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Sony on Android 'Fake ID' bug: Fixes on the way

Last week news of a new security vulnerability in the Android package installer emerged, which could potentially allow one app to take over another's permissions. Dubbed "Fake ID," the issue was patched by Google shortly after disclosure in April, and many Android devices are already protected...
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Sony loses money from smartphone unit, games and movie divisions turn a profit

Sony posted a first quarter net profit of $261 million, which is a sliver of good news for the hardware giant who has had to sell off assets to stem the tide of losses last year. Operating profit at 69.8 billion yen ($680 million) for the quarter was nearly double that of what the manufacturer...
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Blurry images of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact allegedly leaked

Very blurry images of what is allegedly the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android smartphone have made their way to the Internet, a few weeks after photos of the larger Xperia Z3 were posted as well. The leaks, which come from a Chinese Weibo account, show a smartphone that is supposed to have a 4.6-...
Two more alleged photos of Sony Xperia Z3 show off its side and back

Two more alleged photos of Sony Xperia Z3 show off its side and back

Noted Internet gadget rumor source "evleaks" has posted two new image that he says are of the still unannounced Sony Xperia Z3 Android smartphone, showing off one of its sides and its back. The side image shows three ports on the side of the smartphone, along with a silver round knob. The...
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Sony lists Xperia Z2 on the US Sony Store website for $699.99

Sony is now showing the Xperia Z2 smartphone as listed on the US Sony Store website, for the no-contract price of $699.99, which is apparently a reduction from its normal $749.99 price tag. At the moment, the website is showing that the Xperia Z2 is backordered, but at least there is a listing...
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Sony simplifies bootloader unlock process for Xperia devices

Sony has made it easier for developers and enthusiast users to unlock the bootloader on Xperia devices. The Unlock Boot Loader service received a much-needed facelift that makes it easier for users to go through the unlocking process. While the older version of the service provided similar...
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Alleged photos showing Sony Xperia Z3 leaked

A new set of images that allegedly show Sony's upcoming Xperia Z3 smartphone have been leaked by a person using a Chinese message board, which include info on what may be the processor inside the phone. The photos, which come a few days after a leaked image showing the phone's front panel were...
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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally for sale in the US

The unlocked version of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now for sale on Sony's US website. The device (see our review) is available in black, white and pink and comes with a hefty $549.99 price tag. The unlocked U.S. model seems to be the same as the internationally available D5503, and according...
Leaked photo showing what is rumored to be Sony's Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Leaked photo shows off Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact's front

If the recently leaked front panels for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are accurate, then Sony may be continuing the design trend that is found on its recent line of smartphones and tablets. The leak shows what is allegedly being reported as the front panels for the Xperia Z3 and the...
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Sony kernel source released on GitHub

Tinkerers and ROM creators will be interested to hear that Sony has moved the kernel source code from their Developer World portal to GitHub. Pop by the repositories and you'll find kernels for many of the major Xperia devices, like the Z Ultra and Z1, with more to come. Good on Sony for...
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Sony microSD memory cards are ridiculously cheap right now

Amazon is having a pretty massive sale on microSD memory cards from Sony. We're talking $32.99 for the 64 GB card, which normally goes for $114.99. (That's 71% off, for those who don't feel like doing the math.) Unfortunately, Sony's line doesn't extend up to the 128 GB denomination we've seen...
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Sony starts Android 4.4.4 roll out for Xperia Z1 Compact, also certified for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra [Update]

Sony has kicked off the roll out of Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia Z1 Compact in Russia, Italy and Indonesia, according to a report over on the Xperia Blog. Not only are we seeing the latest firmware be released into the wild (although slightly limited) for the Z1 Compact, but the Z1 and Z Ultra...
Sony's Xperia M2 lands at Sony stores in the U.S.

Xperia M2 lands in the U.S. at Sony Store

U.S. customers looking for Sony's entry-level Xperia M2 are now in luck as the handset is now available for pre-order from Sony's web and physical stores. The handset is expected to ship Wednesday, June 25, with a price of $289.99 and can be pre-ordered in either black, purple, or white. The...
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Sony releases Live on YouTube app for Xperia devices

Sony has just released an app exclusive to Xperia devices called Live on YouTube, which does exactly what you expect it would. Users can boot up the app and start a live video stream from their Sony smartphone's camera, keep tabs on how many viewers and likes they have, as well as share links to...
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Sony launches the Xperia FIFA World Cup Brazil theme

A day ahead of the kickoff ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Sony has unveiled an Xperia theme for the event. While the theme was leaked in its entirety last month, it is now officially available for download in the Play Store. The theme features a green on yellow color scheme and has a...
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Sony announces the Xperia Z2 in Taiwan, slated for July launch

Sony has launched the Xperia Z2a in Taiwan. This device is very similar to the Xperia Z2 that recently launched globally, but in a slightly different plastic-backed chassis, running on Taiwanese 4G LTE networks. As well as LTE, the device sports a 5-inch 1080p display, 3,000mAh fixed battery,...
Android 4.3 finally arriving on T-Mobile Xperia Z

Android 4.3 finally arriving on T-Mobile Xperia Z

Though the international variant of the Sony Xperia Z was recently upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, those in the U.S. aren't as fortunate as T-Mobile has only finally gotten around to updating the waterproof handset to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. T-Mobile customers should begin getting their update...
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet bringing all that bezel to Verizon in 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet bringing all that bezel to Verizon in 2014

What you see above is a render of a Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet with surprisingly restrained branding from Verizon. The LTE variant of the 10-inch tablet with its wide bezels is apparently coming to Big Red later this year, according to evleaks. As best as we can tell, all we're looking at here is a...
Sony Smartband now available in the United States

Sony Smartband now available for purchase in the United States and Canada

A few months after launching the Smartwatch 2, Sony has now launched its latest wearable product, the SmartBand SWR10 in the U.S. and Canada The company revealed it can now be bought on the official Sony Store website as well as its U.S. retail store locations for $99.99. Rogers is offering a...
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Sony debuts super-slim Xperia T3

Sony is the latest handset maker to field a mid-range product with a large, five-plus-inch screen size. Announced this morning, the Sony Xperia T3 packs a 5.3-inch display, and at 7mm thick Sony says it's the world's slimmest handset at this screen size. Like the Xperia Z family, the T3's...

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