Xperia Xz Premium And Xz1, Xz1 Compact Get June 2019 Patches (47.2.a.10.80)

Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, XZ1 Compact get June 2019 patches (47.2.A.10.80)

A new firmware update is rolling to the Xperia XZ Premium XZ1 and XZ1 Compact that moves the firmware number from 47.2.A.10.62 to build version 47.2.A.10.80. The new update adds the June 2019 Android security patches, no other changes have been noticed. If you have upgraded, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Honda's Compact Ev Will Swap Out Side Mirrors For Cameras

Honda's Compact EV Will Swap Out Side Mirrors For Cameras

According to Honda, “The next-generation camera technology helps the car retain a modern, clean and simple design, and complements the stepless A-pillars and flush ‘pop out’ door handles, also confirmed for the production version of the Honda e. Unlike conventional side mirrors, the cameras are contained within the width of the car and do not extend beyond the wheel arches.”

The company also claims that with the removal of the side mirrors, which can stick out a bit, it can help to reduce the drag of the car, which in theory should reduce the amount of energy required to move forwards, thus potentially extending the range of the car as a result. The cameras will transmit information to screens placed on the dashboard inside of the car.

Alleged Olympus Tg-6 Rugged Compact Camera Specs Leaked

Alleged Olympus TG-6 Rugged Compact Camera Specs Leaked

The thing about cameras is that some of them can be quite fragile. This means that using them in extreme weather conditions or settings might not be the best idea. However, Olympus has over the years released cameras part of its Tough TG lineup that have been designed to weather more extreme conditions.

If you liked what the company had to offer with the Tough TG-5 from 2017, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the company could be close to officially announcing its successor. Thanks to the folks at Photo Rumors, they have managed to get their hands on alleged specs of the upcoming camera.

Mitsubishi Wants A Compact Pickup For The U.s. Market, But Won't Rush It

Mitsubishi wants a compact pickup for the U.S. market, but won't rush it

A Mitsubishi dealer told Wards Auto last year that "the most requested model at the brand's U.S. dealer meetings is 'a pickup truck, a pickup truck, a pickup truck.'" This month, Mitsubishi North America's COO told Wards that the carmaker has its eye on getting back to the compact pickup segment in the U.S., but that it will take time. "[We'd] have to have one that's the right fit for Mitsubishi," he said, "for our demographic, and something that's really competitive in the market."

That wasn't the case with the last compact pickup the brand sold here, the Raider. A product of the Daimler-Chrysler alliance with Mitsubishi at the time, the Raider was a rebadged Dodge Dakota. The pickup sputtered through four years of meager sales, being pulled from the market in 2009.

Sony Needs A 'compact' Device To Challenge The Samsung Galaxy S10e

Sony needs a 'compact' device to challenge the Samsung Galaxy S10e

In the absence of Sony releasing a 2019 ‘compact' flagship (at least so far), who would have thought that Xperia fans would be turning to Samsung to fulfil their needs. Sony Mobile has dampened plans to release any more ‘compact' flagship devices. Earlier in the year, Sony Mobile's Vice President of Marketing said that consumers wanted bigger displays, implying that Sony may be ending its compact range.

Mazda Teases A New Compact Suv For Geneva

Mazda teases a new compact SUV for Geneva

Mazda waited until the lights were out to tease the tidy rear end of a brand new crossover. The Japanese automaker didn't say much about the model that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, only calling it "a brand-new addition to the Mazda lineup," and "the second model in new-generation lineup." We're going to put our chips down on this being the next CX-3 crossover, which has been predicted to arrive by 2020.

If that's so, we can expect a larger model than the one currently on sale. The present, first-gen CX-3 rides on the Mazda2 platform. The coming CX-3 will use the Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture supporting the new Mazda3, growing out of the subcompact class into the compact segment. According to one report last year, the extra girth is a play for better sales in the U.S. market. In 2017, Mazda sold more CX-3s in Australia than in the U.S.

Minor Update (47.2.a.4.45) Lands On The Xperia Xz1 And Xz1 Compact

Minor update (47.2.A.4.45) lands on the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact

Sony Mobile has unusually released a very minor update for the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact handsets in some regions, moving the build number from 47.2.A.4.41 to version 47.2.A.4.45. The firmware remains with 1 December 2018 Android security patches, so it is likely that Sony added some other small bug fixes for the update. Strangely, the same update is not available for the Xperia XZ Premium, which normally follows the same build tree.If you have updated let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Is Sony Dropping The Xperia Compact Range?

Is Sony dropping the Xperia Compact range?

Sony Mobile may be dropping its ‘Compact' range of Xperia smartphones according to a report from Digital Trends. The bombshell comes from an interview with Don Mesa, Sony Mobile's Vice President of Marketing, citing that consumers want bigger, rather than smaller displays. Here's what he had to say: