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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
Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

One of the hard things to find with a Smartphone is a nice wallpaper. Happily, device manufacturers, Google and ROM makers make a variety of wallpapers which are pretty much available to find on the Internet. What developer Donnatus has done, with a new app called Droidpack Wallpapers, is give you a central point to find, download and set them as the wallpaper on your Android device. Droidpack Wallpapers contains over 500 wallpapers for you to choose from, and there’s a selection from Google, including wallpapers from stock Android 4.4, 4.3 and Android 3.x. You will also find wallpapers from[Read More...]

by 7:14 PM on June 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
CyanogenMod Developer to Join Sony

CyanogenMod Developer to Join Sony

It seems that companies are starting to recognise that there is a lot of talent in the Android developer community. First it was Samsung hiring Steve Kondik (Cyanogen) and then he branched off to create his own custom firmware company, CM Inc. CM Inc then hired AOKP founder Roman Birg and ChameleonRom developer Clark Scheff to tap into the innovative coding these guys do. They also recently added Francois Simond aka Supercurio to tap into his display and sound calibration knowledge. It seems that what these guys have been able to do in their own homes has not gone unnoticed[Read More...]

by 7:19 PM on June 3, 2014 1 comment News
Sony announces the Xperia T3 – stylish and slim

Sony announces the Xperia T3 – stylish and slim

Sony has just announced a new model in their Xperia lineup – the Xperia T3 – announcing it with the line ‘Stand out from the crowd with the stylish and slim Xperia T3 smartphone from Sony’. The phone is indeed quite thin, measuring in at just 7mm thin, while also incorporating a 4G LTE Radio and 5.3″ display. The phone will be available in select markets, in the usual Sony Xperia colour scheme of Black, White and Purple and Sony has worked hard on the T3 to bukild the phone out of premium materials, built on a stainless steel frame.[Read More...]

by 5:59 PM on June 3, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
With a new phone and tablet in the marketplace, Sony is already teasing ‘The Next Big Thing’

With a new phone and tablet in the marketplace, Sony is already teasing ‘The Next Big Thing’

Australia, and many territories only just saw the latest Sony phone – the Xperia Z2 – go on-sale at the beginning of this month and the Xperia Tablet Z2 only just beat it to market by mere weeks, but Sony is already looking ahead. Sony has released a teaser on their blog promising ‘the next big thing this season’. The teaser blog post’s full title is ‘Shh… do you want to know a secret? Stay tuned for the next big thing this season’ and features a picture of an obviously Sony device from the side on a beach, with a[Read More...]

by 7:02 AM on June 3, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer
Virgin Mobile now selling the Sony Xperia Z2

Virgin Mobile now selling the Sony Xperia Z2

After launching earlier this month on Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, the Sony Xperia Z2 has made it’s way to Virgin Mobile. The latest Sony flagship is available on a range of Virgin Mobile plans from as low as $30 per month (with a $20 per month handset repayment). The default offering for the handset is on the $60 per month plan (with $8 per month handset repayment) which includes the extra 1GB of data per month, which Virgin is including with all their plans until the 29th of June. If you’re after a purple Xperia Z2 from Virgin, you’ll be[Read More...]

by 2:54 PM on May 22, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Phones
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Review

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Review

It’s a SERIOUSLY BIG phone! Last October our resident phablet user, Matt Booth, reviewed the Sony Xperia Z Ultra very positively. Fast forward six months and Sony have released it’s follow up, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (T2). To call the T2 the younger brother of the Z Ultra is an apt description. It’s slightly smaller, slightly lower specced, and best of all slightly lower in price (at release). The Z Ultra was a success for Sony (according to my source at the Sony Centre Nunawading) and Sony once again have decided to release a phablet along with their flagship[Read More...]

by 3:16 PM on May 19, 2014 12 comments Design, News, Reviews
Pre-Order now open for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM from MobiCity

Pre-Order now open for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM from MobiCity

MobiCity announced overnight that it has opened pre-orders for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM smartphone, which was announced alongside the Xperia Z2, at Mobile World Congress(MWC) back in February this year. Just in case you have forgotten what the Xperia M2 Dual-SIM smartphone is offering, here is a list of full specs: 4.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (960 x 540p) 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage – expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 8MP rear camera, front facing Camera Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 2300mAh Battery MobiCity are offering the[Read More...]

by 11:39 AM on May 17, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Sale
Sony SmartBand now available through Telstra and Sony stores, RRP $159

Sony SmartBand now available through Telstra and Sony stores, RRP $159

Sony‘s new wrist-wearable fitness tracker SmartBand is now available locally from Telstra, Sony Online and Sony Centres / Kiosks with more retailers to follow soon The device RRP is $159, and Telstra users can get it on contract as an “Accessory Repayment Option” for $39 upfront + $5 / month over two years – which funnily enough, adds up to $150. The SmartBand was first announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and we noted that it had become available for preorder last week. It connects with Sony’s LifeBlog app available from Google Play and logs your life (as[Read More...]

by 1:53 PM on May 15, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Sony Xperia Z2 now available from Telstra with exclusive Michael Jackson Bonus track

Sony Xperia Z2 now available from Telstra with exclusive Michael Jackson Bonus track

The Xperia Z2 has today been launched on the Telstra network, bringing with it an exclusive track from the upcoming Michael Jackson album XSCAPE. While all Xperia Z2 owners will get access to the XSCAPE album, Telstra customers who purchase the Xperia Z2 as well as the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Z1 Compact before May 31st, will get access to an exclusive bonus track – ‘a PaperCha$er remix of Chicago’ which will be available through the Xperia Lounge app. The Xperia Z2 is available in Black and Purple and comes with the coveted – for rural and regional users –[Read More...]

by 12:04 PM on May 13, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 111 – Hulk Smash Google Now Launcher

Ausdroid Podcast 111 – Hulk Smash Google Now Launcher

Welcome to episode 111 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Scott, Geoff and Jason were joined by new recuit Jamie Saltmarsh to talk about the week’s Android news, but we ended up talking mostly about the fate of Geoff’s Galaxy S5 and why Scott hates the Google Now Launcher. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Geoff Fieldew, Scott Plowman and Jamie Saltmarsh. Topics: Geoff’s Galaxy S5 Google, your launcher sucks (and launchers in general) Sony Xperia Z2 now available Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review Motorola Moto E OnePlus One Release Timeframe Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to[Read More...]

by 8:03 AM on May 9, 2014 0 comments Podcast