The rationale behind the Sony’s PS4 Remote Play feature was that the user would be able to play his PS4 games anywhere, provided that the place had a decent enough WiFi connection or LTE coverage. But more than that, said user had to own a Sony Xperia Z3 to be able to use the feature as it was only released to the current Sony Xperia flagship. Of course, the good people at XDA won’t let that get in their way.
With all the new devices coming out of the recently concluded IFA 2014, it seems an inevitable counterpoint that some old devices that are part of these manufacturer’s catalogs will get the proverbial axe. In Sony’s case, it recently declared “end-of-life” status to four devices – the Xperia L, M, SP and C. What this technically means is that there will no longer be firmware updates for these devices.
After the Samsung S View Flip cover and the LG QuickCircle case, here comes Sony with the Style Cover SCR24 for the recently announced Xperia Z3. This is a special smartphone cover by the brand that features a smart window function for quick access to basic phone functions. No need to flip open the cover as the smart window can display some of the apps commonly used.
Together with the flagship Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, Sony has just announced the new Xperia E3 at IFA 2014. It aims to sell the Xperia E3 with an affordable price tag, but without compromised any necessary features you will need in a smartphone.
The IFA 2014 is just around the corner and we’ve been seeing leaked images and hearing rumors left and right of new products to be unveiled. Sony is one of the many tech giants getting ready for Berlin and its Xperia Z3 has been highly anticipated.
There have been a lot of leaks of the coming Sony Xperia Z3 handset over the last few weeks. We have seen a leaked image showing the device and some of its siblings. We've also talked about the X3 TENAA certification images that hit the web late last month. This week another image of the Z3 has leaked and this time the image claims to show all the specifications of the device.
Still on IFA 2014 fare, and still hot on Sony’s trail – we are hearing rumors that apart from a new flagship line, Sony will be launching a new budget smartphone device in Berlin in the new Xperia E3. In line as an upgrade to its token budget devices (with the “E” suffix), this device may not be the star of the show, but it is important in Sony’s strategy to hit multiple tiers and markets.
For those who manually download the latest firmware for their Sony Xperia device, FlashTool is already a very familiar program. Paired with XperiFirm which downloads new firmware for Sony Xperia devices, one can easily flash new firmware for their devices using FlashTool. The new version of the desktop app now gives you a new feature – the capability to check and download the latest firmware for Sony Xperia phones and tablets.
We’re right at the edge before we fall into the abyss of total IFA 2014 madness, but we’re bringing you some leaked press photos of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for now. This is the rumored miniaturized version of the Sony Xperia Z3 flagship device that should launch within a day or two in Berlin. We can decide right now that this device exists, not just a rumor anymore. And judging from these pics, we gather people are going to like this device.