Sony’s SmartWatch 3 gets a dedicated watch faces app

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Personalizing the SmartWatch 3 just became easier with a new app dedicated for watch faces. Sony has released an app that allows owners of its Android Wear device to change the background, hands, time markers, accent color, and display settings. So now is your chance if you’ve ever wanted to customize the SmartWatch 3 with unique watch faces.

The timing of this app’s release is interesting as new Android Wear devices are expected at IFA 2015. Despite its Play Store listing mentioning only the SmartWatch 3, Sony could easily extend support to another smartwatch with an update. The SmartWatch 4, assuming Sony sticks with the straightforward naming, would arrive alongside the Xperia Z5 to give the company a decent one-two punch this fall.

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Could this be the design of the Sony Xperia Z5?

Android Smartphones_Sony_Z5_E6xxx_082115Rumors and leaks of Sony’s Xperia Z5 flagship are beginning to heat up. We should expect the flagship to be announced as early as IFA 2015. With that date just around the corner, a new image has popped up on Twitter labeled E6xxx. E6553 is the model number for the Sony Z4, which gives us reasonable suspicion this could be the company’s upcoming Z5 flagship.

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Promo image of alleged Sony Xperia Z5 Compact leaks ahead of IFA 2015

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There isn’t long to go until the 2015 edition of the IFA opens its doors in Berlin, where we’ll most likely see Sony announce its new Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 compact handsets in a press conference on September 2nd. Until then, we can expect the flow of leaks to increase both in quantity and quality, and today we have a leaked promotional image of what is believed to be the Xperia Z5 Compact.

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Sony adds binaries for 64-bit devices

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Sony has uploaded a new set of operating system binaries for their first 64-bit devices based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The new files will work on the Sony Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet and the Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi. All of these devices are based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. With these files uploaded to the Sony AOSP for Xperia web site, the custom ROM community will be able to more easily produce customized, AOSP based ROMs. Read more