Sony Stories September 12

Sony Xperia Stream adds Ethernet, HDMI, cooling fan, and more to Xperia 1 IV

Xperia Stream, the latest gaming-focused accessory from Sony’s mobile division, makes the Xperia 1 IV ready for pro gamers, with help from a cooling fan and a ton of ports.

Sony Stories September 7

Sony teases Android gaming ambitions that probably won’t revive the Xperia Play

With Android gaming on a major upswing as of late, Sony is preparing to announce new “gaming gear” that unfortunately still doesn’t look like the Xperia Play sequel we’ve been waiting for.

Sony Stories June 29

After announcing a partnership with Leica to tune optics, Xiaomi has teamed up with Sony on the massive 1-inch IMX989 sensor, which is set to be utilized by the Xiaomi 12 S Ultra.

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Sony Stories May 26

Sony isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to mobile games, but the company has brought some of its PlayStation IP to Android and iOS in the past. This week, Sony confirmed much bigger plans for mobile.

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Sony Stories May 18

Google announced its Pixel Buds Pro recently, but they’re still a few weeks out. If you’re in need of the Assistant integration, smart features, and active noise cancellation today, Sony LinkBuds S might be exactly what you need.

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Sony Stories May 12

Leaked many times in the last few weeks, the Sony Wh-1000XM5 headphones have become a much-anticipated update to Sony’s line of wireless noise-canceling headphones. Today, Sony officially announced the WH-1000XM5 with improved features and a new design for $399.

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Sony Stories May 5

Sony XM5 retail packaging confirms less battery life than originally thought and Google Assistant

Last week we saw leaked official-looking images that showed off the sleek new design of the upcoming Sony XM5s, along with information suggesting that the battery life of these new headphones would reach 40 hours. Even newer leaks of retail packaging suggest otherwise.

Sony Stories April 28

Sony WH-1000XM5 look to introduce a new design to the Assistant-equipped ANC headphones

Since the release of Sony’s wireless over-ear headphones, we’ve been excited to see how the company tackles a new generation of Google Assistant-powered cans. Well, that two-year wait seems to be almost over as some highly-detailed images have surfaced showcasing the – what we expect Sony to call – new WH-1000XM5s.

Sony’s relaunched and reinvigorated Xperia line is set to gain new phones very soon as the Japanese firm has confirmed a May 11 launch event for new hardware.

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Sony Stories April 25

Sony LinkBuds S apparently borrow Pixel Buds vent to offer noise cancellation and open sound

Sony’s unique LinkBuds doubled down on the idea of open sound in earbuds, but it seems their sibling may go for a more balanced approach. A leak claims to show off the “Sony LinkBuds S,” which have a vent similar to Google’s Pixel Buds.

Sony Stories March 11

Sony Xperia Ace 3 leaks, shows off one of the few remaining small Android phones

Smartphones are big now. Even as bezels have shrunk in recent years, smartphones have only kept getting bigger and bigger, to the point where even Google’s Pixel lineup, which was once notorious for offering at least one compact device, is now headlined by two of the biggest devices on the market. Sony, though, seems to want to keep the small Android smartphone alive with its recently-leaked Xperia Ace 3.

Sony Stories March 8

A series of renders for the Xperia 10 IV hints that Sony is keeping things familiar with the design of the mid-ranger.

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Sony Stories March 4

Truly wireless earbuds have a variety of use cases, but their small and portable form factor have, for me, always been a great fit for ambient audio. That’s a purpose that most brands have basically ignored, short of Google’s Pixel Buds. The new Sony LinkBuds go all-in on mixing your music with the surrounding world, and I’ve been waiting years for these to exist.

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Sony Stories March 3

Sony has now started rolling out Android 12 to 2019’s Xperia 1 II and the previous flagship Xperia Pro having previously updated the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III late last month.

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Sony Stories March 1

Sony is finally starting to roll out a VRR (variable refresh rate) update to its line of Bravia XR processor-driven TVs. This change comes close to a year after the company promised the update to users.

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Sony Stories February 28

The first 3D renders of the Sony Xperia 1 IV have been shared and showcase a practically identical design and look to last year’s impressive Xperia 1 III.

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Sony Stories February 15

There are a lot of users out there who don’t mind setting their earbuds to ambient mode and going on with their lives. With the Sony Link Buds, that seems to be the main focus.

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Sony Stories January 11

Sony Xperia 5 III starts shipping in the US, just in time for its Android 12 update

Sony is far from a bit name in the United States when it comes to smartphones, but the company’s Xperia lineup usually has a least a few options available in the US market. This week, Sony has finally started shipping the Xperia 5 III in the US with pricing from $999.

Sony Stories January 7

After Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, Motorola and, of course, Google have detailed their specific Android 12 rollouts it’s now the turn of Sony explaining what Xperia owners can expect within the system upgrade.

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Sony Stories January 4

Sony Electronics' 2022 BRAVIA XR TV Lineup

Sony is perhaps the longest partner for Android TV and Google TV, and the company’s latest Bravia lineup is bringing mini-LED, new and improved OLED tech, and a neat new “Bravia Cam.”

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Sony Stories December 15, 2021

Sony’s small but precise smartphone lineup seemingly slips under the radar, which is a shame as the Xperia 1 III is an incredible feat in many ways.

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Sony Stories October 26, 2021

Sony Xperia Pro-I has a sensor based on the company’s mirrorless cameras for $1,800 [U]

Sony is a name that’s rarely thought of in today’s mobile phone landscape, but the company continues to keep pushing along with new devices year after year. Following the launch of its super-expensive Sony Xperia Pro last year, the “Pro-I” has gone official with a bigger, better camera and a new “Vlog Monitor.”

Update: This article has been updated to include official details following a previous leak.

Sony Stories April 28, 2021

Sony pulled a profit on its Xperia smartphones for the first time since 2017

The smartphone world keeps consolidating into just a handful of major brands, and frankly, Sony is not one of the brands we thought we’d still be talking about in 2021. Unexpectedly, though, Sony just managed to squeeze out a profit on Xperia phones for the first time in a few years recently.

Sony Stories April 26, 2021

After making its debut earlier this week, the latest version of the Android TV homescreen is expanding to a major part. The Android TV “Discover” homescreen is now rolling out to Sony Bravia TVs.

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Sony Stories April 14, 2021

Xperia 5 and 10 III complete Sony’s 2021 smartphone lineup

Alongside the Xperia 1 III, Sony also officially launched the Xperia 5 III and Xperia 10 III to complete the Japanese firm’s smartphone lineup for 2021.

Sony has just unveiled the firm’s 2021 flagship, the Xperia 1 III, with some pretty notable hardware, including what is the first 120Hz 4K display on an Android smartphone.

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Sony Stories March 30, 2021

After launching on the new Chromecast last year, Google TV is seeing its first expansion. Sony Bravia TVs are now available in the United States with Google TV on board.

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Sony Stories March 9, 2021

Sony’s efforts in the mobile space over the past few years may have been a mixed bag overall, but the Xperia 5 II — and Xperia 5 prior — is easily the best in recent memory for a number of reasons.

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Sony Stories January 27, 2021

[Update: Xperia 10 II] Android 11 begins rolling out for Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5

After announcing the Android 11 roadmap for devices including the original Xperia 1 and 5, Sony has now started the official rollout of the OS upgrade for both devices.

Sony Stories January 26, 2021

Sony’s smartphone lineup has not been particularly successful, especially in the United States, but now the company is trying something new. The Sony Xperia Pro is a phone made for professionals, and it comes in with a cost of $2,500.

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Sony Stories January 24, 2021

Small phones are likely making a comeback thanks to Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini, and as it turns out, one of the most popular is being revived, too. According to the reliable @OnLeaks, Sony is bringing back the Xperia Compact for 2021.

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Sony Stories January 21, 2021

Sony may still be struggling to maintain a foothold in the smartphone space, but that isn’t stopping the release of new devices. Renders of the upcoming Sony Xperia 10 III have been shared online showcasing a familiar design and hinting at some internal inclusions.

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Sony Stories January 7, 2021

Sony has been using Google’s Android TV platform for over six years now, but going into 2021, the company is making an adjustment. On all of its new releases going forward, Sony will adopt the new Google TV interface that was first launched with the latest Chromecast.

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Sony Stories December 14, 2020

After confirming the official Android 11 road map in recent weeks, Sony has now set the ball rolling with the OS upgrade now heading out for Xperia 1 II devices.

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Sony Stories October 26, 2020

Sony’s new PS5 controller works with Android but not without some issues

Google might have its own gaming platform but there is no end of simmering interest in the upcoming PS5. As review units go out, we now know that the PS5 controller works with Android right out of the box.

Sony Stories October 14, 2020

Apple TV+ has been around for nearly a year at this point and, back at the service’s launch, the Apple TV app was confirmed to be coming to Sony’s Android TV models. Following a false start earlier this year, that app is finally available starting today.

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Sony begins rolling out Android Pie to 30 older TV models

Sony has confirmed that it will be rolling out Android Pie to 30 of its older-generation Bravia and non-Bravia smart TVs from 2016 or later.

Sony Stories September 22, 2020

Sony Xperia Play 2 prototype gives us a glimpse at the canceled gaming phone

Years after the original Sony Xperia Play was let out to pasture, an alleged Xperia Play 2 prototype has surfaced online showing what appears to be the canceled gaming-focused smartphone.

Sony Stories September 17, 2020

Sony has officially announced a follow-up to last year’s Xperia 5 in the form of the Xperia 5 II, which comes with some notable upgrades.

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Sony Stories August 26, 2020

A few days after releasing an exclusive Japan-only Xperia 1 II model, Sony has unveiled the Xperia 8 Lite — another Japanese exclusive smartphone.

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Sony Stories June 12, 2020

Sony brings overdue Android TV Oreo update to its 2015 Bravia 4K models

Sony has been one of the biggest partners for Google’s Android TV platform for years now, but it can sometimes be pretty slow when it comes to updates. Now, a couple of years after it was released, Sony is finally rolling out Android TV Oreo to some of its oldest Bravia models.

Sony Stories May 25, 2020

[Update: Launching July 24] Sony Xperia 1 II pre-orders open in US starting at $1,198, still ‘coming soon’

As Sony struggles to maintain any sort of foothold in the smartphone market, it’s probably some sort of good news that the Xperia II has opened for pre-orders in the US.

Sony Stories May 21, 2020

May 2020 security patch now rolling out for Sony Xperia 1, 5, XZ2, and XZ3

Sony is now pushing out the May 2020 security patch for a series of Xperia devices including the Xperia 1, Xperia 5, the XZ2, and XZ3.

Sony Stories May 8, 2020

Sony Xperia 10 series gets its Android 10 update w/ March security patch

Last year, Sony revamped its smartphone design with the Xperia 10 and Xperia 1, two new smartphones that introduced 21:9 displays and interesting designs. Now Sony is rolling out Android 10 for its mid-range Xperia 10 series.

Sony Stories April 16, 2020

Netflix certifies more Android smartphones from Oppo, Sony, and Xiaomi

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services in the world, but it can be a little picky with what hardware it can run on. This week, Netflix has added HD and HDR10 support to a handful of devices from Oppo, Sony, and Xiaomi.

Sony Stories February 24, 2020

The Sony Xperia 10 II is an updated mid-ranger w/ Snapdragon 665, 4GB RAM, more

Alongside the Xperia 1 II, Sony has also updated its lineup by announcing the Xperia 10 II (or Mark 2).

Sony has officially announced the Xperia 1 II (or Mark 2) even despite the cancellation of its MWC 2020 appearance due to coronavirus concerns.

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Sony Stories February 20, 2020

The Sony Xperia L4 is a budget phone w/ 21:9 notched display, triple camera, and Android Pie

Sony has officially launched the budget-friendly Xperia L4 which might actually be an interesting entry into the affordable Android smartphone space.

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