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Android-powered Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 puts everything in hi-res

It's been more than a year since Sony launched a Walkman flagship but now it's using CES 2015 as a launching pad for the next Walkman NW-ZX2. Continuing some of the things started by 2013's NW-ZX1, including that backside bulge that is thankfully now less pronounced, this latest standard bearer turns its eyes towards high-resolution audio, attempting to deliver the best audio quality possible, no matter how compressed the original source might be.

Sony brings on the Android TV with 75-inch UHD XBR-75X940C [UPDATE]

Sony's new line of Smart TVs are coming and, as previously leaked, they do come with Android TV in tow. Here at CES 2015, the Japanese manufacturer is revealing its 2015 TV line and it's kicking it off with the gigantic XBR-75X940C, a 75 incher with an equally gigantic Ultra HD resolution. And with Android TV nested within, owners are promised the best of all worlds of live TV broadcast, streaming content, and the Android platform all in one not so small package.

Sony SmartWear luau: Steel SmartWatch 3, Smart B-Trainer headset

We've seen a lot of new gadgets and gizmos at the start of CES 2015 yesterday and tonight, it's Sony's turn on the stage. While not giving any clues about the next Xperia devices, the manufacturer is focusing on its SmartWear line. Nothing exactly new aside from what it calls a prototype device, but fans of Sony's smartwatches will most likely be delighted to know that the latest model now comes with a stainless steel edition. Sony has also improved its Lifelog platform to include more apps and services for your life and activity monitoring needs.

Artists inspired by cities in limited edition Xperia Z3 series

If you're a bit bored with the original casing of your Xperia Z3 devices, the folks over at Sony have a solution for you (but probably if you live in Germany). They commissioned 3 artists to create artworks to adorn the back casings of the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet, inspired by three major cities. However, these are very limited editions and will only be available in Berlin.

Workaround allows DRM functions on unlocked Sony Xperia devices

There are a lot of good reasons for you to unlock the bootloader of your Sony Xperia device, as there are a lot of cool aftermarket software and stuff out there that will make your cool Xperia dievice even cooler. But the downside to an unlocked bootloader is when you lose the imaging features that require DRM authentication – including the X-Reality image enhancement engine, the audio noise cancelling feature, and the BIONZ image enhancement engine among others.

Snail Games to release Obox gaming console at CES 2015

You’ve seen it before, and you’re likely to see it again – whatever the big manufacturers can do, China can do as well. Snail Games, an online gaming outfit based in China is planning to take on Sony and Microsoft by putting out an Android gaming console called Obox Online, scheduled to be launched at CES 2015 in Las Vegas just a few weeks from now.

Vaio working on Android handsets, to compete with former parent Sony

Sony's very own Vaio laptop unit will soon be a rival of the mother company as the latter will join the mobile industry and introduce smartphones. This means Sony and Vaio will be competing in the same arena. The former laptop brand of the Japanese manufacturer is currently working with mobile carrier Japan Communications to offer its first smartphone in the country early in 2015. As the two brands go head to head, we'll see who is the best in making Android phones.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Dec. 28, 2014

Just because it's holiday season doesn't mean that the mobile world is at a complete standstill. Though many indeed have set their eyes on CES 2015, which is just a few weeks away, some still managed to sneak in a few surprises before the year is over. And, of course, the rumor mill is starting to heat up with stuff to expect early next year. Welcome to the latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from December 22 to December 28, 2014, which also happens to be the last Weekly Digest for this year!

Sony rumored to launch 12+ inch tablet by early 2015

The first half of 2015 is expected to bring out a lot of new gadgets from OEMs, particularly large tablets from Samsung and Apple, if reports are to be believed. Another rumored new tablet to come out will be from Sony, and it will become their largest one so far. It is believed that the new device has already gone into production in order to come out the same time as the other rumored tablets.

Leak shows an insanely powerful Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra

Of course, we can say right off the bat that as with all leaks, it will be difficult to verify if this is indeed true – that is the nature of all leaks. But the purported specs of the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra has just leaked and it’s showing us an insanely robust tablet, something that would blow away current competition. But is it in the “too good to be true” category?
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