Creative Lawsuit against LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola Blackberry

[et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title admin_label=”Fullwidth Post Title” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”background” parallax_effect=”off” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”center” text_color=”dark” text_background=”on” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_fullwidth_post_title][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Creative is suing LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola and Blackberry. Why SumGuy and what is this Creative lawsuit about? I will circle back to that in just a bit, first and foremost lets respond to the unasked question majority of you are asking; Who the hell is creative? well little Timmy, the ill-fitting name belongs to a Singapore based outfit that designs and makes computer peripherals mostly in the audio realm e.g. headphones, microphones, audio players etc. Ring any bells? no? didn’t think so. They were popular back in the wild days of late 90s and have been stuck in their little bubble for a long time now. Now back to the question of why the lawsuit, and why against such a massive list of the who’s who of Android OEMs. Most likely because their coffers are beginning to run a little low for their tastes thanks to being utterly mediocre.  Creative has filed the lawsuit with the ITC ( US International Trade Commission ), claiming that all the OEMs are stealing their basic design and infringing on their patent that allows a mechanism to show hierarchical categories and songs.  Yes. Creative is saying they invented displaying things in a hierarchy based menu. Creative is asking ITC to ban all infringing devices in the US. That’s a LOT […]

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact for the US have no fingerprint sensor

Sony Xperia Z5 will soon reach the US, but it will not look exactly like the version present on Asian markets. Some reports claim that the Z5 the US will receive will not have a fingerprint sensor attached. Not that such a feature is really desirable since devices that do have one are said to present a pretty shakey accuracy. Sony confirmed that the devices that US customers will get have no fingerprint scanner.       The fingerprint reader is listed on the Z5 Compact spec list at this moment, but it will be removed soon, because Xperia Z5 does not present the feature on its spreadsheet anymore.   Sony is launching the Z5 and Z5 Compact in the US in February and they will sell for $499-599. They have been available in other parts of the world for a while now. You can even find them on Amazon for smaller prices than what you would pay for them in US retail shops and they have fingerprint sensors. It all depends on who you trust better at the moment.   Source: AndroidPolice  

Sony Xperia Z6 rumors, leaks and possible specs

Sony Xperia Z6 is just a dream or a rumor for the moment, but that does not stop the Internet from talking about it. Next year’s Sony flagship will not show up soon, but the rumor mill is already running amok. Since Xperia Z5 launched globally on September 2015, we are expecting the Z6 to launch sometime in September 2016 (the news was also hinted at by Sony officials for TechRadar).       Since prices are a bit of a stretch right now, especially since we haven’t seen the device, at least in leaked photos, but that won’t stop us from speculating. If we are to go along with the trends, we would appreciate the price of Sony Xperia Z6 to a hefty $700-800.   Since this year’s Sony flagship launched in three forms, the next one could very well launch under a classic Z6, Compact Z6 and Premium Z6 umbrella. It all depends on the overall success of the current flagship.   The rumor mill puts Xperia Z6 specs somewhere close to a melange between an iPhone 6S and a Samsung S7. The phone is said to sport pressure-sensitive screen technology and a proprietary form of Apple’s 3D Touch, letting users access various functions and apps by applying different amounts of pressure on the screen.   Since Xperia Z5 Premium is the first phone to show a 4K display, we can only hope that next year’s Sony flagship will show the same detail. Some reports suggest that the next flagship will only have […]

AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow early version available for Xperia Z2

AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for the Sony Xperia Z2 device. It is not free of troubles though, but if you are eager to try new things and are initiate in the magic of operating systems, you should be eager to try something experimental on your Sony device.       This first build brings about some bugs as well, including the camera not working and a defect in the video playback color calibration. The build itself comes from scstar6696, a senior dev on XDA, where you will find the complete tutorial to what you have to and what you MUST NOT do in order to get AOSP on your Xperia Z2. Happy flashing!   Source: XDA forum

Sony Xperia Z5 review – the world’s best smartphone camera to date?

Sony Xperia Z5 is one of the newer devices on the market and it is trying to re-put Sony on the smartphone market charts after an executive decision of cutting off lots of employees earlier this year. The move did not cut Sony’s daily expenses too much as money is still being siphoned out through the mobile division, but any device being launched could be better than no device at all, right?       It appears that Sony is working on keeping itself relevant on the mobile market to no avail, hoping that the future will need its mobile expertise soon. How does Sony Xperia Z5 fare this year? For one, it is considered the smartphone with the best camera around! The device is basically the dream of every mobile photographer or vlogger out there because not only does it take great photos, but it offers a beautiful display to check them on. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows because one of the biggest problems of the device is the battery. But more on that later on.   Specs and hardware   Xperia Z5 is the latest phone of the line and it does retain the design choices that made Xperia phones must-haves in the past. The Omnibalance design – as branded by Sony – accentuates inoffensiveness and symmetry, but manages to keep the spirit of Sony Xperia alive with every iteration. A few physical differences include a wider and flatter power button that acts as a fingerprint sensor as well, a detail that […]

Sony Marshmallow concept available for Xperia Z3 and Compact today

Not many OEMs take updating their devices as seriously as Sony does, and this is what makes them so resilient in bringing their devices closer to the audience with every new smartphone. Since Google released its source code for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Sony announced which devices get the sweet treatment, and it goes really far back, all the way to Z2.       Plus, they released AOSP binaries for some devices, including the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact. Mock builds for Marshmallow were already released for tests on some Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact devices, and now these builds are starting to roll out to users.   Those who want to participate in these beta tests can still apply via this concept app, because more positions have been opened today. Keep in mind that there may be some country restrictions in place; you could be getting a pass in the test groups only if you live in certain European countries.   The Marshmallow soak tests are still concept software at the moment, way below a beta version, and they may be buggy. If you want to go through with it and sign up, remember you may get bugs and issues, so you should have a secondary phone around just in case things get unstable.   Source: Sony Mobile