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Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to Xperia Z2, Z3 really soon

While other flagship devices have been enjoying their updated devices running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, some still have not benefited from Google's gradual roll-out of their latest major update. Owners of Sony's Xperia Z2 and Z3 are among those who are waiting, but it looks like the wait is almost over, as Sony is expected to bring the Lollipop magic sometime this month, at least for its flagship device, and maybe the older one as well. Well, that is, if you're living in Australia.

MultiROM now available for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3

The world of multiboot goodness keeps growing, as MultiROM – the project that seeks to allow devices to boot into different versions of Android whenever the user feel like it – now adds support for the high-end Sony Xperia devices, the Xperia Z2 and Z3. MultiROM has been available in other Sony devices for some time now, but it’s just now that users of the Xperia Z2 and Z3 will actually get a taste of this cool project.

PPSSPP 1.0: You guessed it, a PSP emulator on Android

We’ve been wondering why there was no legit project out there for an emulator to enable playing PSP (classic) games on Android devices, given that hardware specs for Android devices are on the up. But it seems our wondering days are over. Welcome PPSSPP 1.0, from the same emulator team that brought you Dolphin for PC, a Nintendo Wii emulator.

Sony Music Unlimited to end as partnership with Spotify begins

As far as music streaming is concerned, Spotify seems to still be the king (Taylor Swift brouhaha and all) despite similar services cropping up left and right. They're further expanding their market with the recent announcement of a partnership with Sony, in effect killing the Japanese OEM's own music service called Music Unlimited. This may be a bit of bad news for those attached to that particular brand, but great news for Sony users who have yet to discover the joys of Spotify.

Sony won’t announce new flagship at MWC 2015

Nothing is certain yet but there is a rumor going around that Sony isn't going to show off a new flagship smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this March. We once heard that the company is planning a "summer" launch this year of what could be the next-gen Xperia phone. This means two things for fans of Xperia: you can wait for the release of a new phone or you still have more time to get that Xperia Z3. No new flagship at the MWC 2015 would mean more time for Sony to work on new devices and for fans to anticipate these stuff from the company.

Achievement unlocked: Root for Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact

In another pleasant display of showing the big corporations that, in the world of Android, nothing stays locked down for too long, clever minds have finally broken through the locks Sony has put on the bootloaders of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, making it possible for you to finally gain root access to these devices. In their defense, Sony has been one of the more lenient manufacturers when it comes to tweaking their devices for AOSP (Android Open Source Project). Well, there are just some locks that are meant to be broken down.

Purple Sony Z3 smartphone images leak

It's nice to have more color options when you are shopping for a smartphone. If you are a fan of Sony smartphones, a new color of the Z3 device has leaked with some images turning up on a Chinese website. The pictures show a purple Sony Z3 smartphone.