Tablets

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.

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.

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 Xperia Z4 Tablet Ship Dates Pushed Back Again

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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.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Pre-orders Halted in UK

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.

Older Sony Xperia Devices (Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z) Start Receiving Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

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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.

NTT DoCoMo to Also Carry Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, New Promo Video

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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.

Will the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Float?

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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.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Arrives For Sony Xperia Z2 & Z2 Tablet

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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.