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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...
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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...
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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-...
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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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All 2015 Sony Bravia TVs will run Android TV

Sony tonight at its CES press conference in Las Vegas announced that all of its 2015 Bravia television line will run Android TV under the hood. That's a big win for Google, as Samsung today announced that all of its new TVs would run its own Tizen-based OS, and LG put more stock in webOS 2.0 for...
Sony SmartWatch 3 to sport stainless steel and support regular watch straps

Sony SmartWatch 3 to sport stainless steel and support regular watch straps

It looks like Sony is kicking off 2015 by removing as many potential objections to the SmartWatch 3 design as possible. The one real negative against Sony's first Android Wear effort was its comparatively plain design and no support for third party watch bands. Sony's answer to users who want a...
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Sony will livestream its CES 2015 press event at 5 p.m PST Monday

CES 2015 will be in full effect on Monday in Las Vegas and Sony typically has one of the biggest press conferences of the massive trade show. Today, the company announced it will hold its media event at 5 p.m. PST (that's 8 p.m. EST) Monday, Jan. 5 and they will be livestreaming their event on...
Sony releases new video teaser with lollipops and colors, lots of colors

Sony releases new video teaser with lollipops and colors, lots of colors

Sony is back with a new video teaser, this time opting to include numerous references to the number five and lollipops. While this could suggest Sony is looking to announce Lollipop for its consumers, the company has previously spoken about Android updates, but we could also be looking at a...
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Sony looking to trim smartphone lineup in a bid to return to profits

With a projected loss of $2.1 billion for the financial year, Sony is facing a struggle in the smartphone segment. In its bid to return to profitability, the manufacturer has stated that it will undertake a reduction in its smartphone and TV lineups over the coming years. Sony will instead focus...
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Sony to take smartphone photography to the next level with stacked CMOS sensor

Sony has today unveiled a new stacked CMOS sensor for mobile devices. The company's imaging tech for smartphones has produced impressive results in the past and the EXMOR RS IMX230 sensor is billed as the next big step in mobile photography. Sporting the same number of pixels as the shooter found...
Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, and Z3 running early release of Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, and Z3 running early release of Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sony is hard at work getting Android 5.0 Lollipop onto their flagship devices, and thanks to the recent release of the code from Google, they're sharing builds for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, and Xperia Z3. The public rollout is due early next year, but for now developers and eager early adopters...
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Kunimasa Suzuki to depart as leader of Sony's mobile division Nov. 16

Sony will have a new leader of its mobile devices division on November 16, as the company announced today that Kunimasa Suzuki will leave that position for a new job as executive vice president of Sony Entertainment. Its Senior Vice President Hiroki Totoki will take over Sony's mobile division...
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Hands-on with the T-Mobile Xperia Z3!

The proper Xperia Z3 makes its way to the U.S. Today, the Sony Xperia Z3 is finally available in stores in the United States. Not some half Z2/Z3 deal. The proper Xperia Z3. And that's important because we've already done a complete review of the Z3, and that's pretty much what you'll find...
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Verizon starts selling Sony Xperia Z3v, $199 on contract or $599 outright

The Sony Xperia Z3v is available today on Verizon. (Perhaps you've already read our complete review.) It'll cost $199 on a two-year contract, $24.99 a month on Verizon's EDGE plan, or $599 outright. Now, this is a Verizon-branded variant with CDMA radios and a few other notable changes from...
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Sony reportedly considers slashing smartphone sales targets once again

Sony simply cannot catch a break. After announcing a $2.1 billion loss and a move to restructure its mobile division last quarter, it now looks like the brand will lower its smartphone sales targets for the financial year. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal...
Expanys lists mid-range Xperia E3 for $129.99 unlocked

Expansys lists mid-range Xperia E3 for $139.99 unlocked

Looking for a deal on an unlocked mid-range Android device? Online retailer Expansys has just listed the Sony Xperia E3 for $139.99, discounting the handset from its original $199.99 price point. The Xperia E3 comes with a 5-megapixel shooter with augmented reality features, LTE, and a...
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Sony begins taking pre-orders for Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for $499.99

Sony has started taking pre-orders on its website for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, the recently announced 8-inch Android tablet. Sony has priced the device at $499.99. The site shows an estimated ship date of November 2 for the tablet, which is just 6.4mm thin and has a 1920x1080 resolution...

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