JAPAN Posts on XDA

[Update: Coming to the U.S.] The Google Play Points rewards program quietly goes live in Japan

It was less than two weeks ago when we published an APK teardown we did on version 11.6.15 of the Google Play Store. These APK teardowns can be quite nice as Google engineers are constantly adding in new features that the company is either experimenting with or waiting to launch in the future. In that teardown,...

Sony Xperia 8 with 21:9 display and Snapdragon 630 launched in Japan

With the launch of the Xperia 5 early last month, Sony shifted focus to compact smartphones once again. While the Xperia 5 is just a smaller version of its flagship Xperia 1, the all-new Sony Xperia 8 targets a completely different price bracket. The device, which was recently unveiled in Japan, is one of the...

Essential’s US Launch is Imminent, Also Coming to UK, Western Europe and Japan

Andy Rubin and Essential officially unveiled their smartphone a couple of months ago toward the end of May. At the time, they hadn't come up with a launch date for the device, but were asking people to pre-order the device directly on their website. The next day, Andy Rubin appeared on stage at Recode's Code...