June 2020 Security Patches Arrive For Xperia 1, 5, Xz3 And 10 Series

June 2020 security patches arrive for Xperia 1, 5, XZ3 and 10 series


Sony started to roll June 2020 Android security patches for a variety of recent devices earlier today. Last year's flagship devices, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are seeing firmware update 55.1.A.9.21 release across a couple of regions so far (Russia, SEA), but availability should widen in the coming days.

Lexus Previews 2021 Is Ahead Of June 15 Unveiling

Lexus previews 2021 IS ahead of June 15 unveiling

Lexus was set to introduce the next-generation IS on June 9, but it postponed the event to respect "the recent global situation," meaning worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody. Now Lexus has rescheduled the unveiling, and given us our first look at its next entry-level sedan.

The model's global debut is scheduled for at 7 p.m. Eastern time June 15, which is 4 p.m. for West Coasters. The unveiling will take place online, and the company will stream it live on its various social media channels.

Honda To Relaunch Production Of Select S2000 Parts In June 2020

Honda to relaunch production of select S2000 parts in June 2020

The S2000's long-rumored successor is nowhere to be found. Instead, Honda is helping owners keep their aging drop-tops on the road by relaunching production of hard-to-find parts. And it's inviting enthusiasts to chime in.

Manufactured from 1999 to 2009, the S2000 became an instant classic that remains highly sought-after even a decade after it retired. The earliest examples are old enough to drink, and finding parts is becoming increasingly difficult because they don't regularly appear in junkyards, so Honda hopes to make maintaining — and, soon enough, restoring — an S2000 a breeze by offering a selection of factory-built parts through its dealer network.

Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Record For June

Foreign visitors to Japan hit record for June

The number of foreign visitors to Japan in June marked a record high for the month. Tourism officials point to more travelers from mainland China mainly due to the easing of visa requirements.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that 2.88 million foreigners visited Japan last month. That's up 6.5 percent from a year earlier.

Xperia Xz3 And Xz2 Family Gets June 2019 Security Patches (52.0.a.8.83)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family gets June 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.83)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family (Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium) today. The new firmware moves the build number from 52.0.A.8.50 to version 52.0.A.8.83, and adds the 1 June 2019 Android security patches. No other changes have been noticed. If you have updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Square Enix's Avengers Game Will Be Unveiled On June 10th

Square Enix's Avengers Game Will Be Unveiled On June 10th


Avengers: Endgame is the biggest movie of the year. That was to be expected given the sheer hype surrounding the iteration after Avengers: Infinity War. Fans of the franchise have also been waiting for Square Enix’s Avengers game which was first confirmed by Marvel and the developer over two years ago. They will be delighted to find out that Square Enix will finally be unveiling its Avengers game on June 10th as part of its E3 press event.

It has been confirmed that Square Enix and Marvel will be unveiling the new Avengers game at the former’s E3 press event on June 10th. It will begin at 9 PM Eastern. Not much has been confirmed about the title at this point in time but it’s known that Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal have been part of the development process.

Abe Considering Visiting Iran In Mid-june

Abe considering visiting Iran in mid-June

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran, apparently to ease tensions between the country and the United States. Such a visit would be the first by a Japanese prime minister since 1978.

Informed sources say Abe is thinking of making the visit in mid-June at the earliest, to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Abe is expected to make a final decision after meeting US President Donald Trump in Tokyo on Monday.

Nintendo E3 Direct Confirmed For June 11th

Nintendo E3 Direct Confirmed For June 11th


Nintendo has confirmed its plans for the E3 convention. It’s going to be the world’s biggest gaming convention and Nintendo will have something to share as well during its E3 Direct. The company has scheduled its press event for June 11th.

The Nintendo Direct presentation for June 11th will be streamed at 12PM ET/9AM PT. Nintendo has said that the focus will entirely be on software which basically reiterates its earlier confirmation that no new Switch console will be unveiled at E3 2019.

Emperor Naruhito To Visit Aichi In June

Emperor Naruhito to visit Aichi in June

Japanese Emperor Naruhito is to make a two-day visit to Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, in June, to attend an annual tree-planting ceremony.

This will be his first official visit outside the capital Tokyo since acceding to the throne on May 1.

Cheaper Nintendo Switch Could Launch By End Of June

Cheaper Nintendo Switch Could Launch By End Of June

According to the rumors, Nintendo could be working on a cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch in the fall of 2019. These rumors have since been “confirmed” by a report from Bloomberg who claims that this cheaper version of the Switch could actually be launched by the end of June 2019.

Coincidentally enough, E3 2019 is taking place in June, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo were to make some kind of announcement at their own presentation where the console would then launch a couple of weeks later. As to the differences between the models, last we heard, the cheaper Switch will focus on portability.