Sony Xperia Z5 family now receiving the Android Nougat update

The Xperia Z5 family from Sony – Z5, Z5 compact, Z5 Premium – were the next in line for the Android Nougat update list of Sony after the Xperia X and X compact which received the update after  Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ . The OTA has started rolling out to some Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium users bearing the version number 32.3.A.0.372 and a size of 1.3 GB, so make sure to download over Wi-Fi (or update through the Xperia Companion on your PC).
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Sony’s second flagship Xperia XZ receives the sweet Nougat update

Did Sony’s roadmap for rolling out the Nougat update sound too good to be true? It kind of was since October came and went, and so did November and yet the company couldn’t manage to roll out a public preview of the latest OS build for even one of its two flagships. But just on the last day of November, that is yesterday, Sony began rolling out the Nougat update to unlocked versions of Xperia X Performance.

Just a day after, Sony’s second flagship, the slightly beefier and prettier Xperia XZ is reportedly receiving the update in many parts of the world. Continue reading “Sony’s second flagship Xperia XZ receives the sweet Nougat update”

Sony Xperia X Performance is receiving the Android Nougat update now

Sony today started rolling out an official Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Xperia X Performance, almost one month after releasing a Nougat beta program for the same device. The Sony Xperia X Performance is the first in the Xperia lineup of smartphones to begin getting the over-the-air update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The OTA update which will bring the handset to firmware build number 39.2.A.0.327. has reportedly begun rolling out in some sections of the world for the Xperia X Performance (model number F8131), along with its Dual SIM variant (model number F8132).  Continue reading “Sony Xperia X Performance is receiving the Android Nougat update now”

Sony might be coming back with another 4K Xperia smartphone at CES 2017

It seems Sony isn’t ready to give up on its dream of a 4K smartphone future just yet. Sony is planning to launch a new handset with a 4K display, according to a new rumour. If it exists, it would be Sony’s second handset to use an Ultra HD screen, after last year’s Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

One of the two phones will reportedly ship with 5-inch or 5.2-inch FHD display and another with a 5.5-inch 4K display , and the source also mentions that you can expect to see 4GB of RAM here, though it’s unclear whether he’s referring to both devices, or just one of them. Continue reading “Sony might be coming back with another 4K Xperia smartphone at CES 2017”

Enable fingerprint reader on Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact units in US

You may already know that unsurprisingly the Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact shipped to the US have disabled fingerprint scanners just like every other Sony Xperia before them. Sony reasons this as a “purely business decision,” whatever that means. But if the lack of a fingerprint reader was the one thing holding you back from buying the device, you might want to re-think.  Continue reading “Enable fingerprint reader on Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact units in US”

Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance may receive Android Nougat as early as October

Soon after Google released the Android Nougat to the Nexus series devices, Sony announced the list of devices eligible for the Android 7.0 update. But, the details with regard to the time frame of the roll-out plan were withheld.

Now, a presentation slide understood to be showcased in the recently concluded Sony Slovakia’s closed-door meeting leaked online revealing Android Nougat release schedule details.

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Xperia XZ coming to US on October 2 at $699.99

Sony announced Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact at IFA 2016 in Berlin at the start of this month. It will replace the Xperia X Performance as the company’s flagship smartphone after just a few short months of that device being available.

Speaking of availability, the Xperia XZ is coming to the US with a flagship price tag of $699.99 and of course, it is a flagship after all, the best of Sony. But does it justify the hefty price tag?

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Xperia X Compact’s camera stops motion in this camera test : Awesome

If you head over to Sony Xperia X Compact’s official website, you will find the first thing Sony talks of is the camera, using terms like “Blur Free Photos.” Sony claims, it’s “a camera that captures life in motion, in a smartphone that fits in your pocket.”

“Because life doesn’t stand still”

And you’ll find various pictures some of which you may have seen if you follow Sony on social media. However, those pictures seem a little make believe and I for one never trusted Sony.

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Sony Xperia XZ sells out in 45 minutes in Taiwan

Sony hasn’t necessarily had the best year when it comes to smartphones. And it hasn’t been so just this year. Sony has been struggling for a long time even with acclaimed devices like many of the Z series phones.

What they needed to improve were the pricing and marketing, but when instead Sony introduced the Xperia X and siblings, underpowered and even more expensive but beautiful pieces of tech,  many were quick to put the new Xperia X lineup down because of its drastic change over the previous Z models and higher-than-expected retail pricing; not to mention the lack of a fingerprint scanner in US variants of all Xperia models which will still continue for “business reasons.”

However, Sony claimed profit from it’s smartphone department finally with the Xperia X series and now we have some more unexpected news.

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