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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 …