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Which Sony Xperia devices get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow treatment?

These are the Sony Xperia devices that are getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow treatment! Since Google already released the factory images and OTAs for the Nexus devices so now it’s time for other smartphone makes to announce the devices they are picking for upgrades.

 

Sony Xperia Android 6.0 update
Sony is rather good at rolling out updtes, even if they mostly come much later than what happens with other device makers. The Android 6.0 plans for Sony Xperia devices go as far back as Xperia Z2.

 

Here is the full list for Sony Xperia devices that update to Android 6.0:

 

  • Xperia Z5,
  • Xperia Z5 Compact,
  • Xperia Z5 Premium,
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet,
  • Xperia Z3+,
  • Xperia Z3,
  • Xperia Z3 Compact,
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact,
  • Xperia Z2,
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet,
  • Xperia M5,
  • Xperia C5 Ultra,
  • Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Xperia C4.

 

There’s no news on WHEN the update will come to any of these devices, so stay tuned! We’ve got you covered as soon as we find out!

Source: Sony Mobile

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Sony to continue upgrading the Z line to Android 5.0: Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact OTA rollout starts today

Sony announced long ago that they would update all their Z line smartphones to Android 5.0 and they have already started the process. The most recent additions to the increasing Lollipop family are Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. The OTAs are already rolling out to devices in the Baltic and Nordic countries and, in the next two weeks, all other shares of the world should join in on the fun.

 

Sony Lollipop

 

Android 5.0  Sony Xperia changelog:

  • Fresh, streamlined looks – based on Google’s material design, but retaining our minimalistic approach to interface and application design
  • New look notifications and lock screen – with fully customizable settings, so you only get the information you really need
  • Multi user profiles and guest mode – making it easy for family and friends to use your device, or the creation of dual environments for work and play…
  • Android for Work – not only are business-ready Xperia smartphones and tablets unique devices for work – with waterproof form factors, great battery life and productivity features – they will now also be part of the Android for Work ecosystem
  • Better storage control and customization – with the option to easily move applications from internal memory to SD card – giving you more control over your content, particularly useful for devices with slightly less space

 

 

Sony brings to attention the fact that the rollout schedule could be modified in accordance to markets or carriers. This means that carriers could hold up the OTA for months in order to test it. Unlocked devices are free from this hassle though.

Source: Sony Mobile

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Sony’s hoard of Xperia Z devices gets upgrade to Android Lollipop

Sony’s devices will get Android Lollipop soon, and most of its recent devices are getting the upgrade! All of Sony’s Z devices will be getting the upgrade and that is a whole lot of handsets!

Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition is the first device to receive the upgrade, but in the list you can find Xperia Z, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 tablet, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z1, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia ZR, and Xperia ZL.

Sony’s upgrades will begin in early 2015 and the first to get it will be Xperia Z1 and Z2 unlocked devices. Carrier phones will get a few OTAs as well probably, but it seems that Sony itself is eager to upgrade all of its devices.

Source: Sony

 

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Sony unveils Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact and E3 at IFA Berlin

The IFA debuted in Berlin today and many many announcements were made. Some of them are the expected Sony devices and their unveiling which does include the devices we were talking about yesterday! The Z series is new again, with Z3, Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z 3 tablet all launched today.

Sony Xperia Z3, Source AndroidPolice
Sony Xperia Z3, Source AndroidPolice

 

The Xperia Z3 is a top of the line phone with a nifty 5.2” screen at 1080p, powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor helped by a 20 MP camera. The device is indeed slimmer, measuring only 7.3 mm. Its design is better than the previous model, with rounder curves and a square overall look. The 20.3 MP sensor has a 25mm lens with wide-angle support for bigger shots and the 4K video recording option allows access to over 12,500 ISO rating for low light, being much better than most DSLR cameras as well.

The Xperia Z3 will be available to the public sometime in the fall in silver green, copper and black variations and it will cost around $600-700.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

 

The Xperia Z3 Compact is the smaller version of the Z3 flagship which presents a similar design and hardware construction comprising the same Snapdragon 801 processor with a 20.7 MP camera. It does have a smaller screen however, making the 4.6” screen lower its resolution to 720p max. It presents the same Triluminous screen tech as Xperia Z3, which is said to illuminate each individual pixel.  It will be available in green, red, white and black.

Sony Xperia E3
Sony Xperia E3

 

For those who have no money to spare, Xperia E3 may just be the solution. The economic phone version from Sony has a 4.5” screen at 854x480p resolution and is powered by a low-level Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM. It has a 4 GB storage capacity with a microSD slot and a 5 MP primary camera. The battery is pretty large considering the rest of its construction (2330 mAh). The E3 will also have a dual-SIM version and it presents LTE support too!

Xperia Z3 Compact tablet
Xperia Z3 Compact tablet

 

Last but not least, the Xperia Z3 Compact tablet made an appearance at IFA 2014. The 8” tablet has pretty much the same hardware construction as the Xperia Z3 phone with a 1920x1080p resolution. The tablet itself has a thin frame (6.4mm) and a pretty lightweight body, weighing only 270g. It is backed up by a 4800 mAh battery.

In November, the Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact will be the first devices to get remote game access to Play Station 4. A mount to attach gadgets to the console controller will become available at the end of the year as well. The devices will become available to the public in the fall in japan after which they will become available worldwide. 

Source: Sony