Sony brings voice search to their Android TV remote app


Using a plugin for their Quick remote: TV SideView Sony app, Sony is enabling users to access voice search on their Sony Android TV devices. The TV SideView Voice Plug-in is designed to only work with Sony’s Quick remote app and a compatible Sony Android TV. The app is capable of working with speakers using English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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Sony announces Android 5.1 update for Xperia Z series to begin rolling out from July


Sony may be laying off almost half of its Swedish workforce, but that doesn’t appear to be impacting the Japanese company’s plans to provide timely firmware updates to its Xperia Z series of smartphones. The Xperia Z1 handset began receiving its share of the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop goodness a few days ago, and now Sony has announced that it plans to begin rolling out Android 5.1 from July onwards. Read more

Sony Mobile cuts almost half of workforce in Sweden


Sony has confirmed media reports that the company’s mobile division in Sweden is cutting almost 1,000 jobs, which is close to half of the 2,200 jobs at their Lund, Sweden location. According to Sony, the cuts are impacting jobs in all areas of the division, both administrative and technical staff. Of the positions being cut, approximately 400 are contract positions while the rest are staff positions. Read more

The Xperia Z3+ has a slightly brighter, warmer display than the Z3


It was just a couple of days that Sony announced that the Xperia Z4, as it known in Japan, would be released to the rest of the world as the Xperia Z3+. One of the main complaints is that the Z4/Z3+ isn’t much different than the outgoing Xperia Z3. Apart from the handset being ever so slightly lighter and thinner, its processor being upgraded to the Snapdragon 810 and its MicroUSB socket changing position and making do without a protective tab, there isn’t really much to talk about.

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The Sony Xperia Z3+ can be pre-ordered for £549 in the UK


Sony launched the Xperia Z4 in Japan just over a month ago and it was a low-key affair and we wondered if this ‘successor’ to the Xperia Z3 would be released globally. Yesterday Sony announced that this ‘Xperia Z4‘ would, in fact, be marketed as the Xperia Z3+ outside of Japan, with the handset becoming available from June 15th. Now we have news that Sony’s latest flagship is already available for pre-order in the UK.

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Sony’s Xperia Z3+ to launch globally from June 15th


When Sony announced the Xperia Z4 in Japan last month, many of us were sceptical as to whether the minimal upgrade in specifications merited using the Z4 moniker. More recently it was rumoured that this ‘Z4‘ handset would be marketed to the rest of the world as the Z3+. And so this has come to pass, with Sony releasing a press release announcing that the Xperia Z3+ will be globally available from June 15th.

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