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The Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition and the Magnetic Charging Dock make a (mostly) great team

While things aren't perfect, docking the Z Ultra GPe makes for a nice desk or bedside clock or Daydream frame It's been a while since we had a Nexus or "Nexus-like" device with an official accessory dock. The Galaxy Nexus was made better with it's dock, even though Samsung wanted far too much...
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Sony adds support for Xperia L to Xperia AOSP project

AOSP KitKat for entry-level handset Sony has announced that it's added the budget-centric Xperia L to its version of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The move brings the 4.3-inch handset onto an open-source version of Android 4.4 KitKat — though with a few features disabled, including...
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Sony 'Anami' drops by the FCC, could be Xperia Z1 S

Miniature Xperia Z1 shown with pentaband HSPA and eight-band LTE The next big Android device we're expecting to see from Sony is the Xperia Z1 S — a miniature version of its current Xperia Z1 flagship handset. We've seen leaked images of the device in recent months, and a Japanese version,...
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Sony Xperia Z + ZL Android 4.3 updates leak out

First signs of newer Jelly Bean release for Xperia phones Sony had previously promised Android 4.3 updates for some of its 2013 Xperia devices starting this month, and now a firmware package is available for those wanting to flash it onto the Xperia Z and ZL. The leaked updates are marked as "...
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Sony Walkman app updated on latest Xperia devices with new playlists, Music Unlimited features

Four new playlist types now included, including shared playlists from friends A new version of the Sony Walkman app is rolling out to recent Xperia devices with changes to playlists and the Music Unlimited service. Along with a slight visual refresh, including a mini player at the bottom of the...
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Sony Xperia Z1 f heading to Japan on December 19

Miniature Xperia Z1 scheduled for pre-holiday arrival on Docomo We've known for a while that Sony's dinky Xperia Z1 f was due to arrive on NTT Docomo in Japan this month, but now we have a firm date — Thursday, Dec. 19. An update to the carrier's online store reveals that the pint-sized version...
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The best Android phone you can buy

It’s time fo​r another look at the best Android handsets out there It’s been a busy three months since we brought you our last roundup of the best Android phones on the market. In that time we’ve witnessed the launch of important devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2 and Nexus 5, along...
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T-Mobile Xperia Z receives Android 4.2.2 update

Lock screen widgets and UI tweaks come five months after other models Coming up on five months after over versions of the model received an update, the Sony Xperia Z on T-Mobile is getting the bump to Android 4.2.2 starting today. The software version 10.3.1.E.0.191 (coming in at 185MB) is...
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Sony launches new PlayStation App in the Play Store for eager PS4 users

Push games to your console, chat with friends and keep up with stats on the go It's that time of year (decade, really) where folks can get their hands on next-generation consoles, and to match up with its PS4 launch Sony has just put a new PlayStation App in Google Play. For those who want to...
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Sony confirms Android 4.3 and 4.4 update plans

Ten devices to get 4.3 from next month; five devices confirmed for KitKat upgrades A week after the new OS version's announcement, Sony Mobile has revealed its upgrade plans for Android 4.4 KitKat, while committing to get the previous version, 4.3 Jelly Bean, onto some devices from next month....
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New PS4 Android app drops Nov. 13, Sony says

Sony today announced that Android and iOS will see new versions of the PlayStation App ahead of the next-generation console's release next month. Android's version drops into Google Play for North America on Nov. 13 — two days before the console is generally available. Europe gets its app on Nov....
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Sony SmartWatch 2 app update is live and promises performance boost

One of the best Android smart watch companions that nobody is talking about is getting better The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 app is getting what looks to be a sizeable update from Sony, and it promises a decent boost in performance — especially scrolling — on the watch itself. A component of the...
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Amazon has Sony SD cards on the cheap for today only

Save up to 60 percent on all sizes and capacity Sony SD cards at Amazon If you're in the market for a new high-speed SD card, you'll want to swing by Amazon and have a look at their "Gold Box Deal of the Day." Full size cards, microSD cards, and even a wireless server that uses an SD card for...
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Sony 'Xperia Z1S' could be a mini Z1 for the rest of the world

International version of Japan's Xperia Z1 f inbound? Ever since Japan's NTT Docomo got the Xperia Z1 f — a 4.3-inch version of the Xperia Z1, with all the juicy specs left intact — we've been hoping for news of a wider international launch. Now there's the first sign that such a device might be...
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Sony looks to accelerate wireless charging in 2014

Future Sony phones could charge wirelessly in just one hour Inductive charging can be a useful feature on smartphones and tablets, but it's often much slower than the wire-based alternative. That's an issue Sony's looking to address in its future devices' according to a report from Japan's Nikei...
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Sony pushes out maintenance updates for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra

Camera improvements for the Z1, touchscreen tweaks for the Ultra Sony has announced that it's started pushing out maintenance updates for two of its newest high-end phones, the 5-inch Xperia Z1 and the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra — and there are some noteworthy fixes for both devices.  First up, the...
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Sony announces U.S. availability of Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

Smartwatch 2 also seeing a Stateside launch alongside Sony's latest high-end handsets Literally days after Sony CEO Kaz Hirai seemingly poured water on a Sony breakout in the U.S, today we're treated to the news of three new device launches. The Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and the Smartwatch 2...
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Sony Xperia Z1 leaks out for T-Mobile U.S.

Looks like at least some folks in the U.S. might be able to get Sony's latest and greatest after all Just this morning we reported on comments from Sony CEO Kaz Hirai regarding breaking into the U.S. market. The comments weren't that promising, but some better news may be breaking now with the...
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Sony CEO talks breaking into the U.S, doesn't look so promising

Leaves questions over whether the Xperia Z1 may make it to the U.S. Sony's CEO, Kaz Hirai, has been speaking to Japanese media, with market share and breaking into the U.S. in particular on the table. With Japan and Europe accounting for around 60% of Sony's smartphone sales, and it seems...
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Sony Xperia Z1 f announced, coming to Docomo in Japan

December launch for miniaturized Xperia Z1 Alongside the Samsug Galaxy J, Japan's NTT Docomo also took the wraps off a rather interesting new Sony smartphone, the Xperia Z1 f. The Z1 f is essentially a downscaled version of the Xperia Z1, Sony's current international flagship device — but the...

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