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Xperia Overlay brings new Android look to 2011 Sony devices

For owners of Sony Xperia devices that were released in 2011, back when they were still Sony Ericsson, looking at all the advances that the OEM has made these past three years can be a source of envy. But now you can finally join the world of the new Sony Android UI that we’ve all been enjoying. All it takes is to install the “Xperia Overlay” firmware that will transform your 2011 phone into a new one, of sorts.

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet coming July 17, exclusive to Verizon

The Sony Xperia Z2 tablet is officially here, and will be arriving on the Verizon network. On July 17, Verizon customers will have exclusive access to the tablet. If you’re anxious, you can also pre-order the new 10-inch tblet starting tomorrow, July 10, directly from Verizon.

Sony announces Xperia C3, a “selfie smartphone”

Sony confirmed the rumours that they were contributing to the rise of the selfie generation (or the fall of civilisation, as some would call it) when they announced their upcoming Xperia C3, or what they call as “the best selfie smartphone”. Sony is marketing their newest gadget as a mid-priced smartphone that can be considered as a second phone or even the main phone for those looking for one with selfie-friendly features.

Photos of Xperia C3 “Selfie” phone from Sony, leaked

While some studies have already said that taking a lot of “self portraits” may be connected to a psychological disorder like body dimorphic disorder or narcissism, we have to accept the fact that the selfie is still alive and kicking. If rumours are to be believed, Japanese OEM Sony is said to be announcing Xperia C3 that will be “selfie oriented” and several leaked photos are purportedly supporting this news.

Qualcomm takes back DMCA threat on Github projects

The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is, more often than not, brandished too zealously and sometimes with little prior investigation in a "shoot first, ask questions later" style of legal (mis)management. That might just be the case here when Qualcomm issued takedown notices on some Github repositories, including one of CyanogenMod's, but then retracting it later.

Galaxy S5 mini vs One mini 2 vs Xperia Z1 Compact

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been revealed, it's time we took stock of the market. Most of the major manufacturers now have a "mini flagship" for this half of year and now we have to ask ourselves, which one between the Galaxy S5 mini, the HTC One mini 2, and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact truly deserves the title of being small but adequately terrible.

Possible first look at Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact

What we have here will be pure assumption at this point, but if it is true, this will be our first look at Sony’s upcoming flagship line – the Xperia Z3 and the Z3 compact. At least, that's what these leaked pics purport to be. If we assume the best, it does look like Sony will still be pushing with its OmniBalance design framework with the upcoming models.