We've already reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3, but Sony and Verizon have just announced its variant for U.S. customers. The Xperia Z3v brings many of the latest innovations and standout features to Verizon customers, such as the 5.2-inch 1080P display, IP68 waterproof rating, Hi-Res Audio support, and the 20.7MP camera. What's different is that they've added Qi wireless charging and increased the battery capacity to 3200 mAh.
We met with Sony earlier today to give us a brief tour of the device. Take a look at the video.
If you're a big gamer, the Xperia Z3v is one of the first smartphones in the market with PS4 Remote Play. It lets you connect the phone to your PS4 to play its games when the living room TV is in use. You can connect the Xperia Z3v to the PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK Wireless Controller with the Game Control Mount.
Verizon customers can buy the Xperia Z3v from Verizon online and at participating stores nationwide starting October 23rd, 2014. It'll be available for $199.99 with a new two-year activation.
You can now use your Moto 360 to take a picture using the Motorola Camera app on your Motorola Moto X. An update to Motorola's camera app today allows you to go full Moto inception, using your Android Wear smartwatch as a remote shutter on your Motorola phone. (Or you could use the Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch, too. But that's not nearly as much fun to write).
All you have to do is update your camera app in Google Play — again, you'll need a Motorola phone for this, for everyone else head to the Google camera app — then open the camera app. You'll then find a notification on your Android Wear Watch, asking if you want to use it as the remote shutter. Tap the watch, and then you have a shutter button.
Sony's late-2014 flagship, the Xperia Z3, sports a refreshed design and some impressive internal specs. It's the combination of the two that make a phone great, so here's the full listing of all internal specs on the Xperia Z3. For completeness, this page also lists the specs for the Xperia Z3v, the Verizon-exclusive version, and Z3 Compact, the smaller variety of the flagship.
Sony's latest flagship comes to the states on Oct. 23
Verizon and Sony today in New York City unveiled the Xperia Z3v, the first version of the latest flagship from Sony (you'll recall we're really not all that far removed from its last one) to hit the United States. (Don't worry, T-Mobile fans, your time's still coming. Eventually.)
Anyhoo. For the most part we're looking at the same device here. It's got a 5.2-inch TRILUMINOS display at 1080p, and it looks mighty nice. It's got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor inside. You have 32GB of on-board storage, plus a micro SD card. (And Verizon is tossing in 25GB of its own cloud storage.)
The Todoist app for Android is getting a new update that literally adds some Karma. In this case, Karma is the name of a new feature for the mobile version of the task manager app that helps to visually a user's progress in achieving their goals for the day or month.
Lenovo has today announced a pair of new Android tablets in its Yoga lineup, the Yoga Tablet 2. Like its predecessor it also comes in both 8-, and 10-inch sizes and has a design centered around the fold out kickstand. And presumably thanks to a hole in that kickstand, the Yoga Tablet 2 now has a fourth 'mode,' known as hang.
Neither the 8- nor 10-inch models are particularly lacking on the hardware front with a bump in the internals and the display resolution since the original Yoga tablet graced us with its presence.
Lenovo's most impressive Android tablet to date isn't lacking on the hardware front
Lenovo is back with another crack at Android tablets with this, the latest and greatest in its Yoga line. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, to give it its full title, isn't any old slab, it's a 13.3-inch, QHD tablet with the same sort of adjustable kickstand seen on previous efforts.
Besides being pretty large and having an impressive sounding display, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also houses its own integrated projector which Lenovo says is enough to create a 50-inch "home theater experience" on any flat surface.
Today at Sony's "Demand Great" event in NYC the electronics giant announced a partnership with Verizon to sell the Sony SmartWatch 3 in the U.S. starting this month. It comes alongside the announcement that the Xperia Z3v, a Verizon-exclusive version of the Z3, will be coming to the carrier at the end of the month as well.
Today in New York City, Sony officially announced its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, for the U.S. market exclusively on Verizon under the Z3v name. The Z3v marks Sony's latest effort to break into the U.S. in a meaningful way, with availability from Verizon starting October 23rd. The Xperia Z3 boasts a 5.2-inch display and an aluminum-framed, glass-backed chassis with all of the latest internals and Sony's now-standard waterproofing. The one difference Verizon has included is Qi wireless charging.
The Xperia Z3v will naturally set you back $199 with a two-year contract from the carrier. With the launch of the Z3v, Verizon is also offering a bundle deal to pick it up with an Xperia Z2 Tablet and save $200 on the bundle. Verizon will also carry new Sony accessories with the launch of the Z3v — the Sony SmartWatch 3 ($249), the CPW5 Wireless Portable Qi Power Supply ($59), and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller ($59) and GCM10 Game Control Mount ($39) for PS4 Remote Play.
Verizon has put up a sign-up page where you can enter your email address for more info.
Time-limited location sharing app Glympse is releasing a new Android-only app called Glympse Express that makes it even easier to share your location with friends and family. You can think of Glympse Express as a simplified and cleaned-up version of the full-featured Glympse app, making sharing your location with a set of favorite contacts or apps a two tap affair.
Radiator Springs will never be the same after you get through with it! Cars: Fast as Lightning is now available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. Build your own Radiator Springs and while you take on races with over 20 unique characters from the Cars universe, using nitro boosts and other surprises to drive your way to victory.
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