When the Xperia Z3 initially launched, it did so without a purple variant, a color scheme that had seemingly become popular with Sony over the last several smartphone launches.
Sony Xperia Z3: Specs, Apps, News, Features & Reviews
Aside from revealing a bunch of insanely slim 4K TVs, a steel band variant of the Sony SmartWatch 3 and a few other devices, Sony also revealed that it will start rolling out the Lollipop update for its Xperia Z3 lineup of devices from next month (i.e. February).
Sony’s German affiliate has just launched [translated] a trio of new devices that are meant to stand out in a crowd, thanks to unique pieces of art printed on the back of each device.
Even though Sony released a few remarkable handsets this year, including the Xperia Z3 and the Z3 Compact, its smartphone unit is struggling to sell enough devices to earn a profit.In a bid to turn profit, the company is even ready to let its sale decline by as much as 30 percent, according to the new head of Sony’s mobile and TV division Hioki Totoki.
Sony releases Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP source code and binaries for the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3 series
Earlier today, Sony released the required binaries and uploaded the source code of an AOSP build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for most of its high-end Xperia Z devices, including the Xperia Z1 and Z3 series.
Sony has opened up the floodgates for the masses that want to get their hands on an unlocked variant of their flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3.
Back at IFA, when Sony unveiled the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, it demoed the ability to remotely play PlayStation 4 games on the handset. The company made it clear that the Xperia handsets will not ship with this feature tight out of the box but it will be available to them soon after.
The last Xperia handset to be released on T-Mobile’s network in the United States was the Xperia Z1 that came with a locked bootloader, which crippled third-party development for it. Many potential customers of the Xperia Z3 on T-Mobile feared that the handset will also come with a locked down bootloader, though they have been hoping against hope that carrier had a change of heart and ships the phone with an unlockable bootloader.
Sony’s latest flagship — the Xperia Z3 — is already up for sale in most of the major markets of the world. Since the phone is made of glass, it is incredibly easy to scratch or crack its front and back — which is why if you are planning on buying the Xperia Z3 or have already got your hands on one, its time for you to get a suitable case for it as well.
Live in the United States and bummed about the fact that T-Mobile is not going to carry the Xperia Z3 Compact? Well, if you don’t mind paying outright for the handset, you can now order the handset directly from Sony’s U.S web store.