At the beginning of the month, we reported that Sony would be delaying the Xperia Z4 Tablet by one week in the UK. Originally, Sony had hoped to get the Xperia Z4 Tablet in the hands of those who had pre-ordered it by the end of May, but the delay meant that June 5th would be the new arrival date. With June 5th having come and gone, Sony has pushed back the arrival date to June 29th for anybody who pre-orders the powerful tablet.
In the UK, the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet was on the cusp of being released to consumers. Here to replace the aging Xperia Z2 Tablet, the Z4 Tablet was the newest flagship product from Sony Mobile. However, just prior to its release, Sony bumped the release back by a week with the option to order one completely removed.
Just because you have an older device doesn’t mean you should miss out on the party. Starting today via OTA, Sony is beginning to push out the latest Android build to older devices. It appears this update is specifically designed to go OTA (over the air) which means you won’t be finding it via any computer connection.
Some more details after the jump.
Alongside carrying the flagship Xperia Z4, NT DoCoMo will also carry the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. While definitely designed with entertainment in mind, seeing how you’ll be getting a 10.1-inch IPS (2560 x 1600) 2k display that offers 17-hours of video playback, with an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip (with four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores working at 1.5GHz), the Xperia Z4 Tablet strangely might also be a great device for those with a lot of work in mind.
That’s because, beyond the power and fantastic battery life the tablet offers, Sony is also debuting a docking Bluetooth keyboard (BKB50) that has a hinge mechanism which allows the Xperia Z4 Tablet to easily dock. Once connected, the screen can tilt up to 130 degrees, simulating the same functionality you’d get from a laptop.
Sony might not be a big player in the tablet market but that doesn’t mean each new iteration of their Xperia tablets aren’t jammed packed with new and eye popping features which are worthy of your next purchase. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, their latest flagship Android tablet was revealed a month ago and features everything you’d want in a tablet. A 8-core processor with 3GB RAM powers a 10.1-inch IPS (2560 x 1600) 2k display that offers 17-hours of video playback in a design that’s even thinner than its predecessor.
In fact, the Xperia Z4 Tablet is the world’s slimmest and lightest 10’ tablet. Seeing how despite its premium features and large display size, Sony was able to still shave off weight from the new tablet, the company set out to see just how light weight the Z4 Tablet really is. With that as the back drop, Sony set out to beautiful Fira Montjuic with some helium balloons to see if they could make the Z4 Tablet float.
That video awaits you after the jump.
On the heels of announcing Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, and Z3 Dual, Sony has also revealed that they’ll be bringing the latest OS update to additional devices as well. Unlike the said updates which will arrive next week, you can look forward to Lollipop on the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet starting today.
We’ve known for some time that Sony would begin its rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop to its fleet of Xperia Z devices, but we weren’t sure which devices would gain the update first. Now, Sony has put that question to rest by rolling out Android 5.0 to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. The update will first come to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in the Nordics and Baltics and continue from there to further markets. It’s unclear exactly how the rollout will work as Sony did not break it down by region, but we should expect it to take nearly two weeks.
So once the update is live, what can you expect from Android 5.0 Lollipop? Details after the jump.
Along side the Xperia Z4 Tablet debut, Sony also announced the BKB50 Bluetooth keyboard. Oddly bundled in some countries with the Xperia Z4 Tablet which also inflates its price, the new Bluetooth keyboard promises to turn the Z4 Tablet into a more robust productivity machine. In essence, with the Bluetooth keyboard which has a dock styled connection, your Z4 Tablet can look and act like a laptop. Even better, Sony will be bringing some custom shorts and UI functionality so you can get more out of your tablet. Details after the jump.
In a new video, Sony is fully showing off Android 5.0 Lollipop which will come pre-installed on the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia M4 Aqua. It’s also safe to assume that, once released, the leaked Sony Xperia Z4 will also come with Android 5.0. Sony has also promised to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to its entire Xperia Z line of devices with T-Mobile confirming that it will support the move. In the video, Sony not only shows off the new, cleaner UI that you’ll experience with Lollipop, but also new gestures, notifications, and features. Those include the ability to move apps to the SD card.
The video, which shows off Android 5.0 Lollipop running on both a Sony tablet and smartphone, awaits you after the jump.
While we’re still a good few months away from its June launch, Sony has officially revealed the pricing of the Xperia Z4 Tablet. For the most part, pricing is higher than previous models in the UK with the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Wi-Fi edition starting at £499. That price then jumps to £579 for the 4G LTE variant. So why the jump in price? Sony is taking the unusual move of bundling in their Bluetooth keyboard which more or less turns the Z4 Tablet into an Android powered laptop. Later today, we’ll have a more in depth look at the Sony Bluetooth (BKB50) keyboard. What makes this move a bit more headache inducing is that Sony isn’t bundling the keyboard in all countries. For example, in France, you’ll have a choice of purchasing the Z4 Tablet with or without a keyboard where in Netherlands, you can only purchase the LTE model with a keyboard.
It remains to be seen if this is a limited time promotion or if this is how Sony intends to sell the Z4 Tablet. After the jump, the pricing breakdown of the powerful new tablet across Europe will hopefully make things a bit clearer for you.