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Sony Ships 5.1 Million Xperia Smartphones in Q4 2016, Lowers Full Year Forecast to 15 Million Units

Sony has released a financial report for the last quarter of 2016, and things are still look downhill for its mobile division. Shipments and sales have fallen, and so have operating profits for this division. The Q4 2016 report showcase that Sony managed to ship only 5.1 Million Xperia smartphones in this three month period ending December 2016. This is...

Users Report that NVIDIA Shield TV Now Pairs with PlayStation and Xbox Controllers

We're seeing reports from people within the community that PlayStation and Xbox controllers will now pair with both the 2015 and 2017 NVIDIA Shield TV devices over Bluetooth. It's unclear if this is specific to the NVIDIA Shield TV, or if it's something that is supported because of the new Nougat update that both of...

Rumor Says Sony Could Launch as Many as 5 New Devices at MWC 2017

We're just a few weeks away from Mobile World Congress 2017 and we already know that a number of smartphone OEMs will be showing off new devices at the event. LG has started to send out press invites to various online publications and it is speculated that they will be announcing the LG G6 on...

Sony Starts Rolling Out Android Nougat Update to Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium

After updating their Xperia X devices to Android 7.0 Nougat, Sony has now started rolling out the Nougat update for its Xperia Z5 series as well. Several users of the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium are now reporting that they have received an official update notification. The OTA is 1288 MBs in size and is labeled with a...

Xperia Projector Shows up Again at CES 2017 — Android Touchscreen Device Projected Anywhere!

Lately, Sony has showcasing new devices that it claims are the next step in innovation for mobile technology. Dubbed "Xperia SmartProducts", they are a new take with a small twist on not-so-old gadgets, often with just enough pizzazz to raise some eyebrows. First shown alongside the Xperia X series back in February of 2016, these smart devices are...

Rumor Reveals Specs of a 4.6″ Flagship from Xiaomi

Over the years, the screen size of smartphones has gotten bigger and bigger. A few years back, smartphone makers were ridiculed for releasing a product with a display that was 5" or bigger. Some have enjoyed this transition while others merely put up with it. Then there are some within the community who outright loathe the trend...

Flashtool for Sony Updated to v0.9.23.0 with Support for Nougat FTF

Users who have owned Sony devices and done any sort of software tinkering with them would have obviously heard of XDA Recognized Developer Androxyde's Flashtool. For the uninitiated, Flashtool offers Sony device owners the freedom to move around on stock packages for both upgrades and downgrades, and was once used as a means of flashing...

Google, Samsung, Sony and More Form a VR Association

VR used to be an enthusiast's dream, but we're getting closer to the point where it's going to become mainstream. There are still some hurdles that need to be fixed, but companies like Google and Samsung are making VR accessible to more people than ever before. With it being such an early stage for VR though,...

Sony begins Nougat roll-out for Xperia XZ and X Performance while Huawei unveils their update plans

Some companies pounced on the initial Nougat hype and rushed out of the gate with announcements for which devices they will be bringing up to date. Sony, for instance, announced their Nougat plans back in August. The company promised support for the following 11 devices: Xperia Z3+ Xperia Z4 Tablet Xperia Z5 Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia...

Sony’s Concept for Android with 7.0 Nougat Launches for Xperia X

Way back in July 2015, Sony launched a unique "concept" software update for the Xperia Z3. Ordinarily, Sony Xperia devices came in with Sony's own skin and set of modifications on top of Android, but this concept software update was Sony experimenting with stock Android on its device. The best part about this experiment was...

Sony publishes instructions on how to build Android 7.1 AOSP for Xperia Devices

Sony is one of the few OEMs that remains a firm believer in AOSP. Most companies do not bother providing necessary firmware binaries to allow developers to port AOSP onto the device. But while some OEMs actually do provide binaries for developers to make AOSP builds, like we saw with the OnePlus 3, Sony takes...

Sony IMX378: Comprehensive Breakdown of the Google Pixel’s Sensor and its Features

IMX378 Overview We reached out to Sony to try to learn a bit more about the IMX378 sensor that is used by the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, as well as by the Xiaomi Mi 5S. Unfortunately, Sony was not able to distribute the datasheet for the Exmor RS IMX378 sensor just yet, but they were extremely...