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Are Sony and LG Ready to Up Their Game in 2012?

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Sony is promising to update their whole Xperia line-up to Android 4.0 next year, and also LG says they will update at least 4 of the Optimus phones to ICS: LG Optimus 2X, 3D, Black and LTE. Out of the 4 the LG Optimus Black is the only single core one, so this gives us confirmation that Android 4.0 will work on single core phones, too, in case you were worried – with the whole Nexus One not getting it thing. Of course, I believe Nexus One is not getting it mainly because of internal storage constraints than anything, and…

Sony Buys Out Ericsson Part in “Sony Ericsson”

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Ever since 2001, when Sony Ericsson first began, the company was always trailing behind someone else. Now, sitting in sixth place in the cell phone market, Sony has decided to take action against its other half. Despite producing some quality tablets and hand-held gaming systems, Sony has called it quits for Ericsson. In the late days of October, Sony handed close to US$1.5 billion to Ericsson. In addition to the buyout, Sony has put the ax to its Walkman and feature phone line. Therefore, Sony has just become an Android-exclusive phone manufacturer. Samsung, HTC, and Motorola sit very happily atop…

Android and iOS Dominate Portable Gaming. Your Move, Nintendo

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  One characteristic of the disruptive technologies, is that the old leaders of a market usually don’t even see them coming, because they are too focused on their own business, on how they’ve always done things, and they hate the idea of a dramatic change in their business. Over the past few years, it became clear that people enjoy more and more spending time playing games on their smartphones, as better games became available, and even people who were using portable game devices like PSP or Nintedo DS, started feeling less of a need to buy those kinds of devices,…

Sony Xperia Arc HD (Nozomi) Features a 720p Screen and Is “Blazing Fast”

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We’ve heard about Nozomi before, and I was saying how maybe, just maybe, SE (now Sony) will start catching up in the hardware department, too, in 2012, after they’ve been pretty aggressive in the software updates department so far this year. But that’s really all Sony’s lacking from becoming a real top dog in the smartphone market. Well that, and perhaps slimming down their devices a bit more. I’m not talking about the Arc series. The Arc is pretty slim as it is, and I’m sure Arc HD will be even slimmer. But I want them to treat their whole…

Sony To Bring Games Via PlayStation Suite To More Android Devices

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Life is about to get better for Android-loving gamers as Sony’s Kazuo Hirai announced that the PlayStation Suite will soon be available on more Android devices. The company stirred up a decent amount of excitement with devices such as the Xperia Play, Tablet S and Tablet P, but according to the SCE Chairman, it’s about time that the PlayStation Suite flew out of the nest. “This isn’t an ecosystem where we want to keep everything within the Sony family,” Hirai noted during the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong. “This is not just for Sony devices.” Hirai also mentioned that they…

Sony Ericsson Is Shooting Themselves In The Foot – A Critical Look at Sony Ericsson

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  I have always been a fan of Sony products. Back in high school, Sony used to be the preferred Walkman music player. They revolutionised the world with the minidisc, which unfortunately didn’t catch on in the rest of the world. Sony jumped on the Android bandwagon and has produced a few of the most recognized Android phones, namely the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play. Sony Is Still Trying To Please Everybody The Playstation brand – to this day – remains very valuable. Despite Microsoft’s Kinect taking the main stage throughout 2011, I am confident in the Playstation brand. My…

More QWERTY Goodness – Sony Xperia Pro Unboxing Video

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro was introduced earlier this year at MWC 2011, and has left Android QWERTY lovers waiting for some time. Thankfully, the phone has been confirmed to arrive in the UK starting on October 6th. As these things go, some lucky people usually get to spend some hands on time with the device before it hits the shelves. Check out the video below to see what the phone looks and handles like. Just in case you need a refresher, here’s the specs: 1GHz Snapdragon processor with the Adreno 205 GPU slide-out QWERTY keyboard a 3.7″ FWGA (854 x 480) scratch-resistant…

Sony Tablet S Gets Video Unlimited Via Android 3.2 Honeycomb Update

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Owners of the Sony Tablet S (yes, that folded-magazine-type tablet, formerly called the Sony Tablet S1) will soon have access to Video Unlimited, which is what Sony calls its video store. The new feature supporting Video Unlimited comes to Sony Tablet S users through the currently rolling out Android 3.2 Honeycomb update. The Sony Tablet S initially came out with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and Sony promised to provide Android 3.2 updates “soon.” At that time, customers took it with a grain of salt, since in almost all cases, promised updates usually come later than sooner. But, Sony seems to have…

Sony To Launch Walkman Z Series Running Android 2.3 in December

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Sony Corporation announced in Tokyo this week that it will be launching a set of Android-based Walkman portable players in Japan on December 10. The new smartphone-like devices will be the first in the Sony “Z” series and are expected to bring high-quality sound for users to enjoy their movies, audio, and other Android apps. Three versions will be available: a 16-gigabyte version (model NW-Z1050) estimated to cost US$365 (JPY28,000), a 32-gigabyte version (model NW-Z1060) estimated to cost US$430 (JPY33,000), and a 64-gigabyte version (model NW-Z1070) estimated to cost US$560 (JPY43,000). Sony is hoping to get a wider share of…

The Best Android Gadgets Of IFA 2011

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The IFA is touted as the biggest consumer electronics trade show in the world. Does it beat CES? That I’m not sure but I do know it is a great place to catch up with the latest gadgets the big guys have to offer. It’s especially interesting what’s available this year in terms of Android: lots of new tablets, phones and then some. Here’s a few notable devices from this year’s German event. Samsung Galaxy Note Undoubtedly my favorite in the show, this device from Samsung is “not a phone, not yet a tablet”. If you’ve handled the Dell Streak,…