Sony’s Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact finally gets updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

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In previous weeks, we’ve seen Sony push the Marshmallow update to its Xperia Z5 and Z3 range of devices, as well as the Z4 Tablet. One device that was missing from the list, though, was the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that was still laboring away on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Until today, that is, because the Marshmallow update is now available. Read more

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: Big performance, small phone

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Smaller smartphones have fallen out of style in the past few years with consumers and manufacturers moving towards big, brighter screens. The “standard” smartphone screen sits around 5 inches: the Galaxy S7 offers a 5.1-inch display, HTC has stuck to the 5-inch range over the past few years, and even LG has started to back down on screen sizeswith the G5, which has a 5.3-inch screen. In a sea of large phones, Sony is one of the only companies that pays any attention to the smaller segment of the market with their Xperia Z Compact line, and the Xperia Z5 Compact continues that tradition with a high-end device with a relatively quaint 4.6-inch screen. Read more

ForwardWorks will send PlayStation favorites to mobile devices

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Sony’s PlayStation brand has been synonymous with gaming for more than two decades. The Japanese company pushed out four major video game consoles with additional handheld gaming consoles throughout the years to be home for a massive amount of first-party titles known around the world. Now, with PlayStation getting involved in virtual reality later this year, Sony wants the brand to continue entering new territories.

Today, Sony announced that characters from your favorite PlayStation games will be making appearances on mobile devices. A new studio known as ForwardWorks is tasked solely with bringing PlayStation favorites to phones and tablets.

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SoundCloud gets Sony on board for music streaming service

soundcloudIt looks like SoundCloud’s music streaming service is still on track, as the company has secured a licensing deal with Sony’s music division, which was the last major record label that they needed to bring in the fold. The streaming service isn’t quite official yet, but with that last piece of the puzzle falling into place, it’s likely that we’ll hear something sooner rather than later. Read more