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A Sony Xperia Z2 running pure Android. Screenshot: Cult of Android

A Sony Xperia Z2 running pure Android. Screenshot: Cult of Android

While most smartphone makers work to make it as difficult as possible to unlock their bootloaders, Sony is one of a small few that almost encourages it. The Japanese company is so supportive of the modding community, in fact, that it has just published a how-to video that walks users through the unlocking process on Xperia smartphones and tablets.

Sony's underwater store is now open. Photo: Sony

Sony’s underwater store is now open. Photo: Sony

Under the sea, under the sea. Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me. Up on the shore they work all day, out in the sun they slave away, while Sony is here to sell you Xperias under the sea.

That’s right — the Japanese company has opened up a store four meters under the sea in Dubai where it’s showing off its latest water-resistant smartphones. It’s called the Xperia Aquatech, and it could well be the only store in the world that requires shoppers to undertake scuba diving training before they can enter.

The Z Ultra gets blessed with Lollipop. Photo: Google

The Z Ultra gets blessed with Lollipop. Photo: Google

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now rolling out to Sony’s Z Ultra Google Play Edition, according to handset owners. In addition to Material Design and other Lollipop goodness, the release brings a new battery saving mode, and a Smart Lock feature that promises to “protect your privacy more conveniently.”

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Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has announced a new superphone that blows the latest offerings from rivals like Samsung and LG right out of the water. It’s called the MX4 Pro, and in addition to an attractive form factor, it has a super-sharp “2K+” display, a fingerprint scanner, and a speedy eight-core processor.

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The Xperia Z3 finally has a Lollipop ROM. Image: Sony

Sony’s been notoriously slow at rolling out the latest Android updates in previous years, and although the Japanese company has been making efforts to change that and has already promised Android 5.0 updates for its flagships, users will likely still be waiting for some time yet. Fortunately, third-party Lollipop ROMs are already available.

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