Sony Xperia Beta Program draws to a close, at least for the time being

As previously suggested, the Sony Xperia Beta Program has run its course for now, though you shouldn’t rule out its Nougat-flavored return in the fall.

Sony’s “Soft Charging” feature is a great idea

It’s a feature that’s been introduced into a beta version of the latest Marshmallow AOSP. And it’ll help the battery not destroy itself quickly.

Sony pushes Marshmallow goodies to Xperia Z2 Tablet, more Z2 and Z3 phones

Sony’s roster of Android Marshmallow-updated devices keeps growing, with the Xperia Z2 Tablet and more Z2 and Z3 phones renewed software-wise.

Ask and ye shall receive: Sony confirms Stamina mode is returning to Xperias on Marshmallow

Stamina vs Doze Mode. Similar yet different, apparently. And soon to play nice with one another on Marshmallow-running Sony Xperia phones.

Sony Xperia Beta Program set to continue until ‘at least the middle of the year’

Although Marshmallow is officially rolling out to the Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact, the experimental Sony Xperia Beta Program isn’t done yet.

Sony spreads Marshmallow love to Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact

Hot on the heels of the Z5 family, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet, the Sony Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact are themselves updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Sony Xperia Beta Program brings early Marshmallow to older hardware

Got an Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, or Xperia Z2? Find out if you’re eligible to sign up for the Sony Xperia Beta Program for early Android 6.0 access.

Japanese operator lists Marshmallow-ready Sony devices, Xperia Z2 notably absent

NTT DoCoMo appears to suggest the Sony Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet and C4, among others, won’t get updated to Marshmallow, at least in Japan.

Sony vows to update no less than 14 Xperia devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

According to official statements, at least 14 Sony Xperia gadgets will board the Android 6.0 Marshmallow bandwagon in the near future.

Android 5.1 reaches Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 family

Learn more about how many Sony Xperia devices will be getting Android 5.1 Lollipop, as the Japanese giant has proven very reliable with updates lately

Sony publishes changelog for Z2, Z3 Lollipop firmware update

A Sony Lollipop firmware update changelog has been posted in detail, showing off what’s new in the latest Android 5.0 build for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3.

Sony Xperia RAW image format to be considered if there is demand

Sony Xperia RAW image format could very well be on its way in future updates, if there is popular demand, claims Sony, but not at the moment.

Sony offers Lollipop update news, including confirmation for non-Z models

Get the latest word from the horse’s mouth on which Sony Lollipop updates will be arriving next.

Most exciting things of 2014

Looking back, we’re trying to find the 2014 winners in mobile technology. If you disagree with our editors, name your 2014 winners in the comments.
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Sony teases stock Lollipop on Xperia Z family

Work on Sony Android 5.0 files for the dev community are coming soon, and the OEM’s got an early teaser to whet our appetite.

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 (video)

Should you go out and sell your Z2 in order to grab the Z3? We’ll try to answer that, and more, in our Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison video.

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: head-to-head in specs

Our Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 head-to-head specs comparison will help you find out just what has changed between these two generations of Xperia.

Sony Xperia Z2 survives six weeks in the sea

A wild Xperia Z2 survival story has just made the rounds, with the phone reportedly surviving six weeks under water and functioning just fine afterward.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom vs Sony Xperia Z2 camera comparison

They both have 20.7-megapixel shooters with OIS. One has a 10x optical zoom, the other one is water and dustproof, slender, and beautiful. Which is the better shooter?

Why Sony’s seven-month Xperia Z-series cycle isn’t all bad

Most smartphone OEMs launch a new flagship once per year. Sony operates on an odd seven-month cycle. Read why the short Xperia Z life cycle works for Sony.
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Battery experiment: survive a vacation trip with no chargers but a battery pack (updated)

In this battery experiment we’re going to head out for a week with no chargers, but two phones and an external battery pack. How long can we make it?

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z2 now available for purchase in the US

Finally, Xperia Z2 US sales are a go, as Sony is offering its flagship device for sale unlocked through its US site. Find pricing and availability here.

What the heck happened to Xperia Z2 wireless charging?

Has Sony changed its mind about releasing Xperia Z2 wireless charging accessories? If so, why is it being so secretive about it?

Sony Xperia Z2 for Verizon shows up again in rep training document

A Sony Xperia Z2 Verizon debut looks to be close at hand, as a leaked employee training document lends further credence to earlier pictures from Sony.

We’re giving away a Sony Xperia Z2 with custom Pocketnow skin from dbrand (Closed)

Need a waterproof phone for the beach? One with a big camera to capture all the summer’s events? Check out our Sony Xperia Z2 contest for your chance to win