Sony Xperia Z3 gets photographed next to Galaxy Note, slew of images follow

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The upcoming Xperia Z3 was recently caught in the wild and images appeared online. The same thing has occurred yet again. There are two sets of images. The first is like the last one with solo shots showing various angles. With the other, though, the photographer has decided to compare the alleged future Sony flagship with Samsung’s Galaxy Note.

It does seem that Sony is making a design change with this handset, responding to complaints and requests that consumers and critics had. Past Sony flagships have been flat and literally sharp around the edges without much of any curves. These images, however, prove that the company has taken to accept curves make everything easier for the user. Other noticeable design changes include the placement of the speaker, ports, and magnetic connectors. A change that has not been made is with the camera. The Xperia Z2′s 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor is hear yet again.

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Photos of Sony’s Xperia Z3 leak on Digi-Wo and Weibo

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Photos of what are probably Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 flagship have leaked on Chinese sites Digi-Wo and Weibo, with the Chinese model number of the device, L55t.

Rumored specs include a Qualcomm 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, and Adreno 330 GPU. Based on the pictures in the gallery after the break, it will also ship with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

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Sony SmartWatch 2 update includes option for custom wallpapers

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The latest update that Sony is rolling out to its SmartWatch 2 includes the option to apply your own custom wallpaper. Take that owners of Android Wear devices! Through the settings menu of the SmartWatch 2 app, users can choose whatever wallpaper they would like and have it reflected onto the SmartWatch 2. Aside from this being the major part of the update, Sony is now allowing the device to have language support identical to what your smartphone has. Finally, usual performance boosters are included with this updated.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet heading to Verizon on July 17, pre-ordering starts tomorrow

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Since the start of 2014, we heard about a Sony tablet making its way to Verizon. But for months, even after the Xperia Z2 Tablet launched, nothing ever became official and people continued to wonder whether or not it was actually going to happen. Today, Sony announced that the Xperia Z2 Tablet will join Big Red’s network on July 17 with pre-ordering opening July 10. The price is $599 without a contract and $499 with a new two-year contract.

The Xperia Z2 Tablet is no slouch. It ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but has Sony’s own software layered over the stock experience. Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. A 6000mAh battery is keeping this beast going and it includes a Stamina Mode when necessary. The Xperia Z2 Tablet also features dust and water resistant certifications, ensuring some durability. It may have a hefty price, but it is definitely worth it.

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This could be Sony’s selfie phone

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In what appears to be the furthering of a trend that needs to die, Sony could potentially debut its own selfie-centered phone tomorrow. Like the rumored HTC Eye that’s entered AT&T’s test phase process, the device will put you in focus via the front facing camera. There really isn’t any information on the device but the date on the tweet shows July 8, 2014, with a hashtag of tomorrow, so we won’t have to wait long. One aspect that’s rumored is the front camera will have its own flash, something unheard of on smartphones.

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Xperia Z3 Compact screenshot leaked

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The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact may have just received a leaked photo this morning showing that it’s running Android 4.4.2. In a tweet by DooMLoRD of XDA, possible specifications were leaked as well. According to the tweet, the phone will have a 4.5-inch 720p screen, come with a Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz with an Adreno 330 GPU. It will also have 2GB of RAM and come with the 20.7MP rear camera Sony has in its other devices. It may also have a 2.1 MP front shooter as well.  » Read the rest

Images of Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact leaked

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Sony has been releasing a new flagship device every six months now, and it seems as though an image has been leaked of their next flagship device. The leaked images show what is allegedly the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

According to the images, there will be some similarities between the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia T, but it seems that the Z3 will have a metal frame. Rumors suggest that Sony will be using the Snapdragon 801 for both the Z3 and the Z3 Compact, and they will be waiting for Xperia Z4 to use the Snapdragon 810.

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Sony readying Android 4.4.4 update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, rolling out to Z1 Compact

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The latest round of devices to receive Android 4.4.4 include the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact. The latter of the trio is already receiving the update to the latest version of Android as it has gone live in Russia, Italy, and Indonesia. The others have received certification to receive the update but there is no expected timetable for when that will happen.

Has your Sony device received the Android 4.4.4 update? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Xperia Blog