Sony's PlayStation Mobile Store to Open October 3
Sony recently announced that it will open its PlayStation Mobile Store for Android smartphones on October 3. The store will first be available in the U.S., Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia. It will launch with about 30 titles from a handful of genres. More countries and more titles will be added over time. Sony also announced that Sharp and Fujitsu have joined its PlayStation Certified program, which means they will be able to add the PlayStation Mobile Store to their own devices in time. Last, Sony plans to make the PlayStation Mobile SDK available in select countries in November.
Sony Xperia XZ Steps Up Camera Tech
Sony today showed off the Xperia XZ smartphone, a high-end follow-up to the Xperia X series devices from earlier this year. For the XZ, Sony said it concentrated on improving the camera and video camera performance, as well as further refining its design language.
Sony Releases Messaging App for PlayStation Gamers
Sony recently made a stand-alone, mobile messaging app available to users of its PlayStation gaming console. The app, which requires a PlayStation Network account, lets gamers see which friends are online and available, send text or voice messages with photos and stickers, and swiftly access messaging groups and lists.
Sony's PlayStation Video App Lets Android Devices Access Movies
Sony recently released the PlayStation Video application for Android devices. The app is essentially a portal to Sony's video content store and lets people watch movies or TV shows they've purchased or rented from Sony.
Sony Xperia Phones Can Now Broadcast Games to Twitch
Sony today announced a new partnership with Twitch that will let select Xperia smartphones broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch. Twitch has allowed Android devices to view gameplay before, Sony's Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4v smartphones, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet can now push Android games to Twitch live.