Earlier today, an unannounced Sony smartphone passed through Japan’s official certification authority — the RRA (Radio Research Agency). Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we could potentially be looking at the upcoming Xperia Z4 — a revamped model of the company’s flagship smartphone of 2014.
Verizon’s version of the Sony Xperia Z3 has received a convenient software update, bringing many goodies to Xperia users everywhere.
Sony has been in favor of various models in its Xperia Z chain of smartphones being anodized in Purple ever since their debut back in 2010, but when it unveiled its flagship Xperia Z3 in September last year, the habitual hue appeared to be missing from the lineup. It was, instead, replaced with Copper and Green colorways, but now it looks like Purple is about to make a comeback.
Things have not been going well for Sony. Even aside from the disaster that it faced with The Interview, the company has seen its mobile and television divisions struggle. Both of them are losing money and CEO Kazuo Hirai is tasked with composing a strategy to stimulate growth for Sony. Thousands of jobs were slashed in the last year and the computer division (Vaio) was sold. Still, more changes are in order for the giant. Sony is reportedly considering joint ventures and selling divisions to improve. The company is heavily leaning on its film and gaming divisions to carry it; however, that can only go on for so long.
We all want to do our part to help those who are less fortunate healthwise, but not all of us are brilliant researchers and scientists. However, we all have at least one extremely capable tool for making progress in the world of fighting disease: a smartphone.
For the past four months, Sony held exclusivity over the green model of the Xperia Z3 Compact — meaning if you wanted to pick one up, you had to purchase the phone directly from the manufacturer itself. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Online technology retailer, Clove, has today announced that it too has “received stock of the green variant and is now able to sell the SIM free version in the UK for the first time”.
On Monday, Google launched Cast for Audio. It allows users to mirror audio content to speakers and other multimedia devices. As a launch partner, Sony has introduced six devices that are all Cast for Audio ready.
Hit the break for a description of each. Click here for our full CES 2015 coverage.
A report from ePrice has appeared online revealing that Sony’s unannounced flagship smartphone of 2015, the Xperia Z4, will be launched in a couple of variants with different display resolutions when it makes its debut appearance later this year.
Sony announced a handful of new Bravia TVs at CES, and you can bet that you’ll finally be able to pick up a television with Android TV support. Several of the TV lineups support Android TV, including streaming content from the Play Store as well as being able to use apps and games on a big, 4k display. The televisions also have a microphone built-in so you’ll be able to use voice search to navigate. Plus, you’ll get all the benefits of Google Cast, too.