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Sony announces plans for which Xperia devices will get Lollipop update

Sony announces plans for which Xperia devices will get Lollipop update

After Google announced Android 5.0 – Lollipop, the first questions heard were: When is my device going to be updated? In these modern times, most of the OEMs have begun answering that question fairly quickly and this morning Sony has advised which of their phones will be receiving the update. Sony has advised that their ‘entire premium Z series’ line will see the Lollipop update. Sony specifically named : Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact[Read More...]

by 5:12 AM on October 17, 2014 15 comments OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Sony adds Xperia Z1 and Z2 as well as the Xperia M2 to AOSP for Xperia on GitHub

Sony adds Xperia Z1 and Z2 as well as the Xperia M2 to AOSP for Xperia on GitHub

Sony is one of the largest OEMs pro-actively promoting AOSP development for their phones and tablets, and today they’ve added two more devices to the list, adding the Xperia Z1 and Z2, and Xperia M2 to their AOSP for Xperia project on SonyXperiaDev GitHub. As well as adding support for the two new phones, Sony has also announced a new unified kernel for devices using the Qualcomm MSM8974 processor. Adding a unified kernel will make for more easier and faster mods for community developers. The unified kernel will be easier for ROM developers to work with as all kernel source[Read More...]

by 12:04 AM on October 17, 2014 0 comments Android Development, Manufacturer, Phones
Rumoured monster phablet from Sony hits the AnTuTu treadmill, struts its stuff

Rumoured monster phablet from Sony hits the AnTuTu treadmill, struts its stuff

It looks like Sony has been busy in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. New benchmarks have surfaced via AnTuTu of a device dubbed the Xperia Z3X, and the specs are rather beastly. According to the AnTuTu benchmark, Sony have managed to shoehorn a 6.2″ screen with QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution and a gargantuan 4GB of RAM into this rumoured successor to the Xperia Z Ultra, paired with Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset and Adreno 430 GPU. Android 4.4.2 rounds off the list, though we’d hope to see Android 4.4.4 if this device makes it to market. But wait, there’s more! Sony seems to[Read More...]

by 8:27 PM on October 7, 2014 8 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Ausdroid Podcast 123 – the Moto 360 and Sony’s new toys

Ausdroid Podcast 123 – the Moto 360 and Sony’s new toys

Welcome to episode 123 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we had a special appearance by Matt Booth to tell us all about his shiny new Moto 360 and get us jealous. Jason was having none of that though, having decided that Sony‘s new Smartwatch 3 would soon be his next Android Wear device, but a battle royale with Dan might loom in the future for the right to review it. Scott meanwhile seemed more interested in the rumours of the Nexus 6, and with good reason as recent leaks have started to reveal more about the new phone. With[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on October 6, 2014 0 comments News, Podcast
Unlocking Bootloader Diminishes Your Z3 Series Camera Software

Unlocking Bootloader Diminishes Your Z3 Series Camera Software

In recent times Sony have been extremely developer friendly, offering help to the developer community on XDA Developers when creating custom ROMS for Sony devices. Sony offer an official bootloader unlock tool (that does NOT automatically void your warranty) and are generally developer and Android friendly also sending a lot of patches upstream into the AOSP codebase. They coded the base to the new theme engine inside CyanogenMod and most other current custom ROMs and have also opened up a public kernel repo to let community developers contribute to MSM8x74 family of devices. Despite all of this all is not[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on October 5, 2014 14 comments News
Everything Android at the 2014 EB Expo

Everything Android at the 2014 EB Expo

The 2014 EB Expo is here, running from today until Sunday October 5 at the Sydney Showgrounds. Unsurprisingly, as we found last year, the show is heavily skewed towards the major consoles, but with area set up for independent games developers to showcase their wares. Sony Remote Play First of all, I checked out the Sony stand and found them promoting their new Xperia Z3 range with its PlayStation 4 Remote Play capability. This involves attaching your phone or tablet to a PlayStation-like controller which then streams your gameplay from the console and uses your phone as a screen, streaming[Read More...]

by 3:42 PM on October 3, 2014 1 comment Apps, Events
Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony is busy tonight, presenting their launch plans for their newest Xperia smartphones, wearables and accessories in Australia. We’ve seen the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Smartwatch 3, and they’re all coming your way in the next few weeks. Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact At the launch of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA we were advised that both phones would be heading to Australia, with the Xperia Z3 heading to all four carriers (Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile) while the Xperia Z3 Compact would be heading to Optus and Telstra.[Read More...]

by 7:19 PM on September 30, 2014 46 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Register your interest with Sony Australia to find out more about the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Register your interest with Sony Australia to find out more about the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are coming to Australia. The Xperia Z3 will launch on all four national carriers – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia and Virgin Mobile and the Xperia Z3 Compact will launch on Telstra and Optus at this stage, but if you’re holding out for an Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact you’re obviously wanting more information and Sony want to give it to you, as soon as they can. Sony Australia has launched a micro-site for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact on their Australian website, encouraging potential new owners to sign-up to their mailing list[Read More...]

by 12:00 PM on September 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear is a new device category, there’s three watches now on the market, with another three about to hit. There’s common hardware to each of the Android Wear watches on the market, but there’s also some differences and we wanted to check out what differences there are and which will suit you spec wise, so we’ve laid them all out in a single table so you can check each of them out and see for yourself. Screen: 1.65” IPS LCD 1.3-inch P-OLED Display 1.63” SuperAMOLED (278 ppi) 1.56″ Backlit LCD AMOLED1.63″ 278ppi touch display 1.6” Transflective Display Resolution: 280[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 21, 2014 8 comments News
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet — Review

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet — Review

Sony’s mobile evolution in the last 18 months, together with their experience in screen production with their television range, puts them in a really good position to produce quality hardware. After an unfortunate run of lackluster devices the company has rebuilt its reputation in the mobile space, starting with the Xperia Z at the beginning of 2013. The Sony name now stands for quality hardware that goes toe-to-toe with Samsung‘s and HTC’s own flagships, and the company’s 6-month hardware iteration cycle – on its flagship phones, at least – is ensuring that powerful hardware is always available to consumers. We’ve[Read More...]

by 1:54 PM on September 19, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews
Sony rolls out Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia ZL and ZR

Sony rolls out Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia ZL and ZR

Sony has announced that their Android 4.4.4 update for the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia ZR and ZL handsets has begun rolling out. According to the tweet announcing the start of the rollout, the update brings with it ‘fixes, battery, wifi & email improvements and more’. The update will begin hitting handsets purchased outright from Sony, but carrier based handsets will have a while to wait just a little longer. Vodafone advises on their latest software update blog, that the status for the Android 4.4.4 update for the Xperia Z is ‘Testing in progress’. Optus actually advises that[Read More...]

by 8:46 AM on September 10, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Ausdroid Podcast 121 – The IFArola Z360+1 Compact Edge

Ausdroid Podcast 121 – The IFArola Z360+1 Compact Edge

Welcome to episode 121 of the Ausdroid podcast! After a spell away, we’re back with a bumper episode covering the big Android announcements last week, both from IFA 2014 and Motorola. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: LG G Watch R Asus ZenWatch Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact Sony Smartwatch 3, Smartband Talk Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge Samsung Gear VR (although we spent most of this time talking about Google Cardboard) Motorola 360 launch The New Moto X The new Moto G Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe[Read More...]

by 10:50 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Yatango Shopping opens up pre-orders for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Yatango Shopping opens up pre-orders for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

The newly announced Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are coming to Australia later this year. The Xperia Z3 will be available on Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile, with Optus and Telstra opting to carry the Z3 Compact as well. But with no concrete release date for either phone on offer from the carriers or Sony Australia, wallets are out and ready to order. If you’re ready to go head over to Yatango Shopping where they’ve begun offering pre-orders for both phones in a range of colour options. The Xperia Z3 is available in Black, White and Green[Read More...]

by 5:54 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones