Sony Ericsson to See Change in Leadership
Today Sony Ericsson announced that CEO Dick Komiyama will vacate his post on October 15 and he will be replaced by Bert Nordberg. Nordberg currently heads LM Ericsson's broadband and IP division in Silicon Valley. He will join Komiyama starting September 1 and the two men will work together as co-CEOs until October 15. Komiyama will stay with Sony Ericsson as an advisor until the end of 2009 before fully retiring. At the same time, Sony CEO Howard Stringer will step in as the chairman of Sony Ericsson's board on October 15. He replaces Ericsson CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg, who is leaving the company. Sony Ericsson is in the middle of a restructuring program that is aimed at renewing sales of its handsets.
Hands On with the Sony XZ Premium
Sony's luscious new phone is to die for. The 4K HDR screen is the best display you've ever seen on a mobile device and Sony wrapped it up in a serene metal-and-glass package.
Hands On with the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
Sony today announced the XA1 Plus, a handset that finds some middle ground between the XA1 and XA1 Ultra. It's a mid-range handset that leans heavily on Sony's tired design language.
Sony Seeking User Interface Design Feedback from Swedes
Sony today announced the Sony Concept for Android program in Sweden, which is a way for the company to test new user interface features for its smartphones. To start, Sony is offering 500 Swedish owners of the Xperia Z3 access to a new user experience that's based on a nearly stock version of Android 5.1 Lollipop, with some core Sony elements tossed into the mix.
Sony Pushing Marshmallow Concept to Testers
Sony today said a limited number of people can download and install its concept user interface for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on either the Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact. Sony says the concept is rolling out slowly over the coming weeks and will be updated over time with new features and experiences.