Sony has released numerous good to excellent smartphones over the last year, but the company just cannot catch a break. Its devices for one reason or another are not finding a consistent consumer base, even if some of them deserve to be more popular. The company's mobile Xperia division slipped as a result, but Sony still turned in net and operating profit thanks to its flying games (PlayStation), and entertainment businesses.
At the start of the month, Sony started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Xperia Z5 in its native Japan. The company is now following that with a launch of the software update on a global level, meaning everybody rocking the Z5 will now be able to grab the latest and greatest from Google.
Sony is keeping up its recent good work in terms of updating devices to the latest builds of Android. The company is now preparing to unleash Android 6.0 Marshmallow on both the Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet, the mid-term flagships that were launched last year.
Sony has started to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Xperia Z5 smartphone range, the late 2015 flagships that were the last of the Z smartphones before Sony introduced the Xperia Z line at MWC 2016
Wow! Sony was not expected to launch any smartphones at the Mobile World Conference this week, but the company turned up and stole the show with a new smartphone range, the Xperia X series. We have already looked at the enticing Xperia X and its beefier sibling, the Xperia X Performance, so let's have a look at the last in the stable, the Xperia XA.
Sony has stunned us at MWC and launched a flagship quality smartphone. Japanese company first unveiled the Xperia X, a fetching high end device that stopped short of full flagship, but the following Xperia X Performance is near as makes no difference a full flagship.
We were not expecting much from Sony at the Mobile World Conference, and while the company didn't launch a new flagship, it did arrive with three rather enticing products. The Xperia X is among them, and it is looking like continuing Sony's recent quality output in the mid-range market. Hopefully this can buck another Sony trend, the one where its quality smartphones fail to sell in great numbers, but we?ll wait and see on that front.
We liked last year's Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, it was a solid mid-range device with a huge 6-inch screen, a slick near bezel-less design, and a good camera configuration. Inevitably there is going to be a 2016 refresh of the handset, the Xperia C6, and the first render of the smartphone has apparently leaked.
Sony has had a quiet start to 2016 on the mobile front, having a dead CES that was void of any smartphones, wearables, or tablets. So, we cast our eye to the Mobile World Conference (MWC 2016) that is kicking off at the end of February, does Sony have something planned for that event?
Better late than never we would say. Consumers in the United States have been able to buy the Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact through unofficial channels for some time now, but the handsets will get an official launch stateside next month.