New update hitting Sony Xperia XZ, XZs and X Performance

Sony has started pushing out a new update to Xperia XZ, XZs and X Performance smartphones. It’s basically a security update that moves the build number to 41.3.A.2.24, and includes Android security fixes for the month of January. The update bumps Android security to January 1 level. Now, why that’s important is, Sony had said the update with fixes for “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities would bump the security level to “2018-01-05 or later.” So it’s safe to assume that these fixes aren’t included in this update. Via

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Sony Xperia XZ Pro to land at MWC with 4K OLED screen, Snapdragon 845, dual rear cameras

Sony’s next flagship smartphone will be called Xperia XZ Pro, according to the latest rumor out of China. The company will allegedly unveil this device at MWC next month. The XZ Pro will reportedly come with a 5.7-inch OLED touchscreen with 4K resolution, slim bezels, and a ‘tall’ aspect ratio (possibly 18:9). It has a dual rear camera setup, made up of an 18 MP shooter with 1.33μm pixel size, and a 12 MP sensor with 1.38μm pixels. On the front will sit a 13 MP snapper for selfies. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 845, paired with 6GB of RAM and up…

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Sony adds ‘Monster Hunter’ and white PS4 Pro options this month

Sony has released two new versions of the PS4 Pro that will be available exclusively at GameStop this month. The consoles are the Limited Edition Monster Hunter PS4 Pro Bundle for $ 450, available starting January 26th (when the game launches), and th…
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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra and Nokia 8 getting new updates

Sony has started pushing out a new update to its Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone. It’s a security update that bumps the build number from 42.0.A.4.153 to 42.0.A.4.167, and delivers the Android January security patch. There’s no information on what other changes (if any) are included in the update. Android OS version stays at 7.0 Nougat as well. Moving on, the Nokia 8 has also started getting the January patch. The update – which also includes fixes for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities – weighs in at around 97MB and is currently hitting units in Europe. Via 1 2

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Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Canceling Earphones Review

Wireless audio has really come into a category of its own over the last two years or so. The ongoing trend of ditching the headphone jack on phones has, of course, spurred all manner of audio product manufacturers to get a move on. One of the newest form factors to hit the market is of truly wireless earphones. Bragi might have been amongst the first to release truly wireless hardware but it was Apple’s Earpods that, predictably, made the world listen. Long story short, here we have with us the Sony WF-1000X, the Japanese company’s first truly wireless headset. Follow along for our review. Design While the Bragi Dash takes the cake for being the most discrete truly wireless headset out there, the Sony WF-1000X comes fairly close too. Available in gold and black, the earphones are finished in a shiny but matte material. Look closely and you’ll observe that the front half of the earbud is transparent and has a metal band running under it. Sony has done a great job in creating an antenna design that is functional as well as aesthetically pleasing too. We observed antenna performance to be much better compared to some of the other truly wireless headsets out …
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