The upcoming Sony Xperia Z2 has appeared for the second time in an early hands-on video. While the initial two-minute clip focused on the handset’s new user interface, this 12-minute extensive preview showcases other software features as well as its physical design, leaving little uncovered ahead of the handset’s unveiling.
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Today, Sony began pushing out the much-anticipated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean over-the-air update to all its unlocked Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z devices currently located in the United States. In addition to the upgraded build of the open-source operating system, this update also brings a newer version of Sony’s Xperia user interface, plus a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations, together with the Japanese company’s newly released “Social Camera” app.
Sony promised its Xperia ZL users that they would be getting an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update this month, and judging by these leaked screenshots, it could be right around the corner. One users already has their hands on the new release, which brings some user interface improvements, an updated kernel, and more.
Sony is the latest company to join in on the Cyber Monday festivities and for today only is offering its most recent flagship slate, the Xperia Tablet Z (LTE), with a $50 reduction off the usual $629.99 retail price.
Sony has this week confirmed its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans for Xperia smartphones and tablets. If you have a recent, high-end Xperia device, then you’ll be eligible for both updates — and you can expect the first to start rolling out “from next month.”
If you’re planning to pick up the new Sony Xperia Z1 here in the U.K. as soon as it becomes available, you may want to shop around first to see where you can get the best deal for you.
A number of retailers and carriers are throwing in some pretty nice freebies when you pre-order, including the new QX10 camera lens attachment worth £180, and the Sony SmartWatch 2 worth £170.
Sony has today begun rolling out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia Tablet Z. The company has made several major changes to the slate’s user interface, such as relocating its status bar and virtual buttons, but you won’t find any groundbreaking changes to apps or features.
Sony has today revealed its Android 4.3 upgrade plans for Xperia smartphones and tablets. It’s good news if you own an Xperia Z or one of its many variants, as well as the Xperia SP — all of which will get Android 4.3 at some point. Sony also says it is looking at “uplifting some of our other devices running 4.1 direct to 4.3.”
Sony’s working on a new flagship smartphone codenamed the “Honami,” and although the Japanese company has managed to keep the handset itself under wraps, it hasn’t been able to stop its software from leaking into the wild.
A system dump from a Canadian carrier has revealed many of the handset’s internals, while its Camera app has already been ported to the latest Xperia devices.
The new Sony Xperia Tablet Z is available to pre-order in the United States today, which shipping expected to start on May 24. The 16GB model starts at $499.99, while the 32GB model is priced at $599.99. Those who go for the latter and choose exclusive white instead of black qualify for a free charging cradle worth $44.99.