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Sony Xperia Z2 launches in India

Sony launches the Xperia Z2 in India

Sony has already made the Xperia Z2 available across major retailers in the UK and announced plans to launch the device on its online store in the US soon. Today, the manufacturer has officially launched the device in India, stating that the handset will be available in stores starting May 15...
SmartWatch 2

Sony releases Instagram app extension for the SmartWatch 2

Sony has released an Instagram smart extension for its SmartWatch 2. This handy little app enables owners of the smartwatch to check through Instagram notifications, as well as friends' comments while on the move. New activities in the account feed will be pulled down, triggering a vibration-...
Sony Xperia M2

Sony Xperia M2 launching in Canada on Rogers and Fido this month

The Sony Xperia M2 has been announced in Canada for Rogers and its prepaid cousin, Fido, and it's coming by the end of May. The M2 is basically a mid-range version of the Xperia Z2, which means you're looking at a 960 x 540 4.8-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and an 8 megapixel...
Xperia Z2

Sony reportedly launching Xperia Z2 in India on May 8

Sony is in the process of sending out invites to the Indian press for a launch event on May 8. The showcase device is to be the Xperia Z2, which is then expected to go on sale later this month according to a report from The Economic Times. It's been a slow start in other markets for Sony's...
Sony Xperia Z2

Sony getting in on the software gift bandwagon with free offers on the Xperia Z2

Not to be outdone by Samsung and its "Galaxy Gifts" promotion, Sony is offering various app and service incentives to go along with the just-launched Xperia Z2. Those picking up Sony's latest phone will get access to free movie content, trials to subscription services and paid apps for free from...
Sony Xperia Z2 on Verizon

Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 outed on official Google+ page (Update)

What have we here? It sure looks like a Sony Xperia Z2 with a big old Verizon logo up top. The image above was published (and since deleted) on the official Sony Xperia Google+ account along with a promotional blurb about the phone. And from what we can see, it's the same Xperia Z2 that's...
Sony Xperia Z2 box

Sony Xperia Z2 arrives at UK retailers today

Following a somewhat staggered rollout across some UK mobile operators, independent retailer Phones 4u has today launched Sony's early 2014 flagship, the Xperia Z2. The 5.2-inch rectangular behemoth costs around £540-550 outright. It's also available on contracts from Vodafone and EE through...
Xperia A2

Sony's next 'Compact' could launch as Xperia A2 in Japan

Around a month ago we got the first hint of an updated Sony "Compact" smartphone heading to the Japanese market, as a handset codenamed "Atlair" passed through the FCC. And now we're seeing more on the physical form of the handset, which might launch on local carrier Docomo as the "Sony Xperia A2...
Xperia Z2

Sony: Unlocked Xperia Z2 headed to U.S. online store

While Sony continues to struggle to get its Xperia phones directly into U.S. carrier stores, there's good news for American Sony fans wanting to pick up GSM unlocked versions of the company's latest Xperia Z2. Engadget reports that the Japanese firm has confirmed its intention to sell the Z2 on...
Sony Xperia

Sony makes its Xperia background defocus app available in Google Play

Continuing its recent trend of releasing its apps into the Google Play Store, Sony has now made the background defocus camera app available to download, too. Of course, you'll still need a Sony Xperia phone to use it – it plugs into the camera rather than being a standalone app – and you'll...
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony sets base US pricing for Xperia Z2 Tablet at $499.99

Sony has told us today what the Xperia Z2 Tablet is going to cost here in the U.S. The 10.1-inch premium tablet will cost $500 for the 16GB version or $600 for the 32GB version for Wifi-only models. This lines up closely with the £399 and £449 price we've seen for the United Kingdom. Sony also...
Sony Xperia ZL

Sony to roll out Android 4.4 to Xperia Z hardware in May

Sony is set to bring Android 4.4 (KitKat) to consumers this coming May, according to the Sony website. Those who own older Xperia Z products will be updated to the later version of the operating system. This covers the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z. We previously looked at the company'...
Update for Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra fixes KitKat audio bug

Update for Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra fixes KitKat audio bug

There's an update available for Sony's Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra that promises to fix a speaker issue that cropped up when the handsets were updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new firmware build 14.3.A.0.757 corrects the bug that sent audio through the handset speaker (the one you use...
Sony Xperiz Z2

Gapping and 4K heat reported by Sony Xperia Z2 owners

With widespread delays reported, Sony's having a tough time getting its new flagship phone, the Xperia Z2, out to consumers around the world. But even in countries where the Z2 has already gone on sale, there are reports of hardware issues affecting some users. Following the Xperia Z2's recent...
Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2 available from Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u next week

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse sends news that it'll begin stocking Sony's new Xperia Z2 in limited quantities from next week, ahead of the handset's general availability on May 1. The 5.2-inch Z2 sells for £549.99 outright, and is also available on 24-month contracts through EE, T-Mobile, Orange...
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Sony Lifelog app now available in Google Play for Xperia Z2, expanding to other Sony phones

Sony's Lifelog application is now available in Google Play for the Xperia Z2, and will be coming soon to Xperia devices running Android 4.4.2. The Lifelog application, and the Sony Smartband (available at Newegg) work in tandem to keep track of your movement, and capture your physical, social,...
Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2 delayed to June in Hong Kong

Sony's Xperia Z2, already held back in parts of Europe, has been delayed even further into the summer in Hong Kong. A post on Sony Mobile Hong Kong's Facebook page says the phone is expected to arrive in June, while thanking fans for their patience and support. No reason was presented for the...
Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Your HTC One M8 isn't a Lytro, but that doesn't mean you can't create some neat-looking effects Background defocus effects are the hot new feature for smartphone cameras this year. Sony, Nokia, LG, Samsung and HTC are all offering DSLR-like bokeh effects in photos through software trickery....
Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 LTE now available to buy from Sony U.S.

16GB black model available for $619.99 Sony has made the SIM-unlocked LTE version of the Xperia Z1 available in the US. Sold through the Sony web store in black, purple and white, the soon-to-be-outdated Android device (remember, the Z2 is launching this month in some countries) is going for $...
Xperia Z1 Compact with KitKat

Sony: Fix coming for Xperia KitKat audio bug

Since Sony's Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra started receiving their Android 4.4 KitKat updates a couple of weeks back, some Xperia owners have been reporting audio glitches on their devices. Specifically, a troublesome bug would sometimes cause notifications and calls to be played through the...

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