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Game streaming service OnLive acquired by Sony, will shut down on April 30

Game streaming service OnLive acquired by Sony, will shut down on April 30

OnLive, a service that allowed users to stream games to their computers, mobile devices, and various set-top boxes, announced today that it will shut down on April 30. In an email sent out to users of the service, OnLive said that Sony is acquiring key parts of OnLive and has no plans to...
Xperia themes

Sony releases theme creation tools in beta for Xperia line

Sony has released a tool to allow for easy creation of Xperia themes for Androids running their version of the operating system. This application installs on your computer, and when used in conjunction with an image editor (Photoshop is recommended and well-supported) allows you to customize over...
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Sony Mobile's leader says rumors of division's sale are 'completely untrue'

Hiroki Totoki, the current leader of Sony Mobile, has dismissed recent rumors of a sale of its division in an interview, calling them "completely untrue". In January, Reuters reported that Sony was now open to some new options for its mobile division, including a possible sale or a joint venture...
Walkman + Music apps

Sony retires 'Walkman' brand for its built-in music player

Once synonymous with portable music, Walkman has been one of Sony's most iconic brands. From classic cassette-based offerings of the early 1980s to the wackier, Android-based versions of 2015, the purpose of a Walkman product is clear — it's all about music on the go. So it wasn't surprising...
Sony accidentally reveals Xperia Z4 Tablet ahead of March 3 unveiling

Sony accidentally reveals Xperia Z4 Tablet ahead of March 3 unveiling

It looks like Sony accidentally let a few details about an upcoming Xperia Tablet slip today. According to an appearance on the official Xperia Lounge application, the tablet is (predictably) called the Xperia Z4 Tablet and features a 2K display, along with an "ultra fast processor." The...
Sony E4g

Sony injects LTE connectivity into the E4, announces the Xperia E4g

Sony has unveiled the Xperia E4g, which is essentially a marriage between the recently announced Xperia E4 and LTE connectivity. Think of this announcement much like how Motorola handled the Moto G and its LTE variant. The Xperia E4g will ship in April for €129. Interestingly, Sony still...
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Sony aims for a profit of $4.2 billion by 2018, will focus on image sensors and games

In its three-year corporate strategy plan, Sony has highlighted that it is aiming to attain an operating profit of 500 billion yen ($4.2 billion) by focusing on profitable divisions within the company, such as the image sensor, gaming and entertainment businesses. While its mobile division has...
You can now pre-order Sony's augmented reality glasses for $840

You can now pre-order Sony's augmented reality glasses for $840

Sony today announced SmartEyeglass, the company's take on Google's recently shelved Glass project. The device interacts with the surroundings in similar ways, connecting with compatible smartphones to render text, symbols and images into the wearer's field of view. Developer pre-orders have...
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These are the top Sony Xperia phones you need to know

Whatever other difficulties the Japanese electronics giant faced in 2014, you can't fault the quality of Sony's high-end Xperia smartphones. In the past year Sony's aggressive product refreshes brought us some of the most compelling Android phones of the year, through the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series...
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Sony sells 12 million smartphones in Q4 2014, revises full-year losses

Sony forecast a yearly loss of 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion) in September 2014, but a strong showing in the last three months of 2014 has allowed the manufacturer to cut the net loss forecast for the year to 170 billion yen ($1.4 billion). The company recorded a net profit of 89 billion yen ($...
Sony teams with Spotify for new streaming services to replace Music Unlimited

Sony teams with Spotify for new streaming service to replace Music Unlimited

Sony is teaming up with Spotify to launch PlayStation Music, a new streaming music service coming in spring 2015. The service will replace Music Unlimited, which will shut down everywhere that it is currently available on March 29, 2015. Beginning Feb. 28, current active Music Unlimited...
Sony reportedly set to cut another 1,000 jobs from its mobile division

Sony reportedly set to cut another 1,000 jobs from its mobile division

According to a new report, Sony is planning to eliminate another 1,000 jobs from its mobile division. This move would be part of a restructuring effort that saw the company initially cut 1,000 jobs late last year. The report, which comes from Reuters citing Japanese newspaper Nikkei Business...
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Sony reportedly open to new options for its mobile division, including a sale

A new report claims Sony is now open to some new options with its mobile phone division, including possibly selling it off or launching a joint venture with another company.The news comes a few months after Sony announced a plan to restructure its phone business with 1,000 job cuts. Reuters...
Xperia Z

Sony launches the first Folding@Home beta app for Xperia Z smartphones

Sony has launched the first beta version of its Folding@Home Android app for all of its Xperia Z smartphones. The app is designed to use a smartphone's idle processing power to help simulate the unfolding process of proteins for medical research. Sony previously launched a Folding@Home...
Sony Walkman NW-ZX2

Hands-on with the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2: $1119 of Android-powered music player

Great sound with an insane price tag At the Sony booth at CES 2015 we had a chance to test out the Walkman NW-ZX2 as well as Sony's new PHA-1A headphone DAC/amplifier combination that were all announced at Sony's press conference. To say this is just another music player is more than an...
MediaTek announces smart TV system-on-a-chip, already powering new Sony Bravia TVs

MediaTek announces smart TV system-on-a-chip, already in use on new Sony Bravia TVs

MediaTek has announced that they will be powering Sony's upcoming 2015 Android TV-enabled Bravia sets, shown off on Monday at CES2015. The company is also collaborating with Google on the first Ultra HD TV platform powered by Android TV. The Ultra HD platform uses MediaTek's MT5595 SoC and...
CES 2015

Missed yesterday's CES action? Watch press conferences from Sony, Samsung and LG right here

Yesterday's whirlwind of announcements from CES 2015 included Sony stating that it would offer Android TV on all of its Bravia lineup for 2015, Samsung launching a content store for its head-mounted VR unit and LG announcing a new bendy phone. To check out all the announcements from yesterday,...
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Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 packs 128GB storage, $1120 price tag

... and Android 4.2 Standalone portable music players increasingly be seen as a thing of the past, but Sony's not willing to let go just yet. Today at CES 2015 the Japanese manufacturer unveiled the latest in its long line of Walkman products, the Walkman NW-ZX2. Focused on playback of high-...
Sony Bravia 2015

First look at Sony's 2015 Bravia TVs with Android TV

Sony commits to Android TV for its entire 2015 line, intros sets thinner than a smartphone Today at CES 2015 in Las Vegas Sony revealed that its entire 2015 Bravia line will run Google's Android TV OS. Although Sony has been onboard with Android TV for some time, this commitment to the...
Sony to roll out Lollipop to Xperia Z3 lineup starting next month

Sony to roll out Lollipop to Xperia Z3 lineup starting next month

During its CES 2015 press conference in Las Vegas tonight, COO of Sony Electronics Michael Fasulo announced that the company is set to start rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its Xperia Z3 lineup starting next month. Details on an exact date and schedule weren't provided, but this is sure...

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