Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet won the EISA Tablet of the Year award last week, a decision that may has surprised a few even though the slate is undoubtedly very good. The company has hardly flooded the tablet market in the way Samsung has, nor has it spread its range like LG, but Sony is going to finally release a slate with a small form factor it seems.
Sony is hardly known as a trend setter in the smartphone world despite the fact the company does make very good devices. However, Sony was a bit of an innovator for one smartphone feature, waterproofing. The company is now spreading its wings in this department by making some of its lower end smartphones waterproof, namely the Xperia M2.
It is hard to argue against the all-round goodness of the iPad Air or Mini with Retina Display, Apple's slate nailing just about everything and packing it in one of the best designs in the mobile space.
Sony is due to launch a new flagship next month at the IFA event when the company rolls out the Xperia Z3. However, the Japanese brand is not just focusing on the high end and in a bid to win more customers in key markets, especially in China and Asia, the company is working on more budget friendly offerings. The latest has appeared on an Indonesian Postel site revealing some of its specs and details.
Sony was the company that started making normal flagships waterproof when it launched the Xperia Z way back at the start of 2013. The truly amazing thing about Sony's waterproof smartphones, and indeed the ones that followed from the likes of Samsung, is that they work. These things actually are waterproof, if you use it in the bath or drop it in a bucket of water, by all that is holy it just acts like the proverbial duck in water.
Sony is shaming some of its Android rivals today by rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to its entry level Xperia E1 and E1 Dual. The update to the latest full release of Google's Android mobile platform is now heading to E1 devices all around the globe and should be available over the air or via the Setting section of the handset.
We know that Sony will launch a new device at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 3rd, as the company has confirmed a press event. That launch is expected to be the widely anticipated Xperia Z3, a handset that will be Sony's latest flagship product and will be among the leading smartphones on the market. However, it seems that the Z3 will have some company in the form of a smaller version.
We know that Sony is due to launch a new smartphone next month as the Japanese company has scheduled a September 3rd press event at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. That handset is likely to be the Xperia Z3, the newest flagship from Sony and a replacement for the current Z2. Details around the device are picking up a little bit over recent weeks and today we have some fresh images of the Z3.
Samsung and Huawei have already pencilled in their IFA events to launch new products and now Sony is on board too. The Japanese company has scheduled its press conference for the Berlin showcase for September 3rd, the same day Samsung is due to launch the Galaxy Note 4. Judging by Sony's invite card, it seems the company will be launching quite a few smartphone related products, including a new handset and peripherals.
If you are rocking a T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1 then you can now help yourself to a nice helping of fresh Android goodness. The "Uncarrier" carrier has today rolled out Android 4.4.4 to Sony's now year old former flagship, bringing the handset entirely up to date in terms of software.