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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.

Android 4.4.4 now rolling out to Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Z1, and Z Ultra users can now update their smartphone units to the latest and greatest version of Android Kitkat, as Sony has begun rolling out the 4.4.4 updates to these models. It was actually the Z1 Compact who got the update a day before the Z1 – last year’s flagship model – and the Z Ultra also were included in the list.

Lifelog gets update, some features for Xperia devices only

Lifelog, the activity-tracking application developed by Sony originally for its Xperia devices, has gotten a huge update, going from 1.0.A.1.8 to 2.0.A.0.12. The reason for a huge jump in the build number is that they have made a lot of changes from the previous version. However, some of these added features are available for Xperia devices only.

Sony releases Live on Youtube app for Xperia Z2

Sony Mobile has created a fresh new app to complement the camera features of its flagship phone for this year, the Xperia Z2, and it is called “Live on Youtube”. Pretty straightforward with the title, you might have already guessed that this is an app that allows you to webcast straight from your phone to all of the internet via the ubiquitous video platform. No prizes for guessing right, sadly.

XDA port allows 4K video recording on Sony Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact

Isn’t it nice when flagship smartphone features actually make their way down the ladder to owners of flagship devices from a year or two ago? This is exactly what Sony Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact users are experiencing right now when Android aficionados from the XDA Forums announced this week that 4K recording – famously available on this year’s Xperia Z2 – will also be available to their year-old units, after a fashion.

Sony SmartBand, hands-on and first impressions

The Sony SmartBand, first shown off at CES this year, has arrived. The wearable wants to monitor your life, accompanied by an app that works with many Android phones. We’ll be strapping this to our wrists for a week or so, but our first look at the device has us excited to give it a shot.