Sony has just started pushing out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet located in the United States. This upgrade brings the latest build of the Android operating system to the devices, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
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T-Mobile has discontinued sales of its Sony Xperia Z3 device with just under 6 months of being released. While it may be stunning to hear at first, it’s not much of a surprise to most if one were to really think about it. It’s no secret that Sony’s mobile phone division is well behind its competitors (Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple) and with lackluster sales of its Z3, T-Mobile has no other choice but to yank the device from its shelves. Read more
A couple of leaked images appeared online yesterday presenting Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2015, the Xperia Z4, in all its glory, and now, thanks to the folks over at the popular French blog, NoWhereElse, we’ve got our hands on some more.
Sony launched the large sized Xperia C3 phablet back in August last year in some of its key midrange markets. It seems like the Japanese manufacturer is now prepping the launch of a successor, aptly named the Xperia C4. Read more
Sony’s flagship device for 2015 has been much anticipated due to the always-beautiful design of the Japanese tech giant and the powerful specs we’ve all come to know and love. Read more
The mobile industry has not been kind to Sony for the last few years. Sony has failed to recognize it needs to change in order to stay competitive and considered leaving the industry altogether because of this. It seems like the company will remain involved in mobile for the next year or two because a new campaign promotes their devices’ capabilities. Also, leaks have revealed that a Xperia Z4 is on the way. The Xperia Z4 and other handsets cause Sony to believe that it will sell thirty-eight million handsets in 2015, according to Digitimes. The report notes that Sony’s goal for the year has been lowered because of changes within the company’s mobile division. Sony now has a focus on mid-range and high-end devices.
Cloud gaming service OnLive has announced it will be shut down later this month. The reason for the shutdown is that Sony has acquired “important parts” of the service and the company has no plans to continue operating OnLive. That decision makes sense considering Sony operates PlayStation Now, another cloud gaming service featuring titles from the platforms vast catalog. So the pieces of OnLive being acquired by Sony are almost guaranteed to be integrated into PlayStation Now.
Data centers supporting OnLive’s services will cease to exist on April 30. Subscribers will no longer be charged and games will go inaccessible on that date. All data will be deleted after accounts are closed.
Despite being a major brand in the world of electronics, Sony has struggled to find succes, or a profit, in the mobile devices market. This is notably true in the U.S. market. These forces led Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai to announce in February that a plan to return to profitability by 2018 may not include smartphones based on their absence from his statements. A new statement from the company says mobile devices will be part of Sony’s future and to back that up, a new, major advertising campaign is launching this month. Read more
Recently, a Sony device codenamed Cosmos, has recently leaked in not one, but two different leaks. Well another one has serviced today from device leaker upleaks. This rumor suggests that the Sony Cosmos will be introduced as the Xperia C4.
Sony has announced the official Android 5.0 update roll out for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact as well as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact starting the end of March. This means the update should be already rolling out to the devices, although Sony makes it clear that the timing might vary depending on the region. Read more