The Sony Xperia Z2 was recently announced by the company with much fanfare and hype. And as with any new device launch, developers were quick to leak out the system dump of the smartphone. This has led to several core applications from the new flagship leaking out. These apps can now be ported onto existing Xperia devices, including the most recently launched models. XDA developers have managed to uncover the Media, Phone and Camera apps from the Xperia Z2.
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T-Mobile has today announced that its carrier-branded Xperia Z variant is the latest in a long line of Sony devices now receiving the largely requested Android 4.3 update. This upgrade brings a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements, as well as an updated version of the Japanese company’s Walkman custom user interface.
More than 40+ handsets and devices were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year from big and small OEMs around the world. However, only a handful of them were the main attraction of the show.
Sony’s miserable run in the consumer electronics industry is not news to us. This has reached a whole new level now with the Japanese manufacturer deciding to close down 20 of its retail outlets in the U.S. which amounts to about two thirds of its business in the country. Unfortunately, this will also result in over a 1,000 job cuts.
The Sony Xperia Z2 was recently announced at the MWC event in Barcelona with a lot spoken about the smartphone’s design (more of the same), camera and the processor. But not a lot was discussed about the handset’s front facing stereo speakers. A new video has now popped up on YouTube which compares the speaker of the Xperia Z2 with the HTC One.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is not even a week old and we’re already hearing of a successor. According to a Sony Mobile official, the company is planning to launch a new flagship every six months, which means that the Xperia Z2 will no longer be the best Sony smartphone in the market by September-October this year.
Just as expected, Samsung unveiled its flagship Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress on Monday evening. In addition to fancy new features like a fingerprint scanner and heartbeat sensor, the handset boasts the latest Snapdragon 801 processor, a 1080p Super AMOLED display, and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with rich tone HDR, selective focus, and more.
But how does the Galaxy S5 compare to some of its competitors, like the iPhone 5s, the new Sony Xperia Z2, and its cousin, the Galaxy Note 3? We’ve put together a handy comparison chart below that makes it all clear — and may help you choose the best handset for you.
Sony fans, here is some good news for you. Sony has finally decided not to use its widely criticised anti-shatter film on the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, which it has been pre-installing on its Xperia devices since ages.
Mobile World Congress 2014 kicks off on Monday, February 24, and Cult of Android will be live from Barcelona. In addition to regular posts covering all of the announcements, we’ll also be running a live blog throughout the event that will bring you the latest from the show floor.
So not only will you get breaking news and hands-on coverage of the latest products, but also an insight into what it’s really like to attend MWC. Here are some of the things we’re expecting.
A new leak has revealed that Sony’s second-generation Xperia Z2 Ultra phablet could launch sooner than expected. An inside source who has been leaking Sony information on Twitter claims the device will unveiled alongside the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Tablet Z2 — possibly at Mobile World Congress next week.