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Sony rolls out Android 5.0.2 updates for Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 series devices


Sony rolls out Android 5.0.2 updates for Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 series devices

Sony has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Sony Xperia Z1 Ultra. The new update will move the build number from 14.5.A.0.242 to version 14.5.A.0.270.

Sony Xperia Z will receive Android Lollipop update soon



Sony Xperia Z will receive Android LollipopA couple of weeks ago, Sony started pushing the Android 5.0 Lollipop to some of its top-shelf devices like the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The manufacturer followed that by also pushing out the latest version of Android for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z2. Now the company has confirmed that the Lollipop update will soon be coming to the original Sony Xperia Z.

Sony Xperia Z receives Android 4.4.4 software update


Sony Xperia Z receives Android 4.4.4 software update

Sony is currently seeding out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update for the Sony Xperia Z. The update is currently available to users in France, but should eventually be available to all Xperia Z units around the world.

Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile receives Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update


The Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile (C6606) is reportedly receiving the  software update, with the 10.4.C.0.814 build number. Up until now, T-Mobile Xperia Z owners had been stuck on firmware build 10.3.1.E.0.191 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The good news is that we can confirm that this firmware build relates to an upgrade from Android 4.2.2 to Android 4.3.

Its a little frustrating for T-Mobile customers, given that the global version of Xperia Z is already receiving Android 4.4 KitKat. But its still better than being stuck on  in any case. Even though T-Mobile's support page does not confirm Android 4.3, you can expect all the new features from Google along with option to do a master reset using the hardware keys and various improvements.

The update is being pushed OTA (over-the-air) and you will be able to download and install it once you get the OTA alert. Since such updates are usually rolled out in phases, it may be a couple of days before you will be able to install the update. If you dont want to wait for the OTA, you could use Sony's desktop companion software to manually install the update. It's pretty hefty, clocking in at 312MB.


source: T-Mobile | XperiaBlog

Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia Tablet Z receive Android 4.3 updates



Sony is now releasing the  software update to the Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia ZL, Sony Xperia ZR and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

Sony does mention that the availability of the update “may vary by market and carrier.” So not everyone gets to enjoy Android 4.3 starting today or the next few days, but the update will certainly come eventually.

In case you don’t know, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean brings a nicer graphical experience alongside Project Butter performance and UI optimization. The update also brings Sony’s Smart Social Camera to the four Xperias, plus many enhancements on other Sony-specific apps and services.

All four Sony devices that are receiving Android 4.3 Jelly Bean now will likely also get Android 4.4 KitKat. Sony hasn't given an exact date, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.


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Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra may receive Android 4.4 directly in January



Owners of the flagship Sony Xperia Z1 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra will be delighted to learn that their devices might go straight to Android 4.4 KitKat in the end of January/beginning of February time frame, according to inside sources

That means the two Sony flagships will skip the  update in favor of the newest version of Android. However Sony still plans to offer Android 4.3 to devices like the Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia ZL and Sony Xperia ZR by the end of this year, before they get a chance at KitKat.



As Sony is planning to reveal more information about their Android 4.3 and Android 4.4 plans this week, it wont be long before they confirm whether this rumor about a direct jump to KitKat for the Z1 and Z Ultra is true or not.


source - SonyViet

Sony Xperia Z receives Android 4.4 KitKat ROM


Sony Xperia Z receives Android 4.4 KitKat ROMThe LG Optimus G and the Google Galaxy Nexus have already gotten to taste Android 4.4 KitKat. Now the Sony Xperia Z gets its chance to savor the latest version of Android in the form of an unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat ROM.

Aside from the Google Nexus 5, the Xperia Z is the first 2013 flagship to receive a KitKat ROM.

Sony Xperia Z is now available on T-Mobile


The Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile is  now available for purchase through the carrier's website. Despite initial reports suggesting that the device will only be available for pre-order starting tomorrow it appears that the device is already available for purchase.

The handset is available in black and purple and those who purchase it will receive free overnight shipping along with a Sony Bluetooth wireless speaker.These are limited time, online-only offers.

The Xperia Z will cost you $99.99 up front with $20 payments over the next 24 months and purchasing outright will cost you $579.99

The Xperia Z is the company's flagship smartphone featuring a a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM. The added water resistance gives this smartphone a slight edge over some of its competitors.





If you want to try out the Xperia Z, you could consider trying out T-Mobile's Jump device exchange program which allows you to exchange up to two devices per year.


source: T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z receives Android 4.2.2 software update


The Sony Xperia Z is now receiving the Android 4.2.2 software update which is the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Xperia Z with the C6603 model number which is the unlocked International version will be the first to receive the update, with the other variants to follow.

You should receive a notification when the update is available for your unit, at which point you can initiate it. We suggest using Wi-Fi in order to avoid unnecessary data charges. You will also be able to update your device using the Sony PC Companion.

The Sony Xperia Z is the company's flagship handset which features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.


If you are extremely eager to try out the update, you can consider installing a leaked image which you will find by following the source link. However the instructions to manually update are in Spanish, so you are advised not to continue unless you can understand the instructions properly.


source - Tutto Android

Sony Xperia ZL receives Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software update


Sony Xperia ZL receives Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software updateSony promised to release the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Sony Xperia Z and the Sony Xperia ZL soon after their launch. And even though the Xperia ZL arrived weeks after the Xperia Z, it looks like it will be the first of the two to receive the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Currently the update is rolling out to users across Europe who own the C6503 of the Xperia ZL (LTE) model. You can get the update through the Sony PC Companion tool or over-the-air. The other models in other countries can expect the update rollout in the coming weeks.

Leaked Android 4.2.2 update demonstrated on Sony Xperia Z


While most Sony Xperia Z users eagerly await the release of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on their devices, it doesn't stop the adventurous from installing leaked versions of the update. Looking at the leaks it may not be long before the final version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean arrives for Xperia Z owners.

The Xperia Z which came with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

If you want to see the Android 4.2.2 leaked ROM running on the Xperia Z, check out the following videos:




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Lumia 925 takes on top competitors in low light photography challenge


Lumia 925 takes on top competitors in low light photography challengeWe recently saw the Nokia Lumia 925 go head to head against the HTC One in an attempt to seal its dominance in low light photography. The Lumia 925 has a 8.7 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization and support for ISO speeds up to 3200.

Now the device takes on more challengers in the form of the the Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S IV, Apple iPhone 5 alongside the HTC One in a series of low light photos. The flash is not used on any of the cameras during the tests.

Sony Xperia Z - Unboxing and Hands on video


The Sony Xperia Z is the company’s newest flagship device. It features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

Check out the following unboxing and hands on video with the Sony Xperia Z which follows:

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z - Video Comparison


The Samsung Galaxy S IV has a difficult path ahead of it today with competitions from handsets like the Sony Xperia Z and the HTC One. Still the Galaxy S IV has powerful hardware combined with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which users have learned to love over the years.

If you are looking to choose between the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the Sony Xperia Z, the following video comparison will surely help.

The Samsung Galaxy S IV features a 5 inch Super AMOLED touch display with a 1080 by 1920 pixel resolution, up to 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary 2 megapixel camera for video calls, 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, and is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core processor with 2GB of RAM.

The Sony Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

You can read a detailed comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the Sony Xperia Z on PhoneArena.


Sony Xperia Z vs. BlackBerry Z10 - Detailed Video Comparison



If you are in the market for a new smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z stands out as one of the top offerings on the Android platform. However the recently released BlackBerry Z10 gives users a reason to want to switch back to the BlackBerry platform. Check out the following detailed video comparison of the Xperia Z and the BlackBerry Z10 to help you decide which one you prefer.




The Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

Meanwhile the Z10 features a 4.2 inch touch display with a 768 x 1280 pixel resolution, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM.



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Sony Xperia Z vs. Google Nexus 4 - Detailed Video Comparison



If you are looking for a new Android device, you have a wide choice of handsets from various carriers, each offering a unique experience in hardware and software. The Xperia Z definitely stands out as one of the top Android choices because of its superior features, but the fact that Nexus devices will be the first to receive Android updates, makes the Nexus 4 a choice worth considering. Check out the following detailed video comparison of the Sony Xperia Z and the Google Nexus 4.



The Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

Meanwhile the Nexus 4 features a 4.7 inch HD touch display, up to 16GB of internal storage an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture and will be powered by a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Additionally you will be the first to receive Android updates as part of the Nexus device advantage.


source – Mobile Burn (YouTube)

Sony Xperia Z vs. Samsung Galaxy S III



Android users always have a wide array of smartphones to choose from and its not easy to always make that choice. The Sony Xperia Z is one of the newer handsets in the market and the following comparison stacks it up against one of the top choices among Android users, the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Which handset is the better choice? Watch the following video comparison between the Xperia Z and the Galaxy S III to find out.




The Galaxy S III features a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display, 8 megapixel intelligent camera in the rear which is capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary front facing camera which is capable of 720p HD video capture, up to 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, NFC connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and is powered by a quad core processor.

Meanwhile the Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

Sony Xperia Z - Video Review


The Sony Xperia Z is the first new flagship smartphone to arrive in 2013. It features a 5 inch 1080p HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

Sony has done a wonderful job designing this device and we feel it has what it nees to compete with the top smartphones in the market. However keep in mind that we have still to see what Samsung, HTC and LG have to offer for 2013 and if the Xperia Z can continue its dominance as top smartphone.

If you are thinking of making this your next smartphone of choice be sure to check out the following video review of the Sony Xperia Z





Also head over to PhoneArena to read a detailed review of the Sony Xperia Z

[Photography] Sony Xperia Z vs. Nokia 808 PureView vs. Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II


Sony Xperia ZNokia 808 PureViewApple iPhone 5Samsung Galaxy Note II
The new Sony Xperia Z features a 13 megapixel camera with a Exmore RS sensor and promises to be one of the camera-phones in the year ahead. So it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against some of the other top smartphone cameras like the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Nokia 808 PureView.

Sony Xperia Z vs. Nokia Lumia 920



It wont be long before the Sony Xperia Z becomes publicly available and it goes up against the Nokia Lumia 920 while it waits. Will the hardware specifications on the Xperia Z be too much for the Lumia 920 to handle? Or will our top smartphone for 2012 come out on top? Check out the following video comparison to find out



The Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD touch display with a Mobile BRAVIA engine, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 13 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary HD camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.

Meanwhile the Lumia 920 features a 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ touch display, up to 32GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel PureView camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary camera for video calls and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

Which device to you prefer? Leave us your thoughts on which one you choose and why in our comments section.


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