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Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual Now Available for Purchase in Malaysia

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It’s a day of long-announced Sony products being finally available for purchase! Earlier today, we reported on the beautiful Sony X900C 4K TV being available for purchase in the US and Europe. Now, the Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual, their latest flagship Android smartphone, is available for purchase in Malaysia.

More details after the jump, including price and color options.

What to Expect from Android 5.1.1 on Sony Xperia Smartphones

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We’ve reported fairly extensively on the arrival of Android 5.1.1 on Sony’s mobile fleet. In just the past week, the update has been released on the Xperia Z3 Compact & Z3 Tablet Compact as well as Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2. In the coming weeks, Sony plans to roll out the new Android build on additional devices which you can read about here.

So what can you expect with Android 5.1.1 on your Sony Xperia device? After the jump, we’ve documented a few of the tweaks.

Sony Mobiles Android 5.1 Release Schedule Revealed

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Just this week along, Sony Mobile has released Android 5.1.1 on the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 as well as the Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. With already a schedule that’s been far more aggressive than the Sony Mobile of the past, the company has revealed which devices will be getting the new Android build next.

Those details after the jump.

Android 5.1.1 Available on Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2

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Just yesterday, Sony begun rolling out Android 5.1.1 for the Xperia Z3 Compact & Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Now the Android handset makers are expanding the scope of the new firmware to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2. At the time, it’s unclear which countries the update is live in though the update is expected to be global and not region based.

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Lands on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact & Z3 Tablet Compact

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Just a few days ago, it was revealed that Sony would be bringing Android 5.1.1 in the near future. As of today, the company has honored that promise by releasing the new Android build for the Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Sony is expected to release Android 5.1.1 on additional devices though no specific timeframe has been given.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE Now Available in Europe

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Though the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet has been released for a few months now, up until today, you could only find the Wi-Fi model (SGP712) in Europe. All of that is changing with the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE (SGP771) model becoming available for purchase. Those eager to find the LTE edition can either purchase one from Sony’s own retail (link after the jump) or from other online retailers like Amazon.

Few more tidbits about the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE after the jump.

Sony Mobile CEO on Technology vs. Experience

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Hiroki Totoki, Sony Mobile CEO and President has addressed quite a few topics about the future of the division of impending doom rumors. Topics have included

Now Totoki is talking about perhaps one of the most fundamental and least understood aspects of a product, technology vs. experience. In some ways, Android is the new PC where most manufacturers are solely focused on specs and believe that the higher the number, the better the device.

Of course, that’s a fallacy where in reality, specs are only part of the over all product and a truly good user experience comes from how everything works together and the final output of the said thing. As an example, the iPhone 6 or even 5S have continued to use Sony’s 8-megapixel sensors (though the 6 has much improved lens with larger pixels) where Sony opted for a 20-megapixel sensor. Even with such a huge megapixel discrepancy, Sony was unable to compete with iPhone.

After the jump, Mr. Totoki talks about a better user experience.

Android 5.1.1 Coming to Sony Mobile Later This Month

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According to Sony Mobile, later this month, those who reside in Japan will be getting Android 5.1.1. Devices to get the new update include

  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

More info after the jump.

Sony SCR30 Style Cover Window for Xperia Z3+/Z4 Ready for Purchase

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In early June, we reported on the Sony SCR30 Style Cover Window for the Xperia Z3+ (aka Z4). The case, which follows in the footsteps of other similar and fairly popular cases in the Android world due to the way notifications are displayed, is finally available for purchase for Sony’s latest flagship smartphone.

More details after the jump.

Sony Mobile on Competition

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Hiroki Totoki has already discussed at length about the future of mobile and how Sony Mobile fits in it, and has even addressed the persistent rumors that Sony may exit the mobile business. Of course, the reason these conversations come up in the first place, and the elephant in the room, is the competition and how Sony has dealt with them. After the jump, Totoki talks about Sony Mobile and their competition.