Sony unveils new ultra-thin 4k TVs w/ Google Cast & Android TV support, new sound bars & receivers w/ Cast

Sony Electronics Ultra HD TVSony today has taken the wraps off of a handful of new products that will play nicely with Android devices. First off, the company has announced that its 4k Ultra HD televisions with support for Android TV and Google Cast will begin shipping in May. The TVs feature Sony’s X1 processor which lends itself to improved color, brightness, and upscaling. The TVs also feature the X-Reality PRO Picture Engine, which also contributes to improving those factors.

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Sony announces its Xperia Z4 flagship w/ Snapdragon 810 SoC, very familiar design

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The Xperia Z4 smartphone isn’t exactly a secret, but now Sony has come out to officially announce the device in Japan. It’s basically the smartphone version of the Xperia Z4 tablet that was announced in March, and like that device, it doesn’t seem to be much of a visual overhaul compared to its predecessor. It does pack some pretty hefty upgrades on the inside, though, including an upgraded SoC and front-facing camera… Read more

Xperia Z4 appears in bench tests as Sony says Lollipop coming to older devices

 

Two pieces of Android news for Sony fans today including believed specs on upcoming hardware and official word on software updates for current smartphones and tablets.

First up is what could be hardware specs for the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone. We saw renders of what could be the Xperia Z4 earlier this month, and now bench results capture what we could expect to see inside Sony’s next flagship… Read more

Nexus Player now available in the UK, new accessories land in Google Store

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Amazon accidentally revealed earlier this week that this would be happening today, but we now have proof that the slip was legit: the Nexus Player has now launched on the Google Store in the UK for £79. A couple of new Android Wear accessories have also landed in the store today though, including a Sony SmartWatch 3 watch band and a standalone charger for the Asus ZenWatch.

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Sony announces Xperia Z4 tablet w/ 10.1-inch 2K display & mid-range Xperia M4 smartphone

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Sony this morning announced their latest entry into the tablet market with a super-slim device called the Xperia Z4 Tablet, as well as an update to the mid-range Xperia M smartphone series, the Xperia M4. The former claims to be the world’s slimmest 10-inch tablet, packs a 2K-resolution display, and has the Snapdragon 810 (the chip in many of this year’s flagship smartphones) built inside. The Xperia M4 is a “no compromises” smartphone that packs waterproofing with some decent spec bumps.

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Sony SmartEyeglass goes on pre-order in UK and Germany, available for sale in March

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Sony’s heads-up display competitor to Google Glass, SmartEyeglass, is now available for pre-order by developers and enterprise customers in the United Kingdom and Germany. The head-mounted wearable was first shown to the world in January of 2014, and now, just about a year later, Sony is finally ready to start shipping a “Developer Edition” of the device. A wider full sale of the device in many countries is slated to begin in March. Read more

Stainless steel version of Sony’s SmartWatch 3 goes on sale this week, no word yet on price

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The stainless steel version of Sony’s SmartWatch 3 will go on sale around the world “from this week,”says Sony in a blog post.

The new model has the same innards as the original silicon-cased version launched last September, with the same 1.6-inch 320×320 display, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. The steel model will also retain the same IP68-standard waterproofing, making it safe even against complete immersion in water for up to 30 minutes …  Read more

Sony’s CES 2015 live stream kicks off in 15 minutes, here’s where you can watch it

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Sony is about to start its CES 2015 press conference, which will undoubtedly provide a look at the company’s next-gen mobile devies, among other products. If you want to watch the event live, Sony will be providing a live stream on its website. We’ve embedded it below for your convenience.

As usual, 9to5Google will be covering all of the major announcements for the event as well.

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