Xperia Xz1 Family And Xz Premium Get April 2019 Patches (47.2.a.10.45)

Xperia XZ1 family and XZ Premium get April 2019 patches (47.2.A.10.45)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium that moves the build number from 47.2.A.10.28 to version 47.2.A.10.45. The new update adds the 1 April 2019 Android security patches. We have not noticed any other changes. If you have updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Xperia Xz3 And Xz2 Range Get April 2019 Patches (52.0.a.8.25)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 range get April 2019 patches (52.0.A.8.25)

Sony Mobile has been rolling out a new firmware update for its flagship Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family (Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium), which moves the firmware number from 52.0.A.8.14 to build version 52.0.A.8.25. The latest update includes the 1 April 2019 Android security patches. There is little else that we have noticed has changed, but if you have updated to this build, please chime in with your experiences in the comments below.

Android Pie Rollout Re-starts For Xperia Xa2 Family (50.2.a.0.352)

Android Pie rollout re-starts for Xperia XA2 family (50.2.A.0.352)

Just over a month ago, Sony Mobile commenced the Android 9 Pie rollout for the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra with build number 50.2.A.0.342. It was only out in one region (Russia), but was found to brick devices. Well now the Android Pie update has resumed with new build number 50.2.A.0.352. The update comes with the March 2019 Android security patch. If you have downloaded the new update please let us know your experiences in the comments below.

Xperia Xz1 Range And Xz Premium Gets March 2019 Patches (47.2.a.10.28)

Xperia XZ1 range and XZ Premium gets March 2019 patches (47.2.A.10.28)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium that has moved the build number from 47.2.A.8.24 to version 47.2.A.10.28. The latest update adds the 1 March 2019 Android security patches for these phones, but there are few other changes. If you've updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Xperia Xz3 Camera Reviewed By Dxomark; Receives Score Of 79

Xperia XZ3 camera reviewed by DxOMark; receives score of 79

Imaging specialists DxOMark have finally put the Sony Xperia XZ3 camera through its paces, giving the phone a score of 79 overall. For context, this is below that achieved by the Xperia XZ Premium (83), and above that of the Xperia XA2 Ultra (75). It is the same score achieved by the budget Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

Xperia Xz3 Wins 2019 If Design Award

Xperia XZ3 wins 2019 iF Design Award

Sony has a history of winning awards for design, and that is no different for its Xperia smartphones. Last year saw four Xperia products pick up iF Design Awards, including a Gold Award for the Xperia XZ1. This year, Sony is once again not empty-handed, as the Xperia XZ3 has won a 2019 iF Design Award. It's very much a worthy winner. The Xperia XZ3 was the first Sony phone to use an OLED display, and came with a seamless design appealing to the mass market including the use of a 3D curved display.

Xperia Xzs Gets March 2019 Security Patches (41.3.a.2.234)

Xperia XZs gets March 2019 security patches (41.3.A.2.234)

A quick heads-up for Xperia XZs owners – Sony Mobile is now rolling out the latest 1 March 2019 Android security patches. The update moves the build number from 41.3.A.2.223 to version 41.3.A.2.234. There does not appear to be any other changes, but let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Sony Deactivates Main Xperia Twitter Handle

Sony deactivates main Xperia Twitter handle

A few days ago we noticed that Sony's key @SonyXperia Twitter handle was deactivated. Sony Mobile runs a number of Twitter handles, with channels for each of the key geographic areas. However, the main @SonyXperia Twitter channel had by far the most followers (>1 million).

Xperia 1 Hits Pre-order In United States For $999.99

Xperia 1 hits pre-order in United States for $999.99

Sony's newest flagship, the Xperia 1, recently hit pre-order in the UK for £849. It is now available to pre-order for our US friends too, as Amazon.com has the handset listed for $999.99. Only the Black colour is listed at the moment, but we would expect other colours to be available in due course. The listing may be a bit premature, as Amazon's listing states a release date of 31 December 2019! This is no doubt an error, with the handset expected to launch in late May/June.

Xperia 10 Home Launcher Ported For Non-root Devices

Xperia 10 home launcher ported for non-root devices

So, you fancy trying out the latest Xperia 10 and 10 Plus home launcher? Well, xda-developer Sahaab has done the hard work for us, by porting the launcher to existing Xperia devices running Android Pie. The great thing is no root is required to get this port working, all you need is the latest Android Pie firmware, and you should be able to install the APK (linked to below) to get it working. You can even get the latest ‘pill' gesture supported through simple adb commands. All of the links and instructions are in the source link below. Let us know how you get on.

Sony Demoed A 5g Mmwave Xperia At Mwc

Sony demoed a 5G mmWave Xperia at MWC

Sony Mobile showed off a 5G-capable Xperia smartphone at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona, earlier this month. The prototype was one of a very few at MWC that actually supported mmWave functionality – most others only supported sub-6GHz 5G capabilities.

Xperia 1 Hits Pre-order In Uk For £849; Available Late-may

Xperia 1 hits pre-order in UK for £849; available late-May

The Sony Xperia 1 has caused a big splash, but fans have been resigned for a long wait before they can get hands-on. Sony only gave a vague ‘late spring' release window, but it looks like we're getting a better idea on timing. UK retailer Clove has listed the Xperia 1 up for pre-order at a price point of £849. Clove is expecting first shipments to arrive in late May 2019. This means there is still close to a three-month wait unfortunately.

Here's Why Xperia Cameras Have Never Lived Up To Their Potential

Here's why Xperia cameras have never lived up to their potential

It's a mystery that has perplexed Sony Xperia fans for many years – why does Sony, who has so much imaging prowess though their camera division, produce Xperia smartphones where the camera performance is sub-par versus the competition. Well, according to a TrustedReviews interview with Adam Marsh, Senior Manager of Global Marketing, the answer is likely one that we should have expected all along.