Watch a guided video tour of the PS4’s first major system update

PS4 Update 2.0 Video

On Tuesday, Sony is finally going to roll out the first substantial update for the PS4. We've written repeatedly about the disappointing pace of system updates since launch, but firmware 2.0 should be enough to tide PS4 owners over until after the holiday season. We already covered most of new features of 2.0 in a previous post, but Sony has posted a short video of the update in action.

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Hungry? This Sony Xperia Z3 Burger Will Fulfill Your Wildest Cravings 2014-10-27 10-46-30Smartphone torture videos are certainly not in short supply online, with a bevy of videos where expensive flagship smartphones get destroyed in almost every manner possible. Some of the videos are done in the name of science, some in the name of amusement. Today’s video is definitely the latter, depicting a brand spanking new Xperia…

Sony Xperia Z3v Now Available From Verizon for $199 On Contract, $599 Outright

xperiaz3vfeatSony’s Xperia Z3v is available for purchase from Verizon today, coming in with a price tag of $199 with a two-year contract, $24.99 a month using the Verizon Edge payment plan or $599 outright. The waterproof 5.3 inch screened beast touts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5GHz, 3GB or RAM and 32GB of internal…

Confirmed: Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic

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Christian Bale has been officially confirmed as the leading star in Sony’s upcoming movie adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s bestselling 2011 biography of Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.

The English actor, 40 years old, will play Steve Jobs, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made it clear during an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang for an upcoming edition of Studio 1.0.

Bale was chosen as “the best actor on the board in a certain age range,” Sorkin said, adding he’s ”gonna crush it” and that “there isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in”.

“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” he quipped.... Read the rest of this post here

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Here’s every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far

Motorola's examples of phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices to this candy-flavored OS. Google's Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 models are naturally first in line, as are Android One and Google Play Edition hardware; its outgoing Motorola brand is equally on top of things with plans to patch the Moto E, G and X alongside Verizon's Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra. HTC and OnePlus don't have full details, but they're both pledging to give their recent flagships a taste of Lollipop within 90 days of receiving finished code. NVIDIA and Sony, meanwhile, are being vague. While they're respectively teasing plans to update the Shield Tablet and the Xperia Z series, they won't say when just yet.

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PS4’s impressive lead in the console market stretches to 9 consecutive months

PS4 Xbox One Sales

Despite some early indications that Microsoft might have finally found a way to combat the sales chart tyranny of the PlayStation 4, the latest numbers from the NPD Group say otherwise. In an email correspondence on Thursday afternoon, Sony confirmed that the PS4 had achieved nine straight months of chart-topping success, tripling August's sales figures.

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PlayStation TV review: The most promising set-top box on the market

PlayStation TV Review

At first blush, Sony's new PlayStation TV doesn't make much sense. It's a standalone console, but it has been built on the back of an existing platform. It uses a controller, but not the most recent one. It connects to your TV, but it doesn't have any internal storage. The PlayStation TV is at odds with itself. After spending a few hours with it at home, I still haven't found a compelling reason to use it over any of my other PlayStation branded devices. Given time, PS TV could be a major competitor in the set-top box market, but right now, it's the cheapest console available for one very good reason -- it just doesn't work that well.

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Here Are The Devices Getting Android 5.0 Lollipop Super Soon

Lollipop ForestGoogle’s big reveal of Android 5.0 was quaint to say the least. There was no press event, and an aging rick group was nowhere to be found. Google just put the info online and bam, history was made. Android 5.0 Lollipop is being touted as a significant Android upgrade, one that will finally bring some…

Sony bringing Lollipop to the entire Xperia Z series


Whenever a new version of Android appears I get the same question. It’s a question that is sometimes a bit tricky to answer too..

Hey, I heard there’s a new version of Android. Do you know when (insert name of phone) will be getting it?

Sadly the rollout is never uniformed and there’s no guarantee that an official deployment will even be made available for your handset. Even if it is, sometimes the network will get involved, slowing the process down or blocking it completely. The end result is that someone who bought their handset SIM-free may get the update, but your network-locked contract handset won’t.

Version 5.0 of Android, called Lollipop, will be coming to Xperia Z handsets, although even Sony have to admit that..

Timings & availability will vary by market/operator. Most models supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply.

So, if you do have one of these handsets it’s not a definite yes, but you at least have more hope than others, who may not see Lollipop until they buy a new phone.

We’ll be making Sony Mobile’s Android “L” upgrade available for the entire premium Z series*: including 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 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

If you have a Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition device then you’re first in line. Then, at the start of 2015, the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series will be getting the update with other handsets to follow.

Get more details on their blog post.

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Sony previews the biggest PS4 update yet

PS4 System Update 2.00

As we've discussed repeatedly over the past several months, the PlayStation 4 has been lagging behind the Xbox One in a major way when it comes to software updates. Microsoft's monthly updates have given Xbox One owners a lot to look forward to while PS4 owners wait patiently for Sony catch up. It's taken a bit longer than I would have liked, but the PlayStation team plans to take care of all the PS4's issues in one fell swoop with system software 2.00.

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