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Leak Shows Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra with Ultra Thick Bezels

Leak Shows Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra with Ultra Thick Bezels
It seems that Sony is working on its XA1 Ultra successor. The phone will be named as the Xperia XA2 Ultra, and feature the model number H4233 as per Malaysia's SIRIM product certification system.

The latest leak from Chinese social website weibo shows the Xperia XA2 Ultra in full glory. The picture confirms the return of thick bezels on top and bottom of the XA2.

According to Geekbench listing, XA2 Ultra will come equipped with another 6-inch 1080p display, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 630 processor, and 64GB of storage. It is expected to feature a 21MP rear camera, 15MP front-facing camera, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Official List of Xperia Smartphones getting Android 8.0 Oreo

Sony has announced the list of Xperia Smartphones getting Android 8.0 Oreo. The update will be available for the below list of Xperia Smartphones
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Xperia Touch and Xperia XA1 Plus
  • (Xperia XZ1 & Xperia XZ1 Compact will launch on Android Oreo)
That said, Sony may add new devices to the above list as the company plans to bring this major update to as many of our devices as possible.

Sony Xperia X Gets a New Concept Update Based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Sony Xperia X Gets a New Concept Update Based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Sony developers have been doing a great job until now as they are releasing a new Concept update for the Sony Xperia X users. Concept developers are looking to release an update based on the Android 7.1.2. The update will start rolling out next week. 

Developers have been working on the update right from the day when Google released the update for Google Pixel and Pixel XL. You might be wondering what's new in the OS! Well here's the official changelog: 

  • Improved fingerprint swipe performance
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • Battery usage alerts
  • Other fixes

As seen on the other Pixel devices, this update will also come with various bug fixes. And developers claim that they haven't gone through any major issues so far. 

However, they claim that some users might come across some Wi-Fi related issues, which can be fixed through a factory reset of the phone. 

Sony Xperia XZs, the Successor to Xperia XZ With 'Motion Eye' Camera Launched in India at Rs. 49,990




Sony India has launched its latest flagship phone in India, the Sony Xperia XZs, which is an incremental upgrade to last year's Xperia XZ. The Xperia XZs is the industry's first smartphone to shoot slow motion videos at 960fps. The new Xperia XZs is priced at Rs. 49,990 in India and can be purchased from April 11 in all the offline retail stores and online site, Flipkart. 

The Sony Xperia XZs comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD panel, and is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expandable via microSD card. 



The XZs comes with 19MP Exmor RS memory stacked sensor that has the capability of recording slow motion videos at 960fps. The phone also has hybrid autofocus and can record video of 4K resolution. The Xperia XZs has a front-facing camera of 13MP for videos and selfies. 

The phone has unimetal body design and comes with 4G LTE, VoLTE support. It boots Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and is armed with. 2900mAh battery that has support for QuickCharge 3.0 technology. The Xperia XZs also has IP68 certification. 

These are 2017 Sony Xperia Smartphones!

These are 2017 Sony Xperia Smartphones!


We're just a few days away from new phones for 2017, but thanks to multiple leaks and rumors, we already know what the upcoming devices are going to look like.

Sony is expected to announce two presumably Xperia handsets by the model number G3112 and G3121 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 on February 27th.



Now, the latest leaked image by Evan Blass (@evleaks) shows the upcoming Sony Xperia Smartphones in fully glory!


These are 2017 Sony Xperia Smartphones!
The above image shows different 2017 Sony Smartphones in different colors and design, which looks absolutely stunning. Other than that, we don't have any information regarding Specifications and naming of these devices. 

Sony Sends Out Invites To MWC 2017 Event: Mid-range Xperia Phones Expected

Sony Sends Out Invites To MWC 2017 Event: Mid-range Xperia Phones Expected


Sony has just sent invites to the press for an event during MWC in Barcelona. The invite shows #SonyMWC tag and says the company will unveil new products on February 27th.

According to Xperia Blog, Sony is expected to launch at least two new mid-range Xperia Smartphones at the event. 

Leaked Image of 2017 Xperia X reveal ultra-thin bezel

According to rumors, Sony is planning to announce two presumably Xperia handsets by the model number G3112 and G3121 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, which set to take place between February 27 and March 2.

One of the phones to be announced next month could be the Xperia XZ (2017), which was leaked a couple of weeks back. Another one is likely to be "Xperia X 2017", which was leaked earlier today!


Leaked Image of 2017 Xperia X reveal ultra-thin bezel

The Above Image shows front of 2017 Sony-branded Smartphone. According Slashleaks, the device is probably New Xperia X 2017.

Via: Phonearena | Source: Slashleaks

Leaked Image shows 2017 Sony's futuristic phone with no side bezels

Leaked Image shows 2017 Sony's Xperia XZ 2017 phone with no side bezels 

Leaked Image shows 2017 Sony's futuristic phone with no side bezels
Sony Concept Phone by Babaksoren


Leaked Blurred and Cropped Image, giving us a glimpse of a 2017 Sony-branded phone that featured virtually no side bezels.

The Below Image shows front panel with camera, proximity sensor and speaker of 2017 Sony-branded Smartphone. According Slashleaks, the device is probably Xperia XZ 2017.


Via:- /LEAKS

Android 7.0 Nougat Officially rolling out for Xperia XZ & Xperia X Performance

Android 7.0 Nougat Officially rolling out for Xperia XZ & Xperia X Performance


Sony has finally started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its supported Android Smartphones. 

Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance are the first eligible Sony Smartphones to get Android 7.0 Nougat update via OTA.



Here are the new features of Android Nougat update for Sony Smartphones-


  • Multi-window support – multitasking made easy; run two apps simultaneously and double tap to switch between each
  • Longer battery life – do more for longer, with improved battery life powered by Google & Sony Xperia
  • Messaging – more ways to tell your story with our latest Messaging app, enabling you to share videos and audio with a few taps
  • Manual camera settings control – all-new manual focus and shutter speed controls, now available for Xperia X Performance
  • Home screen – a smarter and more personal Xperia home screen, with Google Now integration


The OTA rollout has just begun, So it might take some time to reach your country!

Source:- Sony



How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Xperia SP

How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Xperia SP

Google Android 7.0 Nougat is Official and is now available for Supported Devices. Developers have also started working to Port Android Nougat for their beloved devices.



Well You can Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat Custom Rom on Xperia SP. The AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Custom Rom is based on Android 7.0.0_r1 build.

Thanks to Adrian DC (Xda developer) for his hard work.


Screenshots-

How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Xperia SP


Note- 


  • We TechDroider Team is not responsible for any damage to your Smartphone.
  • This is a Custom Rom is not stable and might contain few bugs, so try it on your own Risk.
  • Major Bugs Include- Cam-recorder not working.



How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Xperia SP-


1.Download the  AOSP ( Nougat 7.0 )  Zip and GApps from below.

2.Make sure Your Smartphone has 50% of battery. 

3. Put your Xperia SP in recovery mode (TWRP 3.0 Recommended) (Pressing volume up + home button + power button)

4. Clear data, Clear cache, Clear system.

5. Select Install zip from sdcard and select AOSP 7.0 ( Downloaded zip ). 

6. Reboot to recovery.

7. Install GApps.

8. Reboot your Device.

If you find any problems or bugs, feel free to visit xda thread .


Downloads -

Android Nougat 7.0.0_r1 build (AOSP) and files 


Download Here

Official List of Sony Xperia Devices getting Android 7.0 Nougat



Google has just revealed Android 7.0 Nougat and it's the sweetest Android ever. The Firmware is now up for supported Nexus Devices.


Also Read-


Sony has also unveiled the roadmap and plans of upgrading their Smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat and Here's the Official List of Sony Xperia Devices getting Android 7.0 Nougat.


  • Xperia Z3+
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia XA
  • Xperia XA Ultra
  • Xperia X Performance

You can expect the Android 7.0 Nougat Update for above listed device very soon. Also, Sony will be providing new Sony features & functionality and the improvements along with Android 7.0 Nougat Update.


Source- Sony

Excluding Nexus, Motorola was the Fastest to Push Updates

New Reports by Apteligent shows that Motorola was the fastest in terms of Updating Their Smartphones in the US ( Excluding Nexus Smartphones ), while ZTE was the slowest in Rolling Out the Updates.



Excluding Nexus, Motorola was the Fastest to Push Updates

As You can see in Above Graph, Excluding Nexus Devices, Motorola was the fastest to Update their Smartphones to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Following Motorola, LG also proved to be fastest in rolling out updates.



This New Reports also shows that After Sony, Motorola Smartphones crashed the least while ZTE Smartphones Have the highest Crash Rate.


Excluding Nexus, Motorola was the Fastest to Push Updates

Altogether, After Nexus, Motorola proves to be the best in Software updates and Stability of Devices.



Source-Apteligent |via- AndroidAuthority

Sony's next flagship, Xperia F8331 leaked in full glory

Sony's next flagship , Xperia F8331 leaked in full glory

GSMArena  just got some exclusive Images of Sony's Next Flagship i.e Sony Xperia F8331. The Smartphone seems to have an amazingly different design from other Sony Smartphones .



The Front of Xperia F8331 features probably a 5 inch Display , front-facing stereo speakers and the NFC antenna near the earpiece .


Sony's next flagship , Xperia F8331 leaked in full glory


The Device has a USB C at bottom and a Headphone jack at the top . 


Sony's next flagship , Xperia F8331 leaked in full glory


The Back of the device features a dual-led flash camera and brushed metal design . 


Sony's next flagship , Xperia F8331 leaked in full glory


Sony might reveal this Smartphone later this year during IFA . 



Source - GSMArena


New Xperia E5


Sony just announced its new mid-range phone, and it's all about the price!

The phone comes with a 5" HD screen (720p only), a Mediatek CPU with 1.5GB of RAM a 13/5MP shooter set up. This also includes a front facing flash! Sony's UI comes on top of marshmallow, and the UI looks very nice. There's also the promise of 2-day battery life, powered by a 2700mAH battery.


The phone will come in black and white, and will be released in Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East for around $225. 

What do you think? Is the Xperia E5 the one for you?

Sony Releases Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Concept Users

Sony has released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update for the users who are running Concept firmware for  Android Beta trial . 



The update is only available for Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact .



The update is rolling via ota for users who are running Concept firmware . Android 6.0.1 Comes with many changes and fixes over Android 6.0 Marshmallow .




via - Xperiablog

Xperia Marshmallow Concept Firmware allows you to delete preinstalled apps

Sony has released a new concept Marshmallow firmware for Xperia Devices . The new concept has build number :- MDB08M.Z1.2178-somc .

This new firmware contains new Album , Email and Home launcher apps , also it comes with many bug fixes over previous firmware .



Along with these changes , This concept also features -


  • Change Icon Appearance ( Framed , Glass , Round )
  • Automatic unlock (pin code)
  • Audio enhancement
  • Better Camera Software
  • New Album , Email and Home Launcher application and more ...

[AOSP] How to Install/Update Xperia Z2 to Android Marshmallow

Android Marshmallow is now official and Its only available for Few devices officially . Android 6.0 Marshmallow Sources are out so developers can easily make Marshmallow Roms for the compatible devices .




Now you can unofficially update Sony Xperia Z2 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow ( AOSP ) . Thanks to adrianom ( XDA developer ) For making 6.0 Marshmallow for Sony Xperia Z2 .



This Rom has some bugs so it is not suitable for daily use , so however you can flash this custom rom on Sony Xperia Z2 for testing Android 6.0 Marshmallow .



Screenshots -




Prerequisite - 
  • You must be have rooted Sony Xperia Z2 .
  • You should have TWRP 2.8.6.2 and higher on Sony Xperia Z2 . 

How to update Sony Xperia Z2 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow - 




Step 1. Download AOSP 6.0.0_r1 Custom Build From below .

Step 2. Boot to TWRP recovery .

Step 3. Wipe System , Data , Cache and Dakvik Cache ,

Step 4. Select Install Zip from SDcard and Select AOSP 6.0 Marshmallow zip that you downloaded following Step 1 .

Step 5. Reboot !

Downloads -

AOSP 6.0.0_r1 for Sony Xperia Z2 - Download Here 



OTA RoadMaps for Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

As few days earlier Google has Finally announced Android 5.0 Lollipop with the awesome Material design . Apart from the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop , Google has also announced new Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9 devices , which will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop preloaded .

Google has announced yesterday only that the Nexus 9 will be the first device that will be available on November 3rd with Android Lollipop . Here are the RoadMaps for devices  that will get Android Lollipop OTA update -



1. Motorola -

Motorola devices will be the first to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop Updates , Motorola devices will start recieving Updates from 2nd week of  November till December , Here are the list of  devices that will get Updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop -

Moto X (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
Moto G (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
Moto G with 4G LTE
Moto E
Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini


2. Samsung -

Samsung has already made a developer preview firmware of Android 5.0 Lollipop , which is currently in testing stage .

Also read - How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 with Official Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung will roll out OTA updates of Android Lollipop in late December or January for the devices -

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy S4 
Samsung Galaxy Note 3



3. HTC 

HTC has already announced before the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop that they will provide the update ASAP to their devices , Apart from Google play edition devices which will get update in November and December , These Devices with Sense UI will get update in Late January to March -

HTC One (M7)
HTC One (M8)
HTC One (E8)
HTC One (M7) dual-SIM
HTC One (M8) dual-SIM
Desire Eye
Butterfly 2 
One mini 2
Desire 816
One mini
Butterfly S
One Max 


4. Sony 

Sony has the same crieteria as of HTC , first the update will roll out for Google play edition devices and after that the Xperia Z series -

Xperia Z
Xperia ZL
Xperia ZR
Xperia Tablet Z
Xperia Z1
Xperia Z1S
Xperia Z Ultra
Xperia Z1 Compact
Xperia Z2
Xperia Z2 Tablet
Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3v
Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Nominated Devices That are Getting android 5.0 Update

Today , Google is Going to reveal Android 5.0 name , features and Its interface at Google I/O 2014 . Many devices will get android 5.0 update , But some devices even are waiting for Kitkat update only , For them Android 5.0 update is like a far dream ( micromax , xolo ).






So here are The list of Nominated Devices Which are Finally Going to Get android 5.0 Update -


Samsung -

1. Samsung galaxy s5 
2. Samsung galaxy Note 3
3. Samsung galaxy s4 
4. Samsung galaxy s4 mini
5. Samsung galaxy note 2


Motorola -

1. Motorola Moto X
2. Motorola Moto G
3. Motorola Moto E

Google -


1. Nexus 5
2. Nexus 7
3. Nexus 4


Micromax - 

There is no information that Micromax Devices will get or not . Probably they will not get because Micromax Will only launch Android 5.0 with any new device . No old device will get 5.0 update .

Xolo -  


There is no information that Xolo Devices will get or not .

Sony -

1. Xperia Z
2. Xperia Zl
3. Xperia M2
4. Xperia E1
5. Xperia ZR
6. Xperia T2 Ultra 


Gionee - 

1. According to sources for Now E7 mini is nominated .

Upgrade Sony Xperia Z , Xperia ZL ,Xperia M2,Xperia E1, Xperia ZR, Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia Tablet Z WITH OFFICIAL android 4.4 kitkat update

After the release of android 4.4. kitkat all the companies are making android 4.4 kitkat for their smartphone . Samsung company has already started rolling android 4.4.2 kitkat updates via ota and has updated many devices . Also many companies like xolo , Motorola and Nokia has updated their devices with android 4.4.2 kitkat updates .

Finally sony usedrs can proudlyt say that they are updating their smartphones via android 4.4.2 kitkat updates . Today Sony has announced that the updates will start rolling from today and will update the android device to android 4.4.2 Kitkat update .

Features of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update for Sony Xperia device -

1.Improved Performance and user interface
2.New status bar , New notification bar , Live wallpapers and wallpapers .
3. New designed apps - Messaging app , Email , Smart Social camera and Battery Stamina mode
4.Xperia Themes support
5. New UI of many apps and much more 

Also a good news of Xperia M2 , Xperia E1 And Xperia T2 Ultra , they will receive android 4.4.2 kitkat update in few upcoming months .

You can Download and Install Update using Ota or Find more here -


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