Sony Xperia Z Ultra

‘QuadRooter’ vulnerabilities put 900m Android users at risk researchers say

‘QuadRooter’ vulnerabilities put 900m Android users at risk researchers say

A research team at Check Point has detailed a new set of Android vulnerabilities that could potentially leave as many as 900 million users exposed to security threats. More specifically, the set of four vulnerabilities - dubbed "QuadRooter" by Check Point - is found within Qualcomm chips, which becomes a major problem when you realize that Qualcomm chips are used in 65% of Android devices.

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Google Play edition: Z Ultra price drops as Galaxy S5 turns up

Google Play edition: Z Ultra price drops as Galaxy S5 turns up

Google’s Play Store has seen some unexpected changes today, with a price drop and potential leak of a new device. The Sony Z Ultra is getting a pretty drastic price drop, while the still-unannounced Galaxy S5 Google Play edition device may have shown up. Is one making way for another, or are these coincidence?

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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Review

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Review

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition is undoubtedly the most unique form factor in Google's collection of Nexus and Nexus-like devices today. What we've gotten out of it so far is just that - if you're looking for a replacement for a device you've got in your pocket already, something that's just an upgrade from a large smartphone you've had in the past, this isn't it. Instead you've got a device that's massively solid and feels like a whole new generation in in-between greatness.

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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition official with waterproof massiveness

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition official with waterproof massiveness

At the same time as the push for the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition this afternoon comes the official unveiling of the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. This machine works with unlocked 4G LTE, GSM, UMPS, and HSPA+ and comes with a massive 6.4-inch display. Users will be working with the most "pure" version of Android 4.4 KitKat as well right out of the box.

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Sony Xperia KitKat schedule updated

Sony Xperia KitKat schedule updated

There's a collection of Android 4.4 KitKat software updates coming to the likes of Sony Xperia devices soon, with Sony suggesting which will get what where this afternoon. Sony's upgrade schedule includes both updates to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as well as Android 4.4 KitKat, so you'll want to pay close attention to which device you've got and how far it'll go on the Android software train soon.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra takes on final form: FCC says Wi-fi only

Sony Xperia Z Ultra takes on final form: FCC says Wi-fi only

An FCC listing for a Wi-fi only edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has appeared today, rolling with what appears to be essentially the same specifications as the original, coming at this point with no mobile data connectivity. You'll find the Sony TS-0010 coming with support for Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac as well NFC, GPS, and everybody's favorite: Bluetooth 4.0 with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) abilities.

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Sony Xperia Z1 and Ultra USA editions appear off-contract

Sony Xperia Z1 and Ultra USA editions appear off-contract

This week the folks at Sony have made clear their intent to bring both the massive Xperia Z Ultra and the next-generation Xperia Z1 to the United States. Both of these devices work with high-powered processors and Full HD displays, while neither of them have been guaranteed for carrier subsidies. Both devices will be available unlocked and off-contract in the USA starting immediately.

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Sony Xperia Honami reboots the Z in leaked phablet images

Sony Xperia Honami reboots the Z in leaked phablet images

If you'd been expecting the larger-than-life Sony Xperia Z upgrade code-named "Honami" disappear any time soon, you're in for a surprise. What we're seeing today are the most legitimate-looking images of the device that'll sit aside the Sony Xperia Z Ultra for size, here coming in with a black rim and that same lovely circular power button that makes the Z feel premium. Now we've just got to have a chat about the return of the full-glass-back.

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Sony Smart Bluetooth headset makes appearance in Xperia Z Ultra teaser video

Sony Smart Bluetooth headset makes appearance in Xperia Z Ultra teaser video

We saw a couple Sony Xperia Z Ultra teaser videos appear on YouTube shortly after the handset's announcement late last month. The newest teaser video has been published, and among the showing off of features offered by the massive smartphone is a look at the Smart Bluetooth Headset, as well as an ink pen with the cartridge removed being used as a stylus.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra price confirmed for Europe

Sony Xperia Z Ultra price confirmed for Europe

Sony's new Xperia Z Ultra phablet has been priced up for Europe ahead of its launch later in the year, and expectations that the 6.4-inch smartphone would be expensive have been met. The Xperia Z Ultra will by €719 ($942) SIM-free and unlocked, according to Sony in the Netherlands, though it's undoubtedly set to be cheaper if bought on contract through a carrier.

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Sony SBH52 “mini handset” reduces Xperia Z Ultra phablet size-shame

Sony SBH52 “mini handset” reduces Xperia Z Ultra phablet size-shame

Phablet just too big to press against your ear? In what may be a little size-shame around the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony has revealed a new Bluetooth "mini handset", the Sony SBH52 which can be either held as a regular phone might be, or have a set of wired headphones plugged in instead.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet official with 6.4-inch Full HD display

Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet official with 6.4-inch Full HD display

Sony has officially launched the Xperia Z Ultra, an even larger version of the Xperia Z fronted by a 6.4-inch Full HD display and waterproof just like its smaller sibling. Billed as the world's largest Full HD smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra features Sony's TRILUMINOS technology - as on the company's BRAVIA HDTVs for more accurate colors and contrast.

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