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Inside Innovators: Hyper Island, ‘The Digital Harvard’

Nestled into a former military prison deep in southeast Sweden sits innovative digital institute, Hyper Island. Founded by three friends in a Stockholm bar, Hyper Island is a digital school designed to help likeminded individuals stay ahead of the technological curve, evolving constantly and driven to teach students how to keep one tech-focused foot ahead …

MWC 2017 – What you can expect

The highlight of the mobile industry calendar, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is just days away and, as ever, you’re all coming with us (via the medium of the Internet). We’ll be live from the show floor bringing you all the latest news from the Sony Mobile camp, including insights into the announcements, exclusive chats and …

This new Sony Mobile service analyses food to help you make healthy choices

If you want to stay healthy there are basically two rules: exercise, and eat a balanced diet. The tech world has no shortage of solutions for the exercise part. Our very own Lifelog app helps monitor activity via your smartphone and wearable tech like SmartWatch 3 means you don’t have to have your phone with …

Welcome to the new-look Sony Xperia Blog

We’ve had a refresh over here at the Sony Mobile global news blog. What do you think? As well as looking a bit slicker you’ll notice we’ve recently started to post on some fresh new subjects. We’ll still share all the latest news and info on all things Sony Xperia™, but will also be doing …

Meet The Makers: Shinji Kanada tells us about ALKALEIDO™

When the Xperia XZ spec sheet dropped into our inbox back in September something unusual caught our eye. It seemed HQ had created an entirely new metal for this smartphone. “The back is made from high purity ALKALEIDO™ metal” it read, “adding depth, shine and brightness to the finish.” Suitably intrigued, we made it our …

How to sell unwanted gifts using your smartphone

First off, please don’t think we’re ungrateful. Perhaps two well-meaning aunts both bought the same gift. Or something came in the wrong size and the generous gifter has misplaced the receipt. Either way there is a chance many people are heading towards 2017 with a few unwanted gifts. Well help (and profit) is literally at …

Festive food photography tips with David Loftus

It’s the season of over-indulgence and with social feeds already becoming saturated with festive meals, snacks and treats, snapping the right image to ramp up those likes is getting harder and harder. To help your photos become more haute-cuisine than microwave meal, we caught up with award-winning food photographer (and go-to snapper for chef Jamie …

Theme Creator gets a festive update

Theme Creator allows anyone to create professional-looking themes on an Xperia device with zero coding skills required. Well just in time for the festive period we’ve released a seasonal update which includes all the tools you need to give your Xperia device that seasonal sparkle – along with an all-new magical theme for the holidays. …

Retro PlayStation One Theme Now Available For Sony Xperia

We’ve got an early Christmas present for Xperia Lounge users here; download an Xperia theme inspired by the original PlayStation® console for free (its normally £1.49). Despite launching over two decades ago the PlayStation remains as iconic as ever. This theme includes the circle, square, triangle, and cross icons as well as a throwback to the …

Meet The Makers: Yusuke Otani, Xperia Ear Designer

When you first get to try Xperia Ear, it is likely you’ll notice a few things. First off, it knows when it is in your ear. Pretty clever. More than that though, it is much more comfortable than you’d expect. Realising this you’ll probably start shaking you head, and jumping up and down to see …

Inside Innovators: DICE

Welcome to the first of our Inside Innovators series. We’ll be scouring the globe to take you behind the scenes of the people, places, and businesses that are developing tech to change your life (or at least make it a bit easier). First on our hit list is DICE, a UK-based gig ticketing app that …

Xperia Ear available in-store from this week

Consider yourself reminded that Xperia Ear – Sony Mobile’s intelligent personal assistant – is going to be landing in stores across the world from this week. First unveiled back at MWC in February, Xperia Ear is a whole new way to get the info you need, when you need it, all via an oh-so-small and …

Xperia Ear, Google Allo and BRAVIA 4K HDR

The weekend is so close we can almost taste it, but before you head off to enjoy yourselves, check out the latest news from the world of Sony and Android. Starting off – a heads up on Xperia Ear. Xperia Ear is your very own personal assistant. Helping you manage your day, it can send …

VR video, Android Nougat and Football Fun

Another Friday has come around! But before you dash off, make sure you take a look at what’s been going on in the world of Sony and Android this week – it’s certainly been busy! As you probably know, virtual reality is one of the hottest topics about, and Sony PlayStation ™ is always keen …

Duo – Android App of the Month

This month, taking the world by storm is Google’s brand new video calling app ‘Duo’. Sitting alongside ‘Hangouts’ and ‘Allo’ and rivalling the established likes of ‘Skype’, ‘Facetime’ and Facebook’s ‘Messenger’ app -Duo has already dominated the headlines, with users rushing to discuss its streamlined user interface.  After reading glowing reviews in the top Android …

Sony Xperia and Android 7.0, Nougat [Update]

As you’ve probably seen Google unveil Android version 7.0, Nougat we’ve seen lots of questions on our upgrade roadmap and plans – so, here goes… We will make Android 7.0, Nougat available for: Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, Xperia X Performance – …

#MissNothing – VuTheara Kham

It’s the fourth and final installment of our interviews with the creatives involved in the #MissNothing campaign. French photographer VuTheara Kham contributed some incredible photos to the project and so we spent some time getting to know her, her work and her involvement in the campaign. Who are you, where have you been and where …

Sony’s Commitment to Innovation – Xperia Concepts

Back in February at Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony Mobile Communications unveiled a new-look XperiaTM brand with the first “X” series smartphones and a vision for the future of communications, with ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world. Since the product announcements, we’ve received lots of questions about the smart …

Xperia Z5 Premium, the world’s first 4K smartphone*, now available in stunning pink

Last September we launched our Xperia Z5 series at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The series instantly impressed with its world-leading camera capabilities** and received high praise for its overall performance and new design features. Designed from the ground up as a high performance mobile device, Xperia Z5 Premium redefined mobile entertainment with the World’s first …

Sony MWC 2016 Press Conference Live Stream

MWC 2016 has begun! The entire industry has descended upon Barcelona for the world’s premier mobile technology conference and Sony, of course, is right here at the centre of the action. We’ve got some huge announcements, some exciting news, and all sorts of great extras for Sony fans. #SonyMWC really kicks off this morning at 8.30am …