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Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

If you’re in the market for a mid range smartphone that won’t break the bank and offer some decent specs for your dollar, then Harvey Norman may have the smartphone you desire. Harvey Norman are offering Sony’s newest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2 for $363 (+ Postage & Handling). Sony announced the Xperia M2 during MWC in Barcelona earlier this year, with the company stating that the Xperia M2 would be available from April locally through major telco’s and retailers, now July it’s taken a while, but it’s now here. While the Xperia M isn’t aiming to offer flagship, top[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on July 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google Play Edition (retired) devices available from Expansys Australia

Google Play Edition (retired) devices available from Expansys Australia

Without ever reaching Australian shores, Google recently removed a number of Google Play Edition devices from the Play Store in the US. Thankfully, some of those devices are now available to purchase directly from Expansys Australia. The prices may be a bit more expensive than buying them in the US but when you take the freight forwarder charges out it probably works out about the same if not a little cheaper: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GPE $429.99 ($691.35), Save 38% – Update: It appears this has been removed by Expansys HTC One (M7) LTE GPE $429.99 ($692.41), Save 38% – Update: It appears this[Read More...]

by 9:20 AM on July 17, 2014 4 comments Deal, Phones, Tablets
Xperia Z3 refuses to stay under wraps – seen consorting with a Galaxy Note

Xperia Z3 refuses to stay under wraps – seen consorting with a Galaxy Note

The Sony Xperia Z3 is just refusing to stay under wraps, even though we’re still 2 months away from IFA where the phone is expected to be announced. There’s been two leaks recently, which shows the phone off from multiple angles and even alongside a Samsung Galaxy Note to give you a size comparison. As you can see, the Xperia Z3 appears to be around the same height as the Galaxy Note, although it does appear to not be as wide as the 83mm wide Samsung Phablet. The leak also shown off is the notification light on the Xperia Z3,[Read More...]

by 9:54 AM on July 15, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Smartband (SWR10) — Review

Sony Smartband (SWR10) — Review

Fitness trackers are a-dime-a-dozen these days. There’s a large market out there that’s ripe for the taking and with no clear dominant manufacturer there are some deep pockets out there looking for the right product. The Smartband is Sony’s first fitness tracker, and they’ve delivered just a little bit more than others. The Sony Smartband is what Sony call a ‘Lifelogger’. It’ll count your steps and track your sleep – just like the majority of fitness trackers out there – but Sony has gone a step further and the Smartband records almost everything you do. To do this recording, the[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on July 14, 2014 4 comments Reviews
Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony is not one to rest on their laurels when it comes to building new phones. Working to what seeems a 6 month product life-cycle, they’re on track to release the Xperia Z3 at IFA in September and the phone is determined to see the light of day, first showing up as a mere front panel, it’s now out in the wild as a full phone. The phone is believed to be the Chinese version of the Xperia Z3 – model # L55t, which follows on from the L50t used for the Xperia Z2 – and has the same design[Read More...]

by 10:20 AM on July 12, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony announces the Xperia C3 ‘Selfie’ phone

Sony announces the Xperia C3 ‘Selfie’ phone

As teased on Twitter last night, Sony has today announced the Sony Xperia C3 – their ‘Selfie’ phone, with a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera and soft LED Flash. According to Sony, the ‘selfie’ has increased 17,000% since 2012, so the reasoning behind producing a Selfie focused phone is right there. To aid in taking Selfies Sony added a Flash, as well as including a ‘PROselfie cam’ and selfie apps in the software on the phone, which include a whole range of options to spruce up your selfies. The phone will be available in Black and White, and in a departure[Read More...]

by 5:30 PM on July 8, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony prepares to release a ‘Selfie’ phone tomorrow

Sony prepares to release a ‘Selfie’ phone tomorrow

Sony is about to join the ‘Selfie’ phone race, tonight teasing a new phone release for tomorrow on their Twitter account. The tweet uses the hashtags #GetTheFullPicture and #Tomorrow with the 8th of July date emblazoned on a ‘Selfie’ shot (which is more a ‘Groufie’ according to Huawei). See your #selfies in a whole new light pic.twitter.com/UQJQIa44sI — Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) July 7, 2014 What the phone could actually be is the Sony Xperia C3, which Android Central caught wind of via Chinese site Weibo. The phone will apparently be very well suited for ‘Selfies’ if the rumour of a[Read More...]

by 8:51 PM on July 7, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z2 — Review

Sony Xperia Z2 — Review

2013 was a good year for Sony. After spending several years trying to get it right, the Xperia Z finally had people talking about them in the same breath as industry leaders like Samsung and HTC. The phone’s premium design with quality internals ensured popularity with power users, and it brought features like waterproof and dustproof into the mainstream – a feature on which Sony was genuinely ahead of the curve. Not one to rest on their laurels, Sony followed up the Xperia Z almost immediately with the Xperia Z1 in the latter half of the year, throwing a 20.7MP[Read More...]

by 11:59 AM on July 7, 2014 14 comments Design, News, Reviews
Qualcomm issues DMCA takedown notices for 116 GitHub repositories – including their own

Qualcomm issues DMCA takedown notices for 116 GitHub repositories – including their own

Qualcomm today issued DMCA takedown requests to code repository host GitHub, taking out over 116 different code branches and repositories, alleging that they are infringing on the chipmaker’s copyright. Earlier today Ausdroid was alerted to the DMCA takedown of a number of github (source code) repositories, including at least one belonging to CyanogenMod developers. The takedown notices can be tracked back to this GitHub request posted this morning, which states : Cyveillance has recently discovered the unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents on the below web site. Specifically, we have confirmed that[Read More...]

by 11:06 PM on July 3, 2014 4 comments News
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact breaks cover – shows off some specs

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact breaks cover – shows off some specs

After showing up first as a mere front panel just two days ago, the Xperia Z3 Compact seems determined to make an early appearance to eager Sony fans around the world. The phone specs have apparently been leaked by Sony Xperia developer DooMLoRD. DooMLoRD has leaked a number of specs for the phone which is apparently carrying the D58XX model number. Specifications for the ‘Compact’ device include a 4.5″ 720p display, which will be powered by a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC processor and 2GB of RAM. Just as the Xperia Z1 Compact carried a great camera, the Z3 Compact[Read More...]

by 9:16 PM on July 3, 2014 6 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact front panels show up in China

Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact front panels show up in China

With the Sony Xperia Z2 launching in a lot of territories only at the beginning of May, it appears that Sony aren’t resting on their laurels, continuing with what appears to be a six month refresh cycle of their flagship phones. Pictures of what is being reported as the front-panel of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact have been shown off on Chinese site Digi-Wo. According to XperiaBlog, they see no evidence of change to the OmniBalance design on these new panels. XperiaBlog also believe that the Z3 and Z3 Compact will be announced at the IFA trade[Read More...]

by 11:00 AM on July 1, 2014 6 comments Phones
Sony adds Kernel source to GitHub, will add more for Flagship devices over time

Sony adds Kernel source to GitHub, will add more for Flagship devices over time

Sony has been moving towards openness with regards to working with the open-source community for the last few years. They started moving towards a more open approach back in 2012 when they added AOSP support for their flagship at the time the Sony Xperia S. Today they’ve announced that they will be adding their kernel source to the Sony Dev GitHub and will be adding more sources for other devices over time. Sony has already added source for a large range of Sony Xperia devices such as the Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z2 and more. To get access[Read More...]

by 10:00 PM on June 27, 2014 0 comments Modding
Sony Australia will be incorporating Android TV into their HD and 4K Bravia TVs

Sony Australia will be incorporating Android TV into their HD and 4K Bravia TVs

With the launch of Android TV at Google I/O yesterday morning, it’s now down to actually finding out when products will be launching. With Android TV launching worldwide in the ‘Fall’ (Spring here), we’re left to confirm if we will in fact see the partners named at the launch will be bringing Android TV to Australia. At yesterdays launch, Google named three hardware partners, along with a number of chip manufacturers, as partners to launch Android TV products. Philips, Sharp and Sony were the three big names listed on the slides at Google I/O. With Philips no longer ranging TV’s[Read More...]

by 1:33 PM on June 27, 2014 15 comments Android TV