Post Tagged with: "Sony"

Exclusive: Win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3 and a Game Cave from Ausdroid and Sony Mobile!

Exclusive: Win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3 and a Game Cave from Ausdroid and Sony Mobile!

Looking for an extra present to put under the Christmas tree this year? Maybe you’re after a present just for yourself? We’ve got just the thing for you! Thanks to our friends at Sony Mobile, one lucky Ausdroid reader will win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3, a Dual Shock Controller Mount and a custom-made Game Cave tent in which[Read More…]

by 12:00 pm on December 17, 2014 14 comments Competition, Exclusive
Sony announces AOSP support is available for all 2014 released phones

Sony announces AOSP support is available for all 2014 released phones

Sony have previously announced support for the Android Open Source Project on recent Xperia devices like the Z3, pictured above, but some of the lesser known handsets also released this year missed out. Well, Sony has now corrected this, announcing via the Sony Developer World blog that they’ve rounded out the suite, with every Qualcomm-based device released in 2014 now[Read More…]

by 9:18 am on December 17, 2014 3 comments News
Motorola and Sony confirm Android Wear 5.0.1 update is rolling out now

Motorola and Sony confirm Android Wear 5.0.1 update is rolling out now

Google announced Android 5 (5.0.1) for Android Wear almost a week ago, and while we’ve seen the update arriving on a number of watches starting with the LG G Watch and G Watch R, Sony and Motorola have both announced that their Android Wear devices – the Smartwatch 3 and Moto 360 should both be receiving the update too. Sony[Read More…]

by 8:39 am on December 16, 2014 13 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Sony releases video showing bootloader unlocking process  – reminds you that this process may void your warranty

Sony releases video showing bootloader unlocking process – reminds you that this process may void your warranty

Sony has been at the forefront when it comes to reaching out to the developer community when it comes to Android. From providing source and kernels on their SonyDeveloper GitHub repo, through to hiring Alin Jerpelea from CyanogenMods FreeXperia team earlier this year. They’ve gone a step further, releasing a video on how to go about unlocking the bootloader on[Read More…]

by 3:30 pm on December 15, 2014 0 comments Android Development, Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Sony Xperia Z3 — Review

Sony Xperia Z3 — Review

It wasn’t all that long ago that I remained in love with HTC’s One M8. I’ve owned it since it launched in Australia, and even bought one before Ausdroid’s review was published. I knew that I had liked the previous year’s HTC One that much that the new model, with its dual cameras, faster performance and more would keep me[Read More…]

by 2:47 pm on December 14, 2014 23 comments Phones, Reviews
Telstra finally acknowledges the Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk – now available from selected stores

Telstra finally acknowledges the Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk – now available from selected stores

When Sony announced the long awaited Smartwatch 3, and it’s lower end non-Android Wear Smartband Talk fitness band were finally available in Australia last month, they made a surprise announcement that you’d be able to grab them from Telstra as well as from selected retailers. Initial, and subsequent checks with stores proved that despite the announcement, Telstra and their staff[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on December 12, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Android Wear
Sony Dual-Shock Game Controller mount for Xperia Z3 handsets now on Sony website – out of stock

Sony Dual-Shock Game Controller mount for Xperia Z3 handsets now on Sony website – out of stock

Sony’s PS4 Remote Play function on their Xperia handsets is a massive attraction for gamers, with the ability to stream games from your PS4 over Wi-Fi to your compatible Sony Xperia handset. The game controller mount has been the missing piece of the puzzle, but it’s popped up on the Sony Australia website, but it looks like you can’t buy[Read More…]

by 10:42 am on December 6, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact — Review

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact — Review

There’s an ongoing argument about phone sizes. Apple’s move into larger screen sizes means it’s not just happening in the Android market now, it’s industry-wide. Everyone has a sweet spot into which the smartphone size of their heart’s desire falls. Some of us are willing to move that sweet spot upwards as larger phones arrive on the scene, and some[Read More…]

by 12:52 pm on December 5, 2014 20 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
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 2 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