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Sony Xperia XZ1 is now shipping in the US for $699.99 with Android Oreo on board

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may have leaked today, but we've still got around two weeks until they officially launch. So if you need a 2017 phone running Android 8.0 Oreo, you currently have one option: the Sony Xperia XZ1. That's right - the first phone to ship with Oreo isn't a Pixel, or even a Samsung or LG; it's a Sony.

The XZ1 debuted at IFA, and our team had a look at both it and the XZ1 Compact.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 is now shipping in the US for $699.99 with Android Oreo on board was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hands-on: Sony still doing Sony

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Sony doesn't have much of a presence in the US, but it's still working hard to make appealing Android phones in other parts of the world. Case in point, the new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have been unveiled at IFA 2017. Despite looking and feeling a lot like other recent Sony handsets, there's something notable—they're launching with Android 8.0 Oreo, which is still just rolling out to Google devices. As for the rest of the phones, well, it's pretty much what you'd expect from Sony.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hands-on: Sony still doing Sony was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony announces two more Bluetooth headphones and a pair of earbuds, all with terrible names

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

There have been plenty of audio product announcements at IFA, like Google Assistant speakers from JBL and noice-cancelling headphones from Sony. Now, Sony has announced a few more products at the event - Bluetooth headphones and earbuds.

Sony h.ear on Wireless NC

First, we have the Sony h.ear on Wireless NC. Thankfully, the product itself is much better than the name. Sony claims it has 28 hours of battery life, and you can slide/tap your finger on the right side to control media playback.

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Sony announces two more Bluetooth headphones and a pair of earbuds, all with terrible names was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony announces three new models in the 1000X family of wireless noise canceling headphones

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

We've seen more and more Bluetooth headphones as OEMs continue to drop headphone jacks, and today Sony has added three more to its lineup. The WF-1000X, WI-1000X, and WH-1000XM2 don't have especially distinct or poignant names, but together they represent a broad selection. Whatever one's needs are in a pair of noise canceling headphones, at least one of these should meet them. 

I have yet to make the jump to Bluetooth headphones, myself.

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Sony announces three new models in the 1000X family of wireless noise canceling headphones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony announces massive MHC-V90W Home Audio System with Cast support, for the low price of $1,299.99

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Do you need a massive high-powered home audio system? How about one that can create disco lights or act like a Chromecast speaker? Then Sony's behemoth MHC-V90W Home Audio System may be for you, for the low cost of $1,299.99.

For 13 Benjamins, you get 10 horn-style speakers designed to make music travel as far as possible, party lights that can shine in a disco-style pattern, gesture controls for changing settings, and a 'Fiesta Mode' that increases the sound pressure.

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Sony announces massive MHC-V90W Home Audio System with Cast support, for the low price of $1,299.99 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Sony joins the fun] Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

When the Google Assitant SDK was announced back in April, we knew it would only be a matter of time before we saw third party speakers with the Assistant built in. Google has announced the first three of those speakers at IFA 2017 in Berlin, and we can expect to learn more about them over the next few days.

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[Update: Sony joins the fun] Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Sony joins the fun] Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

When the Google Assitant SDK was announced back in April, we knew it would only be a matter of time before we saw third party speakers with the Assistant built in. Google has announced the first three of those speakers at IFA 2017 in Berlin, and we can expect to learn more about them over the next few days.

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[Update: Sony joins the fun] Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony announces three new Xperia phones at IFA 2017, the XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and XA1 Plus

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Here at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Sony has taken the opportunity to unveil its latest flagship devices. The Xperia XZ1 and its Compact sibling are here to replace the year-old XZ and X Compact, and they offer slightly updated designs with the latest Snapdragon 835 processors, plus they'll also among the first devices to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. The mid-range 5.5" Xperia XA1 Plus was also introduced to fill the gaping hole between the 5" XA1 and 6" XA1 Ultra.

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Sony announces three new Xperia phones at IFA 2017, the XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and XA1 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony lists the devices that will get Android Oreo 8.0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

At its IFA press conference, Sony announced several new devices and importantly, it also let us know which existing phones will be updated to Android Oreo 8.0. For the past few years, Sony has been one of the best (if not the absolute fastest) companies at updating its existing portfolio of devices to the new versions of Android, even keeping relatively old phones on top of the update cycle in relatively fast manner.

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Sony lists the devices that will get Android Oreo 8.0 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: LG V30 too] Netflix enables HDR playback on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The good news keeps piling up for owner of Sony's latest badass-est flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium. Not only did they discover it's one of Sony's most durable phones to date, but they can also benefit from better AOSP ROM development on it thanks to the Open Devices program, and now they'll also be able to watch Netflix content in HDR on its beautiful display.

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[Update: LG V30 too] Netflix enables HDR playback on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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