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Sony is an electronics company from Japan. It entered the Android market with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in 2009. In 2011, Sony fully acquired Ericsson and dropped its name from the branding. The company has created Android phones, tablets, smartwatches, and Chromebooks. Visit the Sony forums.

Sony Xperia 1 III will only get two years of Android OS updates

Sony has historically had a difficult time selling phones outside of its home country of Japan, especially in the United States. Most of the company's phones have offered impressive hardware, but Sony's software support has slipped behind much of the competition, and pricing has been an issue for years. The new Xperia 1 III seemed...

Sony continues PS5 domination in India with 12th July restock

Indian retailers today confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be available for pre-order in the region starting July 12. Sony's latest console has been in high demand since its launch last year, and the company has been having a tough time keeping it in stock. So, if you've not been able to get your hands...

This Week in Gaming: The Non-Pro Switch OLED, Assassin’s Creed Infinity, and GTA 6

The games industry’s news this week has been somewhat polarizing. We’re getting a new Nintendo Switch… but not the one we thought we were getting. Ubisoft’s working on a new Assassin’s Creed game… but it’s a live service evolving world game unlike the previous single-player titles. Even the rumors about the next Grand Theft Auto...

Sony’s more compact Xperia 5 III will ship in September

Earlier today, Sony announced that U.S. pre-orders have opened up for the Xperia 1 III. Separately, the company's European branch also announced that the Xperia 1 III's more compact sibling, the Xperia 5 III, will ship in September of this year at a starting price of €999. That's a few months away, but keep in...

Sony’s pricey Xperia 1 III goes up on pre-order and comes with free wireless earbuds

Each year, Sony releases a new flagship, gets everyone’s hopes up, even receives a pat on the back from reviewers but it all comes tumbling down when it comes to the sales part. Despite making some solid phones with never-before-seen hardware and doing things its own way and not falling for trends, Sony’s Xperia phones...

Sony’s Xperia 1 III is going up for pre-order in the US soon at a sky-high price

The Sony Xperia 1 III was announced earlier in the year, and Sony promised pre-orders will be available sometime in the "early summer". Oddly, the phone is already available in China for purchase, and we even got our hands on one for some brief testing. Sony U.S. now lists the phone for purchase, with pre-orders...

Sony’s WF-1000XM3 are among the best wireless earbuds on sale during Prime Day

There's no shortage of options when it comes to true wireless earbuds. Everyone has heard of Apple's AirPods, and that's likely the first thing that comes to mind when people think of wireless earbuds. Out of the literally hundreds of competing companies, Sony is widely seen as one of the best brands at making audio...

Sony’s excellent Bravia X900H 4K120 TV gets a superb deal for Prime Day

Sony makes good TVs and they also make excellent TVs. The X90 series from Sony falls in the latter category, marking itself as one of the premier choices in the company's LCD TV lineup. Now, this excellent TV is down to $1,800 for its 85" model, making it one of the top TVs you should...

Sony’s excellent last-gen ANC headphones are on sale for $200, the lowest price yet

Sony produces some of the best noise-cancelling headphones around. The company introduced its newer WH-1000XM4 headphones last year with multi-device connection support and a few other improvements, but the previous WH-1000XM3 model is still an excellent choice for Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) headphones. It seems like Sony is looking to get rid of its old...

Sony’s PS5 beta program lets users test new system features

The first major update for the Sony PlayStation 5 arrived in April this year, bringing with it USB storage support for PS5 games along with new social features and personalization options. Sony has now revealed that there's another major update on the horizon, and it wants the general public to beta test it before the...

Sony will reportedly debut a new PlayStation VR headset late next year

Following the launch of the PlayStation 5, Sony debuted a host of new accessories for the gaming console. These included the new DualSense controller charging station, Pulse 3D wireless headset, a media remote controller, and an HD camera. Earlier this year, the company showcased new VR controllers for the PS5 as well, but it revealed...

XDA Basics: How to Boot into Recovery mode using button combos, ADB, and root apps

Every smartphone, regardless of what OS it's running on (yes, even an iPhone), has a built-in recovery mode. On Android, the recovery on your smartphone can be used to perform tasks like clearing cache, factory resetting the phone, or even installing update packages directly from the phone’s storage or sideloading from a computer via ADB....