Xperia Xz2 Gets August 2018 Security Updates (51.1.a.11.26)

Xperia XZ2 gets August 2018 security updates (51.1.A.11.26)

Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia XZ2 moving the build number from 51.1.A.4.265 to version 51.1.A.11.26. This latest update includes the 1 August 2018 Android security patches. The Xperia XZ2 Compact has not been updated at the time of writing, but it should follow shortly. If you have updated do let us know of your impressions in the comments below.

Xperia Xz1 And Xz Premium Get August 2018 Security Patches (47.1.a.12.270)

Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium get August 2018 security patches (47.1.A.12.270)

Sony Mobile is rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZ1 moving the build number from 47.1.A.12.235 to version 47.1.A.12.270, and adding the 1 August 2018 security patches in the process. So far, the update for the Xperia XZ1 Compact is not live, but it should be following shortly. We haven't noticed any other changes, but if you've updated, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Android P's Release Could Be On The 20th Of August

Android P's Release Could Be On The 20th Of August

A couple of weeks ago, the final developer preview for Android P was released. What this means is that this version of Android P is the final release for developers, which means that following this release, the next release will be the public build of Android P intended for all Android users.

Of course this begs the question of when will Android P be released? For those wondering, leakster Evan Blass seems to suggest that Android P could be released in the coming weeks. Blass posted an image of a calendar with the 20th of August marked with "P", indicating that update could be coming soon.

Nikon Starts Countdown To Mirrorless Announcement On August 23

Nikon Starts Countdown To Mirrorless Announcement On August 23

Nikon has recently confirmed that they are working on a new mirrorless camera. During the announcement, the company did not state when the camera would be announced, but a datamine on Nikon's website revealed that the announcement could take place on the 23rd of August.

Now it looks like the date has been confirmed as Nikon's website has started a countdown to the official announcement. As per the previous report, it has been confirmed that the announcement will be taking place on the 23rd of August. There will be a live stream of the upcoming event so those who are interested will be able to watch the announcement as it unfolds.

Nikon's Mirrorless Camera Announcement Set For August 23

Nikon's Mirrorless Camera Announcement Set For August 23

When photographers think of DSLRs, it would not be surprising if their minds immediately jumped to brands like Nikon or Canon. However when it comes to mirrorless, there is a good chance many are thinking of brands such as Sony or Fujifilm, but that's something that Nikon probably wants to change.

We have been hearing that the company is doubling down on their mirrorless efforts and now it looks like we might know when the fruits of their labor will be revealed. According to Japanese website Nokishita Camera (via Nikon Rumors), it seems that we will be getting our answers on the 23rd of August.

Arashi, Hey! Say! Jump, And More To Appear On August 3 Music Station

Arashi, Hey! Say! JUMP, and more to appear on August 3 MUSIC STATION

MUSIC STATION has reveled the artist line up for its August 3 broadcast. 

The upcoming episode will feature performances by Arashi, Saito Kazuyoshi, Sukima Switch, TWICE, Hey! Say! JUMP, and Miura Daichi. Actor Tanaka Kei will also make an appearance to cheer on Sukima Switch. The website for MUSIC STAION is requesting songs for each artist to perform until July 27 at 11:59 pm JST. 

Sony's Ifa 2018 Press Conference Is On 30 August

Sony's IFA 2018 press conference is on 30 August

Mark your diaries Xperia fans, Sony Mobile will be holding a press conference at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin on Thursday 30 August at 1pm CEST. Sony has used the IFA tradeshow to unveil new hardware every year over the last few years. We are expecting Sony to unveil at least one new phone, the Xperia XZ3 and maybe a ‘compact' version too. We'll bring you any credible rumours of the new devices ahead of the event. What would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below.

Sony Confirms Ifa 2018 Press Conference For August 30th

Sony Confirms IFA 2018 Press Conference For August 30th


The IFA 2018 convention is going to take place in a couple of months and many companies will be headed to Berlin in order to unveil their new products. Sony is likely going to be one of them as the Japanese company has confirmed that it’s going to have a press conference at IFA 2018 on August 30th. The company hasn’t said what it’s going to talk about at the press conference, though.

Sony has stuck to its twice per year upgrade cycle over the past few years so it’s possible that it will stay the course in 2018 as well. If that’s the case, we may see the successors to the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at IFA 2018. Those handsets were unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona back in February.

Hayabusa2 Landing To Be Decided In August

Hayabusa2 landing to be decided in August

Japan's space agency says it will decide in late August where to land its Hayabusa2 probe on an asteroid about 300 million kilometers from Earth.

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at about 20,000 meters from the asteroid called Ryugu about 2 weeks ago, on June 27th. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched it 4 years ago.

Keyakizaka46 To Release Their 7th Single In August

Keyakizaka46 to release their 7th single in August

Keyakizaka46 will release their seventh single (currently untitled) on August 15.

This comes about six months since the release of their last single "Garasu wo Ware!" The upcoming single will include the CM song for Lawson's 'Speed Kuji' campaign. Its title and other details will be revealed later. 

Hyde's Next Single To Be Released In August

HYDE's next single to be released in August

HYDE's new single "AFTER LIGHT" will be released on August 1. 

HYDE is already set to release "WHO'S GONNA SAVE US," his first solo single in over 12 years, on June 27. The title track of the upcoming single is a number that portrays an individual chasing the light and searching for an answer while fighting their way through the darkness. As the coupling track, the single will include a self-cover of "KISS OF DEATH" which was provided to Nakashima Mika. 

Stu48 To Release Their 2nd Single In August

STU48 to release their 2nd single in August

STU48 will release their second single (currently untitled) on August 29.

This announcement was made on June 17 during the handshake event for the theater edition of AKB48's 52nd single "Teacher Teacher" at Nagoya Dome. The 16 senbatsu members for the single was projected onto the back screen of the venue. Following their first single, Takino Yumiko will serve as the center. First time senbatsu members include Oki Yuka, Kai Kokoa, and Nakamura Mai. 

Nogizaka46 To Release 21st Single In August

Nogizaka46 to release 21st single in August

Nogizaka46 will release their 21st single (currently untitled) on August 8. 

This was announced on June 17 at the end of their regular program 'Nogizaka Kojichuu'. The upcoming single will be the group's first since Ikoma Rina graduated in May. Stay tuned for more details!