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Sony to unveil something on August 3; might be Xperia C5 Ultra

We are not sure yet if it’s a new smartphone, a new totally different device, or just a brand new app for their users, but Sony is definitely up to something on August 3. They posted on their official Xperia Twitter account that there will be an announcement on Monday, specifically something that has to do with taking split-second photos, whatever that means. Whatever it turns out to be, you can bet that Android and/or Sony fans will be glued to news sites, waiting for what this announcement will be.

Sony’s Concept for Android build now out on XDA

We heard about Sony’s new “Concept for Android” build a few days back, and we were kinda wondering what it was. A new software build, most probably. But they finally came out and said that it was indeed a new build for select Sony Xperia Z3 users – and in Sweden only, no less – that was closer to stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop than the usual Sony Lollipop build. That means most of the Sony bloatware and features were stripped out, and what you have is Lollipop, glorious Lollipop. Well, sort of.

Brazilian police value stolen prototype of Xperia C5 Ultra at $12M

If you think that stealing a prototype of an upcoming gadget is a piece of cake, think again, especially if you live in Brazil. Whoever was caught with a stolen prototype of the soon to be announced Sony Xperia C5 Ultra will not just be faced with jail time (we assume) but probably a hefty fine as well. That’s because they have valued the prototype not at the supposed market price but rather on the development cost of the device, which is at $12M.

Sony’s MPCL1 is a pico projector that will fit right in your pocket 

Gone are the days of lugging around with you a heavy LCD projector that takes a million years to set up and whose quality is not always that great. With the advent of pico projectors, we now have the ability to put in our bag, or in some instances, literally our pocket, a portable one that we can carry around for meetings and presentations. Sony’s latest one is is the MPCL1, and even thought it’s coming out this October, we can start getting excited about it now.

User guide of Sony Xperia C5 Ultra surfaced

Before the Xperia Z5 or the H2 phones are unveiled, Sony is set to announce the Xperia C5 Ultra. This is the first time we're hearing about the new smartphone but we have some hint about its existence. Thanks to a user guide that recently surfaced, giving us an idea that the Xperia C4 now has a followup. Well, that's a quick one considering the C4 was only announced last month. Others are saying this could be the Sony Lavender but we're taking this with a pinch of salt.

Next premium flagship Sony H2 will be “Made for Bond”

If you're a fan of anything Sony and James Bond, then this news is a double delight for you. A promo image has been leaked over the weekend of what's believed to be a Sony-James Bond partnership. The next movie "SPECTRE" is launching this coming November and we can only assume that the next Sony Xperia Z5 or the Sony H2, one of the two premium phones the company is working on ia a phone "Made for Bond".

Sony launches Concept for Android initiative for 500 users in Sweden

We don’t know exactly why Sweden and what’s with mobile users over there, but they are the “chosen country” for Sony to launch their new Concept for Android initiative. It is actually the OEMs own take on an original concept operating system, but still based on the current Android 5.1 Lollipop that their device is running on. Sony said this is part of their plan in "ensuring our products and services are as good as they possibly can be.”

Sony to roll out two new premium smartphones

No official announcement yet but Sony is said to be introducing a pair of high-end smartphones before the IFA opens in September. Rumor has it that the devices will be part of a new series, which means they won't have the Z, M, E, or C in their names. I know some of you were disappointed about the Sony Xperia Z4 (aka Xperia Z3+ in other areas) but the new series could probably be the reason why there's no new Z model this year. Perhaps Sony was just busy with the new model that the company really didn't have the time to focus much on the Z series.

Sony Xperia Z3+ users go DIY to battle heat and throttling issues

Qualcomm will have to own up to this at some point, but the performance issues that haunt the Snapdragon 810 processor are forcing Sony Xperia Z3 Plus users to extreme measures. It might be that the current Sony flagship shipped with the initial SD810 batch, that is why it suffers from performance throttling issues when the processor heats up. But it shouldn’t come to this – the smartphone’s users turning to DIY solutions like aluminum foil to combat the heating.
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