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Sony Announces 3-Layer Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with DRAM for Smartphones

Sony on Tuesday announced its first 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM for smartphones. The company is promoting that the new CMOS sensor for smartphones will be the first in the industry to include a DRAM layer. Sony adds that apart from the DRAM layer added to the conventional 2-layer stacked CMOS image sensor, a layer of back-illuminated structure ... Read More »

Sony Starts Rolling Out February Android Security Update Ahead of Google Pixel Phones

Sony has earned itself some bragging rights as the Japan-based company has started rolling out the February Android security update to its Xperia devices, even ahead of Google’s own Pixel smartphones. Google makes its security patch available to the OEMs every month with bug fixes and security improvements to the Android build but this time around Sony has definitely surprised ... Read More »

Sony Tipped to Unveil 5 Xperia Smartphones at MWC 2017 Next Month

Earlier this month, Sony was suggested to announce two new Xperia smartphones at MWC 2017 in Barcelona next month. However, now a new leak suggests that the Japan-based conglomerate is planning to announce five, not two, new Xperia smartphones. There is a good chance that this might be the company’s smartphone lineup for the entire year with release dates till ... Read More »

Sony Sends Out MWC 2017 Invites, 2 Xperia Smartphones Expected to Launch

Not to be left out, Sony has also sent out press invites for its event at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The tech giant will host an event on February 27 at 1.00pm IST (8.30am CET), where it is expected to announce its next Xperia smartphones. The company has been rumoured to launch the successor of the Xperia XA smartphone. A ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Sony has begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update to Xperia Z devices that currently include Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, whereas it is expected to reach Xperia Z5 Compact some time later. The Android Nougat update is being pushed via an OTA update for select variants of phone. This means that the Android Nougat rollout is ... Read More »

Sony Xperia X, Xperia X Compact Now Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Sony had laid out its plans to roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its top-end handsets back in September, and thereafter the Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ started receiving the update towards the end of November. Sony is now expanding the rollout to more devices, Xperia X, Xperia X Dual, and Xperia X Compact getting the ... Read More »

EU Fines Sony, Panasonic, and Sanyo Over Battery Cartel

The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog has fined Sony, Panasonic and Sanyo for price fixing in the market for batteries used in laptops and mobile phones. The European Commission, which polices competition issues in the EU, fined the three a total of EUR 166 million ($176 million or roughly Rs. 1,190 crores) for breaking antitrust rules along with Samsung SDI. Samsung ... Read More »

Sony Xperia X Performance Android 7.0 Nougat Update Now Rolling Out

In September, Sony shared its rollout plans for Android 7.0 Nougat update, adding the update will be coming first to its smartphones Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ. In line with its earlier announcement, the company has now reportedly started rolling out the Nougat update to Xperia X Performance and Xperia X Performance Dual smartphones. The firmware build number 39.2.A.0.327 ... Read More »

Sony Sees Strong Demand for PS4 Games as Mobile Business Slumps

Sony said Tuesday its fiscal first half net profit dived owing to a sharp rally in the yen and losses linked to the sale of its battery business. The Japanese electronics giant, which has been shedding assets as part of a broad restructuring, said it had a JPY 26 billion ($248 million or roughly Rs. 1,655 crores) net profit in ... Read More »

Sony Surprises With Profit Warning on Sale of Battery Business

Sony Corp cut its annual profit outlook due to losses related to the sale of its battery business – disappointing a market that had been hoping for an upward revision on buoyant sales momentum for PlayStation 4 and the launch of its virtual reality headset. Emerging from years of restructuring, the consumer electronics giant is refocusing its business to concentrate ... Read More »