Sony Smartphones Here To Stay Says Ceo

Sony smartphones here to stay says CEO

We have often reported that Sony will not give up on its smartphone business, despite drastically shrinking its operations in recent years. Sony has previously said that this has been led by the ambition of being a leading 5G player has seen the smartphone at the hub of that. Sony's CEO reiterated its commitment to smartphones but gave a more fundamental reason to keep dabbling in mobile.

Sony Will Keep Making Smartphones But Only For Four Markets

Sony Will Keep Making Smartphones But Only For Four Markets

Sony’s Xperia smartphone business has been losing money for quite some time now. Despite rumors that the company was looking to give up on the business altogether, Sony has reiterated its commitment to making smartphones, but will only be selling them in four markets going forward. It’s exiting all of the other markets for a more sustainable approach to the business.

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that the Xperia smartphone business is a pivotal part of Sony’s identity which is entertainment focused. “We see smartphones as hardware for entertainment and a component necessary to make our hardware brand sustainable,” pointing out that younger generations no longer watch TV, “their first touch point is smartphone.”

Xperia 10 And 10 Plus Are Sony's Affordable 21:9 Ultra-wide Smartphones

Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are Sony's affordable 21:9 ultra-wide smartphones

Sony Mobile announced the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus earlier in the week at MWC, bringing their 21:9 ‘CinemaWide' displays to the mid-range. The Xperia 10 comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ LCD display, while the Xperia 10 Plus comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD display. The super-wide aspect ratio, means that both phones will support a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels.

Sony Reports Another Miserable Quarter For Smartphones

Sony reports another miserable quarter for smartphones

Sony's smartphone woes look no closer to ending. The company has just reported Q3 FY2018 results for the three months ended December 2018, with the company shipping just 1.8 million Xperia smartphones. This represents a fall of 55% compared to last year, when it shipped 4 million smartphones.

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Announced For Smartphones

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Announced For Smartphones

While card games, even digital ones, have been around for a while now, it seems that in recent times they are starting to catch on in terms of popularity again. We have to wonder if this might have anything to do with the success that Blizzard is seeing with Hearthstone, but since then we’ve seen quite a few card games launch.

Now it looks like Square Enix wants in on the card game genre as well because they have announced the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game which will be launching for smartphones and the PC. As the name implies, this is a digital card game that will be based around the Final Fantasy franchise and will feature characters from the series.

Sony Mobile Continues To Shrink – Ships Lowest Number Of Smartphones Ever

Sony Mobile continues to shrink – ships lowest number of smartphones ever

Sony Corporation released its fiscal second quarter results earlier today (three months to end of September 2018), and while overall results are sound, its mobile division continues to disappoint. Quite frankly, it was a terrible quarter for Sony Mobile. The business only managed to ship 1.6 million Xperia smartphones during the quarter – the lowest ever for Sony – with shipments down by over half compared to the same period last year.

How To Transfer Files Between Nearby Android Smartphones

How to Transfer Files Between Nearby Android Smartphones

Transferring files between Android devices is a pretty simple task, with a lot of options available to handle it, based on your device’s capabilities and the situation you are in.

In this tutorial, we are going to be showing you how to seamlessly send and receive files between Android smartphones and tablets. If you are not very familiar with accessing files on Android, we have a quick tutorial that can guide you through this process as well.

Xiaomi Mi A2 And A2 Lite Android One Smartphones Launched

Xiaomi Mi A2 And A2 Lite Android One Smartphones Launched

Xiaomi reportedly had two Android One smartphones in the pipeline and the company today unveiled both of them. The Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are now official. As they are part of the Android One program, the devices will provide a stock Android 8.1 experience. Since many customers prefer a stock Android experience, the company might see considerable interest in these handsets.

They’re the successors to last year’s Mi A1 which itself was based on the Mi 5X that Xiaomi had kept limited to China. It’s a similar story this year as the Mi A2 has specs identical to those of the Mi 6X.

Sony Unveils New 48mp Image Sensor For Smartphones

Sony Unveils New 48MP Image Sensor For Smartphones

Our smartphone cameras have come a very, very long way since cameras were introduced to phones in general. Not only do smartphone cameras these days feature faster autofocus, they also come with image stabilization, the ability to capture videos in 4K, and more. Now it looks like Sony will be kicking things up a notch.

The company has recently unveiled a brand new image sensor for smartphones which would effectively give smartphones a 48MP sensor. According to Sony, they boast that the new high megapixel count means that smartphone cameras now have the potential to rival high-end SLR cameras, although we should point out that there's more to a good photo than just a high megapixel count.

Android P Will Be Coming To All Nokia Smartphones

Android P Will Be Coming To All Nokia Smartphones

The problem with Android is that updates are usually dictated by the company that makes your phones, meaning that if and when an update comes to your phone is at the discretion of the manufacturer. However the good news is that if you are planning on buying a Nokia phone or have an existing Nokia phone, you'll be covered.

HMD Global has confirmed that all Nokia phones released by the company will be updated to Android P. This will include the Nokia 1 up to the Nokia 8 Sirocco and anything in between. Prior to this, back in October 2017 HMD already stated that all existing Nokia phones would be getting Android P, but this latest confirmation suggests that the update will cover all recently launched phones as well.

Xiaomi Will Launch More Android One Smartphones

Xiaomi Will Launch More Android One Smartphones

Xiaomi quickly made a name for itself as it offered aggressively priced smartphones with good specs. It has grown considerably over the past few years and seeks to expand its footing in key emerging markets by signing up for Google’s Android One program. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has revealed that the company has plans to make more Android One smartphones which will run on vanilla Android OS and not its own MIUI fork.

Jun told Indian media recently that Xiaomi will be launching more Android One smartphones in the future including in its popular Redmi series. These devices will run on unadulterated iterations of Google’s mobile platform.