Sony Stops Development of Its Xperia Home Launcher
Sony this week said it putting its Xperia Home launcher, used on its mobile phones, into maintenance phase. The company said this means it won't add any new features to the launcher, though it will offer minor bug and security updates as warranted. The company is also closing the Xperia Home beta community, which will shut down in a few weeks. Along with the news, Sony released Xperia Home version 11.3.A.0.17, which focuses on resolving problems. For example, it corrects an issue that prevented widgets from updating, corrects wallpaper blurring, and improves search card visibility. The update also fixes a crash in photo search, and now better handles display size changes with respect to shortcut icons. Owners of Xperia-branded phones should expect to see the update hit their phones in the next few weeks, depending on device, carrier, and region.
Nov 19, 2018
Sony Mobile today said Android 9 Pie is now available to the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Sony debuted the XZ2 Premium earlier this year.
Jun 27, 2018
Sony Mobile today said that its high-end flagship phone, the XZ2 Premium, will go on sale in July for $999. The phone will be available for preorder from Amazon and Best Buy starting July 9, with retail availability expected July 30.
Oct 18, 2018
Sony today made it clear which phones will receive Android 9 Pie and when they'll receive it. The update has already reached the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, and Pie ships on the new XZ3.
Feb 8, 2017
Facebook today updated its Safety Check functionality with a new way to help people in need of assistance. The Community Help tool is meant to allow users to find and give assistance during times of crisis.
Oct 5, 2017
Microsoft today made a beta version of its Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices. The beta, available to registered Windows Insiders, requires users to initiate the signup process through a Windows 10 PC.