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Android M released for Sony Xperia devices in ODP

Android M released for Sony Xperia devices in ODP

Google's Android M developer preview released for Sony Xperia devices participating in their Open Device Program. This means that users aiming to take part in developing for Sony devices are able to load Android M. More specifically, it means that if you've got a Sony Xperia device that's signed up with Sony's Open Device program, you're in luck. If a device is listed as part of Sony's Open Device program, a set of instructions available through Sony will allow that device's owner to load Android M Developer Preview as early as this morning.

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Sony Xperia Z3 clocks slightly better than Xperia Z4

Sony Xperia Z3 clocks slightly better than Xperia Z4

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 just can't seem to catch a break. The ghost of overheating looms forever over its head and it seems that all that might actually be for naught. Vietnamese site Vật Vờ took both the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z4, a.k.a. Xperia Z3+, and timed their performance, one running on a Snapdragon 801, the other on the seemingly cursed Snapdragon 810. On paper, the Snapdragon 810 should run circles around the older, 32-bit chipset with only half the number of cores. Reality, however, begs to differ.

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Sony announces Xperia Z3+ as new flagship

Sony announces Xperia Z3+ as new flagship

Well, it seems the "plus" naming convention is here to stay, folks. Oppo recently debuted its R7 Plus in China, and now it's Sony's turn. The company has just announced the Xperia Z3+, the international release of the Xperia Z4, its name in the Japanese market. While it may not look much different from last year's Z3, there is more than enough in this update to qualify it for this year's flagship. It's currently scheduled for release sometime this summer, however Sony hasn't confirmed final pricing yet.

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Sony to brand Xperia Z4 as Xperia Z3+ in other markets

Sony to brand Xperia Z4 as Xperia Z3+ in other markets

It seems that Sony might have become a bit unhinged in its efforts to hunker down on its somewhat floundering mobile business. First, it rather quietly unveiled the Xperia Z4, which may or may not be limited to the Japanese market. And then there are whispers of an Xperia P2 that looks terribly similar except in a few areas. Now there is word that Sony might actually sell the Xperia Z4 in other markets as well, but quite appropriately name it as the Xperia Z3+ instead.

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Sony teams with IFTTT for wearables

Sony teams with IFTTT for wearables

If you weren't already tracking your fitness bits and pieces with Sony devices, IFTTT might just be aiming to push you over the edge this morning. Working with Sony to release a new channel for Sony Lifelog, IFTTT delivers this morning a number of recipes that aim to jam as much functionality as possible into your collection of Sony wearables and Xperia-based fitness tracking. These recipes are made by the official SonyMobile IFTTT account, suggesting Sony is taking the If This Then That community quite seriously.

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T-Mobile drops Xperia Z3 — is Xperia Z4 closer than we think?

T-Mobile drops Xperia Z3 — is Xperia Z4 closer than we think?

As we start to see Xperia Z4 leaks rolling in, we’re left to assume the handset is on its way. Sony hasn’t sent out invitations to an event, though, so it’s left in limbo. Benchmarks and product shots give us an idea of what’s going on with Sony’s newest, but we still don’t have it. We’re also running out of ways to get an Xperia Z3, as T-Mobile has confirmed they’re no longer carrying the handset. That leaves Verizon as the only US carrier that is currently offering the Xperia Z3.

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Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Among all the turmoil you’ve read regarding Sony recently, a larger narrative is taking place. The company’s ability to turn a solid profit has come under scrutiny the past few years, which prompted them to sell their VAIO brand. According to a new report, Sony is also entertaining a similar move for TV and mobile. They’re entertaining the sale of just about every segment they do business in, according to sources. That could spell trouble for Sony’s various arms, or signal a rebirth.

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Xperia Z3 limited editions feature art inspired by Berlin, Tokyo, and Warsaw

Xperia Z3 limited editions feature art inspired by Berlin, Tokyo, and Warsaw

Sony has unveiled a limited edition version of the Xperia Z3 smartphone. On each of the limited edition devices is an engraving that is inspired by three great cities from around the world. The three cities include Berlin, Tokyo, and Warsaw. The devices were made as part of a "Stadt Talente" project where three artists were invited to use the Z3 as a canvas to create art to celebrate their favorite city.

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Sony Xperia Aquatech store requires SCUBA diving lessons

Sony Xperia Aquatech store requires SCUBA diving lessons

If you're marketing extremely waterproof devices, what would be the best way to get that point across? Well, why not put a store underwater! As if taking a page from Apple's glass retail store in New York, Sony put its concept store four meters under the sea in Dubai. Of course, you won't be getting there on your own and you'll to undergo diving lessons before you are accompanied by trained drivers to the store.

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Xperia Z3V vs Z3 Camera battle: the Quality Drop

Xperia Z3V vs Z3 Camera battle: the Quality Drop

The following is a brief exploration of the back-facing cameras on the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3V. While the hardware is supposed to be essentially identical in this area, we know for a fact that we're working with slightly different builds in the software department. The Z3V is Verizon's unique version of the Xperia Z3 from Sony, bringing a slightly thicker build and the built-in ability to wirelessly charge its battery. The Z3 we have is T-Mobile's model, the same model you'll find off-contract straight from Sony.

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