This week in your world of Android: Google launched Android Wear, Moto and LG teased their new smartwatches, the Chromecast and Nexus arrived to more countries along with Play Movies and Music, Oppo introduced the amazing Find 7, KitKat finally hit Sony’s flagships, the Galaxy S5 went up for preorder, and some cool new features were added to Google Now.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
Sony puts their new Xperia Z2 Tablet up for sale in the UK
The Xperia Z2 Tablet is up for sale on Sony's UK website. UK customers can order now, choosing the 16GB WiFi only unit for £399, upgrade to the 32GB model for £449 or grab up the 16GB LTE version for £499.
Sony’s Voice Balloon Photo app launching now – what’s next for voice recognition?
Sony has launched a new camera app with an interesting feature, while taking a photo, it listens to the world around you and automatically converts any recognized words into speech balloons within the image. The app is called Voice Balloon Photo and is available now for Sony's Xperia devices running Android 4.4 KitKat.
Sony rolls out its KitKat update for the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra today
The Xperia Z2 went for a little walk about Tokyo, snapping up beautiful photos of the night and some 4K video too. The Chinese blog Ring HK shared the 20.7MP photos and short 4K video clip on their site. They were sure to let us know that the Z2 in use was an engineers test unit, not the finished retail unit that you or I will eventually put in our pockets.
Sony says their Live Colour LED technology delivers the deepest and most vibrant colors available on a smartphone
Who produces the best smartphone display? If you did not answer Sony, they are hoping that their new Live Colour LED technology will change your mind. Sony's new screen tech is found on their latest flagship device, the Xperia Z2, which was announced at MWC last month. The phone represents the best that Sony has to offer, including the addition of Live Colour LED to their Triluminos screens that are powered by their X-Reality Engine.
Vodafone offering free 32-inch TV with Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders