Remember Sony’s underwater concept store we mentioned last October? Well, the Xperia Aquatech Store is now open. The store, which is located 4 meters under the sea, officially opened yesterday on the Island at THE WORLD Islands in Dubai.
Crazy – that’s the word we have for it. We have no arguments whatsoever that the tech industry moves heck fast, but Sony is trying to redefine that statement as we are continuing to receive leaks that Sony will indeed be launching its next flagship phone, the Xperia Z4 this coming January in Las Vegas.
If you have purchased a new Sony Xperia Z3 device recently, you may have three free full-length films waiting for you to download. Buyers who recently bought the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, or Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact need to check the Xperia lounge app. Sony is offering three popular films at no cost to buyers of these devices including The Amazing Spider-Man 2 among others.
Battery extenders and battery packs are already a necessity and not a luxury especially for people who are always on the go and heavy smartphone users. But sometimes, they can be so bulky and the connector wires can be a hassle and if you forget the wires, then they're practically useless. So some brilliant people invented the battery case and all has become right with the world (at least when it comes to your phone's battery life). Mugen has released three new products for Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and LG G3 users.
Ok, first off, I don’t know how we can take these rumors of the Sony Xperia Z4 launching in January seriously. Yes, the CES 2015 in Las Vegas goes up at around that time, but there is just too little time in between the launch of their current flagship, the Sony Xperia Z3, really just a few weeks ago until January. Still, the intarwebs are rife with rumors – even as images of this possible touch digitizer of the rumored Z4 leaks.
Camera benchmark specialists DxOMark takes note of the top devices with mobile cameras, ranking them mainly on image quality. Top rankers have consistently been from Sony’s Xperia line, with the Xperia Z3 being the latest, and those from Nokia with their PureView cameras. Surprisingly, the new Google Nexus 6 finds itself among the top performers as it barges into the DxOMark rankings.
Before you start jumping for joy, no, this isn't Android Lollipop for the Xperia Z3 and its predecessors. What Sony is announcing here instead is the availability of the source code and the pre-built software binaries for the Xperia flagship family all the way from the Xperia Z1. While it's not exactly something that end users can use, it at least paves the way for custom ROMs to provide that experience as soon as possible.
Everybody’s riding the Android 5.0 wave, and today, it’s Sony’s turn to show what they’ve been doing with Android Lollipop. Sony has traditionally been more friendly with ROMs and versions of Android based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project), especially with their unlocked Xperia devices. So here’s Sony sharing what they’re doing with Google’s recently released source code for Android 5.0.
As the new devices for 2014 roll in, a lot of the older devices and standards have had to adjust and tweak themselves to play nice with the current crop of smartphones, phablets, and tablets. One of those is Chromecast, Google’s streaming-slash-screen casting dongle that now allows more gadgets to connect to it for more big-screen streaming goodness.