Sony Mobile Reportedly Exiting Multiple Markets

Sony Mobile Reportedly Exiting Multiple Markets


Sony has been soldiering on in the mobile market even though it doesn’t quite command the market share that it once used to. The company continues to make good smartphones but they have a hard time competing against rivals from other manufacturers. Sony Mobile is now believed to be thinking about exiting a few markets to essentially cut its losses.

Twitter leakster @evleaks who has a solid track record with these things claims that Sony Mobile is planning to “shut down its operations and offices” in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa later this year. The company will apparently make this decision in October.

Sony Mobile Is The Fastest Oem To Provide Firmware Updates

Sony Mobile is the fastest OEM to provide firmware updates

Okay this might not be the official definitive source, but Android Authority recently published a report on which Android manufacturer updates their phones the fastest. They have looked at which Android OEMs updated to Android Oreo the fastest (outside of Google's Pixel devices).

Sony Mobile Will No Longer Develop Xperia Weather App

Sony Mobile will no longer develop Xperia Weather app

Sony Mobile has ended new development of the Xperia Weather application. While the app will still be around for a while, do not expect any new features. This was confirmed in a recent post on the Xperia Weather Beta Google+ team, which said that "investments for new development on Xperia Weather has been cut" following a management decision.

Sony Admits That It Hasn't Moved Fast Enough In Mobile

Sony admits that it hasn't moved fast enough in mobile

Sony unveiled its mid-term corporate strategy earlier on today, delivering its plans for the next three years across all areas of its business. While Sony hasn't changed its expectations on the mobile business, it was interesting to note its awareness on why it has not fit forecasts over the last few years. One of the slides comments that it has not improved its product line fast enough, particularly the move to thinner bezels and dual cameras.

New Final Fantasy Xi Mobile Screenshots Published Online

New Final Fantasy XI Mobile Screenshots Published Online

For the past several years, we've seen Square Enix bring various versions of their Final Fantasy games onto mobile. Now a few years ago, the company announced that they would be bringing Final Fantasy XI onto mobile, and that was a few years ago when the game was originally intended for a release in 2016.

This means that it's about a couple of years late, and for those who are worried about the fate of the game, fret not as Nexon (who is in charge of the port) has recently published several screenshots of the game, and along with a job listing seems to suggest that the game is indeed alive and well, and is only a matter of time before it is released to the public.

T-mobile Halts Lg V30 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

T-Mobile Halts LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Last week T-Mobile announced that they would be rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG V30. However it seems that according to various reports, the update for the handset has been halted. What's interesting is that this is actually not the first time that the update for the LG V30 has been halted.

The previous time the Oreo update for the LG V30 was halted was back in April, so we're not sure what's going on. T-Mobile has since confirmed that the latest release has been put on pause and claimed that this was due to various users having a less than ideal experience of the update rolling out to them.

Nintendo's First Mobile Game Has Officially Shut Down

Nintendo's First Mobile Game Has Officially Shut Down

When Nintendo first announced plans to launch mobile games, many were understandably excited, although that excitement turned to confusion when Nintendo chose to launch Miitomo as their debut title. There was some interest at the start, but that eventually faded resulting in Nintendo announcing earlier this year that the game would be shutting down.

For those who are still playing or have played Miitomo, it seems that the game has officially shut down. In a message posted by Nintendo, "We want to thank you for enjoying Miitomo so much. Miitomo's service has come to an end as of Wednesday 9th May 2018, 16:00 (JST). We've come a long way since the app was launched, and once again we want to thank everyone who's been involved."

Why Does Sony Not Give Up On Mobile? The Answer Appears Related To 5g Technology

Why does Sony not give up on mobile? The answer appears related to 5G technology

Sony Corporation reported its FY17 results yesterday, for the 12 months to 31 March 2018. Overall, at a Group level, Sony's results were good, with a 12% increase in revenues to 8,544 billion yen, and significant growth in operating income to 735 billion yen (from 289 billion yen last year). However, we've been accustomed to a less-rosy picture on Sony's smartphone business in recent years. This latest report was no exception.

Nintendo Will Be Launching A Brand New Ip For Mobile Devices

Nintendo Will Be Launching A Brand New IP For Mobile Devices

When it comes to Nintendo's mobile gaming efforts, what we've seen so far is the company launch games based on existing franchises, like Mario, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and so on. Even the Miitomo app which might seem like a brand new title is based on the Mii characters used by Nintendo for their avatar system.

However it looks like Nintendo is starting to take mobile gaming more seriously as the company has announced that they will be launching a brand new IP that will be exclusive to mobile. This new title will be Dragalia Lost which is an action RPG that is developed in partnership with Japanese studio Cygames.

T-mobile Halts Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo Rollout

T-Mobile Halts Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo Rollout

Earlier this year it was announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update would be rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 handsets. However it seems that if you're a T-Mobile customer with a Note 8 device, it appears that the carrier has halted the rollout of the update without really saying why.

However as noted on T-mobile's support page, the update was originally halted on the 3rd of April which was about 3 weeks ago. We're not sure why the update's rollout hasn't been resumed since, but for now the status is still that it is temporarily unavailable. No mention of what could have caused the update to be paused only 2 days after its initial rollout, so we guess users will just need to exercise a bit of patience until then.

Sony Mobile Releases Teaser Ahead Of Mwc 2018 Flagship Reveal

Sony Mobile releases teaser ahead of MWC 2018 flagship reveal

Sony Mobile has released a first video teaser for its upcoming smartphone launch at MWC 2018, which takes place a week today in Barcelona. Very little can be gleaned from the 23-second teaser, which seems to highlight a curved design – perhaps harking back to the design of the Xperia arc, or could Sony be indicating a curved display?