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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 quick...
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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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Sony to bring Lollipop to 'entire Xperia Z series'

Sony Mobile has announced the first stage of its Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade plans, with a promise to bring the newly-announced OS version to the "entire Xperia Z series." That includes the following devices... Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia...
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Sony gives Xperia Z3 Compact a ship date in U.S.

Sony is now showing that the Xperia Z3 Compact is available for pre-order in its online store with an estimated ship date. The phone, which will work with GSM carriers in the U.S., is sold unlocked for $529.99, and Sony is estimating that the Xperia Z3 Compact will ship by November 3 whereas...
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Sony SmartWatch 3 coming to Verizon 'later this month' for $249

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...
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Today at 1:30 p.m. EDT: Sony's 'Demand Great' event liveblog!

We're coming at you live again today from New York City, where Sony's doing ... well, we're not quite sure what's up. Chances are good this is the U.S. launch of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, but there's only one way to know for sure. Check back in with us here at 1:30 p.m. EDT as we get this...
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Sony sends out invites for Oct. 9 NYC event for possible Xperia Z3 announcements

Sony has sent out invites to select members of the media to attend a press event in New York City on October 9, where the company will likely have some US-based announcements for their new Xperia Z3 smartphone family. Sony first announced the Xperia Z3, along with the Xperia Z3 Compact and the...
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Sony set to rebuild mobile division, starting with 1,000 job cuts

After announcing a "goodwill impairment charge" yesterday that sees Sony's losses mounting to $2.1 billion for the annual year, the handset vendor has mentioned that it is looking to restructure its electronics arm. The first stage involves cutting 1,000 jobs from the mobile division, which...
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Sony forecasts $2.1 billion loss as hardware vendor fails to capitalize in mid-tier segment

After revising its annual forecast earlier this year, Sony is at it again, with the latest revision taking into account a 180 billion yen (around $1.7 billion) "goodwill impairment charge", which quadruples the company's losses for the financial year. Sony's mobile division was tasked with "...

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