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Open, Youth and Mobile Phone winners revealed for 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition

Open, Youth and Mobile Phone winners revealed for 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition

Winning images to be shown at Somerset House, London 24 April – 10 May Inaugural Mobile Phone Award winner chosen by the public with a staggering 6,718 votes Images available at press.worldphoto.org or Image.net TUESDAY 31st MARCH:  The Open and Youth winners along with the inaugural Mobile Phone winner of the world’s biggest photography competition, […]

Tablet entertainment perfected with Sony’s new Xperia™ Z4 Tablet

Tablet entertainment perfected with Sony’s new Xperia™ Z4 Tablet

Barcelona, 2nd March 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet2 – Xperia™ Z4 Tablet. Delivering a best in class entertainment experience thanks to the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the […]

Where are you? The answer might be more complicated than you think

Where are you? The answer might be more complicated than you think

“4 billion” – that’s the number of people who, according to Giles Rhys Jones are missing out because the global system of addresses doesn’t work. Jones works at what3words, April’s app of the month, and we caught up with him before the Easter break to understand how this is possible and what he plans to […]

Sony World Photography Awards pick a top 20 & open the voting in its inaugural Mobile Phone award

Sony World Photography Awards pick a top 20 & open the voting in its inaugural Mobile Phone award

Back in January the WPO announced that it was launching a brand new category for its 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, a category that we at Sony Mobile were quite excited about – a dedicated award for photography shot on a mobile phone. Well, after just four weeks and more than 10,200 entries a judging […]

Award winning photographer captures the Everyday Extraordinary in Barcelona

Award winning photographer captures the Everyday Extraordinary in Barcelona

You may remember back in August we sent award-winning WPO photographer Myriam Meloni to capture some of the scenes at Spain’s renowned food festival, La Tomatina. Well, seeing as we’re at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Myriam’s adopted hometown since she moved from Italy, we thought we’d catch up with her again to see how she’s […]

Xperia Photo Academy part 4: Background Defocus

Xperia Photo Academy part 4: Background Defocus

After a few weeks respite, it’s time for another Xperia Photo Academy tutorial, this time ‘focusing’ (excuse the pun) on our native Xperia app, Background Defocus. Our first three tutorials were held by internationally renowned photographers J.N. Silva, Ben Thomas and Greg Funnell who each shared their expertise in low light, perspective and contrast photography. […]

A day in the Lifelog - what the stats show

A day in the Lifelog - what the stats show

Ever since we launched the first of our new smart wearable devices (SmartBand SWR10) back in 2014 we’ve been using data to help us understand how people are using them. The data gives us fantastic insight into the features our customers like to use and what they might want to see brought into new / […]

SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 available from March

SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 available from March

Over the last few months our SmartEyeglass prototype has been one of the most talked about smart eyewear concepts – today the project takes a major step forward, as we announce both commercialisation and launch from March 2015. The SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will give developers access to both the physical sample and official supporting […]

Continuing our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact & Xperia Z Ultra

Continuing our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact & Xperia Z Ultra

Our Android 5.0, Lollipop upgrade continues from today for Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra, and next week for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 (and both dual SIM variants) – rolling out to markets worldwide*. After that, it’s the original Xperia Z Series; Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia […]

Continuing our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Continuing our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Our Android 5.0, Lollipop upgrade continues from today for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and next week for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet – now rolling out to further markets worldwide*. We’re also pretty excited to confirm that Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 will also receive Lollipop… stay […]

[UPDATE] Starting our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z3 Compact

[UPDATE] Starting our Android 5.0, Lollipop rollout: Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z3 Compact

UPDATE: First scripts for Android 5.0; Lollipop are now rolling from today for Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet & Z3 Tablet Compact We’re starting our Android 5.0, Lollipop upgrade from today for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. You’ll see the upgrade hit first devices in the Nordics and Baltics, continuing to further markets, for more Xperia […]

Crowd & Cloud gaming with LittleBigPlanet 3 & PS4 Remote Play

Crowd & Cloud gaming with LittleBigPlanet 3 & PS4 Remote Play

The “wisdom of crowds” says that the many are smarter than the few – but can they be better at gaming too? That’s what our French team set out to discover when they built a crowd (and cloud)-controlled robot that will play LittleBigPlanetTM 3 remotely… in every sense of the word. To celebrate the launch of […]

Sony sets the new mid-range standard with Xperia™ M4 Aqua

Sony sets the new mid-range standard with Xperia™ M4 Aqua

Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, 2nd March 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today refocused its mid-range device strategy with the introduction of Xperia™ M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. “Xperia M4 Aqua represents our renewed mid-range focus – with no compromises” […]

Xperia™ E4g – the easy-to-use, speedy smartphone with Sony quality

Xperia™ E4g – the easy-to-use, speedy smartphone with Sony quality

London, 24th February 2015 – Earlier this month, Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) introduced Xperia™ E4; the affordable, easy-to-use smartphone with great battery life – in a quality Sony design. Now, Sony unveils the exciting Xperia™ E4g smartphone, offering the same ease-of-use and powerful battery performance – with fast 4G LTE connectivity. “Xperia E4 set […]

Unlock entertainment and endless fun with Sony’s new Xperia™ E4

Unlock entertainment and endless fun with Sony’s new Xperia™ E4

London, 10th February 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces its new Xperia™ E4 smartphone, offering ease-of-use, big screen entertainment and powerful battery performance in a high-quality yet affordable design. “With Xperia E4, we wanted to offer people some of the premium Sony features they have come to expect – with unparalleled ease […]

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Sony World Photography Awards, Spider-man & Ford Explorer gets a Sony revamp

By now we’re sure you’re more than familiar with the Sony World Photography Awards – one of the world’s leading photography competitions presented by the World Photography Organisation and Sony. Last night, at the beautiful Somerset House, a host of the world’s best amateur and professional photographers gathered to celebrate this year’s Sony World Photography […]

Xperia Lounge, Stephen King, Screen Gems & …Octography?

Xperia Lounge, Stephen King, Screen Gems & …Octography?

We’ll start this week’s roundup by making sure you’re all aware of the latest Xperia Lounge 3.0.5 app update. The latest rollout brings a range of new features including a new category menu, allowing users to find experiences trailered to their own interests. In addition to categories, now all offers and competitions are available to […]

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Award winning photographer captures the Everyday Extraordinary in Barcelona

Award winning photographer captures the Everyday Extraordinary in Barcelona

You may remember back in August we sent award-winning WPO photographer Myriam Meloni to capture some of the scenes at Spain’s renowned food festival, La Tomatina. Well, seeing as we’re at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Myriam’s adopted hometown since she moved from Italy, we thought we’d catch up with her again to see how she’s […]

Unlock entertainment and endless fun with Sony’s new Xperia™ E4

Unlock entertainment and endless fun with Sony’s new Xperia™ E4

London, 10th February 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces its new Xperia™ E4 smartphone, offering ease-of-use, big screen entertainment and powerful battery performance in a high-quality yet affordable design. “With Xperia E4, we wanted to offer people some of the premium Sony features they have come to expect – with unparalleled ease […]

While you sleep, your phone could be curing Alzheimer’s disease

While you sleep, your phone could be curing Alzheimer’s disease

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Introducing Xperia™ E3: The fun and fast smartphone that brings you flagship experiences without the price tag

Introducing Xperia™ E3: The fun and fast smartphone that brings you flagship experiences without the price tag

IFA, Berlin, 3rd September 2014– Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today presents Sony’s Xperia™ E3. Xperia E3 provides unmatched entertainment with fun features including creative camera apps. Its ultra-fast performance and 4G connection also allows consumers to experience all its features in full throttle. With a quality flagship design body to complement, Xperia E3 is […]

A day in the Lifelog - what the stats show

A day in the Lifelog - what the stats show

Ever since we launched the first of our new smart wearable devices (SmartBand SWR10) back in 2014 we’ve been using data to help us understand how people are using them. The data gives us fantastic insight into the features our customers like to use and what they might want to see brought into new / […]

Tablet entertainment perfected with Sony’s new Xperia™ Z4 Tablet

Tablet entertainment perfected with Sony’s new Xperia™ Z4 Tablet

Barcelona, 2nd March 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet2 – Xperia™ Z4 Tablet. Delivering a best in class entertainment experience thanks to the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the […]

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Sony sets the new mid-range standard with Xperia™ M4 Aqua

Sony sets the new mid-range standard with Xperia™ M4 Aqua

Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, 2nd March 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today refocused its mid-range device strategy with the introduction of Xperia™ M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. “Xperia M4 Aqua represents our renewed mid-range focus – with no compromises” […]

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A day in the Lifelog - what the stats show

A day in the Lifelog - what the stats show

Ever since we launched the first of our new smart wearable devices (SmartBand SWR10) back in 2014 we’ve been using data to help us understand how people are using them. The data gives us fantastic insight into the features our customers like to use and what they might want to see brought into new / […]

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Where are you? The answer might be more complicated than you think

Where are you? The answer might be more complicated than you think

“4 billion” – that’s the number of people who, according to Giles Rhys Jones are missing out because the global system of addresses doesn’t work. Jones works at what3words, April’s app of the month, and we caught up with him before the Easter break to understand how this is possible and what he plans to […]

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Sony World Photography Awards pick a top 20 & open the voting in its inaugural Mobile Phone award

Sony World Photography Awards pick a top 20 & open the voting in its inaugural Mobile Phone award

Back in January the WPO announced that it was launching a brand new category for its 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, a category that we at Sony Mobile were quite excited about – a dedicated award for photography shot on a mobile phone. Well, after just four weeks and more than 10,200 entries a judging […]

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Your smartphones are already helping to cure breast cancer, now even more of you can help

Your smartphones are already helping to cure breast cancer, now even more of you can help

Back in January we introduced you to Folding@Home, a protein folding simulation programme set up by Dr Vijay Pande and his team at Stanford University. Initially launching in a beta version exclusively on select Xperia devices, Folding@Home set out to crowdsource processing power from people’s smartphones. The aim was to use lots (and we mean […]

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