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Sony Xperia Honami Benchmark Reveals The Power of the Snapdragon 800 Platform

honami After the press image for the Sony Xperia Honami aka Z1 was leaked, now we have a cool benchmark to go with the picture. The Xperia Honami or Xperia Z1, whatever they will decide to call it, is set be the next flagship from the Japanese manufacturer. The Xperia Z1 will be available in three different colors, white-black-purple and from t...

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Sony Invites Press Out To September 4th Event

invitation sony ifa 2013Sony is set to launch its new flagship phone, the Honami, also known as the Sony i1. Rumours doing the rounds have said that this phone is set to pack in a 20 megapixel camera and Sony has designs for it to become the best Android cameraphone in the world. Press invites to its press conference on September 4th have already been sent out which leave...

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Sony sends out invites to its press conference at IFA 2013. Is Sony bringing the Honami with it?

Sony logo aa (1) - 600pxSony has been very busy this year in both the smartphone and tablet markets, hoping to recapture its former glory. Now Sony is starting to send out invitations for its press event at IFA 2013 on September 4 (2 days before the official event begins).Remember how Sony had an event in Paris earlier in the month, and we were all adamant that the Honami...

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LTE-packing Sony Xperia Z arrives in the United States, exclusively through T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z vs Google Nexus 4 aa (8)The Sony Xperia Z is not only a sexy handset, but it also has reasonably powerful hardware and excellent water and dust-resistant capabilities. Unfortunately, the phone hasn’t exactly made a major impact on the U.S. market, largely because the only way to get the phone is to buy the non-LTE version directly from Sony. The good news is that th...

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Samsung looking to supply chips to Amazon, NVIDIA and Sony

Samsung processor chipAccording to industry sources, Amazon, NVIDIA, and Sony are emerging as potential new clients for Samsung’s semiconductor business. Samsung could certainly do with finding some new buyers for its chips, as the company not too long ago lost its smartphone rival Apple as one of its key buyers.Samsung and Apple have an agreement whereby Samsung will...

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Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

Xperia Z Android 4.3 The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about this Android 4.3 ROM made for their handset by Tay...

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Who will get the third place? LG, Sony, and Huawei duke it out

best gold prize first shutterstock Credit: Gold medal/Shutterstock We are at a point in the mobile industry where the battle for the third place has become more interesting than the competition for the first position in the world market. Samsung and Apple are clearly ahead of the pack, and it’s hard to believe that anyone could disrupt their leadership in the next year or so. Bu...

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Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, this week: Sony Xperia J

sundaygiveaway Welcome to the very first episode of our new show called: The Sunday Giveaway! Each and every Sunday we will give away an Android phone, tablet or other cool product. To start the sunday giveaway off this week we will be giving away a Sony Xperia J Android phone. Sony Xperia J Quick Specs 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor 4.0″ F...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: By the numbers

Galaxy Note 2 The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has held its own against some stiff competition in the past, but with its successor still a few months away, a rather large shadow has loomed upon it. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra might just be the Galaxy Note 2’s biggest competitor yet, and in more ways than one. So after pitting the Note 2 up against the LG Optimus G Pro ...

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“My Xperia” – Sony’s solution to “Find my iPhone”

sony my xperia test teaserOne thing I really missed when I transferred over to Android from iOS was the “Find my iPhone” setting. Being able to make my phone ping if I simply lost it in the house, or remotely wipe it if it was lost was a nice feature and I had to do some searching around before I found an awesome replacement. Well, Sony users can celebrate, as ...

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Sony highlights Xperia Z Ultra in new video

Xperia Z Ultra If a larger phone intrigues you, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra may be right up your alley. It’s the biggest on the market at 6.44”, and looks stellar. It’s Sony, so you know the quality is top notch, but the other great part is that Sony seems to have some humility about the situation. The device is simply too large for traditional one-handed int...

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Sony Xperia Z and ZL Radioactive Custom ROM available, complete with Honami apps

Sony logo aa (1) - 600px If you’ve got a Xperia Z or ZL and you’re prepared to be a little adventurous, you can grab the Xperia Z Radioactive ROM, complete with Honami apps. Developer krabappel2548, dropped the ROM a few days ago and has assured us that the ROM is both fast and smooth. The ROM is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features apps ported from the Sony...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 Launching In The UK on July 15th For £120, According To Online Retailer Clove

nexusae0_1_Smartwatch_2_Black_AngledSony announced the second version of its Bluetooth SmartWatch just a couple of weeks ago, and you'll be able to buy one in another couple of weeks, at least if you live in the United Kingdom. While Sony hasn't said anything about a rollout aside from a vague "September" date, UK electronics retailer Clove has already announced availability for the ...

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Sony announces global rollout of my Xperia remote security service

my Xperia Some time earlier this year, Sony started testing its very own remote security service for smartphones, called Sony my Xperia. Fast forward a full five months, and now the company is gearing up to finally launch this service for Xperia smartphone users across the planet. In case you missed it, my Xperia is Sony’s attempt at making sure that ...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 apparently shipping starting with the week of July 15 in the UK

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 is apparently going to arrive in stock with Clove starting with July 15, according to the UK retailer. The device is already available for pre-order with Clove, which basically said in a blog post that it will ship the first units as soon as they arrive. Furthermore, Clove’s pre-order page now lists the n...

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Sony Xperia ZU Pictures Leaked, Looks Huge

Sony Xperia ZU Once again I write about the latest phablet  Sony is expected to launch any time soon, I am talking about the Sony Xperia ZU. Some of us are looking forward to see it in action, for others maybe it's not such a big deal, anyway, just minutes ago photos of the Xperia  ZU surfaced on the internet, let's take a look: The images are leaked by an a...

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Sony i1 Honami specs allegedly leaked, and we’re hoping it’s a Nexus device.

Sony-logo-aa-5-600pxIf a recent report is true, and we sort of hope it is, the upcoming Sony i1 Honami is a monster device. Allegedly shown in the blurry pic you see below, not much can be learned about the aesthetics of the device. The specs being mentioned, however, are something to behold.If you’re wondering what a true next generation device would have under t...

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Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

Sony SmartWatchAfter releasing the first true smartwatch from a major manufacturer, Sony shows its pioneering skin again by making the project fully open-source. Hoping to attract extra attention and possibly more innovative ideas from independent developers, Sony has granted them opened access.Running on pure Android essence, Sony’s SmartWatch was already com...

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Android 4.2.2 for the Sony Xperia Z: Locked and loaded

sony xperia z test displayThe first major update for the Sony Xperia Z is almost ready to be rolled out. At least it looks that way in the screenshots that have been found circulating around the Internet. In them, they show Android 4.2.2 running on Sony's Xperia device, including some nifty extras. ...

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Sony opens up its SmartWatch platform, now allowing third-party firmware

SonyWhile the rumor mill continues to buzz about a possible Samsung or Apple smartwatch, let’s not forget that Sony has had their own watch for a while now. Sony’s SmartWatch might not have taken the world by storm, but it does seem to have a small, loyal following behind it.Probably the biggest problem for Sony’s SmartWatch was that the so...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) teased in July 4 Paris press event invite

Sony LogoSony in a press event invite has teased its rumored 6.44-inch smartphone, currently known as Xperia ZU, Xperia Z Ultra and Togari.According to the image, the company will host a special media event in Paris, France, on July 4, during which the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will most likely be unveiled.The image shows the ultrathin profile of a rather long de...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Sony Xperia M get UK release dates

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 BACKThe Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Sony Xperia M are probably two of the most expected devices by those buyers looking for an affordable Android smartphone that offers some decent specs. Now they both have UK release dates, according to retailer Carphone Warehouse.The retailer revealed on its website that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, a device very recently ...

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New Sony Google TV with voice search officially announced, old model put on sale

sony google tv nsz-gs8 pressSony revealed the new Google TV NSZ-GS8, a revamped version of last year’s GS7 that brings voice search as the main new feature.The device, which has been spotted during the WiFi certification doesn’t come with too many new things compared to its predecessor, the NSZ-GS7, but it does add a voice search feature, which is used via the new...

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Sony Togari: Slimmest phablet in the world?

sony phablet leakThe trend is clear: smartphone are getting bigger and no manufacturer (asides from Apple) seems to be able to resist the temptation to believe that bigger is better. With the Togari, Sony is reportedly working on the next big thing. Literally. A new picture suggests that Sony is vying for the spot of the "thinnest smartphone" in the world. Hopefull...

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Rumor: Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) picture says device is ultrathin, doubles as kitten holder

Sony LogoThe Xperia Togari rumors continue today with new revelations about the 6.44-inch smartphone including a reportedly leaked picture. However, the device is yet to be confirmed by the company.Earlier today we heard that the name of the rumored Togari could be Xperia ZU and that the device could be unveiled during Sony Mobile’s media event scheduled ...

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Rumor: Sony Togari to be called Xperia ZU – Snapdragon 800 on board?

Sony Xperia logo aa 10 1600Sony’s long rumored supersized phone may be called the Xperia ZU, and could run on a Snapdragon 800 processor, if an anonymous report is to be believed.Sony has been rumored to throw its hat in the large smartphone ring, with a 6-inch device to compete against the current undisputed champion of the category, the Galaxy Note.The latest piece of sc...

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Sony Mobile Munich event apparently set for June 25, is the rumored 6.44-inch Xperia Togari coming?

Sony LogoSony appears to have a media event scheduled for late June in Munich, although it’s not yet known what the company wants to unveil.According to German Android News Blog, Sony Mobile Communication Germany has issued press invites for June 25, but we can only speculate on what the company will unveil.The invitation below asks the readers if they wa...

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Sony Xperia Z the latest to get a Google Edition?

sony xperia z htc one teaserNew information revealed this weeks might bring another contender to the market of Google Edition phones, embracing the ranks of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. AndroidGeeks has revealed an inside Sony source that indicates the Xperia Z will be getting the Google treatment next. ...

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