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Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Good news for those of you with an Xperia XZ or Xperia X Performance: your wait for Android 7.0 Nougat is about to come to an end. Sony announced this morning that the upgrades to Nougat are beginning to roll out, so if you don't see the OTA update yet, it's only a matter of time before it appears. That's all well and good for Xperia owners, but for the rest of us still waiting, what kind of timetable can we expect before Nougat arrives on our devices?

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Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Most Android users are wondering right now when - or if - their phones will receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Sony Xperia owners may not have to wonder much longer, as the folks over at the Xperia Blog have gotten their hands on an interesting slide that was shown during a presentation by Sony Slovakia. This slide gives us a bunch of details about the Nougat roadmap for a handful of Sony Xperia devices.

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Sony Xperia XZ will cost $699 in the US

Sony Xperia XZ will cost $699 in the US

Those in the United States will be able to get their hands on the Xperia XZ and X Compact soon, and ahead of their launch comes the official price tags: the Xperia XZ flagship will cost you $699 USD (32GB/3GB RAM), while the X Compact will be less at $499 USD (preorders available now). These are the prices for the unlocked phones, of which the Xperia XZ will be available on October 2 and the X Compact on September 25, with the unlocked versions being offered at Best Buy, Amazon, and some other select retailers.

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Sony Xperia Projector does away with glass, keeps the sci-fi

Sony Xperia Projector does away with glass, keeps the sci-fi

You may have seen your fair share of futuristic computers and interfaces and, with the exception of “air gestures” like those on Minority Report, most of them have one thing in common: they’re all done on touch screens. Perhaps realizing that it might not be practical, or economical, to put displays on anything and everything, Sony’s R&D is aiming for the next best thing. Revealed way back in February, the Xperia Projector, which is yet to be a real product, turns any flat surface into a touch “screen”, removing the need for actual screens while still keeping all the fancy functionality around.

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Xperia XZ first impressions with Xperia X Compact details

Xperia XZ first impressions with Xperia X Compact details

This week Sony has revealed both the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact, two peas in a next-level-photography pod. These devices look very similar to one another - and to previous Xperia smartphones - but they're cut from a slightly different cloth. We've been given the opportunity to get our hands on an early prototype of the Xperia XZ, and as such, we can bring you a decent idea of what's to come in the very near future.

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Sony Android Nougat update list leaves out the Xperia Z3

Sony Android Nougat update list leaves out the Xperia Z3

Now that Android 7.0 Nougat has been formally launched, the wait is on for manufacturers to bring the update to their latest smartphones, and even some not so latest smartphones. OEMs usually start scrambling to shout their support from the rooftops, and it seems like Sony is one of if not the first to do so after the announcement (HTC made their public commitment last month. Surprisingly, it’s a rather long list of devices, but sadly leaves out the Xperia Z3 from 2014

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Sony Xperia X Performance Review

Sony Xperia X Performance Review

Sony's newest smartphone delivers a fantastic camera and hardware that's worth the cash. Early reviews of this device have been mixed, for reasons from the device having an "underwhelming camera" to the device having an "awkward volume control placement." We'll take a look at both design and camera quality below. Especially the camera - a feature that's been given a massive kick in the pants in all major smartphones over the past couple of years due to Sony's own camera sensor innovation.

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Unannounced Sony Xperia F833X being sold in Croatia

Unannounced Sony Xperia F833X being sold in Croatia

It isn't unusual to see an almost endless supply of prototypes getting leaked over the Internet, and Sony is no exception. In fact, at one point in time it was considered to be hopeless in keeping things under wraps. What is, unusual, however, is a prototype, or a test model, being sold weeks, maybe even months, before the real deal goes out the door. And yet that is exactly what a daring, perhaps reckless, person is doing with the Xperia F833X, believed to be the upcoming new Xperia X Performance, selling the device in the Croatian equivalent of Craigslist.

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Sony plans to end Xperia Beta Program soon

Sony plans to end Xperia Beta Program soon

Earlier this year, Sony launched its Xperia Beta Program in order to test its then-upcoming Marshmallow release. It has been a handful of months since and now Sony Mobile has confirmed it is shutting down the beta program, the reasons for which aren’t clear. The company will be pushing out new firmware for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 soon, and all present beta program members will get this firmware automatically.

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Sony’s Xperia AI reinvention puts Alexa in the crosshairs

Sony’s Xperia AI reinvention puts Alexa in the crosshairs

Sony has set its sights on the "evolution of communication", and it's not content to let Google, Amazon, and Apple hog the spotlight in AI. The company may have a patchy track-record with its Xperia range of phones and tablets over the past few years, but with the rebooting of its mobile business in 2016 and a more ambitious strategy centered on smart products with more unusual form-factors and functions, it could well be time to take Sony seriously again.

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Xperia X series pre-orders start in Europe

Xperia X series pre-orders start in Europe

Sony Mobile has begun taking pre-orders for the entire Xperia X line of smartphones in Europe. Pre-orders are underway for the Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia X Performance. The latter model is only available for pre-order in select European countries with the others available across various regions in Europe. In the UK, the Xperia X will sell for £469 and in other European countries it will sell for €599.

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