Sony Xperia

Verizon to release Sony Xperia Z4v in the US

Sony has been criticized for releasing a new flagship that wasn't really much of an upgrade from their previous one, the Xperia Z3, forcing them to release it as the Xperia Z3+ in the international market, rather than the Xperia Z4 that was announced in Japan. Now you can add another new confusing device to the mix. Verizon has just announced that they will be the sole distributor of the Sony Xperia Z4v in the US.

MXTP puts Xperia in lockdown mode under suspicious circumstances

While features like Android Device Manager and Sony's own My Xperia are helpful in trying to locate, ring, or lock your missing smartphone, it also lays open your device to being wiped clean by whoever has taken or gotten your gadget. And that means all programs, including the two aforementioned features, will also be removed. Sony has come up with a solution called My Xperia Theft Protection (MXTP) to ensure that only you will be able to wipe your own smartphone clean.

Sony to start shipping Xperia Z4 Tablet before June ends

Sony has built up anticipation for the Xperia Z4 tablet in several ads already and so here we are waiting for the tablet to finally be released in the market. However, there's a bit of a delay in Europe with the launch expected before the end of May but was moved to June 5. Unfortunately again, it was pushed back to June 17. This is for the European region where the tablet is supposed to be available from the Sony Mobile Store.

Sony to roll out Lollipop 5.1 to Xperia Z devices next month

Sony is still in the process of giving the Android Lollipop updates to some of their Xperia devices, like Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z. But already, other Xperia users who have been upgraded can expect a new one to come next month as the Japanese OEM announced that they will be upgrading the whole Xperia Z line to version 5.1. Included also in that update are other Xperia devices like the T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3.

Sony now allows custom recovery on select Xperia devices

Sony has always been a standard apart when it comes to helping their smartphone users customize their devices to the way they want it. Sure, they may have locked bootloaders, but Sony will unlock those for you. They’re even moving more into AOSP (Android Open Source Project) territory when the announcement came out that they will be officially allowing custom recovery installation on select Sony Xperia devices.

NTT DoCoMo rolls out new smartphones, three models now available

New smartphones have just landed on NTT DoCoMo: the Sharp AQUOS ZETA SH-03G, Sharp AQUOS EVER SH-04G, and the Sony Xperia A4 SO-04G. All three phones are part of the 2015 summer lineup that consists of more smartphones and tablets, most of which will be released before the month of May ends.

Android 5.0.2 rolls out for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3

While more Motorola phones are getting Android 5.1 already, Sony's Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 are still being prepped for Android 5.0.2. That's just a slight difference and at least, the Xperia Z phones are getting a taste of Lollipop unlike others not totally getting the new Android version. Sony Xperia Z2's build number is known as 23.1.A.1.28 which rolled out to the model only yesterday. Next Xperia models to receive the same software update include the Xperia Z3, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z2 Tablet.

Root access gained for T-Mobile Xperia Z3, Verizon Xperia Z3v

We’ve talked about Sony’s locked bootloaders recently, and we feel the consumers who can totally relate with that are Sony Xperia device users in the United States. It doesn’t matter what carrier you get it from, it will most likely have a locked bootloader, because life just sucks like that. We kid, of course – it’s just more difficult for US Xperia users, that is a fact. But there just might be good news at the jump.

Special bootloaders from Sony to allow recovery access

If there’s probably just one thing you’d hate about owning a Sony Xperia device, it’s probably the bootloaders that prohibit booting into a recovery partition. Make no mistake about it, Sony Xperia devices are known for their aesthetic and chic minimalist design, and their premium hardware. But tweaking the software to run the custom ROM you want is always a huge headache.
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