Android

Five Sony XperiaTM smartphones recognized under Android Enterprise Recommended program

Quick update for our enterprise users: Sony Mobile has five Xperia smartphones approved under the new “Android Enterprise Recommended program” – an initiative that helps businesses select, deploy and manage the Android devices and services best suited to meet their needs. Through rigorous Google testing, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA2 …

The 2018 Google Play Indie Games Contest

Since we picked up our XZ1 at IFA last year, we haven’t been able to stop playing games on it. The super-speedy Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 keeps games running smoothly while Sony display and audio tech keep games looking and sounding great. Now with a trip to MWC in Barcelona coming up, this feels like the …

The Journey of an Android Software Rollout

Besides new smartphone announcements, the most-read articles here on our blog are those that include info on all things Android. We’re Xperia users ourselves (obviously) and know how exciting it is to have a shiny new version of Android breathe new life into your device. Whilst we’ve made positive strides over the past couple of …

Xperia and Android™ 8.0 Oreo

Just as you’ve likely seen Google unveil Android™ 8.0 Oreo*, here at Sony we’ve seen lots of questions on our upgrade roadmap and plans – so, here goes… We will make Android 8.0, Oreo available for: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 …

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 – …