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Android M Developer preview now available for selected Sony devices

It may still be a year off before it will be released for "public consumption", but it's never too early for developers to already start experimenting and creating with the upcoming Android M build. Sony announced that the Android M Developer preview is now available for several smartphones and tablets. They are only the first non-Nexus OEM to announce that they are opening up the preview for developers and this may very well a preview of which devices will be upgraded to Android M by the time it comes out.

App for the new Sony Bluetooth Speaker now available

If you pre-ordered the Sony Bluetooth Speaker BSP60 and are now eagerly awaiting the day when it will finally arrive on your doorstep, you can start practicing that you own one already by downloading the dedicated app. Sony announced that the app is now available for free from the Google Play Store to help you configure the much-hyped speaker and all-around digital companion when it will finally be delivered to you. And in case you haven't ordered yet, there's still time to get a special rate.

Sony Xperia Z3 outperforms the Z4 powered by the Snapdragon 810

We were just speaking of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in OnePlus’s announcement today that they will still be going with the embattled chipset (albeit claiming that it will be a new version of it, without the overheating, of course) with their upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 2. What now we have in this article is a simple real-world test of multitasking and app performance – the year-old Sony Xperia Z3 which sports the already dated but still highly capable Snapdragon 801, versus the new Sony Xperia Z4 with the Snapdragon 810.

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.

Sony to release update soon to deal with “overheating”

After receiving several complaints that the brand new Sony Xperia Z4/Z3+ (to the rest of the world) has been heating up fast, and not the good kind of heat, the OEM has finally responded. However, it may be the response that users would really like, as it doesn't exactly present an immediate solution and even treats these cases as seemingly isolated incidents only. They however committed to releasing an update soon to address this issue.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Jun. 14, 2015

Another week has gone by and things have rather been silent in the Android world, save for a few wrinkles and moans of exasperation in some corners. Can you guess why? Yep, it was Apple's turn to take the stage but even Cupertino could not deny the presence of Android. Or could it? Regardless of intentions, Apple had two surprises for us this week. In the meantime, Sony seems to be flip-flopping a bit and while LG launched its much awaited and much hyped G4 flagship in the US, some mysterious things are happening with it on AT&T and T-Mobile. Weekly Android Community's Weekly Digest for June 8 to 14, 2015.

Sony Xperia Z4 taking up some heat, receives a day-one firmware update

Sony Xperia Z4 has finally landed in Japan. Not that it's expected to be anywhere else but the Japan-exclusive phone is finally available courtesy of NTT DoCoMo. The carrier has released the smartphone Sony Xperia Z4 (SO-03G) so the Japanese consumers can now order online or pick up the phone in stores. It's the same Xperia Z3+ introduced to the rest of the world. There's no key difference except for some improvements in software.
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