Sony launches Lifelog app to track wearables, phone activities, and daily life

Sony has launched its Lifelog application that works with the fitness and activity tracking platform known as SmartWear. The Lifelog app serves as the monitoring tool for the Sony Core wearable that we profiled at CES 2014. A user can wear Core inside of a SmartBand to track sleep periods and measurable like pace and duration of physical exercises. All of that information is then fed into Lifelog for long term health monitoring. ...

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Sony starts Android 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, and Xperia Z1 Compact to Android

The long wait for Android 4.4 KitKat is finally ending for some Sony Xperia customers. Beginning today, the latest version of Android is arriving for three of Sony's top phones. The update delivers standard performance boosts in navigating through the phone and loading apps, as well as adding some basic features like full-screen mode and new wireless printing capabilities. The first phones to get the Android 4.4 update are the Xperia...

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Sony Xperia Themes makes it easy to change your phone’s appearance, but only with Sony

Sony smartphones have been able to apply themes for a while now, but they've mainly be to change a wallpaper and accent colors. Sony is now promoting a more sophisticated skinning system known as Xperia Themes that will be available for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean smartphones. The changes can personalize accent colors for icons, wallpapers, on-screen buttons, and folders, and Sony says even more will be added in time. Here's a video...

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Sony Xperia Z1S comes with a free PlayStation Plus subscription

Sony promised during the Xperia Z1S announcement that anyone who purchases both a Z1S and a PlayStation 4 would see some perks related to downloadable content and rebates. One of those perks is that buyers can get a free year of PlayStation Plus simply by following these steps: 1. Purchase an Xperia Z1S by February 12, 2014 2. Visit this page and upload the photo of the Xperia Z1 purchase receipt, along with an IMEI number, before...

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Sony Xperia “Sirius” photo and specs leak

It was only a few weeks ago that Sony debuted two new smartphones in the Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z1 Compact, and it appears that the "Sirius," the true 2014 flagship device, will soon be added to the list of Android devices unveiled in 2014. Screenshots from the Sirius user interface and details have appeared online. According to the leaks, we can expect the following from the next Xperia: 5.2-inch 1080p HD display 2.3 GHz quad-core...

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Sony says Android’s not enough, so it will work with another mobile OS

Since dissolving its partnership with Ericsson, Sony Mobile has relied solely on the Android operating system to fuel its mobile ambitions. Sony is no longer content to produce only Android phones, and it has confirmed that it is exploring other options, including Microsoft's Windows Phone. Sony was rumored prior to CES to be flirting with Windows Phone, and in an interview with TechRadar, those rumors have been validated. Pierre...

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