Remember September? It was a busy month for smartphone launches with a slew of new handsets landing on the market. The beginning of 2015 is going to be similar with most Android vendors releasing new flagship devices and we may even get some Windows offerings too. Sony is one of the companies that will be launching a new smartphone flagship, the Xperia Z4.
Sony was one of the first to jump on the wearable trend with its SmartWatch devices, paving the way for other companies. The Japanese brand is now marketing the SmartWatch 3, a wearable that stands alongside Android Wear products with much the same specs and features as each other. However, Sony is apparently ready to spread its wearable wings with another smartwatch, one with an e-paper screen.
Samsung has been discussing its smartphone business in recent weeks falling tumbling profits, but Sony got there first when it said that it would also lower its smartphone output in the future. The Japanese company has expanded on that decision to lower costs by only focusing on key areas of the market.
Sony, like other Android OEM's puts its fair share of proprietary software although the Japanese company keeps its own goodies to a minimum compared to the likes of Samsung. That said, one of Sony's built in Xperia Z3 apps is causing some issues for the company and users of its latest smartphones. It seems that the Backup & Store Android app has been compromised.
Considering Sony releases a new flagship every six months we are never too far away from a rumor concerning the company's upcoming high end releases. The Japanese giant may still be giving its all to the September launched Xperia Z3, but behind the scenes they are in the final development of the next flagship handset, the Xperia Z4. Sony normally rolls out its new smartphone in February, so we are only around two months away from seeing the new device.
If you are rocking an Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, or the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and are in the right place, you can grab some free movies courtesy of Sony. The Japanese company has made three different movies available free of charge for the above mentioned devices, although the offer is only for those living in the US, UK, France and Spain.
Sony has taken the wrapping off a new camera sensor today that should point to the future of smartphone imaging in the near future. You may be thinking why a new Sony component would show the direction of all smartphone shooters, but the Japanese company is a chief supplier to many of its smartphone rivals with lenses and other camera parts.
Smartphones are expensive, especially if you want one of the premium examples on the market. However, if you bide your time there are always deals happening and who knows, you may be able to find the handset you wanted all along. HTC and Sony have a couple of bargains cooking at the moment if you want one of their high end devices.
Sony's new Xperia Z3 flagship has been spreading itself in the United States, while Verizon also come out with their own variation. The device has so far been locked down to carriers, but the Japanese company has now made it available completely unlocked via its Online Store. That means you can now grab one of the best smartphones right now completely carrier free and can then choose whatever network you prefer to run it.
Sony has issued a new update for its Xperia Z2 smartphone and the Xperia Z2 Tablet that brings some of the features found on the recently launched Xperia Z3 flagship products. The big news is the addition of the PS4 Remote Play feature in the update, something that landed on the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet back in September.