Sony about Jelly Bean coming to a select group of Xperia branded handsets. Those details were posted on Twitter and really just amounted to Sony teasing about Jelly Bean for the Xperia P, Go, S, SL, acro S and ion smartphones. With that in mind, we now have a confirmed release (beginning this week) for the Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual.
Sony has launched their latest Android Open Source Project. This one is for the Xperia Z, however a similar project was launched for the Xperia S back in August of 2012. In fact, the reason behind the Xperia Z AOSP project was due to what Sony is calling the "great interest" they saw for the Xperia S. Reasoning aside, this basically means the software from the Xperia Z will be open and available for developers to use.
Sony Xperia handsets will soon be getting an update. Sony has yet to offer a specific timeframe as to when the updates will begin rolling out, however they have begun talking about updates being in the final stages of testing. The details are coming direct from Sony and include talk of the Xperia P, Go, S, SL, acro S and ion.
Xperia Tablet S can rest easy tonight knowing that starting tomorrow, April 18th, Sony will start pushing out the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the slate. The folks from Sony have just announced the details over on their blog, and we'll be able to get the latest and greatest starting tomorrow morning.
Sony announced and released what is one of their best devices yet, and that is the Xperia Z flagship smartphone. Now just a few months later we have a new and improved Xperia ZL where they've kept what everyone loved about the Z, only better and more polished around the edges. We still have all those top-tier features and that awesome 5-inch 1080p display but in an even smaller package. Lets take a peek below.
MOGA. Moving forward though, those rocking an Xperia branded device will not need to look towards third party controllers as Sony has announced DualShock 3 support. Basically, this means you will be able to play games on your Xperia device using your DualShock 3 controller.
Sony initially released their new Xperia Tablet Z back on March 22nd in Japan, but everywhere else is still waiting for its arrival. Initial reports when they revealed the sleek slate at Mobile World Congress stated an April release, but it seems the dates been pushed back to at least late May, and could fall even further behind schedule.
Sony has announced the US availability of the Xperia ZL smartphone. The handset can be found by way of the Sony Store and at the moment -- it is shown as being available for pre-order with a shipping date of April 8. The Xperia ZL is priced at $759.99. While that is obviously more than many are used to paying for a smartphone in the US, the reasoning here is that Sony is selling the Xperia ZL on a contract-free basis.
Sony previously announced plans to release the Xperia ZL for those in the US. That bit came back in early-March. The catch is that the handset will be available unlocked and contract-free. Basically, while it will be available for purchase, it will likely be selling at a price higher than many are willing to pay. Enter a carrier subsidized model which looks like it will be coming by way of AT&T.
Sony and T-Mobile in the Czech Republic sure know how to launch a flagship smartphone. We all know the impressive Xperia Z phone is waterproof, but a T-Mobile store in CZ took this even further and hired a Supermodel to help show off the capability. How exactly? By having a few supermodels jump into a shower while using the device.