Sony has been working for quite a while now to bring its PlayStation brand to mobile devices. The work began last year, when the company announced the PlayStation Suite, which would be a program to bring PS games to Sony Android devices, and eventually allow third party manufacturers to bring PlayStation gaming to non-Sony devices.
During Sony's keynote at the E3 gaming expo, Sony announced that the PlayStation Suite would be rebranded as PlayStation Mobile, though it will still offer the same options for manufacturers to license the PlayStation branding on Android devices. And, even more interesting, Sony unveiled its first partner for PlayStation Mobile, "HTC". This actually fits well with rumors that we had heard about HTC putting out PlayStation-certified devices in the second half of this year.
The Sony Xperia S is arriving in the UK in March and so far we know that Three UK and O2 will be the ones to carry the device. The white version of the Xperia s is said to be a Phones4U exclusive.
The Xperia s offers a 4.3-inch Reality display with HD resolution (720x1280), making for the highest pixel density device in droid land along with the HTC Rezound at around 342 pixels per inch. Now, the fact is that anything above 300 is more than the human eye can resolve at a reasonable distance but bragging rights are important in the tech community.
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Samsung, Sony and Vizio will have new Google TV hardware at CES next week, while the platform will make its long-awaited international debut in 2012 with Google confirming its key partners alongside LG new smart TV kit.
Meanwhile, Marvell ARMADA 1500 chipset integral to Google TV now that the search giant has jumped from x86 to ARM will share the stage with chip company MediaTek, which will also be supplying SoCs to power Google TV set-top boxes.
February 22, the launch day for the North American version of the the PlayStation Vita is drawing near and Sony has now announced a new version for those who'd like to buy the console on the day of the launch.
If you want to get your hands on the PlayStation Vita a bit early, then you can opt for the previously announced First Edition Bundle. Although it will cost you 50 bucks more over the standard 3G model, you will get the console a week in advance, along with a 4GB memory card, limited edition PSVITA case, a copy of ‘Little Deviants' and upon activation of the device you'll also get AT&T DataConnect Pass and a PSN game, making it the best value of all the bundles. If you're in no hurry and want to spend the least, then you should go for the base Wi-Fi model that costs $249.99.
This limited edition Launch Bundle comes with the 3G/Wi-Fi version of the PlayStation Vita, along with a free PSN game, 8GB memory card and an AT&T DataConnect Session pass that will give you 250MB of free 3G data. The Launch Bundle will set you back by $299, which is actually a bit less than the standard 3G/Wi-Fi model, which would cost you $299.99.
Looks like the PlayStation Vita OS will no be limited to that device. Sony is looking into porting the Vita OS onto smartphones and tablets, Not just this, but Sony also looking into porting current popular Smartphones apps to the Vita platform. Vita OS has been designed by Sony to be expandable and can be used for powering smartphones and tablets.
Sony deputy president Kunimasa Suzuki said that they will be putting in energy in building up the PlayStation Suite for this very purpose. They may not be in a hurry to port it over on to other platforms right now but it is certainly something they could do down the line.
HTC could be the first company outside Sony to offer PlayStation-certified mobile devices, according to the latest leaks, bringing titles previously limited to handsets like the XPERIA Play to future HTC phones and tablets.
The deal could be announced as early as Mobile World Congress later this month, with full certification in the second half of the year. Sony confirmed it was in negotiations with other firms for PlayStation gaming in late 2011. So we Might see more PlayStation certificated phones in 2012.
There is no Official word yet on Sony next Gaming console or as it named currently named "PlayStation 4", rumors and leaks are getting started as the device is coming next year 2013 on E3.
First, It has the new name. it will be called "Play Station Orbis", it is not yet clear if sony will use this Name to market the 4th generation console or "Orbis" is just a codename for the product on the development stages. The word "Orbis" itself, from Latin, means circle, or ring, or even orbit.
The Console specifications leaked shows its CPU and GPU type:
- AMD x64 CPU
- AMD Southern Islands GPU
These processors enable the console to display Orbis games at a resolution up to 4096x2160 and in 3D as well, as Sony looking to bring 3D-Gaming support to the PS4. Sadly, PlayStation Orbis will drop the ability to play PS3 games which is sad for playstation fans who will have to purchase all their favorite games again to be able to run it on the Orbis.
Play Station fans will relate, SONY has just Officially announced a New redesigned version of the popular console Play Station 3. The New slim Play Station 3 cuts down on the size and weight by being 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model.
Internally, the new console seems to be pretty much identical to the old one, with no new announced changes. Only difference is that you now have 250GB and 500GB models, selling for $269.99 and $299.99 respectively.
Both models come as part of a bundle. The 250GB model comes with "UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception: Game of the Year Edition" and a voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content for "DUST 514" and will be available starting September,25.
The 500GB model, meanwhile, comes with free 30-Day PlayStation Plus voucher and a copy of "Assassin's Creed III" and will release simultaneously with the game on October,30.
Sony Ericsson ST25i "Kumquat" has emerged in a spy photo and it looks, well, quite familiar. The upcoming smartphone looks a lot like the highly anticipated Sony Xperia S flagship, which got announced at CES this year. Its specs however, have been toned down a bit.
The device is rumored to feature a dual-core CPU, clocked at 1GHz and a 5MP snapper. The screen is reportedly in the 3.5" range, and has FWVGA resolution.
Fans of the Sony brand gather around, because now you have got yourself a theme song on which to cheer your beloved phones.
Well-known Xperia fan and YouTube user Domothy85 has created a third music video to celebrate the Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up and who knows, maybe attract new Xperia owners. The lyrics are really catchy and combined with the New Jagger melody by Maroon 5 it could really be worthy for your daily music playlist.
Sony Ericsson and the extreme sports brand Billabong have entered into a partnership, which will bring the Xperia smartphones closer to the adrenaline junkies, who are fans of the popular Australian clothing and gear company. The first product of the partnership is the Sony Ericsson Xperia active Billabong edition.
There is no difference between the newcomer and the tough as nails, regular Xperia active, which we came to like quite a lot, save for the Billabong branded back cover and some software additions. The latter include exclusive Billabong screensavers, preloaded videos, and an app to keep you up to date on surfing news.
New reports suggest that Sony is already testing ICS on their two Android tablets and that the public release of the update should coincide with the release of the update for the company now wholly owned Xperia lineup some time in April.
A moderator in Sony UK forums confirmed back in December that the company two tablets the magazine-like Tablet S and the folding Tablet P will receive an Ice Cream Sandwich update. Now we have the release schedule.
Sony is also allegedly preparing "some really cool unique bits" to spice up the Android 4.0 for its tablet devices, but we can only guess.
XperiaBlog has just reports that the Sony Xperia LT29i codenamed Hayabusa will be releaed on Market by the name "Xperia TX". Also Sony is preparing a New Xperia-branded tablet that also will be released this year to markets.
Through some EXIF info from a photo uploaded to Picasa reveals the Xperia tablet final Name. The Model name field of the EXIF data lists the tablet as "Xperia Tablet S".
Sony use the "Xperia" trademark for its Android smartphones, Now it looks like sony will use it also on Tablets as the company is getting ready to release a New tablet which rumored to be called "Sony Xperia Tablet". Photos of the Xperia tablet has just been leaked and it looks stunning.
The upcoming Sony Xperia Tablet is believed to have a 9.4-inch 1280x800-pixel screen and run on Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core chip.
The tablet also runs the Timescape UI which indication that Sony is working on unifying the style for its phone and tablet. The tablet will be officially revealed on Berlin IFO event by the end of this Month.
Sony's Xperia first smartphone "Xperia S" is getting a New Color variant, The device will be available in a New Silver-shade color. Sony released the device last year in two colors black and white only.
Sony also made a point to wax about the pixel density of the display, which they have realized is the sharpest HD smartphone display on any phone in the market. The New Silver Xperia S is said to be hitting shelves during this year.
Smart watches that pair with your phone and let you view and access select functions of your phone seem to be the coolest thing in the world of mobile accessories at the moment. Motorola recently launched the Android-powered MOTOACTV that works as your music player and also logs your workout sessions.
Like the MOTOACTV, the Sony SmartWatch runs on Android. But unlike Motorola, Sony is letting you download apps on the SmartWatch through the Android Market. Of course, the apps will need to be optimized for the small display, not to mention the limited hardware of the watch. Sony will be releasing an SDK for developers to make appropriate apps to run on the SmartWatch.
Now Sony too has joined the fray with their smart watch called, well, SmartWatch. It has a 1.3-inch multi-touch OLED display that lets you access your phone functions such as calls, messages, music as well as social networking applications such as Twitter and Facebook.
Sony has announced that their newly announced Xperia smartphones, the Xperia S and Xperia Ion, will come equipped with the GLONASS satellite navigation system built-in.
Also, hey have also revealed that some of their previous smartphones on sale right now have had GLONASS support built-in since launch. These other handsets include the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia ray, Xperia neo, Xperia pro, Xperia PLAY, Xperia active and Xperia Live with Walkman.
GLONASS is to Russia what GPS is to America. Most of the phones have just GPS on-board, which restricts them to 31 satellites but having both, GPS as well as GLONASS on-board, you have access to 24 additional satellites, which not only speeds up lock-on time but also ensures you get a lock-on in trickier places when you are surrounded by tall buildings.
There are noises starting to emerge that the upcoming Sony Xperia S will come with two neat features that the company have not exactly been banging the drum about. First off, the phone will come with some kind of anti-stain shell. This is not in dispute as the company mentioned this point on a Facebook post, although SE has not formally expanded on what this involves.
PocketPC.ch recently spoke to the Sony Ericsson Product Manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands who appears to have also confirmed the above. They said that the phone will come with a special nano coating that is not just dirt repellent but also UV Active. They also report that the Xperia S will come with a fast charging ability. Charge times will be reduced by half and a 10-minute charge is good enough to keep the phone going for an hour. We haven't been able to verify the latter ourselves, but it seems like a nice addition if true.
After buying Ericsson share in SonyEricsson, Sony announced two new Xperia smartphones at the MWC 2012 yesterday, part of the Xperia NXT lineup the affordable Xperia U and the high-end Xperia P. We got their prices and Specs too.
The Xperia U is going to cost €259. As you should probably know already - it will come with two exchangeable bottom plastic caps depending on the main color. The white Xperia U has white and yellow bottom plastics, while the black phone comes with black and pink ones.
The Xperia P will cost €449, it is based on the same dual-core NovaThor U8500 chipset, but comes with a bigger 4-inch qHD Reality display with WhiteMagic technology, better camera and bigger storage. There are no exchangeable parts on the panels though.
You may saw this phone before with SonyEricsson brand on it, but now its called "Sony Xperia Pepper", Sony MT27i "Pepper" press shot leaked from a japanese website with Xperia NFC Smart Tags beside it [Photo Above].
These Smart Tags shows that that Sony Pepper will have NFC connectivity when launched. As for the specs, it includes a 1GHz dual-core CPU and NovaThor U8500 chipset, 3.7-inch screen with resolution of 480x854 pixels, and 5MP snapper.
The SONY Xperia SL (LT26ii) has been leaked again. It rocks the same MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset in the Xperia S, but with a processor overclocked to 1.7GHz instead of 1.5GHz.
Other than that, our tipster tells us its the same as the Xperia S. This means 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, sans microSD card slot. At the front, there's a 4.3-inch LCD display with HD resolution and the funky illuminated strip above which are the 3 Android keys.
At the back, there's a 12MP snapper with LED flash. On the front, there is the same 1.3MP front-camera for videocalls. Happily, the Xperia SL will ship with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, and not Gingerbread, as the Xperia S did.
Look like Sony faced some production or shipping issues as the date has now been pushed back to 28,May but its not too far from now.
Finally, After alot of Tweaking and testing, Sony has began seeding the Android 4.0.3 ICS update to the 2011 Xperia smartphones right in line with the previous report. The first handsets to get the treatment are the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray in the hands of users in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway.
Sony will further update on availability of the update in more markets. The rest of the Xperia lineup from last year is scheduled to get updated in late May/early June.
Two More members of the Xperia family got Update to latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, Sony Xperia arc and Xperia neo, bring some tasty UI and many other features.
This software upgrade will be Android version 4.0.4 and the good news is that this latest version will also be made available for Xperia arc S, Xperia ray and Xperia neo V users, who received Android 4.0.3 the first time around.
The Sony Xperia acro S has a 4.3" HD BARVIA Reality display with 720p resolution. The camera on the back uses a 12MP Exmor sensor and has a f/2.4 aperture and records 1080p FullHD video and a 720p 1.3MP camera is on the front.
The display of the Xperia acro S is covered by a reportedly shatter-proof, scratch resistant glass and it supports the wet finger tracking technology, similar to what we saw on the Xperia active. the Sony Xperia acro S covers the IP57 rating requirements for dust and water resistance.
Sony has developed a 9.9-inch flexible OLED panel and announced it at SID 2012 ( Similar to Samsung YOUM Technology) which took place from June 3 to 8, in the US.The pixel count, pixel pitch and resolution of the panel are 960 x 540, 228μm and 111ppi, respectively. Its thickness is 110μm.
The screen uses white OLED backlight, which is then filtered through Red, Green, Blue and White color filters (Sony's WhiteMagic display that debuted on the Xperia P). This display will look great with Corning new line of flexible-tough Willow Glass.
The Sony Xperia S is one of the hottest Android devices from Sony, It was released with Gingerbread 2.3 but Now Sony is updating its Android flagship to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Opera S users is getting the ICS version 4.0.4 and it comes with resizable widgets and better lock screen. The OTA update weighs around 200MB so you'd better make sure you're connected to a solid Wi-Fi network before starting it.
The Sony Xperia SL (LT26ii) is due to launch later this year and will basically be an Xperia S refresh. According to the reports, the handset is expected to sport an overclocked 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 chipset (MSM8260) and new colours.
The leaked press image (above) supposedly shows the Sony Xperia SL in its new colours pastel pink and what looks like blue/violet.
Sony's new Xperia line is now available in the United States via the company's stores and its website. The Xperia S comes in black and white and will set you back $559.99, the Xperia P comes in black, red and silver and costs $479.99, while the Xperia U comes in Black/Pink, Black/White and White/Yellow variants for $299.99.
All these are all prices for unlocked smartphones and you don't need to sign any kind of contract.
A New Image has been leaked for the Sony LT29i, codenamed Xperia Hayabusa. The images confirm a very close resemblance to the Japan-bound, LTE-capable Xperia GX, save for the lack of the FeliCa logo under the LED flash and the different chrome rim around the phone.
We've seen leaked images of the Xperia Hayabusa before, it's rumored to feature an HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display sized at 4.55 inches, 1GB RAM, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor with an Adreno 320 GPU and a 13 MP camera. The Xperia GX, which was already unveiled as a Japan-exclusive, is similar but features LTE, a 4.6" display, and is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait processor with Adreno 225 GPU.
Sony made sure to announce early on that its 2011 Xperia lineup will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And now is has revealed that the Xperia arc S and Xperia mini pro won't be getting Jelly Bean.
This is coming from John Cooper, UK Product Manager for Sony Mobile, and while he didn't say anything about other models, they all use the same chipset. This means it's more than likely that the entire 2011 lineup won't get the Android 4.1 JB update.
As for the 2012 Xperia phones, Cooper says they're still reviewing which handsets are "the best for the Jelly Bean update" and promised Sony will announce its decision on Facebook once it figures it out.
Leaked photos at Xperia Blog show phones available in white, pink, and black. According to PA tipsters, the device is code-named the Sony ST26i and will come with a 4" qHD (540 x 960) screen, Android 4.0.4 ICS and a decidedly budget-oriented 1GHz single-core CPU and 512MB of RAM.
The device will be coming sometime this year but we don't have any further info about the price or a release date.
Leaked presentation slides, Reveals a 9.4" "Xperia" tablet is coming, with splashproof aluminum body and Tegra 3 quad-core processor, signaling that Sony will unify its smartphones and tablets under the Xperia brand, in line with the One Sony strategy.
The slate will have the same size screen as the Tablet S, with 1280x800 pixels of resolution, and the same "wedge"design, but will be 42% thinner, at 8.8mm in the wedge section, which is a stellar achievement. Other notable specs include an 8MP rear camera, and 6000mAh battery promising 10 hours of web browsing. Android ICS "or later" will be running the Xperia Sony Tablet show.
The Xperia slate is expected to be released in September, Prices starting from of $450 for the 16GB version, $550 for the 32GB, and $650 for the 64GB.
Reports about Sony won't Update the 2011 Xperia line to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is FALSE, a Sony Mobile spokesperson confirm that this report was mistakenly outed, Here is the company statement regarding this Matter:
"During a Q&A session last week on our Sony Mobile GB Facebook page, a local spokesperson gave information out in error on our Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software development and rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphones.
We are actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices, but in the meantime, our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned."
Sony has just Officially announced the Xperia SL which will replace the current flagship device Xperia S. Sony Xperia SL is based on the Sony Xperia S, but comes with a slightly faster CPU. The dual-core Qualcomm S3 chipset has its two Scorpion cores clocked at 1.7GHz, instead of 1.5GHz, but the rest of the specs sheet is identical to that of the Xperia S.
This means that the Sony Xperia SL is offering 32GB of non-expandable storage, an Adreno 220 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. At the front there's a 4.3" Bravia-powered LCD screen of HD resolution and a 1.3MP camera for video-chatting, while at the back we find a 12MP camera with 1080p video recording.
Connectivity is well covered with Wi-Fi, GPS Bluetooth, microUSB and microHDMI available to you as well as quad-band 3G with 14.4MBps support.
The long awaited ICS update for the Xperia P has finally arrived. Besides the improved functionality brought by the latest Android build, Sony has added several of its own optimizations, including new media apps for your music and movies.
Some other highlights include:
ICS Update Change-log:
- Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times
- Lock screen with improved functionality
- Resizable widgets for improved personalization
- Improved control of your mobile data consumption
- Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications
Sony is getting ready to release its a New Xperia Smartphone, Xperia J. Today, we have some live Photos and info about this device before its official announcement at IFA this year.
The Sony Xperia J borrows design cues from the T and TX, but is a low end device. The screen is a 4" FWVGA LCD, but has narrow viewing angles and isn't very bright, according to Mobile-review's early impressions.
Xperia J is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A chipset (Cortex-A5, Adreno 200, 512MB RAM), 1700mAh battery and powered by Android 4.0.4 ICS and it can be upgraded to Jelly Bean.
The Sony Xperia Tablet is expected to be introduced during next week's IFA show in Berlin. In the meantime, photographs of three accessories for the tablet have been discovered. Based on the photos, it looks like Sony will be offering a music stand which is also called the Media Dock.
The desktop stand supports the Sony Xperia Tablet in both portrait and landscape mode unlike most stands, which usually support just landscape positioning. Lastly, the leaked pictures reveal a QWERTY keyboard case for the tablet.
For those tablet users who prefer typing on physical keys instead of glass, this is a great accessory to own as it makes typing easier and faster.
Sony has released its own Flash tool for download. It lets you flash back to a Sony-made ROM in case you have stranded into hostile custom software territory. Currently only the Xperia S, arc and arc S are supported and an unlocked bootloader is a must.
Sony says that more phones will be supported with time and warns that unlocking your smartphone's bootloader can void your warranty.
Did you know that Sony Xperia T is actually HD Voice certified, as it was stated today on the company' official blog, HD Voice isn't that new of a feature.
In fact, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc supported it, and so did the neo, the ray, and the PLAY. Several Nokia handsets are compatible as well, including the N8, C7, and some Lumia models. However, in order for the user to hear a difference, the carrier they are on must support the codec that makes HD Voice work.
Sony has just announced the official list of Xperia Phone that will get the JB update, Here's the list of models that will get updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and also the ones that will remain stuck with 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sony latest high-end Xperia phones the Xperia T, TX and V will be updated to 4.1 Jelly Bean in Q1 2013. Next up are the global versions of Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia J. The release date for the update will be announced later.
And now, the ones left behind the whole 2011 Xperia lineup will not be getting Jelly Bean because Sony would not be able to guarantee owners of these smartphones the user experience you expect and we demand.
Sony has joined the race for 4K televisions. It's not a pretty race, nor a fast one, but keep your eyes open because it will be upon you some day. The KD-84X9005 is a monster 84-inch TV that retails for a whopping 25,000€ ($31,450), which should indicate to anyone with sense that it's more proof of concept that anything you want to buy. One look at the specs and it's clear that Sony has packed all its engineering know-how into this TV.
TV manufacturing is a low-margins game where, who can sell the largest volume ,WINS. It's no secret that Sony has been struggling for years to turn the ship around into profitable waters, regardless of how clever the engineering team gets. We were truly impressed with what Sony has in store with the X9005, It may not be attainable to the average buyer, but the trickle-down effect will benefit us all.
Sony announced that it will launch its New Flagship smartphone Xperia V in Russia next month with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
However,Sony France tweeted the Xperia V launch will be delayed by a month. Instead of hitting the shelves in time for the holiday season at the end of this year, the Xperia V will premiere in January.
[UPDATE PLANNING]Le Xperia™ V, initialement prévu en fin d'année sous ICS à 549€ sera disponible fin janvier 2013 sous JB à 529€.— Sony Xperia FR (@SonyXperiaFR) November 6, 2012
The good news is the Xperia V will be running Jelly Bean out of the box and its suggested retail price is down to €529.
Sony announced that it has taken the lead on the Android Open Source Project for its popular Xperia S smartphone. The exercise began back in August when Jean Baptiste Queru, Google's Technical Lead of the AOSP announced it.
The current progress on the Sony Xperia S has been demonstrated in a video, which appeared in the Sony developer's blog. you can watch the video below.
Sony is getting ready to hit the market with its upcoming phones that packs 5" Full HD resolution screens from the Xperia series, codenamed "Yuga" and "Odin". Well, it is actually the same device, just that the Yuga will be the Asian version, likely heading for Japan with its waterproof body, and the Odin will be the global International edition of the 5-incher.
Dimensions of the Sony C650X "Odin" are expected to be 131.6mm x 69.7mm x 9.8mm thick, and the weight only 5.04oz (147g).
The Asia-bound Sony C660X "Yuga" is said to be taller but thinner at 138.6mm x 71mm x 8.1mm, and weighs even less at 140g, despite its alleged waterproof body.
The Jelly Bean Update is rolling-out to more devices everyday, Manufactures in a race to release the update for their customers. Today, SONY has tweeted from its official twitter account to shed some light on the upcoming Jelly Bean updates for its XPERIA smartphone lineup.
The company revealed that it will be announcing the detailed schedule in mid-December. which means the Updates may start rolling-out by early Next year.
Sony Mobile has Officially created a list of which models will be receiving the Jelly Bean update when the Japanese manufacturer starts rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean next year. Sadly, Not all the Xperia devices that was released in 2012 are on that list.
Here is the SONY Statement from its Official Blog :
"We'd like to bring you up-to-speed with the latest in our Android 4.1 rollout scheduling.
First up, the upgrade plans* for Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V are progressing as planned - these smartphones will start to receive Jelly Bean during February and March.
Next up, Xperia P, Xperia J and Xperia go will be upgraded from the end of March. Then Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion and Xperia acro S will follow in the subsequent weeks.
We're particularly excited about the Sony Xperia Jelly Bean features and functionality - we look forward to bringing you more information on this in the New Year.
The decision has been taken not to upgrade Xperia U, Xperia miro, Xperia tipo, and Xperia sola beyond Android 4.0." - Sony Mobile Official Blog
Sony Yuga just got Previews! The Upcoming rumored flagship for the Sony Xperia series codenamed "Yuga" has leaked with Photos and Specs too.
Now for the specs Sony Yuga packs a 5" 1080x1920 pixels display with Mobile BRAVIA engine, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 12.1 MP Exmor RS camera on the back, and 16 GB of internal memory.
Sony managed to find place for a microSD card slot on the side of the unibody chassis, and even added a microHDMI, and it supports microSIM cards only, the Display is powered by Bravia Engine making every color bright and deep. Yuga is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but when it launch we can expect Jelly bean 4.2 to be on board.
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update then comes just like a Christmas present for Xperia T owners. It has hit the international version of the smartphone (LT30p) as well as the AT&T branded Xperia TL (LT30at).
The update brings a significant improved in battery life, in addition to the smoothness added by Project Butter. Here are some screenshots from an updated device.
The Upcoming Sony flagship Xperia Z first live photo leaked, it has a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 panel with pixel density of 441ppi. These are the same specs found on the HTC DROID DNA. The phone is expected to be made official at CES 2013.
The Xperia Z is said to have a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor under the hood with an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM on board. A 13MP camera is on back and a microSD slot does come with the phone. The Sony Xperia Z sports LTE connectivity and Android 4.1.2 is pre-installed right out of the box.
2013 has just started (Happy New Year BTW), Sony is getting ready to reveal its new flagship Android Smartphone, codenamed "Yuga" and the market name of the device will be "Sony Xperia Z", An official images leaked before the January,7th press conference, showing us the Sony Xperia Z.
The Sony Xperia Z will enter the market with 5" 1080p screens this year but it also puts Sony into the quad-core race with its Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. The Z will come out with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean at launch.
The Xperia Z also packs a 12MP camera, which reportedly performs better than the 13MP one on the Xperia T. There's a dedicated shutter key too.
The Sony Xperia Z aka "Yuga" has leaked again, this time in a series of images extracted from a promo video that Sony will use to promote the Smartphone upon at the CES 2013.
The new images tell us that the smartphone will feature a water resistant chassis on a "skeleton frame structure", and a 13MP Exmor RS camera accompanied by HDR photo and video capability.
The images also confirm what we already know about the device, including the 5 inch FullHD Reality display, and quad-core APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 chipset.
The Xperia Z will ship with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out-of-box and expected to get 4.2 update during this year.
The Sony Xperia Z has been spotted at the company's CES 2013 booth and we've got a photo of the Smartphone too.
With its early preview, official press image leaked and even purported pricing floating in the wild, the only thing left to be officially unveiled are some minor details and the release date.
Sony Xperia Z
The Sony Xperia Z runs on the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone is built around a 5" LED-backlit 1080p display with Mobile Bravia 2 Engine and has a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor capable of 1080p video recording with HDR option at its disposal.
The Xperia Z is IP57-certified for dust and water resistance. It bets on the unibody design and has a non-removable 2,330 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is skinned with the latest version of Sony's proprietary launcher. It will hit the shelves this March, but its pricing is yet to be announced.
Sony Xperia ZL
The Xperia ZL is a smartphone pretty similar to the Xperia Z, save for the lack of IP57 certification and the slightly different design. The Xperia ZL has its front camera placed in the bottom right corner of the front panel, has a tad smaller footprint and is slightly lighter than the Xperia Z.
The rest is pretty much the same the 5" 1080p display, the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, the 13MP camera, the connectivity department, etc. Don't worry, the Xperia ZL also sports a microSD slot.
Sony seems to be really proud of its hotly announced Xperia Z flagship smartphone as it has posted pretty lengthy video dedication to its key selling points including really cool close-up shots.
In the video, Sony Community Manager Marcus Hansson details the Xperia Z's powerful chipset and its IP57 certification. Watch the Video below to know more!
Sony has just revealed the Xperia Z 2 days ago. Today, Clove and Phones4U announced that they'll start offering the 5" Sony phablet starting this March in the UK.
Xperia Z will also be available through the country's major carriers and Vodafone has went ahead and announced planned availability too. However, unlike Phones 4U, Vodafone hasn't specified the timeframe of the smartphone's arrival.
Clove has posted that the Unlocked SIM-free version of the Xperia Z will be priced at £528 upon launch, which is a bit expensive that the expected price which was £450-490 but the price may go down a few weeks after the launch.
Australia is the next major market the Sony Xperia Z is going to hit this March. Telstra has already opened forms where you can register your interest of buying the device.
According to the Head of Sony Mobile, the Australian Carriers Optus and Vodafone should also be offering the Xperia Z as well. This means that all major carriers in Oz will be offering the latest Sony flagship. No release date or price set for any carrier yet.
Sony revelaeed two New Falgship devices at the CES 2013 this year, Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL. Some Sony twitter fans from Canada asked SonyMobile twitter account if the Xperia Z will be launching in Canada or not... Sony tweeted back that Both devices Xperia Z and ZL will be coming to Canada.
.@gmpope - yes both Z and ZL will be coming to Canada ^SM— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) January 11, 2013
The company didn't announce any confirmed release date yet, but you can expect the device to ship worldwide during this Quarter (Q1, 2013).