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Sony's Xperia business could be sold off. Photo: Rajesh Pandey/Cult of Android.

Sony’s Xperia business could be sold off. Photo: Rajesh Pandey/Cult of Android.

Sony may have begun its recovery following a massive cyberattack, but its bad luck isn’t going to stop there. The Japanese company continues to endure heavy losses thanks to the decline of key divisions, and sources say it is considering the sale of its smartphone business as CEO Kazuo Hirai tries desperately to turn things around.

This thing is straight-up drool-worthy. Photo: Sony

This thing is straight-up drool-worthy. Photo: Sony

This new Android-powered ZX2 Walkman is for serious audiophiles only. Sony’s pushing the device as a high-resolution sound machine, and it’s set a price to match.

Cult_of_Mac_CES_2015$1,119.99 seems a bit much for a portable music player, but I really can’t seem to stop wanting one. The design is gorgeous, with a black matte finish and glorious actual buttons that just beg me to touch it.

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Sony promised its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra would arrive this month, and today it is delivering on that promise. The new software — complete with everything that’s new in Android 4.3 and much-improved Sony apps — is rolling out “right about now.”

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Sony looks set to deliver its next-generation SmartWatch at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai next week after the Japanese company sent out a series of cryptic tweets all about watches. “One in three smartphone users want smart wrist wear,” the first read, accompanied by an #itstime hashtag.

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Still waiting for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to arrive on your Sony Xperia smartphone? Well, you’re not the only one, but there is some good news. Sony has confirmed that it’s now in the final stages of preparing Jelly Bean for a slew of Xperia devices, and the company promises more news this week.

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