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New sensor to bring mirrorless camera to next Sony smartphone

With mobile camera phones, it's not always about the pixels, unless you're just all about the selfies. For serious photo enthusiasts who look for their new smartphone based on its imaging capabilities, you understand that the sensors behind the camera matters very much. Sony announced a new EXMOR RS sensor, the IMX230, that just might revolutionize how the photos you take on your mobile phone look compared to actual DSLR cameras. This would include HDR imaging for photos and better autofocus system, all thanks to the stacked design of the sensor that allows more functionality.

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 touch digitizer leaked

Ok, first off, I don’t know how we can take these rumors of the Sony Xperia Z4 launching in January seriously. Yes, the CES 2015 in Las Vegas goes up at around that time, but there is just too little time in between the launch of their current flagship, the Sony Xperia Z3, really just a few weeks ago until January. Still, the intarwebs are rife with rumors – even as images of this possible touch digitizer of the rumored Z4 leaks.

Android 5.0 AOSP sources, binaries land for Xperia Z3

Before you start jumping for joy, no, this isn't Android Lollipop for the Xperia Z3 and its predecessors. What Sony is announcing here instead is the availability of the source code and the pre-built software binaries for the Xperia flagship family all the way from the Xperia Z1. While it's not exactly something that end users can use, it at least paves the way for custom ROMs to provide that experience as soon as possible.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual gets the Midas touch

Sony unveiled the Xperia T2 Ultra Android smartphone early this year. The first time we talked about the device was back in January of this year. When it originally launched you could get it in purple, black, or white colors. Sony has now announced another color option just in time to lure in new buyers looking to give a smartphone for Christmas.

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available from Google Play Store

This year's Android Wear team is almost all but complete. Now almost all smartwatches are available on Google Play Store, with the exception of the ASUS ZenWatch, which is still to hit the market for the holidays. Today's latest inductee is the Sony SmartWatch 3, which can now be purchased directly from Google's online store with a price tag that just about reaches the high mark of the line. Except for the most expensive LG G Watch R, of course.

Sony plays around with Lollipop AOSP on Xperia Z3

Everybody’s riding the Android 5.0 wave, and today, it’s Sony’s turn to show what they’ve been doing with Android Lollipop. Sony has traditionally been more friendly with ROMs and versions of Android based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project), especially with their unlocked Xperia devices. So here’s Sony sharing what they’re doing with Google’s recently released source code for Android 5.0.

New devices supported by Chromecast for more streaming joy

As the new devices for 2014 roll in, a lot of the older devices and standards have had to adjust and tweak themselves to play nice with the current crop of smartphones, phablets, and tablets. One of those is Chromecast, Google’s streaming-slash-screen casting dongle that now allows more gadgets to connect to it for more big-screen streaming goodness.

Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet upgrade: PS4 remote, camera apps and more

With all the excitement about Sony's new flagship, the Xperia Z3, owners of the previous flagship Xperia Z2, as well as the Z2 Tablet should be forgiven for thinking that the OEM has already forgotten about them. Apparently, the folks over at Sony were working hard on bringing a major software upgrade, and instead of releasing it next year, they've decided to go ahead and give their users an early Christmas gift. New features include the much talked about PS4 Remote Play as well as the social camera apps exclusive for Sony Xperia users.