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Android 5.0.2 rolls out now for T-Mobile's Sony Xperia Z1

Android 5.0.2 rolls out now for T-Mobile's Sony Xperia Z1

posted: 3 days ago, 15:31

T-Mobile customers with the Sony Xperia Z1 (C6916) should start receiving Android 5.0.2 as soon as today. The update brings the new Material Design, Lock Screen notifications, the 64-bit ART compiler that opens apps faster, Project...

T-Mobile started testing Android Lollipop updates for Sony Xperia Z3 and Z1s

T-Mobile started testing Android Lollipop updates for Sony Xperia Z3 and Z1s

posted: 18 May 2015, 18:47

Both the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z1s could get the Android Lollipop update before the end of this month. It's going to be Android 5.0, not Android 5.1...

Android 5.0.2 pushed out for Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra

Android 5.0.2 pushed out for Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra

posted: 13 Apr 2015, 15:07

Android 5.0.2 is now reaching the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The update is being disseminated to certain regions only, and offers build number 14.5.A.0.242. The...

Sony reveals that Lollipop for the Xperia Z is also on the way

Sony reveals that Lollipop for the Xperia Z is also on the way

posted: 31 Mar 2015, 03:46

Sony may be the major manufacturer that came late to the Android 5.0 Lollipop party, but it seems that it will try to make up for the slowdown by updating quite a few of its handset models. A couple of weeks ago, the company...

Sony Xperia flagships already running Android 5.0 AOSP

Sony Xperia flagships already running Android 5.0 AOSP

posted: 07 Nov 2014, 03:38

We've already heard about Sony prepping to launch an Android 5.0 Lollipop closed beta, where it will give a few select customers the chance to try out the latest build of Sony's UI and help it in improving and having it ready for launch...

Sony adds Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 to AOSP Xperia project

Sony adds Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 to AOSP Xperia project

posted: 16 Oct 2014, 08:53

Sony has announced today that its Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, and Xperia M2 handsets have now been added to the AOSP for Xperia project, and Xperia Z's AOSP has been updated to the latest version. AOSP for Xperia means that the phones...

How to boost the LED flash brightness of your Sony Xperia Z1, Z1C and Z2

How to boost the LED flash brightness of your Sony Xperia Z1, Z1C and Z2

posted: 03 Oct 2014, 07:50

When you push the flashlight toggle on, your phone usually illuminates the scene with the intensity of a continuous light, like the one it uses when shooting video footage, rather than the short, high-intensity...

Sony launches crazy Underwater Apps for select Xperia phones

Sony launches crazy Underwater Apps for select Xperia phones

posted: 11 Aug 2014, 20:07

Sony just released a collection of Android apps that show off the water-resistance capabilities of its Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z...

Android 4.4.4 pushed out to Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile customers

Android 4.4.4 pushed out to Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile customers

posted: 06 Aug 2014, 12:57

T-Mobile customers with the Sony Xperia Z1s (C6916) are receiving today, the update to Android 4.4.4. With the update, the Xperia Z1s receives the usual host of Xperia KitKat goodies like the transparent navigation bar,...

Ingenious Sony Xperia Z1 mod allows you to turn the earpiece into a secondary speaker for a stereo effect

Ingenious Sony Xperia Z1 mod allows you to turn the earpiece into a secondary speaker for a stereo effect

posted: 01 Aug 2014, 01:56

In terms of performance gains, the Xperia Z2 was an unimpressive update. Sure, it's got a newer Snapdragon chip and a tad more RAM, but it's not like those left the Xperia...

Movie Creator for Xperia Z1, Z2 makes mini-movies from your pictures and videos

Movie Creator for Xperia Z1, Z2 makes mini-movies from your pictures and videos

posted: 31 Jul 2014, 03:46

Sony has released a new Movie Creator app for the Xperia Z2. It's a sort of an automatic movie editor, which will pick a number of photos and videos from your library and stitch them together in a 30 second...

Samsung Galaxy S5 wins our blind camera comparison, followed by the Xperia Z1 and... Oppo Find 7a

Samsung Galaxy S5 wins our blind camera comparison, followed by the Xperia Z1 and... Oppo Find 7a

posted: 12 May 2014, 09:22

Ha, we bet you didn't see this coming. Last week we did another blind camera comparison, asking our readers to vote for the photos they liked best, and to spice things up a bit, we...

Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z2 users receive free content and apps from Sony

Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z2 users receive free content and apps from Sony

posted: 02 May 2014, 07:47

Sony is a big multi-billion dollar corporation that has its fingers in a lot of different pies. From motion pictures to music, to televisions and yes, smartphones, Sony has a rather diverse business...

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 released in the states with support for some U.S. LTE bands

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 released in the states with support for some U.S. LTE bands

posted: 04 Apr 2014, 22:55

Sony has started selling on its U.S. website, an unlocked version of the Sony Xperia Z1 that offers support for some U.S. LTE bands. A variant of the phone, the Sony Xperia Z1s, is available from T-Mobile...

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

posted: 31 Mar 2014, 05:03

Blind camera comparisons are a great indicator of which phone takes best photos. Bias is brought down to a minimum since voters pick the images they like best, without knowing...

Selfie camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013),  Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

Selfie camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013), Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

posted: 26 Mar 2014, 10:35

Today, we're pitting the front-facing cameras of eight major flagships currently on the market against each other and taking scores. We will be testing...

Apple iPhone 5s continues to be the top selling smartphone in Japan

Apple iPhone 5s continues to be the top selling smartphone in Japan

posted: 14 Mar 2014, 17:40

A survey done in Japan by BCN reveals that the Apple iPhone 5s is the top smartphone in the country. BCN, which measures sales of electronic gadgets in Japan, found that the iPhone 5s had 44.5% of the Japanese smartphone...

The OnePlus One confirmed to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is still smaller than the Xperia Z1?

The OnePlus One confirmed to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is still smaller than the Xperia Z1?

posted: 11 Mar 2014, 10:45

OnePlus, something of a spin-off from Oppo, has been trying to create as much buzz as they can in anticipation of the unveiling of its first smartphone -- the OnePlus One. So far, the...

How much better are the stereo speakers on the Xperia Z2 over the Xperia Z1? This video provides a clue

How much better are the stereo speakers on the Xperia Z2 over the Xperia Z1? This video provides a clue

posted: 10 Mar 2014, 02:58

Whilst we're still on the Xperia Z2 hype wave (read: before an actual review unit comes in for an actual review), we thought we'd share an early teaser created by our more fortunate...

How to port the Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature to the Z1 and Z1 Compact

How to port the Xperia Z2 Smart call handling feature to the Z1 and Z1 Compact

posted: 04 Mar 2014, 08:23

Sony took its sweet time, but with the Xperia Z2 you are finally able to answer a call by just bringing the phone to your ear. The feature is enabled from the Smart call handling set on the Z2, and has been...

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