While several manufacturers have released their second round of smartwatches this past summer, Sony’s entry in the market, the Sony SmartWatch 2, was released almost a year ago. It should be no surprise then that Sony may be ready to reveal the next version of their wearable device, the SmartWatch 3, supposedly during IFA 2014.
As IFA quickly approaches, we are all becoming restless wondering about the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Thanks to some recent leaks, we now know some more about design. The device has curved sides, much like its larger cousin, and a 20.7 MP camera lens on the back alongside the LED flash. The MicroSD slot and MicroUSB port share a flap covering the openings and the three buttons have increased in size.
It appears that Sony Mobile is looking to add a new Xperia tablet to the family, following a post on an Indonesian site showing a new tablet with a model number of SGP621. The model number suggests that the tablet will sport LTE and continue the line of Xperia Z tablets with the LTE Z2 and the Tablet Z sporting model numbers of SGP521 and SGP321 respectively.
Similar to the Z3 Compact receiving photography treatment, the supposed Z3 is receiving similar treatment. A user of the Chinese web site Baidu has posted some photos of the alleged Z3 despite the fact that the design differs just a bit than previous design leaks. Of course design elements can change over time but it could be that we’re looking at a different phone entirely.
Sony is ending its attempt to bring its wildly successful console gaming brand to Android devices. PlayStation Mobile, which launched in 2012, was a hub that allowed high quality games to be accessible for PlayStation Certified devices. That certification will no longer be handed out to any future devices. Sony is keeping the service running smoothly on such devices running Android 4.4.2 and below; however, anything with Android 4.4.3 and up are being left in the dark. With future versions of Android, there are no guarantees that PlayStation Mobile will continue to operate correctly with software updates.
Source: Sony Japan
About a month ago, we had a chance to see the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact when it posed alongside the Xperia Z3. Today, more images have leaked, but this time they are solo shots from Mr. Blurrycam.
It’s also possible that the previous leak isn’t the same phone as this one since the front-facing camera is in a different spot. However, we know manufacturers have various prototypes. The source indicates it will feature a 4.6-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801, 3 GB of RAM, 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear camera, and stereo speakers.
Owners of the Sony Xperia Z2 may notice a new application available in their Update Centre, the Sony Movie Creator app. The app is similar to some features that Google+ offers for automatically generating movies. Movie Creator auto-creates short films of about 30 seconds in length using photos and videos taken with the phone. The films that are produced are called “Highlight Movies” and Sony’s system will notify you when a new one is generated.
It is only a matter of time before Sony unveils its upcoming flagship handset. The Xperia Z3 has leaked in pictures and we have already learned about the specifications. So Sony would be doing the right thing by announcing it sooner rather than later to prevent any further leaks. Today, though, we have some more images that allegedly show the handset’s side and back panel.