Sony has just announced their answer to Google Glass, the SmartEyeglass headset. It’s available for pre-order now in the UK and Germany for around $840, and will eventually make its way to the US and Japan.
It was a very interesting week in the world of Android. OnePlus caused quite a stir when it announced it hired key Paranoid Android developers to help create Oxygen OS. A mystery Nvidia device was teased for next month. The long awaited Xposed framework update for Lollipop finally landed. We heard several credible reports about the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Sony introduced its low-cost Xperia E4. Lollipop updates hit more devices. Xiaomi introduced itself to the US and said it would open an accessories store later this year. And we heard rumors about Google’s plans with Android One and a new payment service.
Sony has just announced that the SmartWatch 3 with stainless steel band is set to launch globally sometime this week. Additionally, Verizon is offering the SmartWatch 3 with silicone band for $50 off.
Though Xperia E4 might not offer the high end specs to satiate those in need of a new flagship, the curved edges may inadvertently showcase the future.
With three weeks to go until MWC, Sony is yet to send out invitations for a press event at the show. According to Xperia Blog, Sony is opting for a more muted presence this year, a sign that the Xperia Z4 won’t launch in Barcelona.
Sony revised its forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31 and revealed partial results for the last three months of 2014. Strong console and camera sensors sales have helped offset weak performance in other areas, including mobile.
LG, Microsoft, Motorola, OPPO, Sony and Xiaomi have issued a joint press release with Qualcomm to praise the allegedly troubled Snapdragon 810 SoC.
Amazon’s latest Gold Box deal brings Sony memory cards and USB drives with discounts of up to 85%.
The deal includes a selection of microSD cards, SD cards, and memory sticks with average reviews of 4.3 stars or more.
Sony has teamed up with Spotify to create PlayStation Music, the Spotify-centric streaming service that is set to replace Sony’s Music Unlimited service.
Sony is reportedly set to cut 1,000 more jobs from its mobile division in Europe and China. This will reduce the company’s mobile division by 30% down to only 5,000.