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 Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra reach mainland Europe, joined by the Xperia L2

Sony’s CES trio has reached Europe and is currently taking orders and pre-orders. Here are the the online stores we managed to find that offer the three phones. France is getting the better deal, with Boulanger promising to ship units within 24 hours. The prices are slightly lower as well. In Germany, MediaMarkt is taking pre-orders with stock expected in 3 weeks while Saturn says 4 weeks. Sony Xperia XA2 Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Sony Xperia L2 France Boulanger €350 Delivery tomorrow …

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Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 go on pre-order in the US and UK

Sony unveiled three new mid-range smartphones at CES this week, the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2. All three are now up for pre-order in both the US and the UK. Best Buy is the retailer to go to if you want to be among the first people in the US to own one of these handsets. The company will charge you $ 349.99 for the XA2, $ 449.99 for the XA2 Ultra, and $ 249.99 for the L2. The XA2 is offered in silver, black, blue, and pink. The XA2 Ultra comes in silver, black, blue, and gold. The L2 is available in black, gold, and pink. All of these are the single-SIM models. They will all be released…

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Sony posts official hands-on video of Xperia XA2 Ultra and its two other CES phones

Sony unveiled three Android phones at CES: the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2. We spent some time with them and posted our hands-on impressions but Sony has now published an official hands-on video. The video covers the highlight features of each phone, though the tone is a bit… overly upbeat. It really doesn’t spare any compliments for the two mid-rangers and the entry level handset. The responses in the comments are pretty positive so it seems that Sony fans agree with the compliment-rich video. We were fairly excited by these three phones too, they offer nice…

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