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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Source: HTC (Twitter), Motorola, Sony Mobile Blog

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

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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.

Sony bringing Lollipop to the entire Xperia Z series is original content from Coolsmartphone.com

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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Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in upcoming Sony biopic

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Christian Bale may be playing Steve Jobs in Sony’s highly anticipated biopic of the Apple co-founder, reports Variety. Citing sources familiar with the project, the outlet says it can confirm that the Oscar-winning actor is currently in talks for the part.

Perhaps best recognized for playing Bruce Wayne in the popular Dark Knight trilogy, Bale has taken on a variety of roles over the years. He’s well known in the industry for his ability to alter both his appearance and accent to better portray characters.... Read the rest of this post here


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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: small size, big deal

Smartphones are getting bigger with every generation, every new model. Even Apple, champion of the small screen, has finally caved to the trend. Over the past few years, however, some of the major smartphone players have taken to creating "mini" versions of their top handsets to satisfy those who still crave a smaller device. While these petite imitations benefit from shared design and branding, their hardware specifications are usually no match for the flagships they mimic. Sony does things a little differently, though, shunning the "mini" moniker and preserving as many high-end features as possible in its smaller devices. Case in point: the new Xperia Z3 Compact, which crams the best of the 5.2-inch Z3 into a 4.6-inch body, and is basically everything you could want in a smaller smartphone.%Gallery-slideshow231707%

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Sony’s pint-sized yet powerful Xperia Z3 Compact reaches the US

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony may not have launched its small-yet-potent Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone through a US carrier, but it just delivered the next best thing. The tech firm has started selling an unlocked version of the Z3 Compact on its American online store for $530. It's virtually identical to what Sony launched in Europe, complete with a 4.6-inch display, speedy Snapdragon 801 chip and 20.7-megapixel camera, but it packs native LTE data support for AT&T, T-Mobile and other US carriers that share their frequencies. You can even get it in bright orange or seafoam green if black or white seems too drab. You'll still have to spring for the full-size Z3 or Z3v if you want Sony's latest tech without paying the full cost up front, but this could easily fit the bill (and your pocket) if you have the cash to spend.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Coming to T-Mobile October 29th, Pre-Orders Begin October 15th

Sony Xperia Z3Sony’s hot new Xperia Z3 is coming to T-Mobile just in time for Halloween. If you’re interested in grabbing one of Sony’s waterproof 20MP camera packing smartphones, you’ll be able to do so in just a few short days. Preorders for the Xperia Z3 begin October 15th, with the device shipping and landing in T-Mobile…