Sony Xperia Z5 Stories January 17, 2017

Sony begins Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium [Update: Xperia Z3+]

Update 1/18: As expected, 2015’s Sony Xperia Z3+ is beginning to receive Android 7.0 Nougat with the same 32.3.A.0.372 build.

While Nougat nearly doubled in usage over the last month, the latest version of Android is still only on .7% of devices. However, the continued flood of updates from OEMs should help, with Sony being the latest to release Android 7.0 for the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium.

Sony Xperia Z5 Stories June 18, 2016


Sony’s Android smartphones have never truly been the best of the best, but picking up an Xperia from time to time has always been something I’ve enjoyed. Now in 2016, Sony has ditched their Xperia Z lineup in favor of the new Xperia X lineup. This new line brings a lot of changes, but is it worth your attention? I’ve been using Sony’s Xperia X for the past several days now, and here are some of my thoughts on it.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Stories May 31, 2016

Sony brings its budget-friendly Xperia E5 to the market

In the myriad of flagship devices that get announced almost every month, we tend to forget that a big chunk of Android customers comprises people that care little about all the fancy features higher-end devices carry, and mostly need a tool to get a few things done.

That’s the market Sony is targeting with its latest handset. After quickly retracting all mentions of the Xperia E5 from social media briefly after unveiling it last week, the Japanese firm is officially announcing the device today

Sony Xperia Z5 Stories April 12, 2016

Sony’s over-specced Xperia Z5 Premium now comes in pink

While the biggest smartphone news of the day belongs to the HTC 10, Sony has announced that the over-specced Xperia Z5 Premium will now come in pink. Nothing has changed internally and the device will be available in select countries starting in May.

Sony Xperia Z5 Stories March 28, 2016

Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Sony Xperia Z5 being pulled following Play Store issue

Following some serious issues with performance, Sony Canada has advised its Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium customers that it is temporarily pulling the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

Sony Xperia Z5 Stories March 18, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: LG Watch Urbane $169, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact $400, Pebble Time $95, more

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LG Watch Urbane Android Wear smartwatch: $169 shipped (Reg. $200+) | eBay

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unlocked Phone: $400 shipped (Reg. $450) | Amazon

Daily Deals: Pebble Time Smartwatch $95, Hisense 55-inch 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $370, more

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones $15, more

Buy or upgrade Parallels ($49-$79) & get 7 Mac apps free: 1Password, Parallels Access, & more (Reg. $269)

2016 All-Star Mac Bundle brings together 11 high-quality apps: $20 (Orig. $263)


Headphones: Sennheiser HD7 DJ Closed Over-Ears $119 (Reg. $150+)more


Take home the Lexar JumpDrive 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $50 shipped (Reg. $80)

How-to: Use your car and an inexpensive inverter to replace the need for a home generator


Nike’s self-lacing prophecy finally comes true with the HyperAdapt 1.0

This NES-inspired backpack is the perfect carryall for any gamer

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