tablet is now available. The tablet will only see limited availability, with Sony advising the tablet will only be available from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and Sony Store Online, but Sony themselves seem quite excited about the tablet, with[Read More…]

by 9:57 am on November 10, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Tablets