Sony Testing Xperia Security Service
Sony today announced the launch of a pilot program called my Xperia. The pilot is testing a new service from Sony that can be used by smartphones owners to find or secure lost/stolen devices. The service requires owners of Sony's Xperia smartphones to download a small application and sign in with their Google ID. Once set up, my Xperia can be used to locate a smartphone on a map, sound an alert, flash contact details on the screen, lock the phone, or erase the data on both the internal storage and external SD card. The trial is launching in Nordic countries on the Acro S first, and will be made available to other Android 4.0 devices over time. Sony said it plans to roll the service out to all Xperia users during the second quarter.
Review: Sony Xperia X - Unlocked
The Xperia X is an unlocked Android smartphone that Sony is selling directly to consumers. The phone departs from Sony's Xperia Z series in ways that are both good and bad.
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.
Sony Pushing Nougat to Xperia XZ and X Performance
Sony today said it has begin distributing the Android 7 Nougat operating system to its Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance smartphones. The platform includes multi-window support, longer battery life, more messaging options, manual camera controls, and a revised home screen experience that includes Google Now.
Sony's Xperia X Series to Reach US In June
Sony today said it plans to bring its Xperia X range of handsets to the U.S. market beginning in June.
Sony Says Xperia Z and Other Devices to See Android 5.1
Sony today said that even as it continues to update its Xperia Z line of handsets and tablets to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it will soon begin updating those same devices to Android 5.1. The Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, and Z3, and the T2 Ultra and C3 will all see Android 5.1 beginning in July.